What Is the Best Lucky Houseplant?

“Money doesn’t grow on trees. »

We all know this proverb but, as we will see in this article, it might not be entirely true…

Indeed, placing a lucky plant in your home is a common practice that millions of people around the world choose to respect.

That being said, this question arises: yes, what is the best lucky houseplant?

Contents :


The palm tree (Chamaedorea Elegans)

The money tree (Pachira aquatica)

Lucky bamboo

The jade tree (crassula ovata)

The orchid

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)

The Clover

Rubber tree (Ficus elastica)


Pilea peperomioides



Choosing the right indoor plant will depend on each person's aesthetic tastes, that's true, but also on the different powers of the plants in question.

While some of them have well-recognized capabilities such as purifying the air, repelling certain harmful insects or regulating the humidity level of our rooms, others demonstrate more… mysterious powers.

We can find esoteric sciences (such as Feng Shui or certain branches of Buddhism) which teach us the existence of lucky plants capable of acting on more subtle energies.

Concretely, here is a list of effects that people have noted who have placed a lucky houseplant in their home:

  • A feeling of purity (especially of the air but not only)
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • More positive morale
  • Less tension in the family
  • Facilities during meditation activity
  • An astonishing opportunity, on various levels
  • Better levels of vitality and energy

The effects that a lucky plant can have on the home and those in it are simply amazing.

In this article, we are going to discover some of its most special plants. So that we don't have too much information at once, we have made a selection of the most widespread, the most effective and the most unusual ones beforehand.

In short, here are some specimens that we would all like to have in our home!

Palm tree in a tropical greenhouse full of heat and humidity.

1) The palm tree (Chamaedorea Elegans)

A lucky houseplant par excellence, the palm tree is perfect for making a room more lively.

The sometimes impressive size that it can reach and its large, spaced leaves bring an airy and tropical touch to all interiors.

The palm tree is precisely one of those plants whose benefits scientists recognize. In fact, it can eliminate certain pollutants from the air and will reduce the amount of dust in the room where it is located.

From a more spiritual point of view, we are really here facing a plant that brings luck.

Associated in Feng Shui with rebalancing energies and prosperity, it is recommended by specialists in this art to place it in the northwest part of our living room.

Feng Shui is a fascinating subject of study. If you want to learn more through some fun symbols and lucky charms, here is our collection dedicated to the subject.

In short, throughout its life, the palm tree will attract luck wherever it is, thus creating an atmosphere of positivity (and sometimes even happiness) in your home.

For information, you should also know that the palm tree is the most popular houseplant in the world. If so many people have chosen it before you, then you can't go wrong in deciding to place one in your home.

This popularity can be explained by a whole bunch of elements.

As we said, the palm tree brings the tropical style wherever it is and demonstrates real benefits.

However, it has another advantage: very little maintenance will be required to take care of it.

Whether the humidity in your home is low or high, whether you water it often or not, whether it gets full sun or only a few hours a day... It doesn't matter!

The palm tree will grow wonderfully in all conditions.

Leaves of a money tree growing in a flowerbed.

2) The money tree (Pachira aquatica)

If you are looking for a lucky plant that will make you rich, the money tree is undoubtedly the one for you.

Obviously, this tree will not bring us money directly, and no banknotes will grow on its branches (it would be so beautiful otherwise!).

Concretely, it will harmonize the energy levels of the home where it is located, which will on the other hand directly influence our prosperity.

Known for developing strong, deep roots, the money tree is a lucky houseplant that is literally brimming with positive energy.

With its smooth, rounded leaves grouped in small groups, the Chinese consider it a symbol of luck and financial success.

So, if you are one day invited to a Chinese family, know that offering a Pachira aquatica will be very well received.

This tradition actually comes from a legend.

One day, a poor farmer living on the island of Taiwan was ruined. He then began to pray with all his heart, asking that his money worries be resolved and that he could finally live peacefully with his loved ones.

It was then that he found a strange plant that no one had ever seen before. Taking this as the sign he had asked for, he went to the local market to sell it.

There, a collector astonished to see a species he did not know offered him a sum which protected our farmer from want until the end of his days.

For him, we can therefore really speak of a

Close-up of green bamboo stems.

3) Lucky bamboo

In Asian culture, bamboo has always been considered a lucky plant, a true symbol of fortune and success.

The Chinese call it “Fu Gwey Zhu”, each of these three syllables having a very specific meaning:

  • “Fu” translates to luck or fortune
  • “Gwey” represents power and honor
  • “Zhu” is the word for bamboo itself

According to certain Asian traditions, bamboo is THE plant that represents the world in its entirety. It would apparently be the only plant to be linked to the five elementary principles (water, fire, earth, air, metal) at the same time.

Chinese spirituality is one of the oldest and most profound in the world. To discover some symbols that come from it, take a look at the Chinese lucky charms that we have unearthed for you.

Thus, the energy of lucky bamboo would be comparable to the energy of life itself, making it an exceptional plant to place in your home.

Given how little maintenance it requires, it would be stupid to deprive ourselves of the effects that bamboo can have on our lives!

Depending on how you place it, this lucky plant can bring peace, love or health. This may seem like a lot but bamboo is truly a plant of great power, indeed.

To take care of your bamboo plant, it is advisable to cut its stems from time to time. This will help direct energy to the stem and leaves and thus continue to grow healthily. Regular pruning will also help limit its height (which can still reach several meters high).

Plant of a jade tree, a succulent plant with round, thick leaves.

4) The jade tree (crassula ovata)

Another species with fat, round leaves, the jade tree is also known to be a plant that brings luck, particularly in business.

Traditionally offered to business owners, the jade tree will reach a medium size at the end of growth and therefore will be suitable for any room in the house.

However, it is placed at the entrance to the building that this lucky plant will truly prove to be excellent. There, it will attract the right people (typically, this would be customers in the case of a business) and will repel those who wish us harm.

Jade trees can live for decades in the right conditions. With proper care, they can even grow into small, bushy green shrubs.

Here is a guide that will teach you how to grow it, this may be useful if you are planning

If you know someone who is opening their business, their restaurant or simply moving their office, giving them a jade tree is definitely appropriate.

In addition to helping businesses, this plant is also known for providing a calming atmosphere, which will reduce friction between colleagues and ensure a good mood that is always there!

White orchid flower on a beige background, symbol of purity and luck.

5) The orchid

Orchids are not only great natural beauties and the center of many floral arrangements but also powerful energy regulators to add to an interior.

Often given as a gift, orchids always carry a message. It can be a nod to friendship, a reminder to those we care about that we care, or even a token of love.

Giving an orchid is therefore something that carries meaning in itself. To learn more, here is a more detailed description of orchid symbolism.

In a very concrete way, the orchid has the power to develop some of our relationships and improve our chances of finding others.

Be careful, not all relationships will be strengthened by the presence of this plant. In the event that they prove toxic for us, practice has shown us that the orchid can very well unweave some of them, provided that this leads to peace in the home.

In short, it is not without reason that the orchid is sometimes considered the best lucky plant for the home of single people looking for love!

From a very concrete point of view, orchids are one of those plants that release oxygen at night. Thus, they provide the inhabitants of their home with healthy and fresh air.

In addition to all its benefits, the orchid also stands out for its style and great beauty. Of all the lucky houseplants in this article, it is arguably the most elegant and distinguished.

It is not for nothing that this flower is seen as a symbol of beauty in dozens of countries around the world.

Large white flower produced by a peace lily growing in the jungle.

6) Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)

Native to the heart of Latin America, the peace lily is considered a powerful purifying plant.

It is particularly renowned for its ability to clean its environment of all kinds of pollutants and chemical waste.

Through this very measurable purifying effect, the peace lily will also bring a certain harmony where it is found.

Some Amazonian traditions also see it as a plant that brings luck. This translates into a feeling of calm, a kind of fluidity in our life, a healthy and logical connection of events.

Its large green leaves and bright white flowers will also help to create a pleasant atmosphere in any room where the lily is found.

It is not just esoteric spiritual movements that claim that peace lilies are a purifying plant.

A 1989 NASA study cited it as one of the plants capable of purifying the air. Notably, the study found that it helped remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air, two toxic pollutants.

So you can place peace lilies wherever you need them to improve air quality. They can be particularly useful in confined spaces where there are many people, typically such as offices or family apartments.

Here is yet another lucky houseplant with interesting properties to say the least!

Small grove of clover growing on a tree stump in a forest.

7) Clover

The four-leaf clover is an ancient Irish symbol of luck with ancient tradition and folklore.

According to the Christian religion, Eve brought a four-leaf clover with her when she was expelled from paradise for tasting the forbidden fruit.

Therefore, it is said that anyone who is in possession of such a clover would actually be in possession of a small piece of the Garden of Eden.

For others, this lucky plant comes more from Celtic culture.

It is true that the Druids of ancient times gave pride of place to clover. In particular, they believed that it was a powerful plant of luck which would ward off demons and evil spirits.

One thing is certain: coming across a four-leaf clover means real luck, if not a helping hand from elsewhere...

In fact, the chances of finding one are 1/10,000. We might as well tell you that you have better luck looking for a needle in a haystack!

Faced with Christian and Celtic-pagan theories, others say that it is simply this rarity which made clover this famous plant which brings luck.

Another fun fact: if Ireland is so associated with this lucky plant, it is not for nothing... It would indeed be there that we would find the greatest number of four-leaf clovers.

You understand: having a lucky clover on you is clearly a good idea.

However, don’t waste your time looking for them in our forests and countryside…

We have created an entire collection dedicated to the lucky clover ! Suffice it to say that this greatly facilitates your goal of finding one.

Branches of a rubber tree used to produce rubber.

8) Rubber tree (Ficus elastica)

Primarily known for its connection to wealth and financial success, the rubber tree can be placed anywhere in the home and will still prove beneficial.

This plant has round leaves. As we stated earlier, this is a sign of prosperity and luck in Feng Shui.

Stimulating and positive, many people choose to place a rubber tree in their living room for the effects it has on our morale.

A whole bunch of testimonies have reached us telling us about the effects that this plant has in enclosed spaces. This included student rooms and small apartments.

When you place a rubber tree in such a room, it will give a feeling of space and remove any feeling of being enclosed. In this sense, it can really act on our well-being and our balance.

In addition to this, there is the prosperity effect that we talked about just before.

These two elements put together make the rubber tree a lucky plant for the home like no other.

Peperomia leaves of a green color typical of succulent plants.

9) Peperomia

The peperomia is an easy-to-maintain houseplant that you can therefore grow without much effort.

Its name actually derives from two distinct Greek roots: on one side we have “peperi” (which literally means pepper), and on the other we have “homoios” (which translates to resembling).

So, peperomia is literally a “ plant that looks like pepper ”.

It's true that with its large rounded leaves tinged with the green typical of semi-fat plants, it resembles a pepper plant.

However, peperomia is not cultivated to be used as food. Like most lucky plants, its purpose will be above all energetic and ornamental.

With its large and intense foliage, its tropical side and all the legends surrounding it, we are here faced with a choice indoor plant!

It is particularly in Brazil that the powers of peperomia are most recognized.

There, it is recognized as a great lucky charm, a powerful vector of luck and the potential protector of the home where it is found.

Often Brazilians choose to give it to their loved ones as a way of saying that everything will be fine, that the future will smile on them.

If this Latin American country interests you, here is a site specializing in the culture of Brazil which will offer you discovery trips.

In short, peperomia is a versatile lucky plant that will purify the air in your home and bring a good atmosphere... all while being particularly easy to grow!

Pot containing a pilea peperomioides with its characteristic round leaves.

10) Pilea peperomioides

Due to its round, coin-shaped leaves, pilea peperomioides represents financial success, wealth and the stability of a peaceful future.

There is a legend in the Yunnan region of China that if you place a coin in the ground and plant a pilea cutting just above it, gold coins will begin to grow in place of its leaves..

This kind of story is difficult to believe, but it at least has the merit of giving us valuable information: we are talking here about a plant known for good luck that many think is capable of great things.

Easy to grow, this plant will reach around thirty centimeters, making it an ideal plant for small spaces or already cluttered with other decorative objects.

If you decide to include this indoor plant in the decoration of your living room or your living room, we have another tip to give you: prune it so that it has five branches, no more, no less.

Feng Shui (which therefore recognizes certain powers of the pilea peperomioides) in fact claims that it is in this form that the plant is capable of best expressing its powers.

Leaves of a wild sage plant seen from above.

11) Sage

It is difficult to include sage in the category of lucky houseplants because this species is so associated with wild nature and the outdoors in general.

However, it will be perfect for decorating your house or apartment.

A very popular aromatic herb, sage grows in temperate climates, the scent of its leaves intoxicating on summer evenings.

From the beginning of Antiquity, sage was considered (especially by the Romans) as one of the most powerful lucky plants.

It was used to purify, cleanse and even protect.

Yesterday as today, herbalists around the world have attributed great powers to sage, placing it in their pharmacopoeia and including it in many of their remedies.

It’s clear: the properties of sage as a lucky plant are numerous. Here are the main ones :

  • Fights anxiety and depression
  • Boosts intellectual abilities
  • Helps you sleep well and have restful sleep
  • Treats certain colds and digestive disorders
  • Allows us to break certain spells and protect us from curses
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Discover the author: Cyril Gendarme

Cyril Gendarme is a writer whose website "The Lucky Door" ("La Porte Du Bonheur" in French, his native language) has become a reference in the field of esotericism. Born in Belgium, Cyril has been attracted to the mysteries of the world since he was a child. When his interest in occultism was awakened, a particular subject caught his attention: lucky charms.

After years of study and in-depth research on esoteric traditions from around the world, Cyril decided to share his knowledge with the public through the internet. In 2019, he launched "The Lucky Door," a website dedicated to exploring lucky charms, magical symbols, and esoteric arts.

The Lucky Door is much more than just a showcase for those curious about magic, divination, or tradition. It is the result of Cyril's passion for researching and understanding the mysteries of the universe. Every piece of information available on the site testifies to his dedication to sharing his knowledge of the most hidden symbols and their unique powers.

In addition to his online work, Cyril regularly organizes workshops and conferences in different countries. His presence on social media is also highly appreciated, where he offers personalized advice and happily answers questions from his community.