It’s a new year, a fresh start, and there is nothing more pleasant than being surrounded by beautiful plants. Plants always add character to homes, they always bring a feeling of life and freshness. If you are still looking for something to gift your friends or want to get something new for yourself this new year, we have shortlisted a few plant beauties that would be a refreshing addition to any space.
As its name suggests, the plant has a lot to do with luck and has an important part in Feng Shui, the ever-enduring plant is said to be able to bring good fortune to your home. In Chinese culture, the plant is called fugui zhu – "fugui" for "wealth and rank", and "zhu" for "bamboo". The plant can thrive in many conditions, either in soil or in water. It's perfect for people who do not have much time on their hands.
Believed to have healing and cleansing powers, the Peace Lily is an elegant plant to have in your home all year long. It is a beautiful houseplant that originated in the areas of South and Central America. It’s an elegant plant that can freshen up any home or office, and if cared for correctly, it can grow up to 6 feet tall! But peace lilies are great for more than their beauty–they’re amazing air cleaners.
Pachira, known as the money tree in China, is said to bring fortune and happiness. Its unusual, braided trunk and long green leaves are eye-catching and easy to care for. Place your Money Tree 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.
The color red symbolizes good fortune and prosperity in the New Year so it’s a favorite to have around the home. We also know that Anthurium helps to keep the air in your home clean by filtering out ammonia, formaldehyde, and xylene from the air. Anthuriums are used to the tropics, so they love bright sunlight, but keep them in indirect sunlight so as not to scorch the leaves. After thoroughly watering your Anthurium, allow the top two inches of soil to dry out before re-watering.
The bright coloring of Bromeliads makes it an auspicious plant for the New Year! They are part of the same family as the pineapple plant, which is considered a lucky fruit and symbolizes good fortune arriving. Give your Bromeliad medium to bright light, near a window. To water your Bromeliad, fill the cup shape in the center of their leaves with water. Leave the soil relatively dry to avoid root rot.