With its thick, textured leaves, the ZZ plant (Fortune Tree) is supposed to bring good fortune and luck. The leaf will sprout and unfurl into a symmetrical, feather-like stalk as the ZZ plant matures. When the stalks reach about 30 inches high, they are cut down and dried for use in fortunes or sold as stock food.
The ZZ plant was first discovered in Japan where it is called mitsuwa. It is said that if you eat one of these plants, you will be lucky in your love life.
In China, the ZZ plant is called fengzhi and when grown inside, it provides both heat and light for the home. It is also used in ceremonial offerings to honor the dead.
In India, the ZZ plant is called mithun and is used in worship services for bringing prosperity. The seeds are harvested when they turn brown and black and are then soaked in water to release the content of the pod. This is then eaten with rice or noodles.
In Africa, the ZZ plant is called iboga and is used in religious ceremonies within the Iboga religion. Within this religion, people pray for health issues, solve problems between families, and even get married. After the ceremony, participants drink a brew made from the ZZ plant's roots.
People commonly arrange one or two types of plants in their office or house to bring good fortune. However, there are some myths surrounding this plant that need to be clarified before you decide to include it in your garden or office.
The first myth is that if you leave a zizanium root inside your shoe, it will protect you from injury when walking on nails or other sharp objects. This is not true; even if you bury the root, it will still not prevent harm from coming your way. The ZZ plant does have nail-like structures called rhizomes that spread out below ground, but they are not meant to be used as protection against injury.
The second myth is that if you cut off a piece of zizania root and wear it as an amulet, it will protect you from drowning. Again, this is not true. Even if you remove all of the root's leaves and bark, it will still not keep you safe from drowning. While the ZZ plant does contain small amounts of magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus, these are not enough to be considered nutrients for humans.
Plant ZZZZZZZZZZZZ (Fortune Tree) A plant, according to Feng Shui philosophy, indicates "stable" and "developing."
The Fortune Tree was first cultivated in China over 500 years ago and was originally called "Chen-tzu." It is said that you can tell how successful a farmer's year has been by looking at the growth of the Chen-tzu tree. If it is small, then poor weather or disease has reduced the yield; if it is healthy and strong, then there is hope for better crops next year.
In Chinese culture, it is believed that if you want something very much, then it is advisable to leave some parts of your garment inside the boundary line when crossing a river, so that the spirit will help you find peace and happiness. After doing this, return the item to society again, thus restoring harmony to the world. This is also part of the reason why there are fewer clothes removed from bodies after death than might otherwise be expected: to restore harmony to the world system.
In Japan, it is believed that if you leave some parts of your clothing inside a boundary line when crossing a river, then the person who finds your body will have good luck in love. Again, to restore harmony to the world system.
Plants that Bring Good Luck, Prosperity, and Fortune according to Feng Shui (Lucky Plants) That is why some "lucky plants" are referred to as "money trees" or "money plants." Other plants considered lucky by Feng Shui include lucky bamboo, rubber plants, orchids, and various types of indoor ferns and palms.
Feng shui is the art of placement. The position of your house holds much power. If you build your house on top of a volcano then it is good because it is strong but can also be bad if there are no proper barriers between you and the volcano. A barrier for protection against danger but also to keep out negative energy. There have been many cases where people have moved into newly built homes and found that they were haunted by ghosts after several unexplainable incidents occurred. This means that the position of the house is important too. If you find yourself in such a situation then it is best to move into a new home rather than fix the old one.
There are different types of feng shui. For example, there is protective feng shui which brings good luck and success in life. Lucky plants are part of this type of feng shui. There is also water feature feng shui which involves placing natural bodies of water in your yard. It not only looks nice but also helps lower your blood pressure due to the effect of the sound it makes when flowing through its course.
In Asia, the jade plant is considered a good luck charm and is said to generate money forces. The money tree plant is said to emit favorable vibes that bring success to the owner of the home or company. The blossoming jade plant reflects positively on its owner and represents great friendship, good fortune, and wealth. It is believed that if you want to attract positive energy, you should plant a money tree.
The green dragon plant is also called "money plant" because it produces flowers which look like coins. This plant is very popular in China and Taiwan and can be found everywhere - in homes, offices, parks, etc. Even though it is not necessary to have one of these plants to enjoy good luck, people usually keep them as gifts or souvenirs.
In Africa, it is believed that if you have a money plant, then you will become rich. The plant contains small amounts of zinc and copper which are needed by the human body. Therefore, it is recommended that people who work with metals take care of their plants.
It is said that if you wait until the sun goes down before you water your money plant, then you will have good luck all year long. However, if you wait until the sun is up, then you will need to do this every day until fall when you should start watering them regularly.
People in South America also believe that if you have a money plant, then you will become rich.