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The Ultimate Guide to Lunar New Year Houseplants

Updated: Apr 9

As the Lunar New Year approaches, it's time to usher in good fortune and positive energy by incorporating auspicious houseplants into your home. Cultivating a sense of harmony and prosperity, these plants not only enhance the festive ambiance but also symbolize various aspects of luck, wealth, and longevity. In this article, we'll explore the significance of eight delightful houseplants perfect for celebrating the Lunar New Year. 


1. Calamondin: Citrus of Abundance 

Calamondin Citrus Plant

Known as the "Citrus of Abundance," the Calamondin is a miniature orange tree that bears small, round fruits. This plant symbolizes wealth and prosperity, making it a popular choice for Lunar New Year celebrations. Place it in a well-lit area, and watch as its vibrant green foliage and golden fruits bring a touch of prosperity to your home. 

2. Jade Plant: The Money Magnet 

Jade Plant

Renowned for attracting wealth and financial success, the Jade Plant is a classic choice for Lunar New Year festivities. Its thick, succulent leaves resemble coins, symbolizing good fortune and prosperity. Position your Jade Plant in the southeast corner of your home – the traditional Feng Shui wealth sector – to maximize its positive effects. 

3. Lucky Bamboo: Symbol of Good Luck 

Lucky Bamboo Potted in Decorative Pot

As a symbol of good fortune and positive energy, Lucky Bamboo has become a staple in Lunar New Year celebrations. This easy-to-care-for plant can be arranged in various shapes, each carrying its own significance. Three stalks represent happiness, wealth, and longevity, while five stalks symbolize the five traditional elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. 

4. Bromeliad: Vibrant and Auspicious 

Colourful bromeliads

Known for its vibrant and long-lasting blooms, the Bromeliad is believed to bring good luck and positive energy into the home. With its exotic appearance and vibrant colors, this plant adds a touch of tropical charm to your Lunar New Year celebrations. Place it in a well-lit spot and enjoy its striking beauty throughout the festivities. 

5. Orchid: Symbol of Love and Beauty 

Yellow Orchids

Orchids are not only admired for their elegance but are also considered symbols of love and beauty. In Chinese culture, the orchid represents fertility and refinement. Select a Phalaenopsis orchid, known for its graceful appearance and long-lasting blooms, to add a touch of sophistication to your Lunar New Year decorations. 

6. Bonsai: Miniature Trees of Harmony 

Bonsai trees

Bonsai trees, with their meticulous pruning and shaping, symbolize harmony, balance, and peace. These miniature trees can be chosen based on personal preferences or cultural significance. The art of cultivating bonsai reflects patience and endurance, making it a perfect representation of longevity and prosperity for the coming year. 

7. Peace Lily: Tranquility and Purification 

Peace lily

With its elegant white blooms and lush green foliage, the Peace Lily symbolizes tranquility and purity. This houseplant is believed to purify the air and bring harmony to the surroundings. Place a Peace Lily in the central part of your home to promote balance and well-being during the Lunar New Year celebrations. 

8. Money Tree: Fortune and Prosperity 

Money Tree

The Money Tree, also known as Pachira aquatica, is believed to bring financial luck and prosperity. Its distinct braided trunk and lush green leaves make it an eye-catching addition to your festive décor. Position the Money Tree in the wealth corner of your home, typically the southeast area, to attract good fortune and success. 


As you prepare for the Lunar New Year, consider incorporating these auspicious houseplants into your home to welcome prosperity, good luck, and positive energy. Whether you choose the citrusy charm of the Calamondin, the financial allure of the Jade Plant, or the symbolic significance of the Lucky Bamboo, each plant contributes to a vibrant and harmonious atmosphere for the celebrations. Our greenhouses are open 7 days a week and stocked with these beautiful plants. Embrace the beauty of nature and tradition as you embark on a prosperous new year! 

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