Cover Find out the best flowers to buy to boost your luck this year. (Photo: @lux_floraldesign/Instagram)

From roses to help in the love department, sunflowers for friendship and blue hydrangeas for your career—we spoke to two experts on what type of flowers will boost your luck in various aspects of life this year

Chinese New Year is right around the corner—so it’s time to make the most of the festivities, from stocking up on red packets and buying Chinese New Year puddings, to booking a staycation and an indulgent meal. But any Chinese New Year celebration won't be complete without flowers. Due to the ongoing social distancing restrictions in Hong Kong, the annual Flower Market is cancelled, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on some of the best flowers from various florists all around Hong Kong.

Whether you’re looking for luck in the love department, a boost in your career or more important than ever, good health, there’s a certain type of flower you should get. We sought the help of two experts, floral artist Emily Wong of Floristy by Art of Living and Feng Shui designer, Thierry Chow on what flowers are the best to buy depending on what type of luck you need.

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Roses

Good for: Love, friendship

Symbol: Love and romance

Colour: Red and pink for love, pink for friendship

Best location to place: For love, the northeast corner helps attract love and kindness or boost the love of relationship energy. For friendship, the east corner attracts opportunities to meet new friends

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Tulips

Good for: Friendship, health, love, studies

Symbol: Love while the colours pink and yellow represents hope

Colour: Pink and yellow for love and friendship while yellow for health and studies

Best location to place: Friendship (east), health (east or northeast), love (northeast), studies (east)

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Sunflowers

Good for: Family, studies

Symbol: Adoration, loyalty, longevity

Colour: Yellow

Best location to place: Northeast for the family to help boost relationships while the east corner is best for studies to help with studying and to stay focused while improving the overall energy

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Orchids

Good for: Health

Symbol: Love and strength while pink and purple orchids symbolise love for one's self

Colour: Pink and purple

Best location to place: East or northeast helps boost the overall health and wellness

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Hydrangea

Good for: Career, studies

Symbol: Appreciation and heartfelt emotions. Blue hydrangea represent wisdom

Colour: Blue for career, any colour for studies

Best location to place: East corner for your career to attract better energy in the workplace and the east corner for your studies

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Carnations

Good for: Career, studies

Symbol: Luck and admiration while light green carnation represents growth

Colour: Light green

Best location to place: East corner for your career to attract better energy in the workplace and the east corner for your studies

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Lavender

Good for: Love

Symbol: Purity and calmness

Colour: Lavender

Best location to place: Northeast corner

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Mandarin

Good for: Luck, wealth and good fortune

Symbol: Luck, wealth and fortune

Colour: Orange for good fortune

Best location to place: The east corner to attract luck in your career and boost creative energy  or the northeast corner to help attract better relationship energy

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Peach blossom

Good for: Love, longevity, prosperity, growth

Symbol: Love and new beginnings

Colour: Pink for love

Best location to place: The northeast corner to attract love and better energy in romance and friendships

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This article was originally published on January 29, 2021 and was updated on January 19, 2022.

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