Regarded by many Austronesian cultures as a sacred plant!
The Good Luck plant also goes by the common names Hawaiian Ti plant, Palm Lily and Cabbage Palm. It is native to Southeast Asia, particularly the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. Regarded by many Austronesian cultures as a sacred plant that wards off evil spirits and the green-leaved varieties symbolize peace and healing! So it is hugely popular to have both indoors and out.
It likes bright light and moist soil, so don't leave it to dry out too much. It also likes warmth, so keep it away from draughts. In the wild, it can grow to 3m in height but our UK weather means it's not suitable for outdoors, so you're unlikely to see heights anywhere near that!
I am a tropical beauty, primarily grown from my foliage which features streaks of light and dark green, cream and hot pink.
The house plant that loves direct light
Ideal to give to a friend as it is supposed to bring good luck
Can grow into a tall plant, but currently is the perfect small size
Light coloured leaves are ideal to lighten up your green jungle
Good Luck Plant Care Guide
Bright light is perfect - so feel free to pop it in the sun (when there is some!)
Keep the soil moist but not soggy. You can leave the soil to dry out during winter between waterings
Likes it warm but can live comfortably in rooms above 15 degrees
During the summer months, fed weekly with a nitrogen-rich liquid fertiliser
Mist the leaves to clean them from dusty or put it under a lukewarm shower! Feel free to trim the stems if they start growing too wildly
If it starts losing leaves, try upping the humidity and temperature around it
Good Luck Plant General Information
Native to western Pacific areas - NZ, eastern Australia and Hawaii
Can grow to 1.5m in height and is growing at an average speed
The leaves are toxic but you'd have to eat a lot to get ill!