It has been a common belief that there are plants that brings goodluck to the place where it is situated like our homes, offices, etc. I don't know where it started. Maybe it originated from the chinese or spanish.
The plant was called fortune plant. It was a belief that once you planted it, and when a flower started to bloom, a good luck will come to you (i.e. a lot of money will come to you). That's make it a fortune plant for if it is alive it gives luck to the one who has it.
But I do believe that it's not what it should mean to be. Any plants make a fortune to us human beings, simply because plants give/brings energy to us. When you're feeling blue and you see a living plants, your attention will be to the plant away from your sad thoughts. Plants do give us good aura, freshes our inner feeling and gives vibrance to the surroundings. Observe a dying plant and you will be feeling down too.
Flickr's Explore #74
June 10, 2009