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Violet and ficus bring trouble: plants that should not be kept at home

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Fern and cyperus are believed to be detrimental

Potted plants are not only a luxurious decoration for your home but also a source of endless superstitions. For some reason, people still like to scare themselves with the negative consequences of having a small flowerpot in the corner of their room. But which plants bring bad luck to the house? It is up to you whether to believe them or not.

Meanwhile, OBOZREVATEL has collected the most common superstitions. It tells you what scares the owners of certain plants and how to respond to it.

African violet or Saintpaulia

This small and very beautiful flower is credited with the power to make women lonely. And some people are even afraid of it because it causes infertility. However, in the Eastern tradition, saintpaulia is a symbol of family harmony and well-being.

Monstera

For some reason, monstera is considered a vampire plant in our region that sucks up all positive energy. This is despite the fact that it is a talisman of longevity in China.

Ivy

Some types of ivy are poisonous and cause severe skin irritation, which may be why it is credited with the ability to absorb any energy: both negative and positive. However, in the Middle Ages in Europe, ivy was called a symbol of fidelity and a good luck charm for lonely people looking for a mate.

Fern

Ancient Slavs used to look for the flower of this plant on the night of Ivan Kupala to get wealth and good luck. Perhaps that's why they started planting it at home so that they wouldn't have to go far. However, soon the fern was attributed with the ability to attract bad luck. Still, according to another version, it helps to resolve conflicts in the family.

Hibiscus, in particular Chinese and Sudanese roses

Hibiscus is considered to be very sensitive to the energy in the house. If the plant begins to wither, it portends an illness in the family. At the same time, it is called a wonderful companion for creative people, giving inspiration and dispelling bad moods.

Ficus

After the Second World War, the ficus suddenly gained fame as a widow's thrill. For some reason, someone decided that the men in the house where this flowerpot stood had not returned from the front. In China, on the other hand, ficus is credited with the ability to strengthen the family, and the people of Thailand believe that it drives away evil spirits.

Cyperus

Another plant with a vampire reputation on our list. It is believed that it is especially ruthless to people who are cynical, envious, and evil. According to another version, the presence of cyperus in the home improves health (by the way, the plant does have certain bactericidal properties) and promotes harmonious relationships.

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