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Citrus trees and Chinese New Year

Kung hei fat choi!

Citrus trees with colouring fruits are traditional gifts to welcome in the Chinese New Year. The plants below are particularly recommended to give as gifts for Chinese New Year and will be delivered gift wrapped and boxed with a handwritten card.

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Citrus trees and Chinese New Year

Kung hei fat choi!

Citrus trees with colouring fruits are traditional gifts to welcome in the Chinese New Year. If you’re looking to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style, we’ve curated the perfect plants to send to a loved one. Browse our range of plants to give as gifts for Chinese New Year and be confident they will be delivered on time, gift wrapped and boxed, and with a handwritten card when you.

Chinese New Year plant ideas

As the Chinese New Year approaches, it’s time to infuse your home with the vibrant spirit of tradition and prosperity. Our carefully curated Chinese New Year plant collection offers a beautiful array of plants that, not only add beauty to your space, but also carry deep cultural significance. Whether you’re looking to enhance your festive décor or gift a symbol of luck to your loved ones, our collection has something special for everyone.

Bring good fortune and positivity into your or a loved one’s home with a lucky mandarin orange tree known as a symbol of abundance and prosperity. Alternatively, you can gift a money plant to invite wealth and financial growth in the coming year.

Giving citrus trees or citrus fruit is also considered to symbolise wishing good luck or fortune. Citrus trees are particularly symbolic plants and are thought to bestow luck and good fortune on the receiver. In fact, the more fruit a tree has, the more luck and wealth it is thought to bestow. For this reason, the prolific calamondin and kumquat trees are often given as gifts during the Chinese New Year. Other gifts are often accompanied by a fresh mandarin fruit symbolising prosperity and ideally, they should include a couple of leaves to show they are fresh and to symbolise fertility.

The best plant gifts for Chinese New Year

The number and colour of the fruit at the time of giving are more important than the variety, but kumquats, mandarins, and calamondins are all traditional gifts in the new year.

Ideally, trees should bear an odd number of fruits, preferably in shades of orange or gold. They are often given or displayed in pairs to symbolising 'doubling' of wealth. In Mandarin, the term for 'tangerine' sounds very similar to the word for 'luck', while the term 'orange' closely resembles the word for 'wealth'. Perhaps this linguistic resemblance contributed to the origin of this association. However, no matter its origins, embracing this tradition offers a joyful means to cheerfully brighten a home or office in the dead of winter.

At Plants4Presents we specialise in citrus trees and have a wide range of sweet and sour oranges available all year round that are perfect for Chinese New Year. We try to keep the pictures as up to date as possible so you know that if they are advertised with orange fruit this week, that is what will be delivered.

Don't forget you can choose your container including auspicious red pots and choose your delivery date including Saturday 10th February on the order form.

Why choose our Chinese New Year plants?

Plants are the ideal way to celebrate the Chinese New Year, whether you’re buying for yourself, a friend, or a family member. There are many reasons why you should choose plants to celebrate, here are just a few:

  • Cultural significance. Our plants are chosen not only for their beauty but also for their deep-rooted cultural symbolism, allowing you to connect with Chinese traditions.
  • Thoughtful gifts. Share the joy of the festive season by gifting your loved ones with plants that carry meaningful blessings and well wishes.
  • Expertly curated. Our collection is curated by horticulture experts who understand the importance of each plant's symbolism and aesthetic appeal.
  • Easy care instructions. We provide you with all the guidance you need to ensure your plants thrive throughout the New Year and beyond.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a touch of nature and tradition. Browse our collection today and select the perfect plants to welcome a year of luck, prosperity, and happiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Chinese New Year 2024?

The Chinese New Year celebrates the start of the New Lunar Year in the Chinese calendar and because it is tied to the phases of the moon the exact date moves around from year to year. In 2024 Chinese New Year will fall on Saturday 10th February and is a time for families to come together and wish each other peace and prosperity.

Why is citrus such an important part of Chinese New Year?

Round objects and gold objects are often considered 'lucky' in China. Citrus fruits are particularly prized and are often used in Chinese New Year celebrations. Like the Christmas tree in Christmas celebrations, the mandarin or orange tree symbolises the start of the festive period and may be displayed in Chinese restaurants or Chinese homes in the run-up to the main celebration.

Can I keep these plants indoors throughout the year?

Yes, most of the plants in our Chinese New Year Plants Collection can be kept indoors. However, make sure to provide them with adequate sunlight and care to ensure their health and longevity. Detailed care instructions are provided for each plant.