In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite lucky houseplants from around the world. These plants have been revered for their fortunate properties, and in this article, we’ll tell you how to maintain them for prolonged prosperity!
- Rubber plants are said to bring prosperity and good health to its owner. Scientifically proven to remove toxins from the air, they provide fresh air to your indoor spaces. To make sure your rubber plant stays healthy and happy, place it in indirect sunlight and plant it in well-draining soil. They like being watered every week or two.
- Jade plants are from the succulent family, and brighten spaces with lively green and/or pink foliage. It is said to bring wealth to the home. Bright, indirect light keeps them happy and they don’t need to be watered until the soil is thoroughly dry.
- Also known by its scientific name Sansevieria, the snake plant is the ultimate plant for busy plant parents! They’re super easy to care for and thrive in full sun, partial shade, or anything in between! They also don’t need much water, only needing to be thoroughly soaked every three to four weeks. They’re fantastic for the home, filtering toxins out of the air and releasing fresh oxygen to improve indoor air quality.
- Originating from Southeast Asia and Africa, Lucky Bamboo plants represent good fortune and prosperity in feng shui, the art of arranging a living space with balance to encourage harmony between a person and the environment they live in. The intertwining of multiple bamboo stalks represents unity, depending on the number of bamboo stalks you plant together. Two bamboo stalks represent love, three represent good luck, fortune, and longevity, and seven stalks represent good health. Lucky Bamboo can be grown in both soil and water. They thrive in bright, indirect light and love warm environments.
- Guiana Chestnut Trees, or money trees, are beautiful additions to any indoor space. Their trunks are braided together, which is said to represent unity and renewed wealth. They don’t need to be watered frequently, but when they do get watered, it should be thorough. They do well in winter when a water tray with pebbles is placed underneath.
- Peace Lilies are great for improving the air quality of a room and are well known to bring good fortune and harmony to the household.