Plants of Good Fortune
Try these house plants for a bit of good luck in 2024!
As the holiday decorations get put away, here are a couple of fun, easy and green ideas for you - just in case you have a couple bare spots in your house to fill. They may even bring you some good luck for 2024!
If you want a plant that is hardy and easy to care for, look no further than the Jade plant. On top of care, it's considered a good luck plant. With it's smooth rounded leaves, they are said, according to Feng Shui, to bring wealth, health and fame.
Place the plant in the southeast part of your hall or living room to welcome this kind of luck. Why southeast? This direction is said to be ruled by the planet Venus which brings about an increase in wealth. If you are looking for a little better health and harmony, just set this beauty down in the eastern most place of your home.
This plant loves bright indoor light. Simply water the top 1 to 2" of soil when dry. Feed jade plants with a succulent plant food once a month and then prune off dead or shriveled branches.
Though native to South and Central America, the story of the Money Tree plant began in 1986 when a Taiwanese truck driver cultivated five small trees with their trunks braided in a single flowerpot. This trend vastly spread throughout Japan and all of Eastern Asia becoming very popular as an ornamental tree.
The leaves of the Money Tree are said to represent the five essential elements of feng shui—wood, water, earth, fire, and metal. This symbolism resonates across various Asian cultures, fostering the belief that each new leaf signifies the arrival of good fortune. The Money Tree is intricately linked with the attraction of prosperity and wealth.
This easily-maintained plant thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Watering is recommended when the top half of the pot's soil is dry, complemented by monthly applications of balanced houseplant food during its active growth phase. The Money Tree not only adds a touch of elegance but also imparts a tropical ambiance to your indoor surroundings.
Also known as Ficus elastica, rubber trees are sturdy plants with broad, leathery leaves in green or burgundy with a glossy finish. Rubber plants are supposed to bring positivity to a home and attract wealth, prosperity and good luck.
According to Feng Shui, the rubber plant’s rounded leaves make it ideal to be placed in a corner to soften sharp angles and its stem and leaves represent the wood element that promotes personal growth.
Place in an area that receives bright indirect light for 2-3 hours each day. Water thoroughly when the top inch of the soil is dry. Fertilize the plant once a month with balanced houseplant food during the active growing season.
The Pothos plant, also known as Devil’s Ivy, is considered by many to be a great way to get started caring for houseplants. Pothos is an easy-care plant, adapts to most light conditions and helps cleanse the air of toxic chemicals lingering in your home.
Within the realm of feng shui and as part of the Money plant family, the Golden Pothos is thought to bring about good fortune, stability, and a prosperous future. The trailing nature of these plants symbolizes enduring friendships or relationships, adding a touch of calmness to alleviate stress and negativity. Adaptable to most light conditions, the Pothos performs best in bright indirect light. Water thoroughly when the top half of the soil in the pot is dry. Fertilize monthly with a balanced houseplant fertilizer during the active growing season.
Recognized as Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, Sanseveria boasts tall, lance-like leaves with an appealing marbled pattern. Its robust nature makes it an excellent choice for those new to plant care. Snake plants are considered one of the top air-purifying plants working overnight to lower levels of carbon dioxide, keeping oxygen levels higher during the day.
In feng shui practice, Sanseveria is believed to usher in good luck and positive energy. Often strategically placed near entrances or in corners of rooms, this plant is known for promoting positive chi flow.
Although adaptable to various conditions, Sanseveria thrives best in bright filtered light. Allow the top of the soil to dry out before thorough watering, and provide monthly fertilization with a half-strength balanced houseplant fertilizer during the active growth season.