Top 5 lucky plants for Chinese New Year, and why they are considered auspicious

The stalks of the lucky bamboo are braided to form the shape of a pineapple, which represents prosperity. Photos: Sheela Chandran

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and nurseries are seeing some increased business as people look for auspicious plants to welcome the Year of the Ox.

Since Monday, Kuala Lumpur-based nursery owner S.L. Lee, 60, has seen a steady increase in customers. This comes after the government revised its CNY SOP protocols, allowing family reunion dinners but limited to 15 people living within a 10km radius.The jade plant's thick leaves can retain water, symbolising good fortune and wealth.The jade plant's thick leaves can retain water, symbolising good fortune and wealth.

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