According to feng shui principles, adding plants to your home or office bring positive energy from nature into your space.
Plants can also absorb and dispel negative energy in your home, replacing it with fresh, clean energy!
Whether you want to attract good luck, clean the air, or just generally uplift your space, adding auspicious plants is an easy way to do it!
What are the lucky plants in feng shui?
Feng shui lucky plants bring good health, abundance, good fortune, and growth into your home.
Lucky indoor plants generally have round leaves, lush foliage, fruit or beautiful flowers, and/or upward growth.
The best lucky indoor plants are those that are easy to take care of and easy to grow because dead or dying plants can represent sad or negative energy.
That’s the opposite of what you want when you are trying to attract good luck and good fortune!
Feng shui lucky plants are:
According to feng shui, the most auspicious plants are:
- healthy (not dying, droopy, or sick)
- easy to take care of (good in artificial light or indirect light)
- tall or have upward growth (represents the wood element and growing to new heights)
- lush, thick, or dense leaf patterns (abundance of leaves)
- not spiky – plants that are spiky have “dangerous” energy and can be associated with fear and trouble. This includes most cactus plants.
18 plants that bring money and good luck
Money Plant (pachira aquatica)
The money plant is one of the most well-known feng shui plants that bring money and good luck.
It has a long history of being associated with wealth and abundance.
It has a tall, braided trunk (wood energy) which is usually between 3 and 7 trunks.
The stems have 5 green leaves in an umbrella pattern.
It is super easy to take care of, because it just needs bright, indirect light and moderate water.
Some people believe that placing money under your money tree will help you accumulate wealth and abundance. You can also write a specific intention for money you’d like to manifest and place it under the tree to help grow your manifestations!
Jade plants are evergreen succulents that are often given as housewarming gifts because they welcome good health and a long life.
They are super easy to care for – they just need indirect sunlight or bright light (direct sun can burn their leaves.)
Jade plants have long lives, an abundance of round, coin-shaped leaves, and upward growth.
They represent growing sustainable wealth that can be passed on through different generations.
They are often given to new business owners too, as a symbol of good fortune in business!
Rubber Plant (ficus elastica)
Rubber plants have thick, rounded leaves which are associated with peaceful, positive energy in feng shui.
They can grow tall, bringing a strong wood element into your space, growing your dreams and good luck!
They come in a wide variety of colors, helping bring movement and interest into your home, which attracts even more positive energy and good luck!
Rubber plants bring resilience and happiness in all areas of your life, not just wealth!
Snake plants are low-maintenance succulents that don’t require much sunlight.
They are perfect for beginners!
They can grow tall, and you can even propagate their leaves to make more plants.
They have strong, upward growth and sword-shaped leaves, which carry fire energy.
They can stimulate feelings of safety, security, and protection, helping you bring that energy into your home.
They are associated with good luck, good health, and strength – giving you the confidence to go after your dreams!
Lucky Bamboo Plant
Lucky bamboo plants are another good luck plant that has long been associated with good fortune and abundance.
Lucky bamboo is often given as a gift because it is a symbol of good fortune, strength, longevity, and resilience.
They are super easy to care for, and are usually grown in water instead of soil.
Water energy represents money and abundance, so the bamboo is growing wealth and good fortune!
The container is often tied with red ribbon, which activates the fire element and brings auspicious energy.
In Chinese culture, the number of stalks has different meanings:
2: love and marriage
5: health and a long life
8: wealth and abundance
The parlor palm is also called a dwarf palm or good luck palm.
It’s a popular house plant because of its compact size and easy maintenance. It has upward growth (strong wood element and positive energy) but it only grows about 2 feet tall.
It needs moderate light, and is great to liven up a room’s energy or to put in front of sharp corners or stairways to soften their energy.
Peace lilies have an abundance of deep, shiny green leaves, and large, spoon-shaped white flowers.
They symbolize peace, good fortune, and abundance.
They are easy to care for, which makes them an excellent choice for homes and office spaces.
They are also known as indoor air purifiers, so they cleanse the air of a room as well as uplift its energy!
They don’t need much sunlight, and they will droop when it’s time to water them. This makes them good plants for beginners or people who tend to over-water.
Spider Plant (chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants are also great air purifiers that don’t need a lot of sunlight or maintenance.
They can survive in moderate light and are some of the best plants for hanging baskets!
Because of their air purification properties, spider plants can enhance mental clarity and focus and stimulate creativity.
They are great to have on your desk while you’re working because they can help you generate new ideas and focus on the positive!
Their upward growth and bright green leaves uplift your energy and help you create good luck and good fortune in all of your endeavors.
Citrus trees represent an overflowing abundance that can be shared with others, which means the more fruit your tree produces, the better your luck will be!
All types of citrus fruits attract positivity, good luck, and good fortune.
Because of their bright colors, uplifting smells, and ability to be shared with others, they become magnets for abundance and happiness.
Citrus trees can be tricky to grow indoors because they need full sun, so if your zone doesn’t support outdoor citrus trees, look for dwarf varieties.
Alternatively, you can always keep a bowl of citrus fruit on your kitchen counter to attract abundance and wealth!
Boston ferns have lush, feathery foliage that can trail as long as three feet, making them excellent plants for hanging baskets or to liven up the top of tall cabinets.
They are also great plants in the bathroom, countering the water element and helping to keep abundance energy from going down the drain.
They like high humidity and indirect light, but ferns can be tricky for plant newbies.
For best results, make sure you drain excess water from the pot after watering, but don’t let them dry out.
If you live in a humid climate, you can keep Boston Ferns on your front porch to attract more positive energy and good fortune from the Universe!
Aloe Vera Plant
Aloe vera is a succulent plant whose leaves are full of healing gel that is good for everything from burns to digestion.
Its soothing energy is thought to fight off bad vibrations and frequencies, cooling them off and allowing them to be transformed into positive vibrations.
Aloe plants are easy to grow and only need indirect sunlight.
You can even keep one on your desk at work to help slow down frantic energy and ward off negative vibes.
All pothos plants are considered to be good luck because of their dense foliage and heart-shaped leaves.
Golden pothos is considered to be exceptionally lucky because its bright green leaves attract the most abundance and good fortune.
Golden pothos is one of the best indoor plants to start with if you don’t have a green thumb, because it’s a super easy plant to care for.
For best results, pothos like indirect light or even artificial light, and moderate water.
They are great for your office desk, especially if you are in a room without a lot of natural light.
As pothos plants grow, they can grow really long vines that can easily be propagated in water and even given to friends!
African violets have fuzzy, rounded leaves and cute flowers, helping soften energy and attract good vibrations.
The purple varieties are great to keep in your home’s feng shui wealth area, because purple is the color of wealth and abundance!
Most African violets are small and compact, making them great plants for the wealth area of your desk to attract more income or luck in your career.
Irish Shamrock (oxalis acetosella)
If you’ve ever looked for a lucky four-leaf clover in a field, you know that shamrock plants are magnets for good fortune and luck.
The Irish shamrock plant (Oxalis) isn’t actually part of the clover family.
It is a rhizome that can easily be grown as a house plant!
They range in color from bright green to burgundy and usually grow about 6″ tall.
Some varieties have 3 leaves, and some have 4.
Even though we think of the 4 leaf clover to be the luckiest, the number 3 is actually very lucky in feng shui, so the Oxalis plant will help you attract even more good fortune and abundance!
Oxalis is easy to care for, but they might go dormant during cold months – don’t despair and throw them out!
Rosemary is a fragrant kitchen herb that is said to remove negative energy and uplift the energy of your home.
Rosemary sprigs are often included in smudge sticks, cleansing negativity and attracting fresh, vibrant energy.
In feng shui, rosemary is said to attract wealth, abundance, positive relationships, peace, and serenity.
Adding a rosemary plant to your kitchen symbolizes growing wealth and good fortune – especially for women!
Like rosemary, basil plants are also fragrant kitchen herbs that represent abundance.
Basil has medicinal properties and can ward off bad energy.
The basil plant is said to attract good luck, good fortune, holiness, love, and beauty.
Some say keeping a basil leaf in your pocket or wallet can help you attract abundance!
Basil, like citrus trees and rosemary, represents abundance you can share.
Being able to cook with basil and share your meals with others is an abundant life, indeed!
In the Chinese language, the name bromeliad means overflowing luck.
It’s a plant with bright flowers and a strong, waterfall-shaped leaf pattern, representing good fortune flowing all over your life!
Bromeliad is super easy to care for as long as you have bright light and don’t let the soil dry out between watering.
They are fun houseplants to watch bloom and their blooms last a long time.
ZZ plants are one of the easiest good luck plants for beginners!
Their leaves grow tall and upright, representing abundance growing towards the heavens.
Their leaf pattern looks very similar to the feng shui string of coins, which attracts financial success, wealth, and good fortune to your home or business.
ZZ plants can grow in many different light conditions – the only thing you want to watch for is overwatering.
They have thick, potato-like tubers that can rot if they sit in water for too long.
That means you can easily go a few weeks between watering.
What is the Feng Shui Lucky Plant for 2022?
2022 is the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac, so the lucky plant for 2022 is anthurium.
Anthurium plants are said to attract good fortune and abundance because of their heart-shaped leaves and beautiful, bright-colored flowers.
Anthurium bouquets represent hospitality, abundance, and happiness!
Where to Put Lucky Plants According to Feng Shui
The easiest way to determine where you should put your feng shui good luck plant is to use the bagua map.
The bagua is the feng shui energy map that shows you which areas of your home relate to the different areas of your life.
According to feng shui principles, the areas of your home that most relate to good luck and good fortune are:
The front door.
The front door is how new opportunities, abundance, and good fortune enters your home.
Keeping good luck plants in this area (not directly across from the front door, but near it) can help attract good fortune and keep it circulating throughout your home and life.
Feng Shui Wealth Area.
The feng shui wealth area of your home is the far back left corner, when standing at the front door looking inside.
This is the area that relates to wealth and abundance of all kinds, but especially money.
Keeping good luck plants in your living room represents spreading good luck throughout your entire life.
The living room is an active, shared space so your whole family or household will benefit from good fortune circulating there!
Your home office is a great place for lucky plants because it will boost good fortune in your career.
You can also place lucky plants on your office desk at work to help you attract abundance there as well!
Your kitchen is one of the wealth centers of your home.
Keeping a plant there can stimulate the growth of wealth and abundance that can be shared with others!
Bathrooms represent the water element, which is abundance, but they also have drains.
So bathrooms in feng shui represent draining abundant energy, or even just draining Chi (life force energy.)
Keeping a plant in your bathroom can slow the energy drain, helping it to circulate in your home instead. (Don’t worry if your bathroom can’t support a living plant, there are other ways to stop Chi from going down the drain. See this post: feng shui bathroom tips)
Good Feng Shui Plants for Front of House
Now that we’ve discussed lucky indoor plants, what about plants outside? Can they attract good luck too?
YES! Here are the top 3 good feng shui plants for the front of your house:
Roses have bright flowers, dense leaves, and some are fragrant — all of these things attract good luck, good fortune, and abundance to your home!
Roses are excellent to have in your front yard to attract good Chi, and are also great for around your front porch. (Related Post: feng shui front porch tips)
Yellow or Gold Marigolds
Yellow/gold is a wealth color in feng shui, and the bright yellow gold of marigolds helps attract good energy and abundance to your home.
Marigolds also said to protect your home from negative energy or evil spirits, which makes them great Chi attractors for your front yard.
Marigolds are also symbolic of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, representing that energy transforming into good fortune as it enters your home!
Lavender has soothing, calming energy and is often used in smudge wands to purify energy and attract good vibes.
Lavender plants are compact, with fragrant foliage and (usually) bright lavender flowers – which attract wealth energy to your home!
Bad Luck Plants in Feng Shui
Bad luck plants in feng shui are plants that have “dangerous” or “harmful” energy.
What matters most about a plant’s energy, however, is how YOU feel about it.
If you feel like a plant is dangerous or harmful, then that is the energy it will attract and therefore you shouldn’t have it in your home.
In general, the bad luck plants in feng shui are:
- Cactus (in some cases. See this post for more info: Cactus Feng Shui)
- Plants with thorns
- Poisonous plants
- Spiky plants with sharp edges
- Dead or dying plants – they represent dying energy, so you should really throw them out or at least keep them outside
- Fake plants – if you have a lot of fake plants in your home, make sure that they aren’t dusty or faded in color. That represents stagnant Chi and can cause energy to get stuck.