Want to Increase Your Good Luck? These Plants Help

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By Jill Brooke

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Photo: Flower Power Daily Belaggio Hotel

Want to increase your Luck?

Flower Power Daily recommends looking to nature through these plants and flowers.

Scoff at your own peril because the force of nature is worth tapping into – and at the very least, it can’t hurt and can only help.

Science supports this too. According to a recent UK survey of 2,000 adults, the ideal working environment includes a variety of plants (40 percent) and bright colors (32 percent).

More than half surveyed say being surrounded by greenery makes them feel more productive, and 60% say it makes them feel happy in general, while more than two-thirds say plants are good for their mental health.

Now that I have your attention – first, “Think Green.”

Is it a coincidence that green is the color of money?

The U.S. federal government in 1862 chose the color because it was viewed as “a symbol of stability.” And what feels more stable than standing on a forest floor or flower-filled meadow or even a golf course with greenery as far as the eye can see.


Now consider investing in a money plant. It is believed to promote security and stability. This popular tree from Taiwan is a fave among Feng Shui practitioners for welcoming prosperity and good luck.

Fung Shui, which looks at finding harmony in your surrounding environment, recommends using this plant at home or in the office. The plant, also known as the jade plant,  is said to create positive “chi” energy.

The ones with braided stems are believed to “trap” fortune. Not surprisingly, many gift the money tree for friends starting new businesses or buy one for their own office.

Typically,  there are five leaves on each stem, each representing metal, wind, water, fire and earth. Like a rare four-leaf clover, if you find one that has seven leaves, you are even more lucky.

Whatever one you have, put it in the far left of the room. Feng Shui says placing the tree or other flowers and plants in this area on the left corner of a room will increase good fortune and luck.

Or maybe you will find a four-leaf clover when connecting with nature. It’s a good luck symbol for a reason. Actually, several.

The day is linked to good luck because St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity with each leaf representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Prior to St. Patrick bringing Christianity to Ireland, the Druids believed they could ward off evil spirits by carrying a three-leaf shamrock. A four-leaf clover meant magical protection and immense good fortune.  Thus St. Patrick – who was no fool – then attached faith to the three-leaf clover and retained the fourth leaf as a symbol of good luck. That still exists today.

What are the odds of finding a four-leaf clover? It’s indeed rare. 10,000 to 1. With those odds, no wonder someone considers themselves lucky to find one.

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As far as flowers, there are several known for good luck.

In the language of flowers, the orchid is one example. Their slippers can catch good fortune. Another bonus is that the flower lasts months and also are collected around the world increasing in value.

Peony is another flower to possess. These pillowy flowers represent longevity, wealth and luck. In Chinese culture, it is considered the “king of flowers” linked to nobility and honor.

Hydrangeas are also flowers that hydrate our financial bottom-line. All the petals and generous round shape contribute to its association with abundance and possibility.

Chrysanthemums in color waves of yellow and gold are also believed to attract good fortune. Gold of course is attached to the fortune for centuries before money was minted.

Plus,  2024 is already going to be your good luck year. Why?

It’s the Year of the Dragon – which in Chinese culture represents good luck and immense success.

Invest in these plants and flowers to see if your luck improves as well as your business success.

Turns out other studies confirm that plants in our homes and offices make us humans more productive and happier.

NASA research  found that indoor plants clean the air clean by removing toxins. Houseplants remove 87 percent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are in everything from rugs and grocery bags to paint and vinyl.

Furthermore, indoor plants can reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30 percent, in a study found the University of Agriculture in Norway.

“As a botanist, I am captivated by the expanding amount of scientific evidence that supports what this new consumer research reveals – that being with plants may substantially improve both mental and physical health,” said James Wong, an ethnobotanist and garden designer.

Another study by the Identity Realisation research group at the University of Exeter, in association with Indoor Garden Design, found that houseplants increase well-being by 47 percent, increase creativity by 45 percent, and increase productivity by 38 percent.

Therefore, why not up your odds for success too by surrounding yourself with any of these plants and flowers to welcome good luck your way.

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Jill Brooke is a former CNN correspondent, Post columnist and editor-in-chief of Avenue and Travel Savvy magazine. She is an author and the editorial director of FPD and a contributor to Florists Review magazine. She also won the 2023 AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design.) Merit Award for showing how flowers impact history, news and culture