The Year of the Rat is just a couple of weeks away and many families are already sprucing up their homes with fresh flowers and plants. Why? This is because flower blossoms are believed to bring fortune, according to the popular Chinese saying 花開富貴 (“blossom flowers bring wealth”).
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While some nurseries are churning out some fun animal-themed products this year, others are sticking to time-honoured classics like kumquats and lime trees, pussy willows, money plants and kalanchoes, which are popular for their auspicious-sounding names or colours.
Here are 25 lucky plants and flowers that are auspicious for the lunar new year: