What Is the Symbolism of Bamboo?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 5:35:02 AM ET

In Chinese culture, bamboo symbolizes strength, acceptance of the natural flow and openness to wisdom in emptiness. Other meanings of bamboo in Chinese culture include commitment to continuous growth and living a simple and straightforward life.

Bamboo is also an important symbol in the feng shui system due to its symbolism, as it represents a living symbol of the elements of wood, earth and water. Bamboo as a plant can survive with minimum light exposure and is also easy to take care of. Under feng shui principles, bamboo is also a plant that can draw positive chi into the home.