Feng Shui Plant Placement: Strategic Allies

Boost positive energy knowing what plants are the best for the Feng Shui discipline. Which ones are you should get rid of right now!. Learn all about feng shui plant placement in this article.

What Is Feng Shui?

This Chinese discipline has the goal to harmonize the environment to thrive the well-being. The meaning of Feng Shui is wind (Feng) and water (Shui). Feng Shui is the art of harmonizing the elements of nature and balancing the various yin and yang energies to enhance well-being and prosperity.

Feng Shui uses various techniques to improve the energy around us, releasing it, changing it to positive, and focusing it on what we want to change.

Your home, your office, your business. Applying and decorating with Feng Shui rules allows us to improve and change multiple aspects of our life such as personal relationships, family, partner, work, business, health, luck, or wealth.

Many people decorate their homes under the stipulations of Feng Shui. If you are into Feng Shui, this article is for you!

Plants can contribute to positive Feng Shui in many ways. Plants and Feng Shui are great allies, they help us harmonize environments, can balance the water element, create cleaner spaces while purifying the air, adding harmony, and giving a sense of well-being.

However, not every plant will contribute to the Feng Shui at your home. Check this article to know what plants, according to Feng Shui, you should have and which ones you should get rid of right now!

Align your plants with the Feng Shui discipline. Check out these tips!

Get Rid of Cacti Inside Your Home or Near the Entrance

Cactus attracts negativity circulating around the house. Therefore, cacti are not advisable for inside your home, or near the entrance. For Feng Shui, the front door of the house determines one of the main places through which energy enters our home. Nevertheless, cacti offer great protection for the house located outside your home; on a terrace, patio, balcony.

Cacti are recommended for your office or the place where you work, are related to success, and job recognition and will help absorbing radiation from electronic devices.

Long or Pointed Leaves and Plants With Thorns

Plants with long or pointed leaves or plants with thorns accumulate negative energy, causing conflicts or fights between family members. Like the cactus, plants with thorns or elongated and pointed leaves should be located outdoors where they will protect the home, blocking the entry of negative energy. You can even group it outside and they will deflect negative energy from penetrating your home.

Go through every room in your home and rearrange the plants to balance the energy. If a room has 3 plants not recommended, redistribute to another room to balance or place it outside if this is possible.

What are the plants that you should check? For example, ribbon plant, aralias, dracaenas, or yuccas.

Feng Shui Plant Placement: Saying No to Bonsai

Do not cultivate bonsai or use them as decorative elements inside your home. Bonsai has stunted and limited growth. For Feng Shui this is not the type of development that you want for your life, therefore you should not surround yourself with this type of energy.

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Feng Shui Plant Placement: Get Rid of Artificial Plants

Many times, we decorate with artificial plants, especially with flowers, in poorly ventilated or illuminated environments. However, there is nothing worse (energetically speaking) for Feng Shui than to decorate or surround yourself with dead life. There should be no artificial plants in any form. Even natural plants must be healthy, growing well, and leaves in the greatest condition must be removed. The flow of vital energy must not be interrupted.

Feng Shui Plant Placement: Help your Hanging Plants to Grow Upwards 

Guide your hanging plants so they grow upwards. Especially with geraniums, helix ivy, petunias, and lobelias that easily grow downward, as that downward energy radiates negativity and a lack of strength and motivation to move forward. Another simple way to avoid the hanging effect is by placing overgrown leaves and branches on the furniture. This will greatly contribute to the loss of energy and to avoid the languishing effect.

Pothos represents a case among hanging plants. And as you can imagine, it is impossible to guide it to grow upwards. Pothos, unlike other hanging plants, has the peculiarity of absorbing both positive and negative energies. Therefore, you should place it near the door or a window to protect and at the same time contribute to the flow of energy in the home. Do not abuse. You must limit their number. Remember that environments must be balanced. If you have more than three in your home, these plants will interfere with the energy balance.

Feng Shui Plant Placement: No Hydrangeas for Love

These plants represent loneliness, so it is not prudent to have them in your home. They are also related to being single or widowed so if you are looking for a partner or if you already have one and want to keep it, avoid planting hydrangeas in your house or use them as a bouquet to decorate any room inside.

Feng Shui Plants Can Boost Good Energy

Choose Plants with Flowers! According to Feng Shui, flowering plants will attract love. Whether you are alone or as a couple, you can enhance that this feeling reigns in your home through small pots with a flower, such as lavender, which will also give you a good smell and an atmosphere of relaxation.

Jade Plants are related to Money and Abundance. Orchids are associated with Serenity and Love.

The Prosperity Plant: Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

Also named Lucky Plant, Money Plant, or Friendship Tree.

Jade Plant is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers, grows indoors. Jade Plant is mostly associated with friendship, money, health, and fame and can be auspicious in all areas of the home.

Jade Plant will thrive in bright light conditions, even some morning hours of direct sun exposure. Watering will necessary only when the topsoil is dry. Jade Plant is the result of cutting and re-potting stems. Although it is common to grow it in the shape of a bonsai tree, remember that for Feng Shui growth should not be limited. Therefore, always keep a large container, which can grow and develop freely.

Dig into this article to know more about Succulents

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Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana): Symbol of Fortune, Abundance, and Wealth

Lucky Bamboo and Jade Plant are the most popular Feng Shui Plants. Lucky Bamboo is a symbol of fortune, abundance, and wealth.

lucky bamboo indoor care

Since Bamboo grows in water, caring for Lucky Bamboo is simple. Lucky Bamboo grows in water arrangement; whether it’s a glass vase or any container filled with water. Remember to change the water and cleaning the container to avoid fungus and mold. Although this plant is easy to adapt to low light conditions, with a medium-light condition will thrive. Avoid exposing to direct sunlight which will burn its leaves.

The number of stalks symbolizes different meanings in the Feng Shui.

One stalk symbolizes a strong, prosperous life.

Two stalks; love.

Three stalks; Happiness, Long Life, and Wealth.

Four stalks: symbolize negative things such as negative energy and death. Never arrange four stalks together!

Five stalks: health in the five areas of your life; Emotional, Intuitive, Physical, Spiritual, Mental.

Six stalks: for prosperity.

Seven stalks: for good health.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): The Plant Purifies and Balances the Energy of Home

Peace Lily purifies the air and brings energy balance back to your home. Taking care of the Peace Lily could be tricky because it is prone to brown tips and will require rapid attention if the leaves droop for over two days. Peace Lily thrive in medium light conditions. However, the higher the indirect lighting the better and more beautiful will be the white leaves. Overwatering this plant will damage drastically. The secret to avoiding overwatering is to not water on a schedule. Check the soil before watering. Watering should only when the first inch on the topsoil is completely dry. Prefer the use of distilled water to prevent brown tips.

Feng Shui Plant Placement and Plants in the Master Bedroom

Not all plants are allowed in the master bedroom according to Feng Shui. The double bedroom is considered a feminine room. Just as it seeks to harmonize pastel and feminine colors such as pink or aqua green and their shades of these colors, it also seeks to harmonize with allowed plants. Just one or two plants and very limited species are allowed. Only flowering plants such as orchids and Anthurium andraeanum (due to its heart shape and intense red color) can be placed in the bedroom.

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Orchis (Orchidaceae): To Attract Serenity and Love, Harmonizing Relationships

For Feng Shui, orchids enhance serenity and love, harmonizing relationships. It is a plant that can be placed in a double bedroom if the light is appropriate.

Orchids are relatively easy to care for. They need full of light but not direct sunlight. Orchids thrive in high humidity, but they don’t require frequent watering. Depending on the weather, just watering once a week for a few minutes may be enough. Unlike other plants, among the varieties of orchid species, the cultivation conditions vary between species.

One of the most popular varieties for its beautiful flowers, inexpensive, long-lasting blooms, and easy to care for is the species: Phalaenopsis.

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Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid will thrive indoors between 65-85 F (18-29 C). It should be protected from temperatures below 55 F (13 C). Locate away from drafts. The color of the roots will indicate the health of the plant. Green roots are healthy, white roots are underwatered and brown, or black roots mean overwatered conditions. Blooms will drop after 2-3 months. Organic fertilization will be needed 1-2 times per month during dormancy. Every 1-2 years, the orchid needs to be re-potted into a 1-2″ larger pot using orchid bark media.

I hope you’ve found this article helpful to boost the good energy of your home giving by Feng Shui advice.

About Julia Morgan

We are the Morgan family, Henry, and Morgan, both agronomists from the University of Michigan, where we met. We are experts in putting our hands in the soil and developing organic foods and improving production processes for decades. Likewise, we have worked for companies such as Mondelez International, BASF, Monsanto, etc. currently in our role as science writers for TheGardenStyle.com as well as advisors in promoting large scale food growing in urbanized areas. In this website, we share what we are most passionate about, gardening and farming. Enjoy and see real photos on our website. We hope that all our advice will be useful to you and that you will become an expert gardener.

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