Adopting a plant baby seem to be one of the biggest trends this year. In fact, potted plants are in demand right now, most especially these “lucky plants” that are perceived to bring the owner many good things including good health, fortune, and prosperity, apart from the many health benefits that they bring.
Here are a few lucky plants that you can gift to your loved ones (or yourself!) to welcome the New Year, which you can get from Green Centrale – a plant retail shop offering various types of house plants:
The Lucky Bamboo is also known as Sander’s Dracaena, Belgian Evergreen, and Ribbon Plant, among others. This auspicious plant for the home summons fortune, happiness, and prosperity depending on the number of bamboo stalks. One stalk lucky bamboo plants attract truth and commitment while seven stalks indicate togetherness and in business, is said to bring success to a joint venture. There sure can be many different things a lucky bamboo plant can attract but what is assured is all of these bring good fortune and energies to your home. Here’s an interesting fact about this plant: it looks like a bamboo but it’s actually not in the same family as the bamboo. Lucky Bamboo is part of the Dracaena genus along with the Fortune plant, White Aspen, and Saderiana.
More commonly known as Chinese Money Plant, Pancake Plant, or, Mirror Grass, this plant is perceived to symbolize fortune and good luck. Its leaves stack on top of each other and give the appearance of large green coins, from which it got the name Chinese Money Plant. This lucky plant grows up to a foot tall and is best placed where there is indirect sunlight.
The welcome plant is also called ZZ plant or Zanzibas Gem. It is said that it represents the glint of gold because of its shiny leaves. Many consider ZZ plants lucky, as their evergreen, upturned, succulent foliage is said to represent wealth, steadiness, and growth. The ZZ plant is perfect for beginners as it is tolerant to drought. The plant can grow up to 3 feet tall.
The money tree is probably one of the more well-known lucky plants out there. It is also called Water chestnut, Guiana chestnut, or Malabar chestnut. The plant is believed to bring fortune because its braided stems symbolize interconnectedness and longevity. It is recommended to place the fortune plant in your workspace, bedroom, or the wealth corner of your home. The wealth corner of your home can be located by standing in front of the door facing your room or inside your house and looking for the farthest corner on your left. The money tree can grow up to 8ft indoors but up to 60ft when outdoors. Keeping the money plant in your wealth corner has its benefits, but remember that keeping it alive and healthy is more important by placing it in a spot where it can receive proper sunlight.
The Jade Plant goes by other names like Crassula ovata, Money plant, and Lucky plant. If you need some positive energy and want feelings of balance, harmony, and well-being, this plant is perfect for you. The coin or ovate-shaped fleshy leaves create lush succulent foliage on this tree-like money plant. The Jade Plant is a popular gift during weddings, housewarming parties, and for new business owners. Jade plants are also known for their longevity and may even live for up to 100 years or longer. This plant is also known to thrive indoors and extremely easy to care for.
Snake Plants are popular and that’s for good reason. Also known as Sansevieria, Mother-in-Law’s tongue, and Bostring Hemp, the Snake Plant can bring very helpful feng shui energy when needed in specific areas of a home or office; this plant has strong protective energies. Spiky plants like snake plants are excellent for shielding you against negative Chi, but their aggressive energy means you need to avoid placing them in the high-traffic areas of your home. Caring for your snake plant is very easy since daily watering is not required. Apart from its good energy, the Snake plant also gives health benefits as it absorbs toxins and releases oxygen that lessens the presence of airborne allergens.
No lucky plant list will be complete without this plant—the Dracaena fragrans or Corn Plant or more commonly known as Fortune Plant. These plants are thought to bring good luck to the area where they are located, be it in a home, bedroom, or office. The lucky plant can make a room feel more cheerful, regardless of whether it brings you good luck. It symbolizes perseverance and knowledge of our inner selves. Variegated versions of the Fortune Plant are more famous and favored by plant collectors all over.
The Rubber Plant is called other names like Ficus elastica, rubber fig, Indian rubber bush, or rubber bush. It is said that plants with rounded leaves such as the rubber plant are associated with positive energy. Its ability to purify the air is also believed to help introduce balance to your living environment. Feng Shui says that the Ficus elastica species attracts wealth, prosperity, and good luck. If you want to be lucky and experiment a little with your style, ornamental rubber plants have large thick oval leaves that can be in a range of colors. Some types of Ficus elastica have shiny green leaves, some have variegated yellow or creamy-white and green leaves, and other types have burgundy red leaves. The potted indoor rubber plant grows between 6 to 10 ft. (180 – 300 cm) tall and is perfect for small rooms or offices.
There are a lot of options when it comes to “lucky plants”. Surely, there is something for everyone. To know more about these plants and the proper care that they require, interested customers may visit Green Centrale at its first physical store located at Lower Ground North Wing, Evia Lifestyle Center in Vista Alabang, along Daang Hari Road or visit their social media pages at Facebook.com/greencentraleph and Instagram.com/greencentraleph.