The Life List: 5 classic festive plants to bring on the cheer

Phalaenopsis orchids are popular gifts for Chinese New Year. ST PHOTO: CHANTAL SAJAN
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SINGAPORE - With Chinese New Year round the corner, home owners are snapping up lucky plants such as pussy willow, bamboo saplings and chrysanthemum. The Straits Times susses out five festive plants that can spruce up any corner of the home and are easily available at supermarkets, wet markets and nurseries.

Also called hu die lan in Mandarin, this orchid has a distinctive sculptural silhouette.

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