lucky bamboo, herbs, flowers and life
Sunday, April 16, 2006,9:54 AM
Move over lucky bamboo, lucky log is here!

It was love at first sight. First time I lay my eyes on it I was mesmerized by its beauty. Fresh green leaves on its thick dead stem had this out-of-the-world feeling. It was a symbol of perfect harmony between old and new. Lucky Log is here to stay!!

You might have seen small green bamboo in gift shops, stores and god knows what places. They are called lucky bamboo and suppose to bring good luck. But now a new star is in town. Lucky Log.
check the images. Isn't it beautiful. The most amazing thing about this plant is at first it looks just like a piece of dead wood. It looks the same from both sides, no top and bottom parts. But if you keep it in half a inch of water for some days it will produce beautiful green leaves. I love it.Look, no roots!!!

updated!! (on katypine's guidelines)
Some useful facts about lucky log:
  • Scientific name : Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'
  • Common name: Corn Plant
  • Origin: Zambia, West Africa
  • Sun exposure: 50% shade, filtered light
  • Water: little to Moderate watering
  • Propagation: Stem cutting and through suckers

The plant can grow to a height of 20 feet when planted in ground. Pot bound plant's height can be controlled. The leaves can grow from 1 to 3 feet long and according to NASA's finding the plant can act as very good air purifier for house.

Even though Lucky Bamboo and Lucky log (or corn plant) both belongs to Dracaena Family, lucky log produces fragant white flowers in late spring.

ps: Apologies for the image quality, just quicksnaps with my dad's nokia 6255 mobile camera
posted by RM
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