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Lucky CNY Flowers for 2023


Just like the significance of Christmas trees at Yuletide, CNY Flowers 2022 mark the celebration of Chinese New Year in Singapore. These flowers are so much more than a pretty sight. Each flower has a certain meaning and they have the most bewitching vibe that can add flair to any festivity. If you have put your thinking caps on and have started to ponder about the lucky CNY flowers for the next year (2023), then here are the top picks that deserve your attention.

1. Chrysanthemums

Do you know chrysanthemums are known to be one of the four noble ones or the four gentlemen because they symbolize nobility? These are one of the most vibrant ones of the four symbolic seasoning flowers. Chrysanthemums represent Autumn and they are a symbol of longevity. People used to drink Chrysanthemum wine on the 9th day of the 9th Lunar Month during the Han dynasty which makes Chrysanthemum an exquisite symbol to be adorned during the Chinese New Year. You can pick any of the pink, yellow or purple chrysanthemums and they will look spectacular.

2. Marigold

The next one in line is Marigold. Do you know Marigolds are considered to be auspicious not in Singapore, but also in other parts of Asia? Known to bring peace, prosperity and wealth, these beautiful flowers grow on easy going plants that bloom splendidly even in direct sunlight. Include them in your flower arrangement or use them to decorate your home and Marigold will instantly inculcate a festive vibe to your space elegantly.

3. Kalanchoe

Commonly the Kalanchoe is grown indoors as a potted plant all across Singapore. The succulent plant with thick fleshy stems and vibrant green leaves produces clusters of beautiful vibrant flowers above its waxy leaves. The bright red hues of the flowers are considered to be auspicious in Chinese culture, which is why the Kalanchoe flower is selected as one of the festive flowers alongside other flowers like Camellias and Azaleas during Singapore’s Lunar New Year.

4. Plume Celosia

Also known as the Feng Wei, the beautifully intricate Plume Celosia translates to Phoenix Tail. Typically, Phoenix is a mythical creature that carries the belief of bringing in prosperity and peace, which is why the Plume Celosia flowers are used during the Chinese New Year to invoke the same emotions and symbolism.

5. Hydrangea

Hydrangeas typically symbolise rebirth and renewal. In fact, green hydrangeas also represent youthfulness, good fortune good health and prosperity. The flowers are an impeccable option for those who want a fresh start and positivity in their life which makes Hydrangeas an exceptional option for the CNY.

The Bottom Line

Gone are the days when you had to do flower shopping at brick-and-mortar stores. Now, everything is online and fortunately, with a bit of research, you can find CNY flowers 2022 without lifting a finger (that was a pun because obviously, you would need to use your thumb to scroll through the online inventory). This isn’t the end; we would be back with some great industry insights soon. Till then stay tuned!