The Best 12 Plants That Bring Luck and Fortune in 2024

Something we all need in 2024: plants in your home to not only lift your mood, increase your productivity, and turbocharge your creativity, but also to give you some extra luck. And even prosperity. We...

Something we all need in 2024: plants in your home to not only lift your mood, increase your productivity, and turbocharge your creativity, but also to give you some extra luck. And even prosperity. We all know plants can make you feel better, purify the air, and even absorb water when it's too humid (in your bathroom, for instance). But did you also know that some plants can bring you luck and good fortune?

12 Plants for Good Luck and Fortune

The importance of plants inside your home or workplace is clear. Extensive scientific research has shown that plants are capable of absorbing damaging substances from the air and cleaning the air in that way. But they also make you happier just by looking at them. And some plants have even more extra benefits, such as giving you good luck and fortune.

Plants make people happy Picture by @greenlivingglasgow

The best 12 plants for good luck and fortune are:

  1. Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)
  2. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
  3. Snake Plant (Sansevieria laurentii)
  4. Citrus Trees
  5. Blue Singapore Orchid (Vanda coerulea)
  6. Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
  7. Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
  8. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  9. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
  10. Money Plant a.k.a. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  11. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
  12. Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)

Below, you'll find more about these 12 plants and how they can bring you good luck and fortune. Make sure to add a few of them to your home and workplace. And when luck happens or money comes flowing in, remember this article and don't forget to donate to a good cause.

Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)

For sure, the number one plant on this list is the Pachira aquatica, aka the Money Tree. It's always an excellent gift for people starting their businesses. In feng shui, this good luck and fortune plant is even more effective when placed in the 'wealth corner' of your home. The universal wealth corner is in the southeast of any room, home, office, or garden. And to find this feng shui wealth corner, you need to stand in the center of your home with a compass. The north is regarded as the secondary feng shui wealth corner.

Money Tree Money Tree by @imdamia.n

The Pachira Aquatica is a tropical tree that is easy to grow indoors. It often comes with a braided trunk or a very thick trunk that is chopped at the top to start new growth from there. The Money tree may help you with your luck and earn more money at home or at your business. Besides money, the Pachira is also a great air purifier. To learn about 15 more plants that remove toxins from the air, check out our article.

Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)

Feng shui says that the Ficus elastica species attracts wealth, prosperity, and good luck. This indoor good luck tree, also known as rubber fig, Indian rubber bush, or rubber bush, is one of the many types of indoor ficus trees. The Ficus elastica has round leaves, which are regarded as symbolic of money and prosperity. When placed in the home, this plant fosters fortune, abundance, and an increase in wealth. Ficus elastica is also one of the 8 strongest houseplants.

Rubber Plant Rubber Plant by Janvier Plants

Snake Plant (Sansevieria Laurentii)

The Sansevieria, also known as the mother-in-law's tongue or Belgian curtains, is considered a plant of good luck. It absorbs poisonous gases from the air and eliminates toxins. Snake Plants are some of the toughest plants you can find, whether indoors, in your garden, or on your balcony. These spiky beauties can put up with almost anything. They also exude strong protective energy and shield residents from negative chi.

Snake Plant Picture by The Crest Home

The Sansevieria Laurentii is also one of the top 10 dorm room plants for college students.

Citrus Trees

Citrus trees are popular plants that, with some special care, can be grown in containers. Some of the best varieties of citrus, such as lemons or limes, can grow in a pot for years and produce an abundance of fruit. Citrus trees are extremely fragrant when flowering. All varieties of citrus trees are considered lucky, especially since many citrus fruits are round and gold, resembling coins, which symbolize wealth. The more fruit your tree has, the luckier it is. Citrus trees are popular gifts to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival.

Lemon Tree Picture by @yesabin

The Blue Singapore Orchid (Vanda Coerulea)

The blue Vanda Coerulea is one of the most beautiful flowering plants, with its special color. Blue is generally a happy color, no matter what shade you choose. According to Feng Shui, orchids have the unique ability to bring good luck and fortune in love and improve your home. Of all orchids, the Blue Vanda is the most eye-catching. It's also one of the 7 absolute best bathroom plants.

Blue Singapore Orchid Picture by @supah_green

Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum)

Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, is well known for its medicinal and spiritual properties in Ayurveda. It helps to heal and control many discomforts and diseases. Holy Basil holds tremendous religious and mythological significance in Hindu philosophy. It is believed to purify, eradicate negative energy, kill bacteria, and stimulate positivity. It is also a plant that is used very often in India for its symbolism.

Holy Basil Picture by Organic India

Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)

While the Jade Plant might not actually show you the money, many people in the past and in some cultures today believe they do. The Jade Plant, commonly known as the money plant or money tree, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers. It is recognized for its thick, fleshy, shiny, smooth leaves that grow in opposite pairs. Despite the possibility of not providing extra cash, the Jade Plant is a great house plant that many have fond memories of while growing up. Jade plants are one of the most common and popular succulent plants out there.

Jade Plant Picture by @pistilnursery

The Jade Plant is one of the 5 houseplants for beginners that'll help you start your plant journey right away.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

Make sure to put Lavender by the door for luck. When you do that and as you pass through, a bit of the luck will waft up and dispel any negative energy that might try to follow. Lavender is also known for calming nerves, quieting the mind, allowing for good sleep, and being a disinfectant when used in cleaning products (plus, it smells heavenly!). It's also one of the 5 healing medicinal plants that can easily be grown at home.

Lavender Picture by Castle Farm Kent

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Native to tropical Americas, the Peace Lily is considered a fortune plant. It has the ability to cleanse all types of environmental contaminants. With its beautiful green color and fresh air, it is ideal for office spaces and homes. The Peace Lily is low maintenance and equally striking in appeal. It's a must-have plant for your desk. You can find many articles about the Peace Lily on Thursd. It's air purifying, shade-tolerant, and extremely easy to take care of.

Peace Lily Picture by @undergreen-france

Money Plant (Golden Pothos - Epipremnum Aureum)

According to Feng Shui, the Money Plant not only brings good luck and money but also harmonizes human existence with the surroundings. The smooth and round golden leaves, which represent coins, along with the plant's deep roots and vibrant growth, symbolize good fortune. The Money Plant, also known as Golden Pothos or Epipremnum Aureum, oozes with positive energy.

Money Plant Picture by Alokazja

Learn all about Pothos plants here: 'Pothos Plants - Care & All There’s to Know About This Houseplant'.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)

We know Eucalyptus as an energizing plant with a soothing scent. These scent characteristics are associated with cleanliness and a fresh start. Eucalyptus is also a great air purifier and is known for its medicinal properties. Eucalyptus is not just there to feed koalas.

Eucalyptus Picture by @latelierdetara

Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum)

These lovely flowering small trees are known as wealth plants in Chinese culture and are considered lucky for the Chinese Spring Festival. The Adenium has thick, swollen roots, symbolizing abundance and fertility. Adeniums are commonly known as Desert Roses. They come from Africa and the Middle East but are certainly not roses. In a tropical garden, they're very strong plants, just like the other plants in our post, '10 Impossible-To-Kill Outdoor Plants You’ll Want to Have in Your Garden'.

Desert Rose Pictures by @adenium__pancas

Extra) Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)

Lucky Bamboo, also known as Dracaena Sanderiana, is not a real bamboo. It resembles bamboo in terms of its trunk when leafless. These trunks are sold under the name Lucky Bamboo. They are widely used in flower arrangements. Lucky Bamboo has always been regarded as a symbol of good fortune in Asian culture. The Chinese call it 'Fu Gwey Zhu', which represents luck, fortune, power, honor, and bamboo. Whether it truly brings good luck or is just well-marketed, what do you think?

Lucky Bamboo

Feng Shui

According to feng shui, any tropical plant inside your home or at the office aids in removing toxins from the air, stimulating positivity, prosperity, and peace. There's a lot to the feng shui of positioning plants, so make sure to learn more before you begin. Remember, going green is a wise choice. Nature, in any form, adds a unique characteristic to the space around it.

Header image by @gimmyrella.