Here are 8 most popular (and hard working!) feng shui plants for your home or office
There are many feng shui decorating cures for you to choose from when you decide to create good energy. Some are easier to bring into your home than others, and some might look really strange and out of place in your home for sure. There is one popular feng shui cure though, that most people love and have no problem bringing more of it into their personal or working spaces. Not many people will think twice about the appropriateness of plants in any indoor space (as opposed to, let’s say the Laughing Buddha, or the feng shui Pi Yao or Fu Dogs). The lush and vibrant beautiful plants are loved, welcomed and accepted, while serving as a potent feng shui cure.
Not only plants are an excellent feng shui cure for a home, there are also specific plants that are considered to be the best feng shui plants. Is this true, though? What makes them more special than other plants? Are all plants equal when it comes to creating good feng shui? And, even more importantly, which plants are the best feng shui plants for your home? Before I answer these questions, know that I am not including the Lucky Bamboo and the Money Plant here, even though these are very popular feng shui plants. My approach to feng shui is very practical, so when I recommend plants as specific cures, I always first go for the ones with most tangible benefits.
Are all plants equal in feng shui?
In terms of good feng shui energy, any plant that is vibrant, lush and healthy will bring good energy, there is no question about it. Of course, each plant has its own personality, so some will be more suited for a specific space than others. While the lush Areca palm brings a flowing, soft, and gently vibrant energy, the Cactus plant, for example, or the Mother-in-law tongue (also called the Snake plant), will bring a very different quality of energy and will require a different placement in your home. So, in this respect, no plant is better than the other, it is about the difference in the energetic function that they fulfill. While the stunning Peace Lily can be beautiful in any room and in any space, the Cactus or the Snake plant are best used as protective feng shui cures and placed either by the front door or by a big window (and most definitely not in the bedroom.)
Which plants are most popular in feng shui?
In addition to the specific energy of each plant, which can be easily defined by its overall shape, look and feel, there are two plants that are considered popular feng shui cures according to the classical school of feng shui: the Lucky Bamboo and the Money Plant (mentioned above). The Lucky Bamboo plant is very popular and well known, its sophisticated language of the number of stalks and their meaning, and specific items as expressions of feng shui elements, can be easy to understand. When it comes to the Money plant, however, there is quite a bit of confusion, because there are three Money plants in feng shui, not just one. You can learn more about these two feng shui plants, and decide if you want to bring them into your home; both plants are used as wealth, money, and good luck feng shui cures.
Which feng shui plants are best for my home?
Choosing plants for your home should be a joyful process that is guided by your own likes and dislikes. You know your space better than anyone else, so bring the plants that actually create a spark of joy in you. Of course, doing your own research on the specific needs and best care of a plant is important, to be sure your new friend does well in your home. Part of this research — and the one I always highly recommend — is to see if any of the air purifying plants are to your liking because they are really great energy helpers. There are many air-purifying plants you can choose from, here I am sharing the 8 most popular ones you can use for good feng shui in your space, be it your home or your office. The top feng shui plants on my list are the palm plants, which look beautiful in any space and work well with most decorating styles.
#1 Feng Shui Plant: Areca Palm
It removes the majority of indoor toxins and it is a gracious beauty to behold. This plant is usually widely available (IKEA often has it in stock), it is inexpensive and easy to care for.
#2 Feng Shui Plant: Lady Palm
Really easy to care for, this palm plant also removes most indoor toxins, but it might take a bit of time to locate it (unless you find a good floral shop).
#3 Feng Shui Plant: Bamboo Palm
Another palm plant with a gorgeous look and strong air purifying power: it removes the top three toxins found in most spaces (benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde).
#4 Feng Shui Plant: Rubber Plant
This plant has become quite popular in recent years because of its attractive look, ease of care (it can tolerate low levels of light) and the job it does (it is excellent at removing most indoor toxins).
#5 Feng Shui Plant: Peace Lily
This beauty is not only easy to care for, it also does a great job of clearing out most toxins. The unique grace of Peace Lily is unsurpassed among all feng shui plants in creating a peaceful feeling in any space.
#6 Feng Shui Plant: Boston Fern
A very popular plant to complement most home decor styles, this bright and cheerful beauty does a great job of cleaning the indoor air of toxins. However, it is a bit of a high maintenance one, so it does require more care in order to thrive and do its job.
#7 Feng Shui Plant: English Ivy
Found in many homes, as well as public spaces, this plant is really easy to take care for, while it does an excellent job of clearing the indoor air of most pollutants. If you like its look, this is a keeper because it is a hardy plant, it will stand by you even if you neglect it for a while.
#8 Feng Shui Plant: Dracaena Jenny Craig
Very easy to take care of, low levels of light-tolerant, and a hero in cleaning the indoor air of a variety of pollutants. I had one in a bathroom with a small window for a long time, and it was thriving there. As you can see, there is a wide variety of choices when it comes to bringing new and beautiful plants to create good feng shui in your home with the double benefit of keeping your indoor air clean. Check these plants out, and choose the ones that will make your home feel happy and healthy.