Something we all need in 2022: plants in your home to not only lift your mood, increase your productivity and turbocharge your creativity, but also to give you some extra luck. And even prosperity. The importance of plants inside your home or workplace is clear, extensive scientific research has shown that plants are not only capable of absorbing damaging substances from the air and cleaning the air in that way, but also make you happier, just by looking at them.
Some plants even have some other extra benefits such as giving you good luck and fortune.
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12 Plants That Give Good Luck and Fortune in 2022
Below you find the best 12 plants that give you good luck and/or fortune in 2022. Make sure to add a few of those in your home, and at your workplace. When luck happens, or money comes flowing in, remember this article, and don't forget to donate. (Not us, any good cause will do.)
1) The Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)
For sure, on number one of the 2022 list is the Pachira Aquatica, aka the Money Tree. Always an excellent gift to people starting their own business. In Feng Shui, these good luck and fortune plants are even more so effective when placed in the 'wealth corner' of your home. The southeast of any room, home, office, or garden is the universal wealth corner. And to find this Feng Shui wealth corner you need to stand in the center of your home with a compass. The north is regarded as the secondary Feng Shui wealth corner.
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The Pachira Aquatica is a tropical tree that is easy to grow indoors. It comes often with a braided trunk or a very thick trunk that is chopped at the top to start new growth from there. The Money tree may help you earn more money at home, or at your business.
2) The Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)
Feng Shui says that the Ficus Elastica species attracts wealth, prosperity, and good luck. Other names for this indoor good luck tree include rubber fig, Indian rubber bush, or rubber bush. The Rubber tree plant is one of the many types of indoor ficus trees. The Ficus Elastica has round leaves, regarded as symbolic of money and prosperity. When placed in the home, the plant fosters fortune, abundance, and an increase in wealth.
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3) Snake Plant (Sanseveria Laurentii)
The Sanseveria is funnily also referred to as the mother-in-law’s tongue or Belgian curtains. This plant when placed in an ideal position is deemed to be a plant of good luck as it absorbs the poisonous gases from the air and eliminates the toxins. Snake Plants are some of the toughest plants you can find. Whether indoors, in your garden, or on your balcony, these spiky beauties can put up with almost anything. It also exudes strong protective energy and shields the residents from negative Chi.
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4) Citrus Trees
Citrus trees are popular plants that, with some special care, can be grown in containers. Some of the best varieties of citrus such as lemons or limes can grow in a pot for years and produce an abundance of fruit. Citrus trees are extremely fragrant when flowering. All varieties of citrus trees are considered lucky. Especially since many citrus fruits are round and gold, resembling coins for wealth. And the more fruit your tree has, the luckier it is. Citrus trees are popular gifts to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival.
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5) The Blue Singapore Orchid (Vanda Coerulea)
The name Vanda comes from the Urdu name for one of the species, Vanda Tessellatta, which has now been adopted as a common name for the whole genus. The blue Vanda Coerulea is one of the most beautiful flowering plants, with its special color, and the only orchid that flowers in real blue. Blue is generally a happy color, no matter what shade you choose. Vandas are not just design elements. According to Feng Shui, orchids have the unique ability to bring good luck and fortune in love, of which the Blue Vanda is the most eye-catching.
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6) Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum)
Ocimum Sanctum - also known as Holy Basil or Tulsi - is well known for its medicinal and spiritual properties in Ayurveda helping to heal and control many discomforts and diseases. Holy Basil or Tulsi holds tremendous religious and mythological significance in Hindu philosophy. But the root of this significance is its properties of purification, eradicating negative energy, killing bacteria, and stimulating positivity. It is also believed that meditating in front of the plant could awaken passion in human beings and fill a sense of calmness when it is eaten.
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7) Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)
Whether the jade plant is going to show you the money, many people in the past and in some cultures today believe they do. Crassula Ovata, commonly known as jade plant, lucky plant, money plant, or money tree, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers and is recognized for its thick, fleshy, shiny, smooth leaves that grow in opposite pairs. Leaves range in color from dark jade green in the shade to red on the edges when exposed to direct or full sunlight. Their branches thicken with age. Despite the possibility of not providing a person with extra cash, the Crassula Ovata (or Crassula Argentea) is a great house plant that many have fond memories of while growing up. Jade plants might be one of the most common and popular succulent plants out there.
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8) Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Make sure to put Lavender by the door for luck. When you do that, and as you pass through, a bit of the luck will waft up and dispel the negative that might try to follow. Lavender is also known for calming nerves, quieting the mind, allowing for good sleep, and also being a disinfectant when used in cleaning products (also it smells heavenly)!
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9) Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Native to tropical Americas, Peace Lily is considered a fortune plant. It has the ability to cleanse all types of environmental contaminants. Beautiful green, and fresh air, and given that it is low maintenance and equally striking in appeal, it is ideal for office spaces and also homes. What more do you want?
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10) Money Plant (Golden Pothos - Epipremnum Aureum)
According to Feng Shui, the money plant, apart from bringing good luck and money also harmonizes the human existence with the surroundings. That, and -again- the smooth and round golden leaves (that represent coins), that are clustered means good fortune! It is also known that the Epipremnum Aureum has deep roots and vibrant growth. The money plant oozes with positive energy.
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11) Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
We know eucalyptus as an energizing plant with a soothing scent. These scent characteristics are associated with cleanliness and a fresh start. Eucalyptus is also a great air purifier and is known for its medicinal properties. Know you know; Eucalyptus does not only exist to feed koalas.
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12) Desert Rose (Adenium Obesium)
These lovely flowering small trees are known as wealth plants in Chinese culture and are a lucky plant for the Chinese Spring Festival. The Adenium has thick, swollen roots, the luck comes from there, symbolizing abundance and fertility. Plants with red and pink flowers are especially lucky. Adeniums are commonly known as Desert Roses. The 'desert' part is correct as they come from Africa and the Middle East, but they're certainly not roses. Adenium Obesium is actually more related to Alamandas, Oleanders, and Frangipanis.
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Extra) Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)
This one is tricky, as it is not a real bamboo. Lucky bamboo is called Dracaena Sanderiana and therefore has nothing to do with bamboo. As long as it is leafless, the trunk only resembles bamboo. In recent years, the trunks are also sold here under the name Lucky Bamboo. They are usually root and leafless and may appear straight or spiraled. They are widely used in flower arranging work. The Asian culture has always regarded the bamboo plant as a symbol of good fortune. The Chinese call the Lucky Bamboo 'Fu Gwey Zhu' with three symbols that signify Fu ( Luck and Fortune), Gwey (Power and Honor), and Zhu (Bamboo). What do you think? Will it give you good luck, or is it just well marketed?
According to Feng Shui, any tropical plant inside your home or at the office aids in removing toxins from the air. And thereby stimulating positivity, prosperity, and peace. Understand that going green is a choice. A wise one, because nature in any form, in a closed or open space, adds besides all the benefits as mentioned above, also a unique characteristic to the space around it.
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