Feng shui translates literally to “the way of wind and water.” Rooted in Taoism, it is the age-old Chinese art of arranging spaces, buildings, and objects to attain balance and harmony.
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In feng shui, a life force called chi exists in everything. Chi, in turn, is made up of yin and yang elements. Balancing the two improves the flow of chi in your life, creating positivity in relationships, and bringing luck and prosperity.
One of the easiest ways to create good feng shui in your home is by using houseplants. Houseplants instantly connect you to nature, bring positive energy, lift people’s moods, and generally brings health and well-being benefits. The proper placement and positioning of certain plants can also bring luck and remove negative energy.
Here are the best houseplants that are easy to maintain and give good vibes
- Jade Plant
The Jade plant is one of the most favorable plants you can bring into your home. It enhances your wealth and money luck with its vibrant green color. The lushness of its leaves also symbolizes rejuvenation and growth. The following are the most auspicious spaces to put them:
- Dining room table
- Southeast part of your home (wealth sectors)
- Center of your home
- Inside the front door or foyer
- Beside or outside the front door
- Snake Plant
Some feng shui practitioners do not encourage homeowners to place snake plants in the home because of their pointed leaves. The sharp points are like “poison arrows,” which bring negative energy.
However, these plants need not be considered undesirable. As long as they are in strategic locations, snake plants can bring good to spaces. For example, never place them outside the front door because of the pointed leaves.
Instead, put them in your home’s family, wealth, or fame area. Having them placed in areas where energy seems stuck is also appropriate.
- Money Tree
Water, wood, fire, earth, and metal are the five elements in feng shui. The Pachira Aquatica, or money tree, symbolizes the elements in balance. It is, therefore, the ideal plant to invite wealth and abundance into your home. Place it in the wealth sector or southeast area of your home.
- Lucky Bamboo
Contrary to its name, Lucky Bamboo is not part of the bamboo family. Instead, it comes from the lily family, and its scientific name is dracaena sanderiana. The Lucky Bamboo is a smaller plant and can easily be cared for indoors. However, because Lucky Bamboo is similar to bamboo, it has taken on the symbolism and meaning associated with bamboo.
Bamboo is known for its strength and resilience. In feng shui, it symbolizes fortunate outcomes, health, and prosperity. It activates stagnant energy and makes way for good vibes to flow. It is best to place Lucky Bamboo in the wealth corner of your home. Other likely areas include the relationships sector (far right corner), near the front door, and on your desk.
The Philodendron Plant is recognizable for the shape of its leaves, which look very much like a heart. It symbolizes the element of fire in feng shui. Philodendron brings positive energy into the home and does not need a lot of sunlight to survive. They can be placed in dark or cold corners to get a burst of yang energy into the space. It represents great abundance in life.
In feng shui, you don’t have to be an expert in plant care. You can keep plants that attract positive energy to your home. The essential thing to remember is to find plants that you can easily care for and that are appropriate for your space. Let your inner green side guide you with Neverland.