Plants that bring Luck, Wealth, Prosperity and Health to your home
Usher in the new year with plants that bring luck, property and health to your home
Was last year a mediocre year for you? Perhaps what you need are some fortune plants to bring in more positive vibes and chi into your home. With the start of a new year, why not make some additions to help usher in luck, prosperity and health into your families, businesses and homes.
The money tree is one of the popular Feng Shui plants to have in your home that is known to attract wealth. There is no actual reason behind the braiding, except for aesthetic purposes and to make it look more expensive. This is a great indoor plant to have because it requires very little care and only needs moderate lighting.
Another Feng Shui plant that is also known to attract money and good luck is the Jade plant. Do not confuse it with the money tree because they are not the same. The money plant or Jade plant is from the succulent family and has rounded and smooth-edged leaves which are plant trait that are considered lucky. The Jade plant is also popular for producing positive energy as well as new growth.
The Lucky Bamboo needs no introduction at all. They can be seen sold everywhere when it is closer to Chinese New Year. Even it’s Chinese name Fu Gwey Zhu has a symbolic meaning. Fu means good luck and fortune while Gwey means power and honour. Zhu just refers to the bamboo plant itself. But to sum it up, the Lucky Bamboo is supposed to bring balance to the five Feng Shui elements, which ultimately results in a better life experience.
The Golden Pathos is a popular plant to have as a simple office desk plant. It might seem a little uncreative, but it comes as no surprise that the Golden Pathos is also more commonly known as a Money Plant. Their leaves are heart-shaped and comes in various shades of green. It is believed that the plant’s bright, lively leaves bring life energy to the area, attracting good luck, happiness and prosperity.
It also makes a great housewarming gift for its ability to cleanse the air and absorb formaldehyde.
The prettiest of the fortune plants in the Peace Lily. It is a hardy plant that requires minimal light to thrive and doesn’t require frequent watering. NASA Clean Air Study also found that the Peace Lily is able to cleans all types of environmental contaminants including benzene and formaldehyde.
Other names for this popular indoor plant include mother-in-law’s tongue and viper’s bowstring hemp. In some Feng Shui teachings, it is considered a bad feng shui plant. But when they are placed in ideal positions in your home or office, a snake plant can bring strong protective energy and shield the homeowners from negative Chi.
Not only is the Aglaonema an effective air purifier plant, but it is also a popular Feng Shui plant for bringing in prosperity. They are hardy and super easy to grow while going weeks without water. If you tend to travel a lot or want to have a fuss-free plant at home, the Aglaonema would make an excellent choice.
Another Feng Shui friendly plant is the spider plant which is great at improving indoor air quality while reducing stress. This beautiful hanging plant would make a really great addition while bringing good fortune to your home.
This uncommon fortune plant is not only beautiful when they are at this best but they are also super effective in removing formaldehyde, xylene, airborne germs, moulds and even bacteria in the air. The Fishtail fern is one of the hardiest, low maintenance and the easiest to care for among the fortune plants. It doesn’t require direct sunlight and does really well in extremely poor indoor conditions.
This flower is known as “wan zi qian hong” in Mandarin – meaning ‘ten thousand purples and a thousand reds’ – referencing its magnificent vibrant colours.
Kalanchoes are considered to attract wealth and prosperity, especially when they are red – an auspicious colour in Chinese culture.
According to Feng Shui, orchids represent perfection and are symbols of fertility.
Phalaenopsis orchids are called “hu die lan” or ‘butterfly flower’ in Mandarin due to their resemblance to butterfly wings, and are popular festive plant.
Also particularly lucky are the yellow and red boat orchids. Red boat orchids due to their red colour, and yellow boat orchids due to their Mandarin name, “Huang Jing” or ‘yellow gold’.
Apart from fertility, Oncidium orchids also represent wealth as they look like gold coins.
In Feng Shui, plants with thorns are typically seen as unlucky. However, the thorns of aloe vera are so mild that it is balanced out by the healing properties of the plant.
Aloe vera are said to bring a ‘life energy’ and healing atmosphere to one’s home.
Hanging a carnivorous plant up in your home may seem like a strange way to attract luck. But they are said to attract money, due to their resemblance to money bags.
Pussy willows are a popular choice to place in people’s houses on Chinese New Year as they signify the beginning of spring. Hence, the pussy willow is also associated with lucky such as renewal and new beginnings.
The peony is also one of the longest-used flower in Eastern culture, and is strongly associated with Chinese culture, tradition and history. As they grow in clusters, they are associated with abundance and family harmony.
Chrysanthemums are sometimes seen as unlucky because they are traditionally used as funeral flowers. However, they are also associated with wealth and prosperity as their colour is similar to gold, as well as longevity.
Cockscomb are considered lucky because they resemble… a rooster’s comb. Roosters are one of the Zodiac animals and also considered lucky in Chinese culture.
This brightly-coloured variation of the cockscomb is especially lucky as it looks like a phoenix’s tail. The phoenix is one of the luckiest mythical creatures in East Asian cultures.
Kumquats are considered lucky because their name in Cantonese – “gam” – means gold. Not only do kumquat trees provide the fragrant fruit, but they also beckon wealth and prosperity into your home.
Flamingo flowers come in vibrant reds or pinks that represent luck and prosperity.
These orange plants are called “wan shou ju” in Mandarin – meaning “longevity chrysanthemum”.
Also known as “pineapple flowers”, there vibrant blooms are lucky due to their associations with the fruit. Pineapples are auspicious because their Hokkien name – “ong lai” – sounds like “fortune arrives”.