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Lucky plants according to tradition

Even if you are not superstitious believing that a small plant on your balcony brings you a bit of luck can do no harm, fortune could instead actually arrive. Tradition teaches that flowers and leaves have always been considered a little magical. We ask you to discover with us which plants are therefore considered to bring good luck.

Dragon tree (Dracaena fragrans)

Very common in our houses this plant exhibits a great amount of variegated or livid green leaves, colour as you may know that is already believed to bring luck by its own: it symbolizes perseverance and knowledge of our inner-selves. Moreover Dragon tree is easy to grow and to reproduce; they say it can bring prosperity given that it is very resistant and longevity outstanding.

Dracaena fragrans

Mistletoe (Viscum album)

This plant is mainly notable in winter when its colours become more livid, it comes along with thick green foliage and white or red berries. Mistletoe is well known for its healing properties and in Scandinavian countries it is gifted during New Year’s Eve to wish happiness and prosperity. They seriously take to heart the tradition of kissing under Mistletoe’s flowers and fruits when the clock turns to midnight!

Viscum Album

Cyclamen

Very common on our balconies till the end of March, this beautiful plant has been associated with prosperity and fertility because of its astonishing multitude of petals; its roots on the other hand are toxic and they are accounted as a good enemy-shoo mean. Good luck and beautifulness for our spaces come along at the same time thanks to Cyclamen.

Basil (Ocimum Basilicum)

This winter herb with its luscious and tasty leaves brings us throughout all the middle season to summer. Commonly used in the kitchen for dressings and sauces, it is also deemed for having the power of carrying along luck and wellbeing, probably because of its invigorating effect caused by its inner essential oils.

Fern (Pteridium Aquilinum)

Being a very ancient plant fern was used in natural medicine for long and through its massive employment nowadays we give it credit for many beneficial properties. However its true power comes from the leaves, thick and very little, they were deemed to bring richness or fertility depending from the needs.  If in-pot cultivated it fills the room through its long foliage which brings a touch of naturalness even to the most formal room.

Bay laurel (Laurus Nobilis)

Evergreen plant, very resistant and leafy, laurel has crowned kings and poets for centuries. It is appreciated for both its precious soothing essential oils and for its leaves and berries curative properties; it is also widely used in cooking to season meals ingredients. According to country legends a cutting hanged at the front door has the power to disincentive robbers and burglars from breaking into your home.

Have you at end found your lucky plant?  Choose the one that best suits your spaces, house enlightenment and more importantly the one that can bring you the kind of luck you are looking for! We wish you tons of it!

Credits: Forest and Kim StarrHornet PhotograpyPapadontRobynhubLuigi MengatoTwining Valley Nurseries 

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