They can also be trained so that stalks grow straight as an arrow and are adorned with smallish, simple floppy green leaves. Though the plant looks like bamboo and grows fast like bamboo (it can grow well over a foot in six months), it’s not related to it at all, and it’s actually more of a succulent plant. Be aware that this plant is not lucky for pets because it’s toxic to cats and dogs
Lucky bamboo is very sensitive to chlorine and other chemicals commonly found in tap water.2 Tap water is fine to use unless you have hard water (containing a lot of minerals). Because of this, it’s a good idea to water your lucky bamboo only with bottled or distilled water, or tap water that has been left out for 24 hours to allow the chlorine to evaporate.
If growing in a water vase filled with pebbles, change the water weekly to avoid any diseases and odors. Make sure that the water is always completely covering the roots. Add a bit of water every two to seven days as needed. Completely change the water every two to three months or more frequently if you find the water giving off a foul odor.