Here are seven plants that some people might consider unlucky in certain cultural contexts.
Regardless of the species, having dead or dying plants in the home is often associated with negative energy or bad luck in various cultural beliefs.
In some cultures, cacti are believed to bring bad luck, especially when placed indoors. This belief might stem from the plant's thorny nature or association with desert regions.
While basil is revered in many cultures for its culinary-medicinal properties, there are superstitions in some regions that believe bringing basil indoors could invite misfortune.
Contrary to its association with holiday traditions like kissing under the mistletoe, some cultures consider mistletoe a plant that brings bad luck if brought inside the home.
Despite being a popular houseplant known for its air-purifying properties, some superstitions suggest that having a spider plant indoors can bring negative energy.
Yew trees have historical associations with cemeteries and death, leading to superstitions about them bringing ill luck or bad omens.
Bonsai trees may carry negative connotations in some cultures due to their dwarfed and manipulated growth, possibly associated with stunted progress or stagnation.