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ith the Chinese Lunar New Year just around the corner, Chinese folk all around
the world are readying themselves for a new year of health, wealth and longevity.
The Chinese are a superstitious lot. Most believe that performing certain acts
or having specific items around the home during the new year will bring them
luck in their family lives, their careers and their financial well-being! And
so it is that when the new year dawns, they will fill their homes with Prosperity
Plants - lime plants, young bamboo shoots, money plants and the like. Many of
these ancient beliefs have been taught to new generations and even in today's
world of savvy, educated executive, most Chinese will have a couple of Prosperity
Plants in the homes - just in case...
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On any given day other than when it's near the Chinese New Year, you'll find
that these plants can be found abundantly in the wild as well as in any plant
nursery, but come Chinese New Year, their prices skyrocket as people clamour
for the choisest, healthiest and "luckiest" plants. If you're someone
who loves to potter around the garden or if you have a fairly large compound,
you can get your cut of the market by raising Prosperity Plants. Of course,
with the popularity of Feng Shui these days, Prosperity Plants need not be just
a Chinese New Year necessity. There's this story that the so-called "lucky
bamboo shoots" were a marketing gimmick thought up by an enterprising businessman.
He didn't expect it to be such a phenomenon, but since it became such a hot
item, he quickly cashed in on it and is still cashing in on their popularity. Similarly,
with a bit of marketing savvy, you can create your own Prosperity Plant and
cash in on the craze! Nice way to get people to add a little bit of green (and luck) into
their lives, and when you've made yourself a bundle of cash, I bet you'll tell me
there REALLY is such a thing as Prosperity Plants!