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Auspicious Plants to welcome the New Year.

Auspicious Plants to welcome the New Year.

Lucky Bamboo

It is used mainly used during the Chinese New Year! Do you know that it is not from the bamboo family! but the Dracaena family! However, the bright green stalks have a bamboo-like appearance which are said to bring luck and beyond. They are extremely easy to care for! When grown in water, simply refresh the water weekly and make sure the roots are covered. If grown in soil, it will need to be watered when the top inch of soil is getting dry to the touch. Be sure to keep your Lucky Bamboo out of direct sunlight.

Top 10 lucky plants for Chinese New Year - blog post by West Coast Gardens in Surrey BC

Money Tree

Considered a symbol of financial success, the Money Tree Plant is a beautiful addition to your home or office all year round! It has an unusual braided trunk and the long green leaves are eye-catching and easy to care for. Place your Money Tree plant in bright, indirect light. Avoid drafts and try to keep the air humidity high through misting or by placing the pot in a tray of pebbles and water. Let the top 1-2″ of soil dry out before re-watering your plant.

Top 10 lucky plants for Chinese New Year - blog post by West Coast Gardens in Surrey BC

Orchids

Do you know they symbolize fertility and abundance in the coming year! Their elegant flowers last for months and can brighten up any spot in the home. Orchids also come in a variety of gorgeous pots, everything from rustic to luxurious to fit any home decoration. Care for your orchids by thoroughly watering the bark medium in the pot, letting the water run through the holes at the bottom. Make sure the pot does not have any standing water, then allow the medium to entirely dry
out before re-watering. Keep your orchid in bright, indirect, sunlight.

Top 10 lucky plants for Chinese New Year - blog post by West Coast Gardens in Surrey BC

Peace Lily

Believed to have healing and cleansing powers, the Peace Lily is an elegant plant to have in your home all year long. More than just symbolic, this plant actually has air-cleansing properties and can filter chemicals, such as trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, xylene, benzene and ammonia. out of your home! These tropical plants love bright spaces, but not direct sunlight which can hurt the leaves and blossoms (east-facing windows are ideal). Keep the soil moist, but don’t allow any standing water. To add humidity, try misting their leaves daily or using a tray of pebbles and water nearby.

Top 10 lucky plants for Chinese New Year - blog post by West Coast Gardens in Surrey BC

Jade Plant

The bright emerald green leaves of the Jade Plant are believed to bring wealth and good fortune. They are especially lucky when given as a house-warming gift. This succulent house plant is easy to care for and loves full sun with at least four hours of light. Water your Jade Plant when the top inch of soil is dry, never letting your plant sit in standing water. 

 

 

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