Flowers and fruits are celebrated in Asian countries for Chinese New Year (CNY) including Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia. They hold special significance and meaning during this festive season. During CNY, any flower market or shop will have abundant bouquets, pots and arrangements of flowers the variety and colors are indeed limitless. People will usually look for symbolic meanings that can be meaningful and bring fortunes during this special day. If you are looking for lucky flowers to attract a positive energy and the common luck into your house, we have listed top lucky flowers for you to choose from.
1. Lucky Bamboo (Wealth, Prosperity and Courage)
Bent, twisted and twirled into various shapes such as the number eight, the lucky bamboo is the Chinese symbol for strength. The plant is decorated with red ribbons and lucky ornaments, and the number of bamboo stalks in one pot represents different things. For example, two are said to be an expression of love, while seven stands for good health. Additionally, There are five elements that make a Lucky Bamboo plant even luckier; the earth element of stones surrounding the plant; the metal element of decorative coins, gold-coloured accents or a metal pot; the water element used to feed the plant; the fire element of a red ribbon or another red accent; and of course, the wood element of the bamboo plant itself. They are known as one of the plants that are easy to take care of. When grown in water, we can simply refresh the water every week and make sure the roots are covered. If grown in soil, it will need to be watered when the top inch of soil is getting dry to the touch. It is also important to keep your Lucky Bamboo out of direct sunlight.
2. Orchids (Delicate, Beautiful, and Elegant)
Orchids are delicate, beautiful, and elegant flowers. In China, they have long been considered to be symbolic of ‘many children’ or fertility and abundance. Also known as Dancing Ladies, these orchids with their tiny yellow petals look like they are sprouting gold coins. Besides their delightful shape, orchids are known to be symbolic of fertility and abundance. Meanwhile, the famous boat orchids have their own uniqueness, they are prized for their large and elegant blooms. Its colour has spurred the Chinese name hong pao, which means red cracker. Just as auspicious-sounding are the yellow cymbidiums, which are called huang jing, or yellow gold. In Mandarin, How cute are these themed creations? They are perfect for celebrating CNY and are specially arranged with a variety of luck. Orchids also signify refinement, luxury and innocence or purity. You can never have a variety of gorgeous pots, everything from rustic to luxurious to fit any decor with orchids as your top choice.
3. Peach Blossom (Romance, Prosperity, and Growth)
The peach fruit represents longevity and that makes the fruit and its flowers very important to the Chinese, especially around this time. Packed with antioxidants, the peach blossom symbolizes romance, prosperity, and growth. The flower is believed will bring good partners to unmarried people, looking for love. Also known as sacred in China. These bright pink flowers symbolize perseverance and reliability – two traits essential to be successful in life which are common around this time of the year. Orchids are one of the most important symbolic flowers for Chinese.
It represents endurance and courage. The peach flower, along with orchid (purity), bamboo (uprightness), and chrysanthemum (humility), constitute ‘the four nobles’. This is a beautiful flower that is associated with feminine beauty, innocence, affection, and charm. It is known as the ‘flower of riches and honor’. In China, the peach fruit represents longevity while peach blossoms symbolize growth, prosperity and romance. The most sacred flowers with its bright color and beautiful appearance, peach blossoms are quite popular during CNY.
4. Flamingo Lily
Flamingo lilies come in an auspicious red or pink colour symbolizing prosperity. With blossoms shaped like little hearts, these flowers are perfect for Valentine’s Day too. This South African native, which is also known as Crassula, is often in demand because of its emerald green leaves which resemble the shape of jade stones. The plant is regarded as a symbol of prosperity, wealth, and fortune. Also known as Devil’s Ivy, this versatile and hardy plant can remove formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene from the air, making it great for purification. And with its coin-like leaves, the money plant symbolizes fortune and good luck. With genuine and extra care, they’ll last a long time.
With their bright gold or purple hues, chrysanthemums are an auspicious choice for the season. The plant is also said to symbolize longevity, while those with gold blooms represent wealth and prosperity. Chrysanthemums are symbolized as having a successful life. A flower plant that is treasured amongst Asian countries for its golden and bright colors. The bright color is a pure sunshine that resembles your dream will come true and spark the positive inside of your common areas like bedroom or living room. It’s believed that setting a pot of chrysanthemum plan over the corner window of your house, it will give the owner a lucky charm whenever the neighbours see them. A great flower can bring joy and cheer to people. Their multi-layered petals with vibrant colors signify longevity while the darker colors symbolize prosperity.
It turns out there are so many lucky flowers that we have not known, especially those which are beneficial during Chinese New Year celebrations. Be sure to fill the house with these lucky flowers and make the most of your time celebrating with your loved ones! Gong Hei Fat Choy! Keen to book more flowers during this auspicious day? Speak with our flower experts to help you sort your flower arrangements.