The Year of the Dragon is coming up fast 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”).
While you may see some nurseries churning out fun animal-themed products, others are sticking to time-honoured lucky plants 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: