All plants have a positive presence, removing toxins and creating a featured ambience. Some plants are believed to attract good fortune to the home residents and even visitors to the home. As per Feng Shui, placing the pots in specific locations in your home will bring good health, much happiness and wealth.
Most of these lucky plants are also excellent air purifiers that will also send negative energy packing and bring in positive vibes instead. The following plants are considered lucky for one reason or more.
1: Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)
In this article, we delve into the extensively researched and widely popular plant known as Lucky Bamboo. This low-maintenance houseplant is renowned for its ability to emit positive energy. It holds significant importance in Feng Shui, embodying essential principles such as Fu (happiness), Lu (wealth), and Soh (long life). The number of stalks in a Lucky Bamboo plant is associated with various traits and can bring about health, good fortune, and even a sense of perfection. However, it is essential to note that owning four of these plants is considered inauspicious, symbolizing or foreshadowing death.
Lucky Bamboo holds deep symbolism in the realm of Feng Shui. If you seek to infuse your workspace or home with positive energy, keeping a Lucky Bamboo plant is highly recommended. Additionally, gifting this special plant to someone can also spread the uplifting vibes. Bamboo has long been regarded as a symbol of strength in Chinese culture, admired for its rapid growth and resilience. In Chinese, Lucky Bamboo is referred to as “Fu Gwey Zhu,” with “Fu” representing luck and fortune, “Gwey” denoting power and honor, and “Zhu” simply translating to bamboo.
According to Feng Shui principles, the luck associated with Lucky Bamboo is influenced by the number of stalks arranged together in a pot or display. The specific number of stalks determines the type and intensity of the energy attracted to your home or office space. The more stalks in the arrangement, the greater the blessings of good fortune and luck.
A single stock of lucky bamboo is symbolic of a successful and wealthy life. This plant is a favorite for businesses to give as gifts as it promises continued growth.
Two Bamboo Stalks: The number two has always represented relationships. Lovers or family members will send two stalks of Lucky Bamboo as an expression of romantic or familial love. There are some people who have two stalks believing it will double their luck.
Three Bamboo Stalks: As you may know, three is a lucky number in Feng Shui, so a Lucky Bamboo plant with three stalks is an especially potent arrangement. Three stalks are also associated with calling for good fortune for a new business or a new baby. Thus, the three types of good fortune with three bamboo stalks are happiness, long life and wealth.
Four Bamboo Stalks: The number four in Mandarin sounds a lot like the word for death so giving a Lucky Bamboo plant with four stalks is not a good gift and will be construed as wanting the giftee to die. Avoid four-stalk arrangements.
Five Bamboo Stalks: Five stalks are linked with physical and mental health. To own a group of five will reinforce your emotional, intuitive, and spiritual strengths as well as mental and physical health.
A six-stalk arrangement is lucky for several reasons. In Mandarin, the number six sounds like the word for luck so it is a popular arrangement. Six bamboo stalks will entice prosperity and abilities to earn great wealth. Also, six is a multiple of three – a lucky number – and therefore has double the energy or double the opportunity for luck.
Seven Bamboo Stalks: Seven is a lucky number in many cultures and no different in Feng Shui. Seven represents the combination of the five chi elements of Feng Shui plus yin and yang, making it a powerfully lucky number in Feng Shui as well as the Chinese culture. Seven bamboo stalks can also bring harmony to any space based on its combination of the five chi elements.
Eight Bamboo Stalks: As has happened twice before, the number eight in Mandarin sounds like the Mandarin word for prosper, grow and/or thrive. Sideways, the number eight resembles the math symbol “infinity” thus eight stalks can represent infinite business success and wealth. Eight stalks ares also believed to improve fertility based on the ability to grow.
Nine Bamboo Stalks: Nine is a multiple of three, and thus triples the good luck associated with a three-stalk arrangement. It is also the symbol for good luck and bestows great fortune to whoever receives a nine-stalk plant. In Feng Shui, nine also represents the high point in a cycle or experience. In that way, a nine-stalk arrangement, given as a gift or placed in your spaces, represents the pinnacle of success, luck, well-being, and it can attract those energies into spaces where it is placed.
10 Bamboo Stalks: The number 10 represents the end of a cycle where you can look back upon your journey and success with satisfaction. If you have a 10-stalk bamboo arrangement, then the wish for you is to feel complete and complacent. The hope is that you find your life to be perfect. If a 10-bamboo stalk plant is given or received as a gift, it indicates the sender wishes the recipient to have everything in life just as they envision and desire.
21 Bamboo Stalks: If you have a 21-stalk lucky bamboo plant, then it is an immensely powerful blessing for great wealth and enduring health. The number 21 is the combination of seven and three–the luck of three is multiplied seven-fold, bringing the positive energy of both numbers.
Lucky Bamboo and Feng Shui
You can use lucky bamboo plants to help you achieve harmony in your home. Use the stalk meanings to ensure you select the best arrangement for your needs. Never place plants in a bedroom, even if it’s lucky bamboo. This creates too much yang energy and will have a negative effect on sleep. Instead, place lucky bamboo in the wealth sector of your home, a room, or your office, or share it as a gift to confer blessings upon someone else.
2: Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum)
Desert rose is well known as a lucky plant, usually grown as a houseplant, but, if you live in a hot country, you can have it in your garden too. Originally from Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, this unusual plant has an exotic look that combines positive energy with great harmony. There are many symbols for the desert rose flower. The meanings can vary by culture, time, and country. Here are a few:
Fuguihua is the desert rose flower in Chinese. Broken down, fu – abundant or rich – GUI – majestic – Hua – flower – means a prosperity flower or wealth plant. The bulging stem is also a sacred symbol of abundance, prosperity, good fortune, and fertility. So, the thicker the trunk, the more abundant and wealthier the owner can become.
The flower has exploded in popularity in countries like India, where it is believed to bring good luck. In Thailand, it is believed that when planted on Wednesday in a southeast part of the home, the Desert Rose will give the most energy.
In Feng Shui, this favorable flower is suitable for all homes. Moreover, the desert rose flower is adaptable and capable to survive harsh climates. Therefore, it also symbolizes resilience, hope, persistence, and strength.
Different Colors of the Desert Rose and Their Meaning
The color of the desert rose flower holds additional significance beyond the inherent meanings associated with the flower species itself.
Red: In many Asian cultures, particularly Thailand and China, red is considered a symbol of prosperity, wealth, and good luck. Consequently, the preferred varieties of desert rose are those that exhibit shades of pink or red.
Pink: Pink desert roses are commonly used as potted plants to invite prosperity, peace, and happiness into one’s living space. The pink flowers also symbolize rejuvenation, as the plant thrives in challenging conditions and undergoes a dormant phase to renew and blossom again.
White: While most white roses display patterns or streaks of color rather than being purely white, there have been notable successes by Asian horticulturalists in cultivating truly white desert roses. In Thailand, white is symbolic of Buddhism and purity, while in China, it represents the unknown and death. African cultures view white as a symbol of the spirit world.
3: Banyan Tree (Ficus Citrifolia)
We all know that banyan trees bring exceptionally good luck, but they grow big and need hot climates.
In Hinduism, the banyan tree represents immortality and there are many stories about it in ancient literature. In the ‘Bhagavad Gita’, Krishna uses the banyan tree as a symbol, to describe the true meaning of life, to the warrior Arjuna. It is regarded as a sin to destroy this tree. ‘I am the seed of all existence. There is no being, moving or still, that exists without Me.’ says lord Krishna.
The banyan tree is beautiful and strong. It is a symbol of eternal life and wisdom. The process of an individual’s personal growth and development is much like the growth of the banyan tree. When it first grows, it has a single trunk or support system. Then as time passes, new experiences (branches and roots) occur, and take deeper root as skills and wisdom develop
Cultural and Historical Significance
The banyan tree holds profound cultural and spiritual significance in India and various parts of the world, boasting a rich historical legacy. Known as “the Vata-vriksha” in India, it is closely associated with Yama, the god of death, and is commonly found near crematoriums on the outskirts of villages. In Hinduism, the banyan tree holds great importance as it is believed that Lord Krishna delivered the sacred teachings of the Bhagavad Gita beneath a banyan tree at Jyotisar. Ancient Hindu texts, dating back more than 2,500 years, describe a celestial ‘world tree’ resembling an inverted banyan, with roots in heaven and branches extending towards Earth, bestowing blessings. Over the centuries, the banyan tree has become a symbol of fertility, life, and rebirth. Additionally, it has served as a vital source of medicine and sustenance for generations, with its bark and roots still utilized in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various ailments.
4: Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)
Pachira aquatica is sometimes known as the “money tree” because it is believed to bring good fortune to anyone who grows it. The plant’s good luck is connected to Feng Shui, the Chinese system of bringing people into harmony with their surroundings. In some East Asian cultures, Pachira aquatica is considered a bringer of wealth, happiness, good health, and many forms of good luck.
The story behind this money tree is a s follows: A man who was down on his luck prayed for prosperity, and soon discovered the money tree and took it home. He soon realized that from its seeds he could cultivate many more trees. He made a business selling these beautiful trees to others and made his fortune. This explains why the Money Tree is a popular gift in East Asian culture for businesses as well as personal affairs.
In Feng Shui, there are several plants that can be used to promote abundance, but the Money Tree is favorable in many ways. The braided trunk of the Chinese Money Tree is said to be able to trap fortune within its folds. The five leaves typically found on a stalk are said to represent the five elements of balance: earth, fire, water, wind, and metal. Finding a stalk with seven leaves (representing seven planets) is incredibly rare and said to bring immense luck to the owner.
In terms of placement for good fortune, businesses install their Mini Money Tree near a cash register. Within the home, the most common placement to promote wealth is in the southeast corner.
5: Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii)
In the wisdom of Feng Shui, if you grow a peace lily you bring good fortune to you, your family, your home and your garden. Its “flowers” are linked to peace, prosperity, and sympathy. They look lovely and harmonious with the equally pointed broad and long mid green and glossy leaves, and the whole plant is nothing short of elegant. The long stem, the arching foliage and the bright colors give a sense of serenity and well-being.
The Peace Lily has different meanings and symbolism in a variety of situations. It is most commonly a sign of peace, innocence, purity, healing, hope, and prosperity. It is often grown or gifted as a sign of sympathy, longevity, beauty, rebirth, chastity, or virtue.
Every plant has its own unique meaning. This is why adorning your home or office space with a plant that symbolizes an emotion close to your heart is bound have a positive impact on your environment. Peace Lilies can have different meanings – ranging from hope and peace to innocence and purity.
In almost every part of the world, the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Spp.) is looked upon as a sign of peace and tranquility. Its white flower reminds one of the white flags, which is recognized all over the world as a signal of truce. If you want to put an old feud to rest, sending Peace Lilies to the person is a great idea. Chances are bright that sending this plant might even mark the beginning of a new friendship.
Innocence And Purity
The color white has always been associated with purity and chastity, and therefore white peace lily flowers are a sign of purity and innocence. According to the ancient Chinese art and science of Feng Shui, Peace Lily can be associated with the purity of one’s soul and surroundings. It is believed that keeping this plant at home will help eliminate all kinds of negative energy and infuse positivity into your environment.
This showy plant is also believed to be a harbinger of hope. In Feng Shui, Peace Lily soothes and harmonizes the energy of a place and boosts the feelings of hopefulness and accord. Also, the plant’s ability to bloom season after season signifies hope. It is proof that there is always something good and beautiful to look forward to in life.
Feng Shui dictates that a Peace Lily is great at balancing the energies in a room. It can convert negative energies to positive, which is why it is such a sought-after plant for both homes and workspaces.
6: Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)
Jade plant is another Feng Shui favorite that is believed to bring wealth and strong friendships. The extremely popular plant resembles the gemstone with the same name and properties. The leaves reflect joy and friendship and invite good luck and good fortune into your home or business.
Jade plants are fabulous low-maintenance plants, rich with meaning and symbolism. In most ll mystical belief systems, the Jade plant represents prosperity, success, and wealth. This association comes from the coin-like shape of jade plant leaves.
The plant is entrenched in Feng Shui and practitioners celebrate the jade plant as a symbol of good luck. As evergreens, jade plants also represent growth, permanence, and renewal.
Jade plants developed their “money plant” alter-ego thanks to their role in Feng Shui. An ancient spiritual practice from China, Feng Shui associates jade plants with good fortune, financial wealth, and success. The plant is popular as a good luck gift for new business ventures.
One of the jade plant’s many nicknames is the “friendship tree.” This refers to flowering jade plants that are traditionally given as gifts.
Again, the Feng Shui connection is another reason jade plants are associated with certain qualities. In this practice, jade plants are seen as a symbol of good luck. Giving a jade plant to someone you know is a way of wishing them success in their endeavors.
In Chinese culture, jade plant symbolism has gradually evolved beyond Feng Shui. Jade plants are used at Chinese New Year to cultivate good fortune and prosperity for the year ahead. People may put investment documents underneath a jade plant to get a higher payoff. Another practice is to tie little red envelopes containing money or coins onto the jade plant using red ribbon. These envelopes are known as “lai see” and are a way of asking for good luck. This practice began in China during the Han Dynasty and has since spread to other Asian cultures.
In Feng Shui, objects should be placed in specific areas that maximize their potential energy. For jade plants, locations on the Bagua Map are associated with success and wealth. (The bagua is the Feng Shui energy map. It is one of the main principles of Feng Shui practice and one of the most powerful tools we use. The bagua offers a systematic way to evaluate the energy field of your environment.)
The southeast is the most common Bagua zone to focus on when cultivating wealth. This area is associated with the wood element. The southeast is also related to the sun, which works well for jade plants because they need plenty of sunlight. You can also place a jade plant in the southeastern part of an office or study to encourage success. Getting positive Feng Shui from jade plants isn’t exclusive to your home. If you own a business, particularly a restaurant or a store, a jade plant could help the chi in your business property. A jade plant should either be placed at the entrance or right next to the cash register in these situations.
Don’t put a jade plant in the bathroom to avoid messing up your carefully cultivated Feng Shui. Otherwise, your positive chi could end up down the toilet.
7: Daffodil (Narcissus Spp.)
Daffodils are purely positive flowers, which bring serenity, rejuvenation, and good luck! And you can grow them indoors very easily, in fact they are becoming more common as houseplants. These super fragrant spring flowers explode with their beauty early in the season, and they are the harbingers of the good season.
In some folklore, daffodils are considered lucky flowers. There’s a tradition that if you make the deliberate effort not to step on them and crush them, fortune will favor you with abundance. If you give someone a gift of daffodils, they’ll have good luck – but make sure you give an entire bunch because a single flower will draw penury and ill fortune.
In parts of the British Isles, including Wales, if you’re the one in your neighborhood who spots the first daffodil of spring, it means that you’ll see far more gold than silver come to your home over the coming year.
Daffodils in Mythology
Daffodils are also known as the narcissus, after the legendary young Greek man of the same name. Narcissus was full of himself because he had been given the gift of great beauty by the gods. One day, a sweet young wood nymph named Echo spotted Narcissus hanging out by a stream and instantly fell in love with him. However, he was so busy being completely self-absorbed that he ignored Echo, and she wasted away from loneliness until nothing was left of her but her voice. Thanks to this tragic story of unrequited love, daffodils are sometimes used to represent a love that is one-sided.
Later, the goddess Nemesis, although in some versions, it’s Venus, got wind of what had happened to Echo, so she decided it was time to teach Narcissus a lesson. She led him to a stream, where he happened to notice the most beautiful young man he had ever seen – it was his own reflection, and he was so vain that he fell in love with his own image, transfixed, and forgetting to eat and sleep. Some of the other gods were worried that Narcissus was going to starve to death, so they turned him into a flower, which now blooms every year in the spring.
Daffodils in Love
Despite the issues of Narcissus and Echo, daffodils still appear in some folklore as representative of holding a lover in high regard. They send the message that this person is the only one for you, and your feelings are constant. In some Middle Eastern magic, daffodils are considered an aphrodisiac.
Wear this flower close to your heart to draw love but be careful that your love is not one-sided.
8: Ginseng Ficus (Ficus Retusa)
Ginseng ficus is a popular houseplant that brings good vibrations and fortune. Also referred to as the Buddha Tree, it can become a tree in the wild, but we grow it in our homes as a potted plant, where it remains small like a natural bonsai tree.
As bonsai, Ficus ginseng can symbolize abundance, balance, harmony, patience, simplicity, unity, and new beginnings. In Feng Shui, Ficus ginseng plants are associated with good luck and prosperity. Like other Ficus species, these plants are believed to radiate positive energy.
In Feng Shui, Ficus ginseng plants symbolize good luck and prosperity. According to the Bagua map, Ficus ginseng plants work best in eastern and southeastern areas. These areas respectively govern family and prosperity or wealth. As such, Ficus ginseng plants may boost these aspects of your life. As per Feng Shui again, Ficus ginseng can absorb negative energy – also known as chi or qi – and release positive energy. As such, Ficus ginseng plants have long been associated with positive energy.
9: Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata, Now Renamed Dracaena Trifasciata)
Snake plant is ideal to clear closed spaces from negative energy, as well as purifying the air. Its strong wood element cuts off negative energy and protects you. However, you need to put it where there isn’t too much traffic. This way, the succulent leaves that look like pointed tongues looking towards the sky, will bring prosperity, long life, intelligence, health, creativity, and strength to your household. It may also blossom with green and fragrant flowers once a year.
Snake plants are viewed as symbols of good luck, purity, and positivity. While their spiky leaves may look a bit evil, they’re thought to guard against evil spirits and bad luck. They are also valued for their strong fibers and their ability to clean the air. As such, the shamrock plant (oxalis or wood sorrel) is one of those plants considered lucky. Snake plant – also known as mother-in-law plant, whatever you call it, this plant has been deemed a good luck plant because of its ability to absorb poisonous gases from the air and remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene.
Since it’s rare for snake plants to bloom indoors, a snake plant flower symbolizes good luck and prosperity. If your snake plant flowers, more good things are ahead!
Snake Plants and Feng Shui
When it comes to Feng Shui, the snake plant is a little tricky. Although these plants have a spiky shape that alludes to bad energy, they are actually good Feng Shui plants. Rather than bring bad energy into your home, they protect your space from negative elements. Therefore, people often consider them valuable and lucky plants.
To figure out where to place a snake plant, you should look at the Bagua Map, or the Feng Shui energy map. This map contains eight different areas around your home and guides how you should furnish your home. Fortunately, snake plants can be placed in many different areas of the home. You can place one on a living room coffee table, tuck one in the corner of your office, or set one in your bathroom. Some say the pointed, upright leaves of the snake plant can counter the downward motion of a flushing toilet.
Just make sure to take care of your snake plant! Plants that develop diseases or yellow leaves are said to bring bad luck.
10: French Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas)
Lavender is pure good energy, and this makes it perfect to bring good luck and attract wealth, on top of aromatherapy, soaps, perfumes and to keep moths off your clothes! It also has extremely high vibrational frequencies, 118 MHz, one of the highest in any plant. French lavender is perfect for kitchens, or informal indoor spaces, but you could also keep it in living spaces which will not only bring luck but smell good too.
Lavender is one of the best-known lucky plants. According to Feng Shui, this plant is a symbol of purity and helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Due to its powerful fragrance, it’s best to put it in rooms where it can benefit you, such as helping you to fall asleep and relax.
Also, if you grow lavender in studios, studies, or home offices, it’ll change the atmosphere. Beyond its spiritual connotation, its scent has some incredible and proven properties.
But even though it does not carry great significance as a feng shui flower, it does have its applications in feng shui as well. It is a yang masculine plant that corresponds to the planet Mercury. The symbolism of lavender mostly comes from its pastel purple color which conveys the meaning of royalty, admiration, solitude, and sometimes even love and devotion.
11: Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)
Golden pothos isn’t just one of the most popular houseplants of all time, it is also a Feng Shui plant that produces a flow of good energy, and it brings wealth and good luck. Overall, this elegant friend will reduce anxiety and stress, and you should place it in a corner of your home or business to receive the best results.
Using a Golden Pothos can bring about positive or stagnant energy to your home, according to Feng Shui principles. They symbolize determination and eternal life because of their keen growth habits. Golden pothos are thought to be rich and have beautiful glossy leaves.
Feng Shui believes that the plant can bring wealth and prosperity to your home. The vine of the plant grows in a long and fast manner, representing perseverance and chasing dreams. People who work hard and follow their dreams will be ideal candidates for golden pothos plants. The oils are simple to use and help to restore positive energy. Placing your pothos in a hanging pot to represent reaching new heights and chasing dreams is a clever idea.
12. Sunflower Plants
Sunflower plants are often considered lucky due to their vibrant and uplifting nature, as well as their symbolism in various cultures and traditions. Here is a description of why sunflower plants are believed to bring luck:
Symbol of Happiness: Sunflowers are known for their large, bright yellow blooms that resemble the sun. Their radiant and cheerful appearance is often associated with happiness and positive energy. It is believed that having sunflowers around can uplift spirits and create a joyful atmosphere, attracting good luck and positive vibes. Positive Energy and Optimism: Sunflowers are often seen as symbols of optimism and positivity. Their tall, upright stalks reaching towards the sun represent strength, resilience, and a positive outlook on life. The plant’s energy is thought to align with the Law of Attraction, attracting favorable circumstances and enhancing one’s luck.
Abundance and Prosperity: Sunflowers are known for their ability to grow tall and produce numerous seeds. This abundance and fertility are often associated with prosperity and wealth. Having sunflower plants in one’s surroundings is believed to attract abundance, success, and financial luck.
Spiritual Significance: Sunflowers have held spiritual significance in various cultures throughout history. In some Native American traditions, they symbolize the sun deity and are believed to bring blessings and protection. In other cultures, they are associated with deities related to harvest, abundance, and fertility, connecting them to luck and positive outcomes in agriculture and life in general.
Attracting Good Fortune: Sunflowers are believed to act as magnets for good fortune. It is said that having sunflower plants in your garden or home can draw positive opportunities, beneficial relationships, and fortunate circumstances. They are a beacon for luck, guiding individuals towards a brighter and more fortunate path.
Positive Relationships and Love: Sunflowers are also associated with positive relationships and love. The sunflower’s vibrant yellow color is often linked to warmth, friendship, and loyalty. It is believed that having sunflowers in your living space can enhance the quality of relationships, attract loving connections, and foster a harmonious atmosphere.
Symbol of Renewal and New Beginnings: Sunflowers are known to follow the movement of the sun, facing east in the morning and west in the evening. This behavior is seen as a symbol of renewal and new beginnings. Sunflower plants are believed to bring luck and positive energy during times of transition, helping individuals embrace new opportunities and experiences.
Environmental Benefits: Sunflowers are not only considered lucky for their symbolism but also for their practical benefits. They are known to attract pollinators like bees and birds, contributing to a healthy ecosystem. In this sense, having sunflowers in your garden can bring a sense of luck by promoting biodiversity and supporting the natural environment.
The perception of luck and the symbolism of sunflowers can vary across cultures and individuals. While many people believe in the luck-bringing properties of sunflower plants, personal beliefs and cultural traditions may influence the significance and interpretation of their luck related symbolism