Do you need a little luck in your life? We have just the answer.
Using good luck plants is a wonderful way to bring wealth, harmony, and peace into your home.
They’re also very thoughtful gifts for someone you care about.
There are lots of lucky plants in most cultures, but these ten are known the world over to prove beneficial and provide good energy as well as look beautiful in any decor.
The problem is that most people don’t have a green thumb. They kill their indoor plants within days of bringing them home from the store.
So we included some tips to help you care for these wonderful indoor plants to secure a fortune that lasts.
Top 10 good luck plants and how to use them
1) Peace Lily
Why is the peace lily lucky?
The Peace Lily is lucky because it is believed that their leaves resemble two hands clasped together – showing an openness of spirit.
Some believe the Peace Lily will keep away evil spirits because it’s poisonous in its natural habitat. It also signifies peace as well as prosperity in business affairs making it a great plant for office spaces.
Aside from having strong protective energy, this indoor plant has wonderful white flowers that are majestic, beautiful, and has blooms that will last for months!
How do I arrange the Peace Lily?
This good luck plant tends to grow taller than other indoor plants so it can be used to create levels in your floral arrangements. In addition, the Peace Lily’s brilliant white flowers make for a great focal point of your arrangement.
Place Peace Lilies with other plants that complement its unique looks like Lucky Bamboo or Jade Plants and you’ll have a beautiful centerpiece.
How do I care for the Peace Lily?
Peace Lilys require lots of bright indirect light and especially likes living by an east-facing window! This ensures they get enough morning and early evening sun.
Peace lilies can grow in water. To do this make sure to fertilize them every month with a diluted balanced fertilizer or quarter-strength houseplant food.
Water these plants once a week and they’ll thrive!
Tip: It’s also important to note that while positively powerful in Feng Shui, Peace Lilies are mildly toxic to dogs and cats if they eat the leaves.
2) Spider Plant
Why is the Spider Plant lucky?
Spider Plants are known to bring luck and good health in eastern culture. Mainly because the Spider Plant’s natural, sturdy and long vines will grow to symbolize stability in life.
They also improve air quality and are one of the most popular indoor plants for good luck plant hobbyists.
How do I arrange the Spider Plant?
The bright green leaves of the Spider Plant look great in a dark-colored plant pot offering a contrast of colors. Conversely, when placed in a white planter, the Spider Plant can look dainty and pretty.
Hanging this lucky plant up high in a basket gives off many villa-style vibes as the lush vines trail below.
How do I care for the Spider Plant?
Spider Plants do best in moist, but not wet soil. They don’t need to be watered frequently.
But make sure your plant is placed near a window or in a bright room that has lots of indirect light so it can get plenty of oxygen and grow green leaves!
Take a look at our full guide on Spider plants.
Tip: Spider plants are great for people who live in apartments because they grow well without much care!
3) African Violet
Why is the African Violet lucky?
African Violet plants are believed to bring good luck because their flowers are usually of a positive and cheerful color. The African Violet can bring prosperity as the flower is thought to be lucky when it comes in shades that promote positivity and remove negative energy, such as lavender or purple.
Their reputation for long life and good health comes from their botanical origin in the eastern side of Africa where they were once used by the natives to treat ailments such as bronchitis.
How do I arrange the African Violet?
This positive energy plant can be used solo in a planter or part of a wider arrangement in a larger planter. They have small rounded leaves and big bursting flowers that look great as a mid-level plant when put with trailing vines in large planters.
How do I care for the African Violet?
The African violet is also a type of plant that needs high humidity and indirect sunlight in order to bloom its best! Place it near an east or west-facing window so they can get plenty of morning sun.
Tip: They’ll grow well with just water but will bloom better if you fertilize them every few weeks with a quarter-strength houseplant food dissolved in tepid water.
4) Lucky Bamboo
Why is Lucky Bamboo lucky?
The Lucky Bamboo plant is believed to represent growth in life when placed at an office desk.
As a Feng Shui plant, Lucky Bamboo has many meanings including “may all my wishes come true” and “let me grow strong”.
As a symbol of prosperity and strength in the face of adversity, this fantastic indoor plant is a key player to attract wealth and enhance luck.
This lucky Bamboo plant also looks amazing in any living space with long, narrow leaves that are tough but flexible with upright stems like most bamboo.
How do I arrange Lucky Bamboo?
The Lucky Bamboo’s light green color contrasts against darker colored furniture to provide visual interest without being overwhelming.
On top of that, the beautiful and intricate braiding of the stem of these lucky plants is a work of natural art.
This sacred tree can suffer if grown under artificial light without sufficient natural sunlight – which means that these lucky indoor plants like living by an east-facing window!
How do I care for Lucky Bamboo?
The Lucky Bamboo plant requires lots of bright, indirect light and also needs protection from the hot summer months; it is susceptible to root rot when exposed to damp soil for more than two days at a time, especially in humid climates.
Tip: The lucky Bamboo plant is also an excellent choice for a gift because of its natural growth and beautiful appearance.
5) Braided Money Tree (Pachira aquatic)
Why is the Money Tree lucky?
The Money Tree, also known as the Pachira Money Tree, is thought to be lucky because it symbolizes both fortune and stability.
This good luck plant is trusted by millions to attract money and good fortune over its long life span.
With beautiful green leaves that are tough but flexible with upright stems like most bamboo plants, this lucky tree will make any living room feel lush and devoid of negative chi.
How do I arrange Money Trees?
The Pachira Money Tree can be placed in a North or East direction for maximum luck. Money Trees are also versatile in interior design because they are one of those potted plants at just the right size to sit on a plant stand, perch on a shelf, or even stand on the floor.
How do I care for the Money Tree?
As a low-maintenance plant, Money trees should be watered infrequently. Check the soil, if the top few inches are dry then it’s ready for a deep watering.
Tip: Money trees grow better in bright-light areas. but also need to be placed in indirect sunlight where possible.
6) Jade plant (Money Plant)
Why is the Jade Plant lucky?
Jade plants are also known as Money plants and are not to be confused with Money Trees, though they do share the same family!
The Jade Plant brings good fortune because they are so strong and hardy they can withstand many mishaps in life, according to Feng Shui. This resilience to misfortune eventually will attract money for the houseplant owner.
How do I arrange the Money Plant?
Arranging Money plants is easy as they are small indoor plants with beautiful rounded leaves that look cute in any decor. Placing them on a table puts them in the spotlight for all to enjoy.
Larger Money Plants can be placed on the floor next to the sofa for a refreshing living room full of good luck.
How do I care for the Money plant?
Another low-maintenance plant, the Money Plant is best placed in a well-lit room with indirect sunlight. As a succulent, Money plants need to be watered sparingly. Let the soil completely dry out before watering again!
Tip: The Money Plant will grow indoors ok with natural light conditions, but if the round leaves start to turn brown, you can simply move the Money plant away to darker areas of your house.
7 ) Chinese Evergreen (Red Aglaonema)
Why is the Chinese Evergreen lucky?
The Chinese Evergreen, also known as Red Aglaonema or Good Fortune Plant, is one of the most auspicious plants that bring good luck because of the plant’s extraordinary leaves which symbolize a prosperous future and stability in life.
The red variety especially has dazzling variegated leaves that pulse positive energy making this a very lucky plant to have.
How do I arrange Chinese Evergreen?
The beautiful colors that these lucky indoor plants produce are a show stopper for guests that visit your house. Placing them in eye-catching locations such as on a plant stand is the first step to displacing negative energy in the room.
How do I care for Chinese Evergreen?
The Chinese Evergreen requires plenty of light but should be kept away from windows where there’s excessive heat or direct sunlight as this may scorch the foliage.
Tip: To maintain healthy leaves and continue to attract good fortune use indoor plant fertilizer once or twice per year.
8) Golden Pothos
Why is the Golden Pothos lucky?
The Golden Pothos, also known as Devil’s Ivy, is considered lucky in Feng Shui. Part of the Money plant family, it is believed that they can bring good fortune, a prosperous future, and stability in life.
Ivy plants often represent long-lasting friendships or relationships in Feng Shui due to their clinging nature.
How do I arrange Golden Pothos?
This good luck plant, commonly found on the jungle floor, looks great as a hanging vine. As indoor plants, place them in hanging baskets or on a shelf so the leaves trail down.
According to Feng Shui, homeowners should place this lucky plant next to sharp corners of their house to ward off negative energy.
How do I care for Golden Pothos?
One of the most lucky indoor plants in Feng Shui, it is also low-maintenance and requires watering only once every two weeks or so. They love bright, indirect light, and will accept worse conditions too, though it doesn’t do well in strong direct sun.
Tip: Golden Pothos is another one of those lucky plants that filter the air of toxins. Placing this in your bathroom helps to cleanse the air and remove negative chi.
9) Snake Plant
Why is the snake plant lucky?
In Feng Shui, it is believed that snake plants can protect your house or property and are especially used by new business owners to bring success, bring wealth, bring good luck; all while guarding against negativity.
This lucky plant’s upright growth resembles a sword that represents strength and power. It’s great to look at for those moments when you need courage!
How do I arrange the Snake Plant?
Also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, this lucky plant is usually placed inside next to the door for maximum protection.
In modern interior design, they are very useful to point upwards towards a painting or some other feature of your decor.
How do I care for the Snake Plant?
Snake plants are also very easy to care for and need watering only a few times a month when the soil is dry. Too much water will damage the growth of the Snake Plant and reduce the virility of the leaves meaning less protection from evil spirits!
10) Aloe Vera
Why is Aloe Vera lucky?
This powerhouse of good luck has been used since ancient times by many cultures around the world to heal wounds, burns, itchiness from bug bites or sunburns, and other skin conditions like eczema.
Aloe Vera plants have been said to promote wealth and positive energy by absorbing the “chi” of the sun’s rays and then releasing them back to its surroundings for a general sense of well-being.
How do I arrange Aloe Vera?
Just like other lucky plants that are small, Aloe Vera can be placed in a planter and put shelves and coffee tables for front row good luck vibes.
When in reach, Aloe Vera’s spiny thick leaves can easily be snapped off to harvest their natural good luck ingredients – great to treat summer burns or winter rashes!
How do I care for Aloe Vera?
Being in the succulent family, Aloe Vera doesn’t need much care as it stores water in it’s leaves for a very long time. It also means that to much water will cause it some harm and eventually cause root rot.
Tip: Give your Aloe plant some time to dry out between waterings. Always check the soil for moisture before tending to it
Other plants that bring good luck
Here are a few other lucky plants that bring happiness, wealth, and positive energy in the house and outdoors.
The dandelion symbolizes wishes coming true or being granted as well as optimism. When blown into the wind, this flower represents hopes that your troubles will disappear; some believe bad thoughts carried by the wind will be cast away when blowing these flowers around yourself or another person. It’s often seen as a sign of youthfulness too..
The fern is a symbol of peace and tranquility in Feng Shui. Its foliage grows in large clumps and is said to be one of the most welcoming and lucky indoor plants. Some Ferns are small enough to be put in planters around your house, on windowsills, and anywhere you need to spruce up your decor.
Shamrock plants, botanically known as Oxalis Plants, are not from the Feng Shui school of thought. As a Western good luck plant, they derive their luck from the Irish folk law that Saint Patrick used a shamrock leaf to visualize the Holy Trinity.
The indoor Citrus Tree is a great example of how modern decor, Feng Shui, and functionality come together to bring life into your home. With a small potted orchard of Citrus Trees placed in your office or home, you can encourage good luck and good fortune.
Not only that but the Citrus Tree will produce big bright fruits that have that visual wow factor especially when paired with a more minimalist interior design.
Feng Shui tips for arranging lucky indoor plants
Lucky indoor plants should be placed in a location that is not near the front door, as this area symbolizes “entering” in Feng Shui.
Most lucky plants should also not be placed in the West corner of a room because this area is associated with “resting”.
Lucky plants are often placed in East facing rooms or North facing rooms to maximize the energy they bring into the home.
Lucky indoor plants may also be used for Feng Shui purposes when attracting love, success, and wealth. To do this, place a good luck plant “star” in the Southwest corner of an office or home.
Lucky plants can be placed in a pot and either hung from the ceiling, propped up against a wall with some space between it and other objects, or placed on top of furniture such as cabinets.
This way they can really infiltrate your home and pump it full of good luck and visual interest from every angle.
That’s our roundup of lucky plants that have been proven to increase good luck and fortune in your home, or at least improve your decor!
We know for sure that beautiful interior design is so important in increasing our positivity and mental health. We even have expert advice on the subject! For more inspiration on arranging indoor plants here is our guide.
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