Dracaena braunii is a species of the genus Dracaena. It is also known as Dracaena sanderiana, after the German–English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander (1847–1920). Common names include Sander’s dracaena, ribbon dracaena, lucky bamboo, curly bamboo, Chinese water bamboo, friendship bamboo, Goddess of Mercy plant, Belgian evergreen, and ribbon plant.[2]

D. braunii is one of a group of small, shrub by species with slender stems and flexible strap-shaped leaves that grow as understorey plants in rainforests. It is native to Cameroon in tropical west Africa. It is an upright shrub growing to 1.5 metres (5 ft) tall, with leaves 15–25 cm (6–10 in) long and 1.5–4 cm (1–2 in) broad at the base.
Dracaena braunii and related species are popular houseplants, with numerous cultivars sold. It can survive in many indoor conditions, but indirect lighting is best as direct sunlight can cause the leaves to turn yellow and burn.
Although it grows better in soil, it is often sold with the roots in water. The water should be completely changed every two weeks. The water should be bottled water, soft tap water with very little fluoride, or even water from a filtered, established aquarium. It does best in bright, indirect lighting and temperatures from 15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F).
Yellow or brown leaf edges may be caused by too much direct light, crowded roots, or fluoridated or chlorinated water, the latter of which can no longer be prevented by leaving tap water exposed to the air as chloramine has largely replaced the more volatile chlorine in water treatment. Salty or softened water can also cause this.
Twisted shapes can be produced by rotating the plant with respect to gravity and directed light sources. This is difficult to achieve for most home users, but not impossible with a lot of spare time and a lot of patience.
Often in large chain pet shops it will be sold as an aquatic plant. While it will live for months like this, it will eventually rot unless the sprouts are allowed to grow above the surface.
(From Wikipedia on 13.7.14)


Shrub id from BD_SM_1203 1 : 12 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Pl. check with
Could not find a match as per comparative images at Araceae

This is Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) planted in soil.

Any other good photograph for ID ?  Nevertheless, it looks like some Draceana species.

Does not matches with images of Dracaena sanderiana as per the following:
Can it be Dracaena fragrans (L.) Ker Gawl. or Dracaena terniflora Roxb. as per images herein ?

Most of the results which you got for LUCKY BAMBOO are of plants cultivated in water for indoor use. When it is cultivated in soil, it becomes like this.
I got these (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22Dracaena+fragrans%22&tbm=isch&gws_rd=ssl)
results for D. fragrans. It dopes not matches.
These are results
for Dracaena+terniflora. Again not matching.
Sir, I still think, it should be LUCKY BAMBOO (Dracaena braunii Syn. Dracaena sanderiana)


LUCKY BAMBOO (Dracaena braunii Syn. Dracaena sanderiana)

Other links 1

Other links 2

Thanks, … Following these links, I agree with you.

This thread says that Dracaena braunii and Dracaena sanderiana are the same. And there are multiple websites saying that too.

But Wikipedia says “Most plants named Dracaena braunii in cultivation are Dracaena sanderiana, a plant with flowers five times longer than those of D. braunii, while the leaf base is not congested as in D. braunii.[2]” on this page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_braunii
I have a few images with me which I have marked as Dracaena braunii, but now I am confused.

Both are different as per the most reliable database from Kew: WCSP 1 and WCSP 2.
So we have to go by Wikipedia.