There is a strong connection between feng shui and plants. You can immediately change your home’s feng shui by placing one or more houseplants inside. By bringing a little bit of nature indoors, we improve the air quality as well as the energy levels. It is also scientifically proven that plants improve air quality. NASA investigated and tested several house plants in 1989 in order to measure how they purify the air.
The evolution of humans has been closely linked to the evolution of nature and plants. In our history, we are only very recently moving to a lifestyle where most of our time is spent indoors, disconnected from nature and fresh air. The good news is that houseplants can help! The air they purify is naturally infused with qi (life force energy) from the environment. The following plants are good for bringing good feng shui to the house and purifying the air.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)
ZZ plants are also called emerald palms and eternity plants because they have strong branches with thick, waxy leaves. Water can be stored in this plant and it can withstand droughts. Choosing this plant for your home’s Family and New Beginnings area (Zhen) makes it one of the best choices. You will be able to support your family during difficult times.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
One of the best things about this plant is that it is easy to take care of. The golden pothos is still capable of surviving despite neglect. There are many ways to deal with it. These leaves are soft and resemble hearts, echoing self-love and kindness. This plant is also beautiful for hanging, as it is uplifting and brings wood energy above eye level.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata)
Currently one of the hottest houseplants, the fiddle leaf fig tree can be a little finicky, so prepare yourself. There are many beautiful lessons we can learn from houseplants, including patience, kindness, and love for something outside ourselves. In return, if you are open to its wisdom, the fiddle leaf fig tree will require your attention. It requires sun, water, and tender loving care, just like you! Try one of these in your Knowledge (Gen) area of your home if you could use a little more self-care.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
If you keep this plant inside your home, its sword-like leaves will provide you with protection. Historically, snake plant fibers were used to make bowstrings, which further illustrates the idea of protection. Furthermore, snake plants release oxygen at night. The snake plant is an excellent choice for the bedroom since it can provide security and oxygenate the air.
Gerbera Daisy Plants (Gerbera)
The Gerbera daisy potted plant improves indoor air quality with its friendly and wide-eyed blooms. Moreover, the cheerful nature of the flowers is also conducive to good feng shui. Feng shui believes that flowers can unstick anything that is stuck. Depending on your feng shui aspirations, you can choose the colors of the flowers. Inspiration and passion are represented by the color red. The color yellow represents health and grounding. Pink is a color of love for oneself. Purple symbolizes abundance. It’s still a living being even when it’s not flowering, so take good care of it.
Rubber Tree Plant (Ficus elastica)
One of my favorite low-maintenance plants is the rubber tree. You can decorate your home with broad leaves in order to soften and add wood elements. Healing and growth can be supported by the wood element. Rubber trees are also a good feng shui addition for dark corners that need a bit more life energy.
Moth Orchids (Phalaenopsis)
Another plant that releases oxygen at night is the moth orchid. The bedroom is therefore an excellent choice. Feng shui uses orchid plants (also in the bedroom) to attract a noble and upright partner. Perhaps it’s time to put an orchid on your nightstand if you are single and looking, or you’re not sleeping well.
Remember that the plant is alive even when its flowers wither. Hang in there and take care of your plants, even when they don’t look like they did when they were first planted.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Taking care of spider plants is easy. They can be propagated easily as well. In no time, your little plant will be producing new babies all over the place. Mother Nature teaches generosity as one of her lessons. Her abundance and generosity are always evident. Sharing and connecting with friends and loved ones are important lessons learned from the spider plant. It would be wonderful if you could give the spider plants as gifts. Due to its connection with generosity, the spider plant is a good choice to place in the corner of your home that represents wealth and prosperity (Xun).
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera)
Adding this lush tropical plant to your home will make a statement. In addition to its air purifying properties, it is very beneficial to your Fame and Recognition area (Li). Growing this green houseplant represents an element of wood in the Fame area that can feed the fire.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
A peace lily is a perfect houseplant for beginners since it blooms with an appearance similar to a lily. Its very name has a good energy to it, who wouldn’t want to live a little more peacefully? When placed as an adjustment in any bagua area, the delicate green leaves invoke the wood element, which encourages growth.