Hard work and persistence are very important qualities for success, both in your personal as well as professional life. In fact there are several factors that determine a person’s success in nearly every aspect of their lives. But who doesn’t like a little bit of luck on their side?
Inarguably, luck plays a great role in the development of an individual’s path towards success. So what if we could sort of manipulate the goddesses of luck to get their attention, so that they can shower on us their blessings.
Yes, there is actually a way, as believed by the practitioners of Feng Shui, which is an ancient Chinese Pseudoscience, as well as many other cultures, including Indian traditions!
So let’s take a look at some of the plants that can help us gain the favour of the goddesses of luck, both in our personal and professional lives.
Note: You can buy all of these plants from your local gardener, or head over to Amazon.
The Peony plant represents prosperity, riches and good blessings. According to popular beliefs, it gets its name from the greek physician of the gods called Paeon. This plant is also given as a gift to newly married couples as a symbol of blessing to their marriage life and romance. In China, peonies are a traditional symbol for floral. In fact, the word Peony means mudan in Chinese, translating to king of flowers.
Sometimes also called fuguihua meaning flower of wealth and honor, the Peony is believed to have brought prosperity and happiness to the lives of many people. People in China buy peonies and grow them in hope for good fortune and happiness. You can even plant them in Indian homes at offices.
Orchids are one of the most popular indoor plants that symbolize luck. In feng shui, this plant is popularly known as meaning symbol of fertility. These plants are often believed to bring excellence in all aspects of a person’s life – like wealth, spirituality, and also beauty.
The flower also represents perfection, large families and heritage, and happiness. It is believed in ancient Chinese pseudoscience, that if orchids are placed facing the north, the act will flourish your business, thus giving you financial success, and if placed in the southwest facing direction, will bring passion between couples. This plant can be grown in both homes and offices to bring luck and charm into your lives.
3) Rubber plant
The rubber plant is known for its austerity and auspiciousness in the area of wealth in your home, which is just another way of saying that having this plant in your office will bless your business with huge financial gains.
This plant is advised to be kept at the front hall according to feng shui. The plants grow well under artificial light as well. They have round leaves, which usually indicates money, and can also be grown in offices to bring abundance in wealth.
Lotus is a key element in feng shui. This mesmerizingly beautiful plant has great hopes placed on it for bringing in good fortune. Also, a good décor to be grown in homes, This flower represents ultimate perfection. As for its purity, it remains untouched by the mud from which it originates.
In Chinese medicine, these plants on the whole – from the colorful petals to the long, branching roots – have a great number of medicinal properties. Hence making it a feng shui symbol of health and prosperity in homes.
This flower represents love. It also glorifies beauty and sensuality. In some cultures, it symbolizes appreciation and good luck. Jasmine is the national flower of Pakistan. In Tuscan tradition, including of jasmine flowers in the bridal bouquet is a must, because of a long-remembered story of a gardener who planted nothing but Jasmine to present as a proposal gift to his lover, who would later be his wife.
The flower bears buds that are used to treat eye and skin diseases. This also indicates warmth and sensuality. The jasmine is a flower that is to be most positively grown in homes for positivity and harmonious love life.
6) Lucky bamboo
This plant is known for its rapidly increasing follower base, both in China as well as India. According to Chinese culture, the number of stalks in the plant determines the various sides of love.
One stalk symbolizes simplicity, two stalks symbolize love while three symbolizes happiness and seven symbolizes good health. This is also known as a symbol of strength due to its fast growth. This is a great plant to have for both homes as well as offices.
7) Peace lily
This plant is an absolute pearl, with its white ivory flowers and glossy leaves. The peace lily plant symbolizes prosperity and peace. According to Chinese legend, the peace lily is considered to be a very lucky plant.
The owner/planter is believed to be showered with insurmountable amounts of luck if he/she takes proper care of his/her plant.
According to a NASA study, these plants purify the air as well and also helps to cure asthma and other illnesses. A peace lily is often looked at as a symbolization of the rebirth of a soul, in which it transcends the complexity of life.
8) Money Plant
The money plant is named so because the flat leaves of these plants actually resemble the coins, albeit with a dash of imagination required. The dogma is that as long as the plant thrives to grow there would never be a shortage of money for the one who nurtures it.
(We’ve covered a whole article on how to grow your own money plants here)
The money tree, according to feng shui, is to bring wealth and abundance to the house. These plants also absorb radiation and indeed an air purifier. Also, keeping a single one of these plants near a computer and television reduces stress which is scientifically proven by experts.
9) Aloe vera
Aloe vera represents healing properties with their sword-like leaves and sharp looks. In Egypt, these plants are also called as “plant of immortality” because they were believed to be used in ancient times (and still are) to heal all the disease and also treat injuries.
This plant is considered to be good fortune and is also hung in the doorways for its attraction. This plant can also be applied to face to treat pimples and rashes of the skin. This also acts as an air purifier and serves as a great stress buster.
10) Holy basil
This plant is an auspicious one according to Hindu religion. Holy Basil, or Tulsi as it is commonly known by Indians all over the world, is grown in homes with a hope and belief that it brings wealth and happiness wherever it is planted. This plant is also used to treat coughs and colds.
The 15th of April through the 15th of June is considered to be a growing season of this auspicious plant. The plant basil is considered to be an incarnation of goddess Lakshmi and also people believe that by touching her one becomes pure.
An important point to note is that Tulsi should be planted/grown facing towards north or north-west for its growing abilities. Also, the plant which is near this divine plant must be a flowering plant and in many cultures, this tradition is maintained strictly as the tulsi is considered a female plant. Read about different types of Holy Basil (Tulsi)
Rosemary is rich in compounds of anti-inflammatory and antioxidants, which are used to boost the immune system of human beings. Studies have shown that rosemary neutralizes free radicals which is considered to be harmful to humans.
The Europeans considered rosemary as a good fortune and protection from a long time. According to feng shui planting rosemary outside the house brings good fortune and also protects the house from evil spirits. And rosemary is also believed to bring peace to both living and dead. Rosemary is a great plant for homes.
12) Four leaved clover
Each of the four leaves of the Four leaved clover is believed to hold a significant meaning – faith, hope , love and luck. It is also believed that the one who wears this clover has the power to see fairies if and when they are around. Another popular belief is that the plant protects the person or the home if there are any evil spirits around.
There is a strong belief that the one who finds a clover will find true love before valentines day. This is grown in the house as a protection and good fortune. Some people also put this clover in their shoes thinking that this will lead them to their soulmate.
This plant is considered to clean the air around. Also, the studies show that having philodendron at every 100 square feet will purify the environment to a certain range.
These plants have the ability to grow at the dimmest lights and are most suitable for office environment where the lighting is low. And is considered to be fortunate and brings success according to feng shui. They are also used to treat asthma and other breathing problems. It’s a great plant for a vertical garden.
So those were some (among various lists of others) plants that are believed to be lucky amongst many customs and religions.
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