The Chinese New Year is not far off and one of the best ways to prepare for it is to know the lucky plants and flowers to buy. According to a popular Chinese saying, flower blossoms come with fortune and blessings. The following are 10 lucky plants and flowers you should buy for the Chinese New Year:
- Flamingo Lily
The pink or red of the flamingo lilies symbolize the prosperity everyone yearns for in a new year. Since the Chinese New Year isn’t far off from Valentine’s Day, you could use these heart-shaped flowers as a gift to your loved one. You may grow flamingo lilies to remove ammonia, xylene, and formaldehyde from the air.
- Jade Plant
This plant gets its name from the fact that it has emerald green leaves that are shaped like jade stones. It symbolizes fortune, wealth, and prosperity. Although it requires little water, you will need to use some organic fertilizer on it.
The other name for it is wan zi qian hong which is translated as millions and thousands of purple and red, thanks to its small flowers. Growing this plant is easy. It symbolizes the promise of prosperity and wealth for the New Year.
- Lucky Bamboo
Lucky bamboo can be twisted, bent, and twirled into a variety of shapes including the number eight. For the New Year, it symbolizes strength. You may decorate it with lucky ornaments and ribbons. The number of stalks you place in a pot will represent different things.
- Money Plant
The other name of this plant is the Devil’s Ivy. It is a hardy, versatile plant with the ability to remove xylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air. Use it to purify the air in your home even as you look forward to good luck and fortune in the New Year.
- Oncidium Orchids
Oncidium orchids or the Dancing Lady feature tiny yellow petals that look like sprouting gold coins. As the Chinese New Year sets in, these orchids will act as the symbol for abundance and fertility.
- Peace Lily
Peace lilies are no different from flamingo lilies, only that the former have ivory white flowers. Again peace lilies can help to purify the air in your home. They help to remove ammonia, benzene, xylene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
- Pussy Willow
When you see pussy willows, you know the spring is around the corner. The plant is also known as the catkin and features furry buds. Apart from requiring you to change water two times a week, you should regularly apply fertilizer. That way, the plant will last longer and stop the breeding of mosquitoes.
- Red Cymbidiums
The other name for these flowers is boat orchids. They have large, elegant, red blooms. The Chinese call them hong pao because of their name. Red cymbidiums symbolize prosperity for the New Year.
Start your Chinese New Year on the right note by acquiring one or more of these plants, now.