Money plants are a dime a dozen these days. You can spot them in nearly every home, office, or apartment. They’re known to bring good luck and prosperity, which is why they’ve become so popular. Feng Shui experts claim that the five leaves on each branch of a money plant represent the five elements- Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. Whether you believe in that sort of thing or not, there’s no denying that money plants are pleasing to the eye and can brighten up any space.
The money plant is named for its round, plump, flat leaves that resemble coins. A popular story from Taiwan tells the story of a poor man who was facing many financial difficulties. He prayed to the Gods for help and one day, he found a plant in his garden. He saw the plant as a solution to all of his problems. With care and attention, the plant grew and produced seeds, nuts, and more plants. He sold the plants and was able to overcome his money issues. For this reason, people often give money plants as gifts in the hope that the recipient will experience good luck and prosperity.
Feng Shui teaches that money plants should never be placed in the North-East direction as it causes loss of money and affects the health of family members. The ideal place for a money plant is in the southeast direction as this is the direction of Lord Ganesha. Having a money plant in this direction is known to bring health, peace, and prosperity.
A money plant is said to bring good luck and fortune to those who take care of it. It is commonly believed that a money plant grown inside the house, rather than outside, will bring the greatest benefits. Married couples who live together should avoid keeping the money plant in the east-west direction, as it is said to lead to arguments and fights between them.
The money plant is a sign of potential wealth. It is believed that the more vibrantly green your money plant is, the more money you will have come into your household. Additionally, it is said that the more leaves your money plant has, the more money you will have. As a result, you should take care not to let the stems and leaves of the money plant fall onto the floor; doing so is considered to be highly inauspicious.
The heart-shaped leaves of money plants have long been associated with bringing love and happiness into the home. Additionally, it is said that growing a money plant can help to improve relationships between the members of a household. If you’re looking to add a little bit of extra luck and positivity into your home, consider growing a money plant of your own.