Kumquat trees symbolizing auspicious in the New Year
Our traditional Chinese new year celebration includes many auspicious symbols for prosperity, longevity and good fortune. After a fortnight of spring cleaning the entire house, it is time to decorate it with auspicious plants. :)
We went shopping at the Bedok South nurseries after dinner. There were already many families selecting and purchasing flowers and plants which symbolize rebirth, new growth and prosperity for the new year.
The kumquat trees which symbolize good luck and abundance of wealth are very popular and the ones shown in the first picture are very expensive. :)
The pineapple plants (S$128) and Money Tree (Zamioculcas Zamifolia, from S$68) are hot sellers too.
Orchids are a perpetual favourite of mine. This pot of exotic blooms cost S$168. These beauties bring me much joy when I am relaxing in my sitting room.
Lingzhi - Mushroom of Longevity
Delighted to find these pots of Lingzhi. Bought one for my 96 year-old mother-in-law.
The Lucky Bamboo, another popular festive plant which is said to improve the positive qi in the house, was sold out. I will have to wait until next Wednesday for the new stocks.