These plants are considered to be symbols of good luck and prosperity: how to care for them

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Crassula is known as a "money tree"

Houseplants can make us happy not only with their greenery. Some people attribute the ability to attract positive energy into the home to certain plants. Thus, the philosophy of Feng Shui states that living greenery, especially flowering, helps to improve the energy of the home. By the way, science generally agrees with this statement: according to neuroscientists and psychologists, contemplation of living foliage helps reduce stress levels.

However, some plants are credited with the ability to increase well-being. Whether you believe it or not is up to you. OBOZ.UA will tell you a little more about these plants and how to care for them.

Pakhira (Malabar chestnut)

In English, this tropical tree is called the money tree. It feels quite comfortable at home. All it needs is bright, diffused light and periodic watering after the topsoil dries. Pakhira should be repotted every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its pot and its roots begin to twist and break out. There is no need to prune the tree. Pakhira feels good indoors in a winter garden but it is unlikely to survive our climate when grown outdoors.


This succulent is already called a money tree in our area. All because of the fleshy oval leaves that resemble coins. Crassula does not need frequent watering. On the contrary, excessive moisture can quickly destroy it. So, if you are a forgetful gardener but still want some fresh greenery in your home, this plant may be right for you. Do not place it in direct sunlight and do not worry about temperature changes: the crassula tolerates both rather cold air (no less than +10) and real heat.


The popular name of this African plant is even more eloquent. Zamioculcas is nicknamed the dollar tree and is credited with the ability to have a good effect on the well-being of the inhabitants of the house. It is considered a particularly good omen if it blooms. This is supposed to promise unexpected profits. At the same time, the plant is extremely easy to care for. It needs very little watering: zamioculcas stores all the necessary water in the tuber and can even get sick if you water it generously. It is also unpretentious to lighting, but its leaves will be smaller in dark rooms. You do not need to spray the flower. However, you can wipe the leaves from time to time to keep them glossy.

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