If you’re looking for lucky plants for business, whether you work from home, in an office or own a store, this article shares the Feng Shui lucky plants to bring fortune, prosperity and luck to your business.
You may have heard of some plants being referred to as a “money plant” or “money tree”. There are different types of plants that are lucky plants including the lucky bamboo, orchids, ferns and palms that you can keep indoors.
Lucky plants for business prosperity and wealth
The great news about having lucky plants in your business is that they do more than just bring you fortune and prosperity. They also help purify the air and improve humidity. This is because according to Feng Shui, certain indoor plants balance the water element and remove the negative energy in your business and home.
Scientific research has shown that lucky plants can also reduce stress and bring more positivity to your workplace and home.
Money Plant- Crassula Ovata
Let’s start with the most obvious lucky plant for business. The Crassula Ovata is often referred to as the Money Plant or the Jade Plant. It’s a lucky plant for business to grow indoors because it’s said to bring good luck, wealth and fortune according to Chinese Feng Shui traditions.
A lot of people give a new business owner the gift of a money plant to help bring prosperity to their business. We think this is a great idea!
The Jade plant has an interesting shape. If you look at the leaves, you may notice that they are coin-shaped which is why they are referred to as the lucky plant that symbolizes wealth and prosperity.
Even though it’s affectionately known as the “Money Tree”, there is actually another tree which is the true money tree: Pachira Aquatica.
Jade plants like the Crassula Ovata are succulents which have thick leaves and tree-like stems. During winter you might notice your money plant flowering, showing off small white or pink star-shaped flowers with a sweet scent. The best conditions for flowering are when the plant hasn’t been watered for a few weeks, the nights are longer and the weather is cold.
A great bonus for having a Jade plant in your place of business is because they are strong, hardy plants that don’t need a lot of attention. So if you’re too busy in your business you don’t need to worry about giving your plant a lot of love and attention!
Money Tree Plant (Pachira Aquatica)
The true money plant that’s known as one of the best lucky plants for business is the Pachira Aquatica.
The legend behind this tree is that a poor man who prayed for money, came across this unique looking plant which he was able to make money from by growing the plant from seeds and then selling the plant.
Feng Shui promotes the money tree plant because it is said to invite prosperity and good wealth to whoever owns it.
Even though the Jade plant is also known as a money tree, the Jade plant and the Pachira Aquatica aren’t related at all.
One of the unique things about the money tree is that it has a unique trunk. The trunk grows braided and looks lovely when it sits in a pot. This makes it a great indoor plant to have in your office or other place of business.
The central trunk is made up of braided stems, anywhere between 3 to 7 stems. The leaves are large and shiny green. The plant grows up to 1.8 meters tall, which is about 6 ft. However when grown in a container or pot indoors, the plant doesn’t usually reach this height and it also doesn’t tend to flower when grown indoors.
If you’re someone who practices Feng Shui then the money plant is a must-have lucky plant for your business to attract good wealth and fortune!
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)
The Lucky Bamboo plant Dracaena Sanderiana is a lucky plant for business that can bring you fortune, happiness and good wealth in your business. Another Feng Shui plant, the Lucky Bamboo is also affectionately known as the Chinese water bamboo, Sander’s Dracaena or the Goddess of Mercy. How lovely does that name sound!
You might think that because this plant looks like a bamboo plant it would be in the same family as the true bamboo however it isn’t.
The Dracaena Sanderiana is an ornamental indoor plant with long straight stems that have long leaves growing on them. The stems can grow to over 3 ft tall but if you are strict about Feng Shui practices, you should aim to find a shorter version of this plant or at least plant in a smaller container to limit the growth.
Feng Shui stipulates that when it comes to inviting fortune into your business or home, the number of bamboo stalks on your plant indicates how successful you will be. 7 stalks represents good health; 5 stalks represents wealth and good luck while 3 stalks represents happiness.
Maintenance of the plant includes cutting the stems back regularly to promote good health and growth of the plant. And also adding liquid fertiliser every month and using filtered water instead of tap water. You can choose whether to grow your plant in soil or water as lucky bamboo plants do well in both. You really can’t kill this plant easily!
Ficus Elastica Rubber Plant
We couldn’t write about lucky plants for business without mentioning the Ficus Elastica rubber plant. According to Feng Shui practices, the Ficus Elastica attracts good luck and fortune when used in your business. We recommend having it in your office or work place.
The Ficus Elastica is also known as the Indian rubber bush, rubber fig or simply the rubber bush. There are many types of indoor Ficus trees, which all belong to the Moraceae family.
Rubber plants have oval leaves that can either be shiny green or sometimes versions of yellow and creamy white while others could have burgundy colored leaves. The rounded shape of the leaves is said to bring positive energy according to Feng Shui properties.
Orchids are one of the most beautiful plants in the world and are an attractive addition to your indoor plant collection.
Did you know that orchids attract good luck? According to Feng Shui, violet colored orchids are the most auspicious orchid plant that attracts good luck and prosperity.
What we love about orchids is that unlike other lucky plants for business, orchids stand out for their attractiveness and beautiful colors. Many cultures consider orchids a symbol of beauty and love while in Feng Shui, orchids are a symbol of happiness, positive relationships and fertility.
You can choose from many varieties of orchids but if you’re looking for lucky plants that are also easy to take care of, we recommend the Phalaenopsis or Paphiopedilum orchids which also have white flowers that promote calmness.
Other recommended orchids for a business are anything that has a vibrant color which represents creativity, energy and passion which are all important when running a successful business.
Orchids typically have large thick leaves growing at the base with a very tall stem that emerges from the middle of the plant. Large flowers with 5 petals grow along the length of the stem. You may have seen that orchids are often planted in attractive glass containers or ceramic pots.
They are often packaged as gifts because orchid flowers last a lot longer than typical flowers you find at a florist. This makes them the perfect lucky plant gift for someone you know who owns a business.