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Lucky plants according to tradition

Even if you are not superstitious, believing that a small plant on your balcony could bring a bit of luck can do no harm. And who knows, fortune could instead actually arrive.

Tradition teaches that flowers and leaves have always been considered a little magical.

Read on to discover which plants are considered to bring good luck!

Striped dracaena (Dracaena fragrans)

Very common in our houses, this plant has a great amount of variegated or bright green leaves, a colour that is itself believed to bring luck: it symbolizes perseverance and knowledge of our inner-selves.

Moreover, the Striped dracaena is easy to grow and to reproduce; they say it can bring prosperity, given that it is very resistant and long-living.

Dracaena fragrans

Mistletoe (Viscum album)

A typical winter plant, when its colours become brighter, 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


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 herb, with its luscious and tasty leaves, brings us to summer, throughout all the middle season.

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 essential oils.

Fern (Pteridium Aquilinum)

Being a very ancient plant, fern has been used in natural medicine for long years and, because of its massive employment, nowadays we give it credit for many beneficial properties.

However, its true power comes from its leaves, thick and very little. They were said to bring richness or fertility, depending from the needs.

When grown in pots, it fills the room with its long foliage, which brings a touch of naturalness even to the most formal space.

Bay laurel (Laurus Nobilis)

An 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 the curative properties of its leaves and berries; it is also widely used in cooking.

According to folk legends, a branch hanging in front of the door would keep thieves and burglars away from the house.

So, have you 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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