Fresh from the market, painted on porcelain or embroidered on silk, flowers are a sure-fire feng shui cure. Samantha Wong reports
CNY festivities are always marked by floral decorations, with a variety of auspicious plants on sale to usher in prosperity for the new lunar year. Miniature kumquat trees are popular, with the fruits’ golden colour symbolising money, while pomelos, often seen in pairs, are said to signify family unity. You’ll see orchids galore – their delicate blooms symbolic of fertility and luxury.