Indoor potted plants can bring life, nature and energy to your living decor. Their presence, colour and beauty can make us feel alive, and boost our mood at the same time. With all of us spending more time indoors due to the fall weather, it’s a great time to take a look at your living decor and see how you can create balance and harmony with indoor potted plants, otherwise known as Good Feng Shui.
Creating good Feng Shui energy in our homes and workplaces can enhance environments allowing us to thrive and feel our best every day. Knowing which indoor potted plant and where to place them is key when trying to create the best Feng Shui in your living decor.
Read on to learn how to create Feng Shui with your HortyGirl indoor potted plants. While we’re not experts in Feng Shui, we hope to give you an introduction into the practice and help you understand more about Feng Shui and how plants play a role.
What is Feng Shui in Your Living Decor
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice that focuses on working with natural energies, and organizing spaces in your living decor to create a balanced and harmonious environment.
The practice of Feng Shui opens up powerful energy channels in your living decor. This encourages a stronger, more balanced, and happier living environment. As a result, Feng Shui in your home or workplaces can nourish and strengthen our energies enabling us to live happy, healthy and positive lives.
Benefits of Indoor Potted Plants for Feng Shui
Indoor potted plants help bring a sense of vitality, vibrancy, and fresh energy to any space, and this living energy is key to creating good Feng Shui.
The role of plants in Feng Shui is believed to eliminate negative energy and bring in positive energy and good fortune. To create or improve the Feng Shui in your home or workplaces, you’ll want to select indoor potted plants that have specific meaning in this practice and place your plants in specific areas.
When placing plants in specific locations, also keep in mind what type of lighting is required for that type of plant. Read our plant care blog to determine the type of lighting.
Best Indoor Potted Plants and Places to Create Feng Shui
When creating Feng Shui in your living decor, there are certain types of indoor potted plants that are considered “good” and they correspond with where you place them.
The Sansevieria Plant, also known as Snake Plant, is believed to bring good health, good luck and long life.
According to Feng Shui experts, snake plants are believed to produce a lot of energy in a living space. Thus the best place is in the east or southeast corner of your home or office.
The Jade Plant, or the Lucky Plant, has been used in the Feng Shui practice for centuries, and is believed to bring good health, wealth, and happiness.
To strengthen the energy in your living decor and bring in good fortune, place your Jade Plant in the entryway or southeast corner of your home or office space.
Jade plants are also a common house warming gift to give to friends and family as a sign of good luck and friendship.
The Money Tree is a tropical plant that is believed to attract good luck and fortune as well as help improve financial security. They are also famously known as the Chinese money tree due to its five-lobed leaves, which are considered lucky in Asia.
Place the Money Tree in the southeast corner of your office or home to reap the benefits.
The Aloe Vera plant is believed to bring in good health, long life, happiness, and wealth. It is also believed to clear negative energy and bad luck out of the space.
According to Feng Shui experts, place the Aloe Vera plant near a computer or home workspace or somewhere busy such as the kitchen or office to purify the air and clear out the bad energy.
The Peace Lily is a tropical flowering plant that is believed to help with communication and relationships.
To encourage relationship improvements in your life, place a Peace Lily in the northeast corner of your home.
Feng Shui experts also believe that the Peace Lily plant transforms negative energy to positive energy so another great spot to place the plant is in your office.
Air Plants have no roots and absorb nutrients and water through their leaves. They are a great plant for Feng Shui as they are believed to help balance, calm, and uplift spaces.
Air Plants are also believed to balance the energy in spaces with lots of water so the best place for them is in the bathrooms or laundry rooms.
Creating Feng Shui with indoor potted plants means you’re bringing in positive energy flow, good fortune, good health as well as overall harmony and balance to your living decor and in turn, this brings about the same energy in yourself.
Keep in mind that you’ll also want to ensure that your indoor potted plants are healthy and happy in order to maintain the positive energy of your living decor. Read our plant care blog or contact us to get care tips for your HortyGirl indoor potted plant.
Plants are only one part of creating good Feng Shui. The practice of Feng Shui has been around for centuries and continues to be used in homes and offices to this day. For more tips on how to create Feng Shui in your living decor with other aspects, check out Rodika Tchi and her Feng Shui Magazine.