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Houseplant Feng Shui

Spring is just around the corner, and the overwhelming urge to dip our dry winter hands into some soil has come. Although it’s bitter cold out, and the forecast for snow is still in the near future, it would sure be ideal to have something to both pass the time and get your hands dirty… Let’s talk houseplants!

More specifically, houseplant Feng Shui:

  • What if I told you that the type of house plant and position it’s in in your home could have either a positive or negative impact on your finances, peace, relationships, and more?
  • Feng Shui means “the way of wind and water,” and is the art of arranging a space to create harmony and balance. Who doesn’t want that?

Here is what your houseplant is giving in Feng Shui energy:

Finances and Prosperity

  • Jade Plants (Crassula ovata), these plants are steady growers with coin like leaves which represent steady accumulation. They do require a decent amount of light to flourish the way you want them to.
  • Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides) – this plant also has shiny coin like leaves that attract prosperity and as a bonus is low-maintenance. Win-win!
  • Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera adansonii) – This plant represents abundance and growth along with positive energy. Be careful not to over water, this will lead to yellow leaves which will turn the Feng Shui energy against you.

Placing your healthy houseplant in the Southeast corner of any room, home, or even your garden while adding wood accessories will optimize your Feng shui energy.

Protection

  • Jade Plants (Crassula ovata), because of their coin like leaves, are considered lucky. As if you needed another reason to come in and grab a Jade, maybe even two.
  • Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata) – with Leaves that look like swords and represent preservation and strength. Watering this plant every two weeks and wiping its leaves clean will keep this plant healthy and fierce.

Positive Energy

  • Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) – great for fighting off bad energy by reducing toxic chemicals and clearing your air. Aloe is also just great if you want a natural air purifier in your home. Be sure to place your Aloe in an area with plenty of sunlight and to walk that delicate line of not too much water, and not too little.
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)– Are thought to manifest peace. Place in indirect sunlight and keep soil slightly moist to the touch.

Love/Relationships

  • Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) – with its fragrant flowers, this plant is associated with love and beauty. Place in direct sunlight for no more than six hours a day.
  • Philodendron – this plant is said to cultivate relationships with the help of its heart shaped leaves.

These plants adapt well to various lighting. These plants should be placed in the southwest corner of any room, home, or garden and be sure to add red or pink accessories.

Remember to keep your plants pruned, happy, and to remove any dead plants to keep your home balanced and in harmony.

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