For the certified plantitos and plantitas out there! Do you know that some plants can bring fortune to your home or office? So let’s learn about them and be sure to add them to your plant collection!
1. Lucky Bamboo Plant
Scientific name: Dracaena sanderiana. Lucky bamboo is known to bring good energy into your home or workplace. It became the most popular indoor plant in certain parts of India, where the plants are usually imported from Taiwan and China. According to feng shui, it is auspicious for the house as it attracts good luck and wealth. It is recommended to keep it on a transparent pot or vase with water so you can monitor its roots to be fully submerged in the water.
2. Snake Plant
Scientific name: Sansevieria trifasciata. This plant is extremely drought tolerant and one of the few plants that release oxygen during the night. It is economic to keep because you only need to water it when the soil is completely dry. According to feng shui, it is best to locate the snake plant in the southern or eastern part of your home or office.
3. Spider Plant
Scientific name: Chlorophytum comosum. This plant help boost mood and productivity at work. It is safe to keep because it is not toxic to pets. Most effective in removing bad chemicals in the air such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene (according to NASA’s clear air study). There are reports that cited “spider plant” as one of the top varieties for removing VOC (volatile organic compound) from indoor air.
4. Cotton Candy Fern
Latin name: Nephrolepis exaltata. A very attractive plant. It is an effective air purifier according to a 1980’s NASA research. Cotton candy fern is best placed at the entrances of your home or office to welcome luck.
5. ZZ Plant / Fortune Plant
Scientific name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia. In feng shui, this plant represents “steady and growing”. A lot of people are making sure to add it to their plant collection because it is popularly known to bring good fortune to one’s home or business. As the ZZ plant grows, the leaf will sprout and unfold into a symmetrical feather-like stem.
6. Pachira Money Tree
Scientific name: Pachira aquatica. Money trees are often braided together (3-5 plants) when young. It is loved by people with its evergreen leaves and especially its braided body because it looks just like the number “8” which is a symbol of “getting rich” in Chinese. However, avoid keeping 4 pots of money tree in a house as it is said to bring bad luck. 3 pots are recommended as it represents wealth, happiness, and long life.
7. Ti Plant
Scientific name: Cordyline fruticosa. Also known as “red sister”, is one of the more attractive indoor plants around. Early Polynesians believed the Ti plant has mystical power and it can ward away evil spirits. If grown with two stalks in one pot, luck and love are said to be doubled.
Do you know a lucky plant that we have not mentioned in this article? Don’t be shy and share it with us in the comments section!