Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Lucky Bamboo, Ribbon Dracaena, Belgian Evergreen, Ribbon Plant
It is native to Cameroon in tropical West Africa. It is marketed as a decorative Chinese plant but is unrelated to Bamboo and not native to Asia.
Numerous cultivars are sold as houseplants. Small straight stems or twisted long stems propagated from cuttings, usually with its roots in water. Dracaena sandriana can flower Autumn, Winter or early Spring.
Most plants we purchase are a healthy dark green but a variegated white and green is also available.
Can last for a few years if you change the water every two weeks.
Often used in Feng Shui designs. Look great on its own or placed with round pebbles. Twisted shapes can be produced by rotating the plant to face the sun- this will take a long time
Place in a bright position with indirect light- direct sunlight can cause the leaves to turn brown. A lucky bamboo can also be used completely submerged in water for a few months and the life can be extended by allowing at least a few leaves to grow above the water line.
Glue thin tissue paper layers to a pumpkin to create a shape to design with
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
Use this technique to gift ribbon wrap a single stem or cover the stems of a bouquet with ribbon
A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group with music, narration and pictorial presentation.