LifestylePrepping your balcony for spring? Avoid these plants linked to bad luck and well-being risks

Prepping your balcony for spring? Avoid these plants linked to bad luck and well-being risks

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7:35 AM EST, January 12, 2024

Gardening season has officially kicked off. People are constantly adding new flowers and climbers to brighten their gardens, balconies, and terraces.

However, giving a splash of color to your surroundings with plants can sometimes result in unintended negative consequences.

Before heading off to the gardening center or plant fair, you should familiarize yourself with some information about balcony plants. First on the list? Heathers.

Heathers are easy to cultivate, and their deep purple flowers are exceptionally loved in Poland. However, Scandinavians hold a different opinion regarding these flowers.

According to residents of the chilly north, heathers are believed to bring bad luck and are associated with poverty and scarcity. The Chinese also have a negative perception of them. According to the age-old art of space planning, or Feng Shui, heathers represent loneliness.

The popular "Chinese rose" or hibiscus flowers might also surprise you. According to some beliefs, these flashy red flowers can have a negative impact on relationships and cause tension between partners.

Evergreen varieties of winding ivy may also harm relationships. This highly poisonous plant can harm household pets, like cats, if they chew on them. Plus, according to ancient superstitions, ivy may incite quarrels between lovers.

Superstitions also surround popular garden hydrangeas. These lush, heavy flowers in iridescent shades of blue, often seen in parks and around homes, are associated with sorrow according to old beliefs.

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