Lucky Flowers For Your Chinese Zodiac

No matter if you are ol’skool or new age, we Asians are quite the superstitious lot – though we hate to admit it! Perhaps even more so when traditional festivals like the Chinese New Year are celebrated. You’d find many young and old, scouring the web for lucky colors, career and health outlook in the new year, which has also become a tradition of sorts by itself. But have you heard of lucky flowers for your Chinese zodiac?

Apart from the traditional Pussy Willows, Lucky Bamboos and Mandarin Orange Trees to welcome lady luck into your home, each animal in the Chinese zodiac actually has a flower associated with it. Here’s a list with lucky floras based on your Chinese zodiac!



Born in: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

For the innovative and witty ones born in the year of the Rat, their lucky flowers are the luscious Lilies and African Violets.



Born in: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Oh the diligent and strong Ox! Beautiful Tulips and Pink Blossoms are associated with their year.



Born in: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Brave, loyal and trusty Tigers have the eye-catching Anthuriums as their lucky flowers.



Born in: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

For the elegant and lovely bunnies of the lot, elegant Lilies and snapdragons.



Born in: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The dignified and honorable, those born in the year of the Dragon have Hyacinths and Bleeding Heart Vines as their flowers of choice.



Born in: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Just like how being smart and humorous are most commonly associated with those born in the year of the Snake, so are Orchids and Cacti.



Born in: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Full of energy and diligent, those born in the year of the Horse will usher in luck with Calla Lilies and jasmine flowers.



Born in: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Sometimes also known as Sheep or Ram, these gentle and hardworking individuals are associated with Carnations and Primroses.



Born in: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Plush and graceful Chrysanthemums, no matter the variety are associated with the innovative and sociable Monkey.



Born in: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Raise and shine now! Independent and capable Roosters will attract lady luck to their doors with Gladiola and Cockscomb.



Born in: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

The ever so popular Roses and Cymbidiums are associated with the responsible and courageous ones who are born in the year of the dog.



Born in: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Last but not least, for the good-tempered and honest ones born in the year of the pig, they may find fortune with the precious Hydrangea.


Whether its to keep with tradition or to welcome guests, one thing’s for sure, having flowers around the home or office is a great way to inject color and the festive spirit, with minimal effort. #lifehack101

On that note, may lady luck and the god of fortune shine upon you and your family this year! 恭喜发财, 财源广进! (Happy Chinese New Year and may fortune come rolling in!)