Lucky bamboo plants remain highly sought after for this Chinese New Year.
It symbolises success in every step
GEORGE TOWN: In welcoming a prosperous Chinese New Year, lucky bamboo plants remain highly sought after for its beautifully intertwined shoots.
Customers have ordered their share of the lucky plant that symbolises bu bu gao shen
(every step bringing in more success).
Gorgeous R&S Garden nursery assistant Saw Gim Hwa, 47 said they were now stocked with lucky bamboos besides kumquat (lime trees), another common plant for the festive season.
“Our lucky bamboo with intertwined shoots are popular as they represent a change or a twist in luck, which the Chinese call zhuan yun.
“Kumquat plants are popular as those with bountiful fruits are believed to be able to bring good luck and fortune all year round,” she said.
Saw said another type of plant which is popular among businessmen is the US Dollar plant, also known as fa cai shu (prosperity tree).
“These are petite plants with plain green leaves. Many like to place them in offices as they symbolise fortune and prosperity.
“We also have them in fancy vases so they can be used for decorative purposes,” Saw said.
Lucky plant: The lucky bamboo plant will be taking centre stage in many homes this Chinese New Year.