Beyond Lucky Bamboo and Sage burns, Feng Shui Plants in your home bring fresh energy to balance negativity in the house. Feng Shui type plants add a feeling of the outside coming into your dwelling. Some people talk about good and bad Feng Shui plants, but I can’t say that I believe a plant has terrible energy. All healthy plants have good power. There are ‘people’ who cast their lousy energy on feng shui plants, and it has nothing to do with the plants it’s the people who have the bad energy.
Bagua in Feng Shui
For a plant to have the perfect FENG SHUI, the plant needs to be healthy and placed in a classic ‘Bagua’ area of the home. Bagua is one of the main feng shui tools used to analyze the feng shui energy in any given space. Translated from Chinese, Bagua means “8 areas.”
Proper placement will help the plant thrive in the home to create an excellent chi. Any Feng Shui who guru tells you to place a plant in an area that isn’t where a plant will get the proper light, air, and water that it needs for optimal health, for the sake of Bagua placement is wrong in my opinion.
Finding the best Bagua areas for Feng Shui plants is an integral part of the Feng Shui process. But the plants’ health is an essential part of Feng Shui, being able to wake and see Orchids or beautiful palms is the second most crucial part of the Feng Shui process.
Plants in a Feng Shui setting
Most of Feng Shui is common sense, try to keep your plants out of north-facing windows (there isn’t going to be much light). Don’t place too many plants close together; this is good Feng Shui but also good for the health of the plant. Having space between plants will help if one plant acquires a pest. Spacing keeps most pests isolated, so they don’t spread throughout the interior landscape.
Some will say plants like cactus, some succulents, and Snake plants aren’t good for Feng Shui. I am not a believer in this type of Feng Shui. Any plant that is healthy and helps purify the air in the home is an excellent plant for Feng Shui.
Light for Feng Shui
Feng Shui principles talk about placing plants to the south or east of the home. This makes sense, that’s where the light will be in the house. If it is possible in your area, an open window with a cross breeze would be the most optimal Feng Shui. This is also good because home tropical plants are grown in these settings with tropical breezes.
Plants that add a beautiful Chi and Feng Shui to the home are; Areca Palms, Jade plants, Money Trees, Orchids, Ming Arilas, and Japanese money plant. Along with high- end plants like Kente Palms, Raphis Palms, Pony Tail Palm, and Bamboo Palms. These palms are slow growers who demand a premium price. Plants like citrus trees- small oranges and lemon trees are excellent plants for Feng Shui in the home. These plants not only add visual stimulation, but they also add a beautiful aroma to the home to greet the occupants when they arrive at their dwelling.
These are the 5 best plants for Feng Shui in the home are:
The Kente Palm-
Howea Forsteriana is a species of flowering plant in the palm family Arecaeae, endemic to Lord Howe Island in Australia. It is also widely grown on Norfolk Island. It is a slow-growing palm, that will someday grow 25ft tall by 15 feet wide. This plant is used widely in movie sets and offices of CEO’s around America.
The Raphis Palm-
is a mix of about 10 species of smaller palms growing in southeastern Asia. The species are commonly known as lady palms. They are fan palms, with large leaves and a clothe like bark. Raphis’ are also slow-growing plants, that are only found in important executive offices, wealthy people’s homes or lobbies of high-end hotels and offices.
Pony Tail Palms-
Beaucarnea is a species of flowering plants native to Central America. Beaucarnea is sometimes treated as a synonym of the genus Nolina, with the species being then transferred to that genus. The Pony Tail as it is known grows long thin brittle leaves. One of the slowest growing plants being sold today. It can take ten years for this plant to grow one foot in most cases. This is another pricey plant as you move north in America.
The Jade Plant-
Crassula ovata, known as jade plant, lucky plant, money plant, is a succulent plant with small white flowers that is native to South Africa and Mozambique, and is one of these easiest plants grown as a houseplant worldwide.
-a great house plant if taken close care of -the Norfolk Island Pines wants to grow to be 100-ft. plus trees. In their juvenile state, which is how we buy them, they are deceptively full and lush, with branches all the way to the bottom of the trunks. After a few years, though, they lose this fullness and begin to drop lower branches, eventually acquiring the look of one of those phony cell-tower-pines you see along the highway. There is nothing you can do to prevent this, as the tree will usually lose an entire tier of its lowermost (oldest) branches for every new tier of growth at the top when it pushes new growth in the spring and summer each year.