The most important and traditional time in the Chinese calendar is the Chinese New Year 2023 which is celebrated between January 22 and February 6, 2023. During this period, a lot of attractive traditions and customs are being practiced, some more interesting than others.
In 2023, the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit begins with New Year’s Eve, the most special and full of traditions, customs and rites Chinese New Year celebration. One of these customs is to place certain plants or flowers in the house. It is recommended to use plants in your office, too. According to feng shui, these plants will bring in 2023 luck, happiness, health, success for your business, and wealth.
7 Lucky Feng Shui Indoor Plants
According to Feng Shui and Chinese culture, receiving a lucky bamboo as a gift means good luck, prosperity, wealth and happiness. Chinese traditions claim that the significance of the lucky bamboo is closely related to the number of stalks, as follows:
- 2 stems represent love;
- 3 stems represent happiness, wealth, and long life;
- 5 stems represent areas in life that affect wealth;
- 6 stems represent luck and wealth;
- 7 stems represent health;
- 8 stems represent growth;
- 9 stems represent good luck;
- 10 stems represent perfection;
- 21 stems represent a strong blessing.
Usually, 4 strains are not offered, because in Chinese culture the word 4 sounds quite similar to death. So it would be inappropriate to give someone 4 stems as a gift, you would basically be wishing him death.
The Money Tree (Pachira spp.)
Pachira is one of the most famous plants in Feng-Shui. It is called the “money tree” or “good luck tree”. If it is placed in the south-eastern part of the house, it is believed that the family will never have problems with money, because Pachira would radiate great energy of prosperity.
Pachira is also very easy to care for: it is an indoor plant, it doesn’t need much water, and it requires watering once a week with a little water to keep the soil semi-wet. Is not toxic to humans or animals, it enjoys light but doesn’t like to sit in direct sunlight.
Due to the shape of the leaf, which looks similar to an open palm, Pachira is considered a luck-bringing plant.
Crassula or Jade Tree
It’s the plant that is frequently used in the Feng Shui technique. It is said that this plant attracts money into the house of those who take care of it and it helps them get rich.
It symbolizes hospitality and elegance. It is an exotic flower that is extremely resistant and which amazes through its personality and originality. In the international language of flowers, anthurium bouquets signify hospitality, but also happiness and abundance.
It is one of the most known and loved plants and it can be used in dishes during Chinese New Year as well. It is said that those who keep a thread of basil in their wallet will benefit from luck when it comes to money, and if you plant basil outside around the house, the forces of evil will not come near.
It is good to offer a pot of basil as a new home gift. It is believed that the plant will protect the person and it will attract luck and wealth to the house. Abundant and easy to cultivate, a pot of green basil will surely bring happiness into the house.
Rosemary is a bulky, bushy plant typically raised in the open, but potted plants will also thrive inside if you treat them with special care and consideration.
It is a herbaceous plant, of Mediterranean origin, from the mint family, with needle-shaped leaves and blue flowers. It grows in gardens, as a decorative plant, but it can be cultivated in a pot as well, in your house. It is said that it brings peace and abundance.
Also, plants that bring luck are some flowers that we can keep in vases due to their beauty or the smell they emit. This category includes peony, yellow chrysanthemums, bat, white magnolia, or daffodils.
In conclusion, out of the desire to protect your home and garden from evil and negative energies, we recommend that you keep plants that bring luck in the house, not only on Chinese New Year’s Eve, but also for the rest of the year.
Besides the feng-shui function, these plants are also very attractive, so you can keep them at home even if you don’t believe in the myth of luck.
It represents beauty and love, refinement, unity, and fertility. Thus, orchids are among the favorite flowers during New Year because they bring luck, vitality, and longevity.
4 Lucky Feng Shui Plants To Grow In Front Of Your Home
While you can place various feng shui lucky objects or indoor plants in your home, doing the same in your garden or in front of your house with plants will only attract positive things.
Decode the language of flowers, learn about their meaning and colors and arrange your garden to attract good luck and prosperity in your life as soon as possible.
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
It represents the symbol of prosperity and luck in Chinese tradition. It is a tree of small dimensions – which reaches maturity at 2-8 m and it is perfect to be kept in the house or garden all year round.
Sweet Orange Tree (Citrus sinensis)
It is one of the favorite trees during this festive season. It attracts the well-being and health of those who have it in their garden.
Chinese Rose (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
It represents in the popular tradition the symbol of love and understanding.
It is a great idea to keep a kumquat tree in your house because it is a symbol of prosperity and well-being.