Need a little extra luck to help you get by? Some people swear by superstitions, others by horseshoes. We think that some plants are extremely lucky and can bring some extra fortune and prosperity into our lives! Most of these plants are quite low-maintenance, and can add some color and brightness to your home while attracting Lady Luck. Let’s look at 10 different lucky plants that would look great in your home:
Many believe that Jasmine plants bring positivity to your relationship. Its sweet fragrance dissipates all the negativity present in the room, so it should be planted somewhere you spend a lot of time with your near and dear ones. It grows best in USDA Hardiness Zones nine and 10. As they are tropical plants, Jasmines like lots of bright light and water, along with well-drained, porous soil to flower properly.
Honeysuckles make your garden smell so fragrant and lovely! They are also believed to bring good luck. Honeysuckles grow best in USDA Zones four through nine, and require plenty of sunlight along with well-drained soil. They are vining plants, so if you allow a Honeysuckle to grow freely in your garden, it can sprawl all over. This is why many gardeners prefer to train the plant to grow on a trellis or along a fence. When trained in this manner, these plants can grow up to 12 feet high. They also produce an edible nectar that you can enjoy occasionally!
3) Aloe Vera
Commonly found in many homes, Aloe Vera plants are really easy to take care of. It is said that they bring luck and good vibes to the household. They grow well in loose soil that drains well. Aloe cannot tolerate standing water, so make sure to plant your Aloe Vera in a pot with drainage holes and make sure to empty the tray of any standing water. Aloe grow best in USDA Zones 9 through 11. As they are succulents, they are able to tolerate high heat and drought conditions.
Roses are thought to bring love, healing and positive vibes to your life. Different colored blooms can have different meanings. Most roses are easy to take care of, but they grow best in USDA Zones 7, 8, and 9. They need about an inch of water on a weekly basis so grow them where it rains a lot or water them regularly. They are not big fans of ‘wet feet’ as this can lead to root rot so make sure to check that the pot drains well. Most rose plants need around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily so also make sure to place them in a bright, sunny spot!
5) Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo plants are renowned for bringing luck, love, and health to your family. Many believe that plants with odd-numbered stems are the luckiest. They grow best in USDA zones 9 and higher. They are not big fans of direct light, so make sure to keep your plant in a spot where it receives only partial sunlight. You should plant it in a bed of stones to help give it support. Lucky Bamboo plants grow best between 65-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Basil plants are said to remove the negative energy and replace it with positive energy, this is believed to bring good luck to the plant owner and their family. Some variants of Basil are considered sacred in South Asian cultures. They grow best in USDA zones 10 and higher as they flourish in warm, humid temperatures. Your basil needs six to eight hours of direct sunlight on a daily basis. They do not do well in cooler temperatures and will typically only last until the first frost of the year in cold climates if kept outside.
With its pleasant and elevating fragrance, an orchid plant is a great plant to have in your home. People believe that it increases positive energy in the home and helps improve luck and fertility. Orchid plants release oxygen even at night – keeping your plant nearby as you sleep can be a great idea. This tough plant does well in USDA Zones 3 through 9. Since it does best in warmer climates, it is important that these plants get 12-14 hours of direct light a day. It likes high humidity, between 60-80%. It can tolerate drought conditions, but overwatering can suffocate it and result in ‘wet feet’.
8) Money Plant
According to Feng Shui and Vaastu philosophies, the Money Tree is believed to attract good fortune and luck to the household. In addition, it is capable of filtering the air, which will make breathing in the home more relaxing. It grows best in USDA Zones 10 through 12, and can grow between three and six feet tall indoors in ideal conditions. The plant requires sandy, well-draining soil, along with lots of sunlight and humidity.
9) White Clover
Although it is difficult to grow indoors, the white clover is considered to be the ‘real’ lucky shamrock plant. A typical white clovers has three leaves, which represent, faith, hope, and love, while the fourth leaf is considered to be lucky. This plant is usually found in USDA Zones 4 through 9, and can be grown indoors provided it get lots of care and affection. This plant typically grows amongst the grass, which is why many think it is a weed. It does best in direct sunlight and slightly moist soil, but can tolerate dry conditions too.
Sage eradicates negative energy and brings good luck and positive energy to the household. This perennial plant is typically found in USDA Zones 5-8. It can sometimes grow in Zones 9 and higher because of the humidity in the air. Sage can tolerate warm temperatures and dry conditions well. Take care to avoid overwatering it as this can lead to mildew. Sage plants smell amazing and really add a fresh fragrance to your home. Your Sage plant will probably have a typical long harvesting season, so you can use it as an herb to add flavor to your cooking as well.