Also known as Chinese Evergreens, these ornamental plants with variegated leaves in red, pink and green have been cultivated for their luck for centuries in Asia.
The flamingo lily is well-loved for its striking red and pink heart-shaped flowers, and are said to be bearers of success, prosperity and abundance.
Kumquats and dragon heart limes might be de rigeur during CNY, but why not spice things up with another fruit - chilli? It's said to bring about flourishing careers and businesses, and can be used all year round.
Another variegated leaf beauty, the plant's occasional changing colours are said to symbolise change.
With a name like "dragon tree ", this plant with red-edged leaves could not be a better fit for the season.
Fittonia Nerve plant
Known as the nerve plant thanks to its bright-veined (in white, pink or red) leaves, this is popularly used in terrariums and bottle gardens, and to brighten up office windowsills.
Its Hokkien name, "wang lai huay" or pineapple flower, sounds like "a flower that will bring you wealth".
Named after the Latin word "salvare", which means "to heal" and "salvere" meaning "to be healthy", this plant adds a vivid pop of red and is rife with meaning too.