Lucky bamboo plants prefer bright but not direct light and a temperature between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Water the plants with non-chlorinated water such as rain water or distilled water.
If the lucky bamboo is in a vase of water, change the water every one to two weeks or sooner if it looks discolored. If using tap water for the plant, let the water stand overnight to remove the chlorine. Keep the water free of any dead leaves, and cut away black roots if they appear.
Bright light is best for the bamboo. Too much shade can make the colors fade, and too much light can turn the leaves yellow. Low humidity can turn the leaves brown; spray the plant with water regularly if this happens. Feed the bamboo every month or so with a weak liquid fertilizer.