Living here in the "City in the Forest" and lacking a green thumb, but need some of the great good luck of the outdoors in your indoor space? If you live in Atlanta, Georgia be sure to add a few of these botanicals to your home, garden or workplace. After a strange few years of pivoting and trying to live in a pandemic and unrestful world, I'm hoping these plants are just the thing to bring abundance this year!
Plants in your home increase productivity, cultivate creativity, elevate your mood, clean the air and give you some extra good prosperity... and, luck! It's been scientifically proven that bringing the outdoors in makes the environment healthier and people happier.
Some plants are believed to have an extra special magic about them that bring good luck and fortune. In fact, according to Feng Shui, there are certain types of plants that are classed as good luck plants. Some plants are even called money trees or money plants.
Let's GROW! Try keeping one of these potted plants in your apartment, home, patio or yes, at your work desk. Take lots of pictures and let us know how it goes!
Plants That Give Good Luck and Fortune in Atlanta, Georgia
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1) The Rubber Plant
They can get big. They're beautiful and easy to care for. The Ficus Elastica species better known as rubber plants "have rounded leaves that symbolize abundance, happiness, and wealth" according to 7 Lucky Plants That May Bring Big Abundance Energy Into Your Space (Jessica Estrada), Well + Good blog.
There are other names for this indoor ficus tree that needs well-draining soil, indirect sunlight and a good watering every few weeks like, rubber bush, rubber fig, Indian rubber bush.Bright, indirect sunlight, well-draining soil, and a good watering every week or two.
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2) Jade Plant
According to Thursd.com, "Whether the jade plant is going to show you the money, many people in the past and in some cultures today believe they do. Crassula Ovata, commonly known as jade plant, lucky plant, money plant, or money tree, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers and is recognized for its thick, fleshy, shiny, smooth leaves that grow in opposite pairs."
Jade is a plant I remember from childhood as my mom seem to grow them easily. The leaves of Jade have a range of colors and they can grow outdoors in south Georgia. They may need to be moved indoors in the Atlanta area and northern part of the state during winter. They make great house plants that are popular.
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Succulent plants are famous for the little care they need to thrive and their attractive aesthetic. Are succulents good a plant to bring in to attract good things this year? You are in luck! Succulents do bring abundance, positivity and good luck according to Feng Shui. This philosophy believes that having succulents can bring positivity, wealth and money to help you grow in life. Let's GROW, y'all!
Be careful, though. Thorn-y succulents are believed to symbolize negativity and misfortune. We don't need no-unlucky-plants-round-here! Please remember that no all succulents bring luck.
If you're asking me there's nothing wrong with having succulents here, there and everywhere from your ring fingers to haed bands to a nightstand to tables and counters.
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4) Citrus TreesCitrus trees can be grown outside and in containers here in Georgia. some of my favorite varieties like lemons and limes and oranges can grow in a pot for a long time like, years! Every variety of citrus trees are considered lucky with their round and gold fruits resembling wealth and coins. Do they produce fruit? Yes and the more fruit your tree has, the luckier it is. Citrus trees are popular as gifts for all occasions especially the Chinese Spring Festival. Adding a whimsical touch of color to any space, they are fragrant and can flower.
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