CHINESE TRADITION

8 Lucky Plants and Flowers For Chinese New Year

The year 2019 of the Earth pig is just around the corner and many of us are already started to shortlist the lucky plants and flowers to decorate their home.

Why? The reason is simple because some of the lucky plants and flowers are symbols of wealth and abundance, health and longevity, good luck and career progression. Just as the Chinese proverb say “花开富贵” – Blossom flowers bring wealth and prosperity, so here is the essential list that you must keep for reference

8 Lucky Plants and Flowers for Chinese New Year

1. Lucky Bamboo

The lucky bamboo (but in reality does not belong to the family of bamboo and is called called Dracaena sanderiana) is one of the most popular lucky plants with the Chinese, especially during the lunar new year period It is a symbol of good luck and prosperity and you can further enhance the plant 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 nourish 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 / Kim Quat Plant

Tangerine tree is one of the hot favourite plant in this festive season because it has an auspicious meaning of “lucky plants bearing fruits” and great home decoration idea for indoor to usher in wealth and abundance.

3. Pussy Willow

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In Chinese tradition, Pussy willow (银柳), also known as catkins is a signify the coming of Spring and Prosperity. The appearance of their branches of fluffy, furry blossoms and tall height can also be related to 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.

5. Jade Plant

In Chinese culture, jade plant is widely know to attract wealth luck and good fortune with their emerald shaped green leaves. Beside that, one good thing about this lucky plant is that it require 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. Beside being a symbol of good luck and fortune with its coin-like leaves, it is often used in homes and office as a natural air-purifier as it is able to omit toxins from the air.

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, which stands for “Flowers of Prosperity”, therefore 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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