The principles of Feng Shui can be very confusing to those who are not familiar with them. This can be especially challenging if you are wondering where to put your new snake plant. Are its principles in line with Feng Shui? Can it be placed in any room? We have done a bit of research to point you in the right direction of keeping your new snake plant in tune with the principles of Feng Shui.
The following places are best for putting indoor snake plants, according to the principles of Feng Shui:
- home office
- dining room
Clearly, there are plenty of options for where to place a snake plant within your home. One of the great things about snake plants, as well as their low maintenance nature and the ability to go in almost any room, make them easy to align with Feng Shui principles. Read on to learn more about aligning snake plants to enable positive Feng Shui in your home.
The Best Place For Snake Plants To Create Good Feng Shui
It is a good idea to place the snake plant in Bagua areas of the home if it will be used in Feng Shui purposes. Snake plants are said to improve the aesthetics of your living spaces throughout your home, but are also believed to bring positive energy into your living spaces (or office). Bagua refers to the energy map of your indoor space, which is thought to be linked to the good and bad in your life.
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to placing snake plants around the house for optimal Feng Shui. Here are a few things to remember, including the recommended positions to place your snake plant.
The Wen Chang area is where snake plants are placed according to Feng Shui principles for improving concentration and productivity. You can place the snake plants anywhere in your office including on your desk, on a windowsill, or next to a bookshelf.
South Area Rooms
Fire is the element associated with this area of the home. Placing your snake plant there will enhance Fire energy in your home. This translates into increased courage and a heightened ability to make better judgments.
You may consider keeping it away from southwest areas if your snake plant is on the larger side, as those areas are believed by Feng Shui to bring negative energies. So to be on the safe side, if your plant is larger than a foot, keep it from there.
Entry Halls And Living Rooms
Indoor plants are common in living rooms and hall entries, and they can make ideal Feung Shui locations for snake plants. Plants placed in these areas are thought to enhance the look of each resident of the home. Consider placing your snake plant on window sills at the entryway, living room tables, mantles, or shelving. A large snake plant might even be situated right at the front door.
Southeast and East Areas
Feng Shui says that rooms in the southeast and east are of the Wood element and that indoor plants, belonging to the Wood element, can improve the energy in these areas. Placing plants in these places is said to promote creativity and motivate– benefits that can be useful both professionally and personally. It’s important not to place snake plants on your desk because they may create too much energy and lead to unexpected consequences.
The Dining Room
Plants in your dining room can bring prosperity to your entire household, according to feng shui experts. Some even suggest growing fruits-bearing plants, believing that fruit-bearing plants can be as healthy as their non-bearing counterparts. You can choose snake plants of varying sizes to plant in your dining room. Consider placing them on the dining room table, picture mantle, on top of shelving, or on the windowsills.
What To Avoid
Fake Snake Plants
An inexpensive and easy way to add decorations to your home is to use a fake snake plant, which doesn’t have to be maintained or cared for. False plants are not thought to be ideal additions when it comes to Feng Shui principles. They aren’t generally thought to bring negative vibrations into a home, but they might not provide the positive vibrations of a real snake plant.
Dying Snake Plants
Poorly cared for snake plants can have negative energy around your home. Snake plants are a relatively easy plant to care for, as they require very little upkeep. This may not seem like a big deal but if you want to properly maintain your Feng Shui in your home, ensure that your snake plant stays healthy.
That means avoiding overwatering and keeping an eye out for any signs of plant stress. If your snake plant becomes unmanageable, try to revive it. If that’s not possible, it’s best to remove it from the house.
What Are The Best Ways To Keep Snake Plants Upright?
In order for a snake plant to thrive and remain vital, you need to provide it with everything it needs. It may soon start to become limp and fallen. If you notice it, there are several things you can do to restore it to a healthy state. Here are two reasons why snake plant leaves may turn limp and how you can get them upright again.
Overwatering and Root Rot
Many snake plants fail to thrive because they are over-watered, and some varieties can go up to six months without water. The relative humidity in your home may also be the reason for drooping leaves on your snake plant. If it is, consider reducing the watering regimen to once or twice a month.
Bad Soil and Poor Drainage
Snake plant leaves may also droop due to damp soil or lack of drainage holes. This relates back to your watering schedule. To solve this, repot your plant and add equal amounts of perlite or peat moss to the pot so that the soil can drain better.
Oxygen Is Produced At Night In A Snake Plant
During the night, snake plants generate significant amounts of oxygen, which makes them ideal for bedroom placement.
NASA has even approved them as one of the best indoor plants for air purification. Air purification is proven to help prevent common ailments such as headaches, allergies, dry or irritated eyes, and more.
How Beneficial Are Snake Plants?
Feng Shui believes snake plants usually bring good fortune because of their air purification capabilities.
It is important to place the snake plant in an ideal position to bring good luck to your home, as bad positions are said to bring negative energy to your place. Snake plants are able to produce oxygen not only at night but during the day as well–and even when no photosynthesis is occurring.
Plants In The Bedroom Are Considered Bad Feng Shui
It is often unclear whether plants should be placed in the bedroom according to Feng Shui principles. Almost any expert will tell you the answer varies depending on who you ask. Some experts simply say that plants are not a good place for a bedroom, stating that they require too much water, making them useless in other locations.
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