Are there indoor plants that will bring you luck, love, and happiness? Obviously, we are huge fans of the current trend of houseplants. No matter if you’re all about those big statement plants that look great on Instagram or the countless health benefits that come with keeping plants at home, wearing that “crazy plant lady” badge with pride has many advantages.
The problem is that there are so many plants to pick from that we cannot take all of them home. It’s not always the case, anyway. Here are some symbols and meanings behind our favourite indoor plants. Here are a few plants that our plant doctor, Meg, has selected as plants said to attract love, wealth, health, and happiness, which should make it easier than ever to choose a meaningful gift. In fact, even if it’s a gift for you and the special occasion is something as simple as making it to the weekend, it’s nice to receive such a thoughtful gift.
A Plant For Health
Snake plant. Snake plants are indoor plants that will bring you luck, love, and happiness. They absorb toxins during the day and release oxygen during the night. A snake plant is very low-key: it requires little water, thrives in pretty much any light condition, and requires very little dusting. Although they require little maintenance, these plants will provide maximum benefits: they absorb toxins during the day and release oxygen at night, making them perfect for bedrooms.
Plants For Luck
Lucky bamboo. Generally speaking, they are sometimes referred to as ‘lucky bamboo’ for a reason. Keeping track of your bamboo plant’s number of stalks, however, is important, since it alters the meaning somewhat. There is love in twos, happiness in threes, wealth in fives, health in sevens, growth in eights, and luck in nines and perfection in tens. The lucky one has 21 stalks, so be sure to pick it up: those are the luckiest and are said to bless whoever picks them with an overall powerful blessing.
Aloe. Plants of the aloe family are said to symbolize luck and are loaded with health benefits (some say the cool leaves can be kept in the kitchen for burns). However, they’re also believed to bring good fortune – which is why, in South Africa, aloe vera is often hung above the entrances of homes for good fortune.
A Plant For Love
Lavender. Recently, researchers from Japan’s Kagoshima University found that the smell of lavender has relaxing effects on our bodies and is a great stress reliever. What if you added that it represents endurance, devotion, and love, as well?
A Plant For Hapiness
Boston fern. Boston ferns are said to symbolize happiness, and it’s easy to see why. Boston ferns may not be suitable for beginners because they require more work than some houseplants. There is a rule that says you must never let a Boston fern dry out ever. To keep your soil moist, you need to keep the humidity level high (maybe you should stick yours in the bathroom?).
It’s worth all the time and effort in the end. This plant not only purifies the air by removing toxins, but it is also proven to boost our moods by taking care of a living thing. Why? Whenever we get to witness that living thing flourish, it provides a sense of purpose and rewards. So it isn’t surprising that a tricksy little Boston fern represents happiness with all its needs, is it?
A Plant For Wealth
Chinese money plant. It is extremely easy to care for a Chinese money plant: water it only when the soil is dry, give it a feed once a month in warmer seasons, and place it in a bright, sunny spot. This handsome plant is said to attract good fortune, money, and abundance, so make sure to put it in that sunny spot (this is typically your home office where you manage finances and work).
A Plant For Remembrance
Rosemary. Planting rosemary indoors is as easy as growing it in a container, but they will need a lot of sunlight, so place them by a window for the best results. In addition, don’t overwater the plants (they’re more likely to drown from overwatering than from underwatering): instead, keep the soil dry in a terracotta pot.
As soon as all of these steps have been completed, you can enjoy the beautifully-fragrant plant in all its glory, and use its leaves to add a little bit of extra flavor to roasted meats or stews. You can also use it to honor a loved one who has passed away. Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet says: “There is rosemary, and that is for remembrance; pray, love, remember.”
A Plant For Sympathy
Peace lily. A peace lily is a perfect gift for someone who is grieving. Peace lilies enjoy indirect light and need to be kept moist (just make sure you have a mister handy). In return, they’ll purify the air around you. Additionally, fresh flowers are considered a healing gift for grieving individuals. They are also believed to serve as reminders of peace in their owners’ lives. No wonder this plant is on the list of indoor plants that will bring you luck, love, and happiness.