2023 is almost here, and you know what that means, gift giving and feng shui. According to Feng Shui, certain plants are considered to be good luck plants. Plants associated with Feng Shui are said to bring prosperity, fortune, love, and luck. That is why some “lucky plants” are referred to as money trees or money plants. Other plants considered lucky by Feng Shui include lucky bamboo, rubber plants, orchids, and some types of indoor ferns and palms.
This article will teach you about Feng Shui good luck plants that can bring you luck, prosperity, and even happiness.
Good Luck Plants to Bring Good Fortune, Wealth, and Health According to the Feng Shui
According to Feng Shui, good luck plants bring good fortune, wealth, and health.
Money Plant (Crassula Ovata)
According to Feng Shui, specific types of jade plants from the genus Crassula can help bring prosperity and good fortune. Crassula ovata, a species of jade plant, is also known as the money plant, dollar plant, cauliflower-ears, or money tree. The coin-shaped leaves of this Feng Shui plant are said to represent wealth.
Despite its name, the Crassula ovata Feng Shui plant should not be confused with the true money tree, Pachira aquatica.
Succulents with tree-like stems, smooth branches, and thick fleshy leaves are known as jade plants. The succulent leaves are jade green, with red or yellow edges on some cultivars. These ovate-shaped leaves can reach lengths of 1″ to 3.5″ (3 – 9 cm) and widths of 1.5″ (4 cm).
If you’re lucky, money plants will bloom in the winter. Small pink or white star-shaped flowers with a sweet scent appear. When the conditions are favorable, jade plants will usually bloom during the winter months. This usually occurs when the nights become longer, the weather becomes colder, and the plant is not watered for a few weeks.
Money plants can grow up to 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall and resemble a large shrub-like tree in some cases. Money plants grown indoors, on the other hand, rarely reach these heights.
Aside from the possibility of increasing your fortunes, one of the reasons to keep jade plants in the home is their hardiness. Jade plants, like many succulents, do not require much care or maintenance. According to some studies, jade plants can live for up to 100 years.
Money plants are commonly given as gifts to new business owners or placed in offices to attract success or wealth. These money plants are also low-maintenance houseplants that can contribute to a natural, well-balanced indoor environment.
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Money Tree Plant (Pachira Aquatica)
The appropriately named Money Tree Plant is one of the Feng Shui plants said to attract money. This houseplant is a species of tree in the genus Pachira, which belongs to the Malvaceae family. Pictures of this money tree plant (Pachira aquatica) with braided trunks growing in containers are common.
The money tree plant, like jade plants, is said to bring good fortune, wealth, and prosperity. This is one of the reasons it is also known as a “money plant.” Apart from their association with Feng Shui, jade plants and the Pachira aquatica are unrelated.
According to legend, the money tree plant became an auspicious plant after a poor man prayed for money. He then discovered this strange-looking plant. When he began selling the plants he grew from seeds, he saw this as a lucky tree.
The Guiana Chestnut, French Peanut, Provision Tree, and Saba Nut are all names for the Money Tree plant.
The central trunk of an ornamental Feng Shui lucky plant is usually made up of 3 to 7 braided stems. The tops of the stems have large shiny green lance-shaped leaves (lanceolate). Money trees typically reach heights of 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters). Money trees that are grown indoors rarely flower.
Feng Shui practitioners plant Pachira aquatica money trees in their homes or businesses to attract good fortune, prosperity, and wealth.
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)
Lucky bamboo is said to be an auspicious houseplant that brings fortune, happiness, and prosperity. Dracaena sanderiana is the species of Feng Shui lucky bamboo. This lucky charm houseplant is also known as Chinese water bamboo, Goddess of Mercy, and Sander’s dracaena.
Although this plant resembles bamboo, it is not related to true bamboo Poaceae. The plant is an attractive ornamental houseplant with long straight fleshy stems that sprout long leaves. The bamboo-like stems can grow up to 3.2 ft. (1 m), but shorter varieties of the “bamboo” plant are preferred in Feng Shui.
To care for your lucky bamboo, cut the stems back on a regular basis. This will help to redirect energy back into the stalk and leaves, allowing it to grow healthily. Occasional pruning and keeping them in small containers will help keep their height under control.
Lucky bamboo plants for Feng Shui are typically sold in glass containers or pots with only rocks and water. The plants will grow just as well in water as they will in soil. As a result, lucky bamboo is one of the easiest houseplants to maintain. If you keep these “lucky” plants in water alone, add some liquid fertilizer once a month and avoid using tap water, instead using filtered water or rainwater.
According to Feng Shui, the number of bamboo stalks has different meanings when it comes to attracting fortune. Three stalks are said to represent happiness, wealth, and long life. 5 or 6 stalks can represent wealth and good fortune. Furthermore, 7 stalks can represent good health.
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastic)
Choose a rubber plant to help purify the air and bring balance to your living space. According to Feng Shui, the Ficus elastica species attracts wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. Rubber fig, Indian rubber bush, and rubber bush are some other names for this indoor good luck tree.
One of the many types of indoor ficus trees is the Rubber tree plant. It belongs to the Moraceae family, which means it is related to figs. Rubber plants have large thick oval leaves that can be a variety of colors. Some Ficus elastica species have glossy green leaves, others have variegated yellow or creamy-white and green leaves, and still others have burgundy red leaves.
A rubber plant strategically placed in a room can help to create a natural, stress-free environment. The potted indoor rubber plant grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet (180 – 300 cm) and is ideal for small rooms or offices.
Plants with rounded leaves, such as the rubber plant, are said to be associated with positive energy in Feng Shui.
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Orchids are not only beautiful to look at; according to Feng Shui, they also bring good fortune to the family. Violet orchids, according to some sources, are the most auspicious plants among the thousands of orchid species.
Many Feng Shui plants are simply green-leaved shrubs or trees. As a result, orchids stand out as the most appealing of all the “lucky plants” available. In many cultures, orchids are also a symbol of love and beauty. They represent happiness, better relationships, and increased fertility in Feng Shui.
Thousands of orchid hybrids and cultivars are available. Paphiopedilum and Phalaenopsis orchids are two of the most beautiful and easy-to-care-for orchids. These can be simply decorated with white flowers to promote feelings of calm and peace. Alternatively, brightly colored orchids can represent passion, energy, and creativity.
The majority of indoor houseplant orchids have large, thick leaves that grow at the base of the stem. Long stems grow from the plant’s center, with large flowers growing along the length. Many orchid flowers have about 5 petals that can be oval or lance-shaped. However, among the thousands of orchid hybrids, there are numerous variations.
Orchids make lovely gifts for new families or to promote harmony in any relationship.
Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum)
Peace lilies are an excellent addition to any room for cleaning the air and instilling a sense of harmony. According to Feng Shui, peace lilies help to bring good luck and fortune. Its graceful large green leaves and brilliant white flowers contribute to the creation of a pleasant atmosphere in any room. Peace lilies are sometimes referred to as a “good luck plant for purifying the air.”
Not only Feng Shui practitioners believe peace lilies are an air-purifying plant. According to a NASA study from 1989, peace lilies are among the plants that help purify the air. The study discovered that clean-air plants like peace lilies help remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air.
Although they have the word ‘lily’ in their name, they are not true lilies from the Liliaceae family. Peace lilies are a flowering leafy plant genus in the Araceae family. Lilies are distinguished by their large dark green leaves and pure white flowers. Their leaves can grow to be as long as 25″ (65 cm) and as wide as 10″ (25 cm). These are contrasted with white flowers with a single petal that can range in length from 4″ to 12″ (10 – 30 cm).
Peace lilies can be planted anywhere there is a need to improve air quality. These are especially useful in offices or on workstations.
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According to Chinese Feng Shui, growing citrus trees in containers indoors is another way to attract money and good luck. Citrus trees, for example, are said to bring good fortune and prosperity to the home. Citrus trees are used in the gardens of some Feng Shui practitioners. You can, however, grow many ornamental orange, lemon, and lime trees inside your home.
Citrus trees grown indoors can be small shrub-like plants that grow in small pots. If you want a taller plant in a room, you can train a citrus tree to grow taller. Citrus ornamental plants are ideal for kitchens, but they can also add a touch of elegance to any other room. According to Feng Shui, the best citrus trees for good luck are dwarf lime trees or lemon trees.
Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)
Indoor palms are also used in Feng Shui as an air purifier and to improve balance. The parlor palm is one of the best small types of palm for your home’s décor (Chamaedorea elegans). The parlor palm is an elegant variety of palm, as its botanical name suggests. It is also one of the most common types of houseplants worldwide.
The parlor palm can grow up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall when grown indoors to help create positive energy. Thin stems with large fern-like leaves grow on the shrubby plant. One of the reasons parlor palms are so popular is that they require little upkeep. The plant appears to grow equally well in low humidity and high humidity. It can also grow in low-light environments where other houseplants would struggle.
Another reason why parlor palms are a good choice for Feng Shui practitioners is that they can be used in any type of room. The trailing nature of the light green leaves, for example, makes them ideal for hanging baskets. These can be placed at front doors or anywhere else you want to improve the look of your home. Alternatively, place a tall parlor palm in a corner to add a touch of elegance to your living space.
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
Boston ferns are another important air purifying plant that contributes to a positive atmosphere in any room. This species of fern, also known as the sword fern, fishbone fern, and wild Boston fern, is one of the most welcoming plants you can have.
With their long trailing leaves, Boston ferns can add beauty to any room. The Feng Shui fern can reach heights of 16″ to 35″ (40 – 90 cm). Fern fronds (leaves) can reach lengths of 0.6 to 8 feet (0.5 – 2.5 meters). This large bushy plant looks great in hanging baskets or on top of a wardrobe, shelf, or plant stand.
Other Types of Plants Feng Shui Says Bring Good Luck
Aside from the most commonly used plants in Feng Shui, the following plants are said to bring good fortune:
- Sansevieria Snake Plant is a succulent with long sword-shaped leaves that are said to bring good luck and purify the air.
- Spider plants have air-purifying properties and can help with stress relief and concentration.
- Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is another type of good luck plant that many people believe brings them luck.