A Potted Lucky Plant
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When people need a bit o’ luck of the Irish, they look for four leaf clovers, plants purported to elicit good luck and health. Clover aren’t the only good luck plants for your garden, however, as there are plenty of other plants for good health and even flowers that bring good fortune. 

Plants for Good Luck and Health

In the case of clover plants grown as plants for good luck and health, the grower is looking for Oxalis deppei or Good-Luck plant. Easy to care for, O. deppei can be grown as a houseplant or grown outside in partial shade during the summer months. Other Oxalis can be grown but they have three leaves rather than the lucky four, more commonly referred to as shamrocks

Other plants often grown for good health and fortune include lucky bamboo, Chinese money tree, and jade plant; all commonly grown in Asian countries as symbols of good fortune. Snake plant and money or coin plant also are said to attract wealth and good luck. 

Flowers that Bring Good Fortune

If you want to engender good vibes but you also want a little color, try growing some of the following flowers that bring good fortune. Azaleas, chrysanthemums, hydrangeas, marigolds, orchids, and peonies are all blooming plants said to elicit good health and/or fortune. 

New Year Plants for Good Health and Fortune

Lunar New Year is coming up in February, so now is a good time to scout some lucky plants for friends and family to wish them a prosperous and healthy New Year. Orange trees are commonly given for the Lunar New Year and epitomize a fruitful and abundant year. 

Orange trees aren’t the only good luck plants for the New Year. Orchids symbolize fertility and abundance, bromeliads good fortune, anthurium prosperity, and jade covers all the bases promising wealth, luck, and good fortune in abundance.

Amy Grant

Amy Grant has been gardening for 30 years and writing for 15. A professional chef and caterer, Amy's area of expertise is culinary gardening.