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8 Lucky Plants And Flowers To Bring Prosperity in Chinese New Year

The year 2022 of the Water Tiger is just around the corner. Many people have already shortlisted the lucky plants and flowers to decorate their home. They believed that these lucky plants and flowers are symbols of wealth and abundance, health and longevity, good luck and career progression.

Just as the Chinese proverb says, “花开富贵” – Blossomed flowers bring wealth and prosperity. Here is a useful list of lucky plants and flower for your reference.

1. Lucky Bamboo

The lucky bamboo (but in reality does not belong to the family of bamboo and is called Dracaena Sanderiana) is one of the most popular lucky plants the Chinese love, especially during the lunar new year period. It is a symbol of good luck and prosperity and you can further enhance the energies by applying Feng Shui 5 elements in it.

Wood Element: The plant itself

Earth Element: The stone/pebbles that support the plant

Metal Element: A metal container or if you don’t have one, you can hang a 3 emperor Chinese coins on it.

Water Element: Water that nourishes the plant

Fire Element: Tie a red ribbon around the bamboo stalk or the container

Even the number of bamboo stalk represent different thing.

2. Tangerine Tree / Kum Quat Plant

tangerine lucky plants

Tangerine tree is one of the hot favourite plant in this festive season. It owed its reputation to the auspicious meaning of “lucky plants bearing fruits”. Besides that, it can also be a great home decoration idea for indoors to usher in wealth and abundance.

3. Pussy Willow

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In Chinese tradition, Pussy willow (银柳), also known as catkins signifies the coming of Spring and Prosperity. The appearance of their branches of fluffy, furry blossoms and tall height also represents growth and abundance of fortune.

4. Orchid

The orchid is another popular and auspicious lucky plant choice during the Chinese New Year. During this period, many florists and flower shops will be found selling orchids in wide variety and decor arrangements. The orchid is a symbol of fertility and abundance, so bring one home for those who looking to start a new family.

jade plant feng shui

In Chinese culture, the jade plant is widely known to attract wealth luck and good fortune. This is because their emerald shaped green leaves resemble coins. Besides that, one good thing about this lucky plant is that it requires very little upkeep to survive.

6. Money Plant

Everyone should be very familiar with this money plant, which is also known as Devil’s Ivy. It is a symbol of good luck and fortune with its coin-like leaves. This plant is often used in homes and office as a natural air-purifier as it can omit toxins from the air. However, there are also many types of money plants that you can choose too.

7. Chrysanthemums

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Chrysanthemums, typically those in golden yellow or purple color are lucky flowers during Chinese New Year. They represent wealth, prosperity and longevity. If you are looking to improve your wealth luck and finance in the coming year, you can consider getting the golden chrysanthemums for your home.

8. Peony

Peonies in Chinese are called 牡丹 and they are most commonly known as 富貴花. It means stands for “Flowers of Prosperity”, hence it is one of the top choice in Chinese New Year.

Time to go shopping for your lucky plants and flowers now.

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