This week’s theme is on TWIST(ED).
Lucky Bamboo Plant (Ribbon Plant) can be TWISTED
by rotating the plant towards specific light sources.
It will take time and patience to achieve this effect.
The Asians considered this plant as a Feng Shui plant,
believing that it will bring in good Qi (natural energy)
into a household based on its vitality and strong growth.
This is how beautiful it can be when some red ribbons
and ornaments are decorated onto the TWISTED stems. This TWISTED plant can shaped as though there are
some bamboo vipers twisting around the bamboo plant.
Sometimes, the growers will TWIST them like a pineapple (Ong Lai).
In Feng Shui term, pineapple (Ong Lai) means good luck is coming.
These TWISTED plants can be grown in soil or in water for years. WARNING FOR PET OWNERS!!!
DO NOT LET YOUR PET TAKE THIS AS CATNIP OR CHEWPLANT
IT IS TOXIC!!! Common Name: Lucky Bamboo, Ribbon Plant, Ribbon Dracaena
Scientific Name: Dracaena sanderiana
Toxic Principle: Saponins
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This week’s theme is on TWIST(ED).
That’s a good idea for the “twisted” theme!
That ‘Ribbon Plant’ is a wonderful TWISTED plant. Great choice for Photo Hunter!!!!!!
Great take on this week’s theme and good advice too! Happy weekend
Ah yes, I need to go find a twisted theme. Yours was very good!
i have twisted bamboo plant too.
nice shot and happy hunting!
Wow that is a twisty plant. Thanks for the warning.
What a great choice for the ‘twisted theme’. We see’s dat plant in the grocery store’s plant section all the time….just in water. Thanks for the warning, it looks easy to grow though.
Mindy & Moe
Twisted bamboo plants 🙂 I guess most Chinese families have these hor. Hope yours bring you good luck!! 🙂
They are good pics for the theme.Must remember the poisonous aspects of the plant – perhaps SS is just paranoid after the recent episode.
I have one pot shaped like a pineapple, costs me a bomb cause I bought it before CNY!
My bamboo plants are straight, and now I know how to get the twisted effect!
Happy PH and happy weekend!
nice shot for the theme!!! mine’s up too hope you can drop by.
We can buy those twisted bambu plant here i Sweden too.
for a moment, i thought it was real birds until i saw the 2nd picture…and kitty hiding is just so cute!!!!
that’s one gorgeous plant! thanks for the additional info! 🙂
happy photo hunting!
Very good twisted! We have a twisted tree, nephew bean & Grampy!
Hey – great photos this week! Have a good weekend. 🙂
From Leslie of Kaleidoscope. 🙂
Poison or not – they’re beautiful!
Thanks for the visit!
Wow that must be getting you loads of luck!:)
Thanks for that warning I didn’t know they are poisonous.
Haha I am mightily inmpressed.. That plant also you still have
wow I didnt know they are poisonous, but only for cats? How about little kids? Great post, I got the snail but you got cute cats!!!
I’m Twisted! Drop by if you can. Happy Hunting.
Twisted lucky bamboo, are they really lucky charms?
Nice choice, Criz. Wish I’d thought of this – we’ve got one at home!
Very interesting, Criz!
Very cool twist on the theme. 😉
Great shots. I found my twist on my front porch this week!
Great idea for a theme. Have a good weekend.
The fortune plant! It’s a perfect choice and I can see that there are other red ornaments on these twisted stems. One word=alive.
wow… amazing plants!
That is a very cool twisted plant! Thank you for letting us know it is poisonous!
That’s a good idea for the twisted theme!
Ha ! that’s really a funny coincident ! You and I had the same idea with this bamboo plant ! Only I didn’t know the name, thanks to you now I know. My cats don’t even look at this plant, I think they have enough to sniff outside in the garden, fortunately ! As decoration these twigs are really beautiful !
great idea for this weeks theme, thanx for the visit 🙂
Wow. That is a great twisted idea. And good advice to keep the pets away! 🙂
Beautiful shots for the theme. Hope you have a great weekend.
Fascinating post Criz, full of information. Thanks for the warning about toxicity. If I grew this I know my two cats would chew on it, so I’d better leave it alone.
It’s a great shot! I’ve seen plants like that sold here, growing in water, but I had no idea they were toxic.
brilliant twisted photos!
A very cool choice. Really nice!
e-Mom @ Splash*
Nice take on the theme! These bamboo plants are very popular here in Sweden too.
You mean there is a snake that only goes in these plants? Beautiful photos, I love the kitties peeking around here and there! How are they doing?
I’ve often wondered how those plants grow like that….
You can buy those everywhere here but you have taken it to the nth degree with decoration. Fantastic Criz. Have a good weekend.
Those bamboo plants are toxic?
Ohhhh, we have some of those here that daughter brought in.
I think we should get rid of them now that we have Pierro!
Good choice for twisted, thanks for visiting my blog
Very unique and eXotic plant. ThanX for visiting. Happy hunting!
why didn’t i think of these?! i have twisted bamboo plants, too! hahaha! 🙂
Oh I didn’t know it can be twisted this way, and I didn’t know it’s toxic! Luckily we don’t have that at home. :/
This is very lucky and for fortune~!!!!!
That’s a wonderful choice for the theme. I used to have a lucky bamboo too. That one looks like a lot bigger than than the one I had.
What a great twisted plant. It’s very pretty all decorated.
You never fail to put a huge smile on my face, Criz!
i will b shocked if one day yr post is below std. yrs is always so quality for the theme 🙂
very impressive photos:)
Your bamboo plant looks so much better than mine. Mine looks so plain. 🙂
BlurMommy@Just My Rambling
dangerous plant! i hope that curiosity doesn’t- you know- the cat…