Lucky Bamboo Care Tips and Instructions. One reason Lucky Bamboo is so popular is its reputation for being low-maintenance however like any other plant, Lucky Bamboo needs light, water, and nutrients to survive. 1. LIGHT: Lucky Bamboo will do best with moderate levels of indirect light. In the natural world it grows in dense shade under the thick rainforest canopy of equatorial Africa. Direct light — such as a sunny windowsill — is too strong for it. Lucky Bamboo will tolerate little light Read more