Houseplants can add beauty to our space and clean our air, but what about our health and wealth? If you want to bring in good fortune and vibrant energy, these are the feng shui houseplants you must-have in your space.
We all know that houseplants can boost our productivity, clean the air, and help us to have better sleep. But did you know that they can also attract good fortune and positive energy in your home? No, this is not a makeup excuse to buy plants.
According to Anjie Cho, architect, author, and feng shui expert, aside from the fact that the color green is associated with healing, adding houseplants can strengthen the energy of one particular feng shui element: wood. The wood element is associated with abundance, family, health, and money. Placing a houseplant in the east and southeast can bring vital energy of growth and action into your home.
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Feng Shui Houseplants
Feng Shui houseplants are believed to be auspicious once you put them in different areas within your home because it can boost positive energy in different aspects of life. For homes overfilled with the Metal element, bringing plants into your space can help adjust the balance of the elements. Additionally, it inspires compassion, flexibility, and kindness, which every home needs.
If you’re interested to add Feng Shui houseplants, we recommend that you choose plants with round leaves and soft shapes since these plants can boost positive energy. Do not buy dying or sick plants, fake plants, or spikey plants since these plants do not help promote positive energy. It’s also best to choose low maintenance Feng Shui houseplants that can easily adapt to your home.
Feng Shui Houseplants to Balance the Excess Water
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Feng shui translates to “wind and water,” which is the perfect representation of Air Plants. Air Plants are really easy to care for. Aside from the fact that they don’t need soil, Air Plants will go grow well in bright, indirect light. Don’t forget to water them thoroughly, like 2-3 times per week, especially if you live in a dry environment.
The Peace Lily is one of the top air-purifying and bedroom plants that you can get for a fairly cheap price. Feng Shui experts believe that the Peace Lily plant converts negative energies to positive, which is why it is highly suggested to place the plant at your home office.
Peace Lily is a low light indoor plant, so it’s best to put it under filtered light or light partial shade. It can also tolerate fluorescent lights. Water it at least once a week and keep the soil moist, but not wet.
Pothos is one of the toughest houseplants, and that itself is already great luck for people with a black thumb. Pothos is also a drought-tolerant houseplant. However, it’s best to keep its soil moist, but be careful not to overwater. Pothos is good for attracting positive energy and easily collecting dead energy in your home. Place it in medium and higher light areas and watch this trailing vine plant grow up to 10 feet long.
Feng Shui Houseplants to Connect With Nature
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One of Mother Nature’s most beautiful creations. They are pretty popular to plant enthusiasts because of their attractive appearance, but we do not recommend this plant for beginners or busy bees because it requires a bit of extra TLC.
Calathea is believed to promote a better indoor environment. Since these are tropical plants, it’s best to provide them an environment with higher humidity, medium to bright indirect light, and moderate soil moisture by maintaining a regular watering schedule.
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An extremely popular succulent that symbolizes fortune and good wealth. The Jade plant is also known as the “Friendship Plant” because it’s a popular housewarming gift for your family and friends. Receiving a Jade plant means fortune and good wealth.
This houseplant is generally undemanding, which makes it perfect for busy plant parents and first-time owners. It requires direct sunlight or full sun to grow for at least four hours every morning, and it needs to be watered once a week during the summer. It’s important to keep the soil moist, but don’t overwater it.
Another houseplant that’s perfect for people with a really bad black thumb. Philodendron is one of the easiest indoor plants to care for. It’s forgiving, low-light tolerant, and low-maintenance. Plus, it’s a great air-purifying plant. Feng Shui experts believe that the heart-shaped leaves represents the fire element and can add emotion to a cold or dim area of your home.
Simply provide it with bright, indirect sunlight and water it when the top 50% of the soil is completely dry.
Feng Shui Houseplants to Counteract Negative Energy
Aloe Vera is one of the most popular houseplants to grow because it’s easy to take care of. It helps combat bad luck and negative energy. It’s best to place this plant within three feet of your computer to filter electromagnetic energy. Aloe Vera prefers bright light for at least six to eight hours every morning. As a rule of thumb, water your Aloe Vera plant only when the soil is completely dry.
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Feng Shui experts believe that Lucky Bamboo brings very peaceful and wise energy into your home. It’s also a perfect houseplant for beginners because even if it’s poorly kept, it will still thrive.
However, it’s best to keep this plant under moderate or indirect sunlight to thrive. Don’t forget to keep its soil slightly damp, but don’t let the soil get too dry and don’t overwater it. Make sure that you’re using distilled or filtered water because this plant is sensitive to chlorine. We also recommend that you change the water at least once a week to avoid algae from forming in the water.
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Jasmine is an effective Feng Shui houseplant if you want to attract and store positive romantic feelings. It helps build romance and strengthen relationships. The scent of Jasmine can also help soothe a stressed mind. Jasmine needs to stay cool with well-circulated air. Keep the soil slightly moist, but not soggy. Place it near a south-facing window where it can get full sun to partial shade.
In general, most houseplants are a great choice for Feng Shui, as long as you provide proper care. However, we recommend houseplants with round leaves and soft shapes because they promote gentle, nourishing energy. Also, put into consideration where you put your Feng Shui houseplants because this can have an impact on your mental clarity.
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