Feng Shui Myths

Feng Shui is a system of beliefs that originated in China but is common all over the world today. It has been practiced for thousands of years to increase prosperity and good luck, reduce stress and illness, enhance healing, protect against negative energies or influences, promote harmonious relationships with others, improve family life, bring peace to the home environment, provide spiritual fulfillment or enlightenment. Plant lovers are likely familiar with Feng Shui practices because florists who wish to increase their sales often use them. They will advise you on which plants should go where in your home if you inquire why certain ones seem more popular than others.

While some outdoor plants affect Feng Shui (e.g., Toad Lily plant can be placed at the entrance of a new home to ensure the protection and safety of all who live there, and also protect against theft), not all plants which affect Feng Shui can be grown outdoors. Here is information about how indoor plants can affect your luck:

  • Indoor plant species that grow upwards, such as bamboo or reeds, are often used to attract wealth and abundance.
  • Indoor plant species with thorns, such as roses, cacti, and hawthorn bushes may help reduce stress in a relationship or relieve emotional pain.
  • Plants that shed their leaves yearly (e.g., Mother-in-law’s Tongue) can ease feelings of frustration and loss of power.
  • Houseplants with round leaves confer more financial gain than those with pointed or jagged leaves.
  • Indoor plant species that produce flowers can enhance love and devotion. If pods overtake the flowers, this may show an overabundance of resources, which can lead to generosity.
  • Indoor plants with triangular or cone-shaped flowers (e.g., cactus) promote good health.
  • It’s not surprising to see why indoor plant professionals like Houseplant Guru advise clients about the Feng Shui practices when they choose houseplants for their interiors.

7 Great Indoor Plants according to Feng Shui:

Reeds or Bamboo Plants

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Bamboo Plant | Pexels

These plants represent the element of water, which is associated with good health, fertility and love in Feng Shui. They are believed to protect all that is nurtured within its environment. The tradition states that they should be placed at the entrance of your home if you wish to attract wealth and abundance.

Roses, Cacti, and Hawthorn Bushes

Roses and Cacti | Pexels

These plants help reduce stress in a relationship or relieve emotional pain. They are also very protective against dangerous forces or energies that may surround us in our daily interactions with others. If they show thorns, this is symbolic of them having the power to ward off negative things outside.

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria)

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Sansevieria | Pexels

This plant has jagged leaves and is thought to promote good health. Since it stores water in its leaves, this species of houseplant may also be helpful for those who wish to reduce their financial burden. 

Cactus

Cactus | Pexels

Cacti with triangular or cone-shaped flowers represents good health. They can also help ease feelings of frustration and loss of power. If they grow upwards, it means there is an overabundance of resources which can lead to generosity.

Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe Vera | Pexels

These plants confer more financial gain than those with pointed leaves. When placed at the office, aloe vera plants are believed to enhance business and career opportunities and garnering support from others.

Overtook Flowers

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If pods overtake the flowers of a houseplant, this may show an overabundance of resources which can lead to generosity. It is also believed to ease feelings of frustration when displayed at home.

Creeping Plant Aka Vines

Vines | Pexels

Placing vines or creeping plants in your bedroom can improve sleep and provide spiritual fulfillment or enlightenment. They bring peace and stability to the home environment and protect against negative energies or influences.

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