More lucky plants for the house
Feel like you need a little boost of luck? Here are just a few indoor plants that are thought to bring good luck and prosperity to your home. Keep reading for more lucky plants.
Jade plant, or crassula ovata, is considered to be one of the lucky plants to have in the home. Succulents like this one are sometimes called lucky plants, dollar trees, and money trees. The leaves of the plant resemble coins.
Crassula ovata is a very popular, easy to maintain house plant. It is believed to bring wealth and good fortune to those who own it. Housewarming gifts are often given as a result of this.
One of the tricks to growing a jade plant indoors is that they really do need lots of sunlight. Give them the sunniest window possible.
Jade plant is cold hardy in USDA zones 10 and 11. It can only tolerate temperatures between 30 – 50°F in the winter months. Colder hardiness zones should treat jade plants as indoor plants and bring them inside as soon as the temperatures begin to drop.
There is a healing gel inside the thick leaves of Aloe barbadensis miller, so it is no wonder the plant is considered lucky!
The aloe vera plant is believed to bring good luck and positive energy to your household. It is believed that the positive energy it releases can fight off bad vibes and bad fortune.
I always have a plant of it growing ready to use on sunburns, scrapes, and cuts. It’s very easy to grow and has countless medical properties.
In order to have the best feng shui, aloe vera plants need to be grown in a North or East direction.
Aloe vera is only hardy in USDA zones 9 – 11. Those living in colder parts of the country can grow it as a houseplant. Bring it outside in the summer months for optimum results.
The botanical name for this plant is ficus religiosa. It is considered to be an important symbol of good fortune in Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. It is commonly grown by bonsai masters as a tree in the home.
The Ficus religiosa tree is also known as the Bodhi tree, under which Buddha attained enlightenment.
The plant likes moist soil with good drainage and full sun.
Peepal bonsai grow only in USDA zones 10-12. Other zones can enjoy ficus religiosa as a houseplant.
Varieties of cacti
Aztecs of Mexico regarded cacti in bloom as very lucky during the Mesoamerican civilization. Their belief was that these plants brought positivity to the home and good news to the owners.
A cactus will flower as an outdoor plant quite easily. Getting one to flower as an indoor plant requires good watering habits and proper lighting.
Depending on the variety, cacti can be cold hardy in zones 6 to 9, with some varieties even going as low as zone 4.
However, not all cacti are cold hardy. Make sure that your plant is hardy. The good news is that cacti can be grown inside in most homes in the US and elsewhere.
It is called jungle cups or pitcher plants. Its botanical name is nepenthe.
Nepenthe is considered lucky because the flowers appear to resemble money bags. Nepenthe is popular around Lunar New Year.
Hardiness zones 6-8 are the hardiness zones for many pitcher plants. Many pitcher plants will survive colder locations as long as they have a protective layer of mulch in winter. If you have a water garden, pitcher plants work well as an addition.
Due to the pendulous nature of the flowers, pitcher plants make excellent hanging basket plants.
A common fatsia japonica plant can be found in Japanese homes. This plant is considered lucky because it always has an odd number of leaves, normally 7 or 9. In Japan, odd numbers are considered lucky.
Fatsia japonica is also known as glossy-leaf paper plant, paper plant, false castor oil plant, fatsi, and Japanese aralia.
Despite its low light tolerance and preferring a well-draining soil, this plant will thrive in well-drained conditions.
Fatsia japonica can endure more cold than some other lucky plants. It is cold hardy in USDA zones 7b to 10b. It is a good houseplant in colder locations.
The heart-shaped glossy leaves of golden pothos bring luck and happiness according to feng shui.
The plant is said to bring good luck, good health, and prosperity to the home or office. The plants are also believed to clean the air.
Keep your golden pothos near a computer, TV, or WiFi router. Scientists say that keeping a plant near these items will keep them in a healthier environment.
Be sure not to expose money plants to too much sunlight and give them bright indirect light.
A subtropical species, golden pothos is only hardy in zones 10 and above. Fortunately for colder zones, the plant is easy to grow indoors.
Hawaiian Ti plant
The botanical name for this plant is cordyline terminalis or cordyline fruticosa. It is also referred to as baby doll ti, good luck plant, or ti leaf.
Due to its striking foliage with hues of red, yellow, green, and blue, the plant is highly sought after.
The Hawaiian ti tree has mystical powers. It is planted to give good luck, long life, and lasting love to its owners. In Hawaii, the plants made from Hawaiian ti trees are usually sold in a log form.
Hawaiian Ti may be seen today as a good luck charm in many yards.
This plant is cold hardy between zones 10 -12. It makes a great house plant for colder zones.
Lucky plants to grow outdoors
Most hardiness zones consider all of the plants that we discussed in this post to be indoor plants. The lucky plants in the home are some outdoor plants grown in cold climate, even common herbs can be considered lucky!
Here are a few of them:
- Bamboo – it is also beautiful and makes a good privacy wall.
- Peonies – a good luck plant with magnificent flowers.
- White narcissus – narcissus papyraceus is very easy to force indoors.
- Sage – salvia officinalis – a herb plant that is often burned to cleanse your home of bad energy.
- Basil – a herb that is considered by many to attract good luck.
- Chrysanthemums – gold mums are thought to represent wealth and prosperity.
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