Now, if you’re not familiar with the term ‘feng shui’, The Spruce explains the ancient art and science as “a complex body of knowledge that teaches how to balance the energies in any given space - be it a home, office or garden - in order to assure good fortune for people inhabiting it”.
In order to understand the connection between feng shui and the different aspects of our lives, one must use the bagua. The classical bagua is a map-like tool which uses compass bearings to divide different life areas. Take a look below and you’ll find health in the east and creativity in the west.
When applying feng shui to the placement of your indoor plants, experts say it’s best to keep to the ‘wood element’ spaces. Taking a look the bagua tool, plants will be most beneficial in the east, south-east and south spaces.
The type of plant used to decorate and bring certain energy into the home is also very important. Feng Shui Nexus tells us round leaves are better than pointed, and large leaves overrule small. Also, the larger the plant, the more energy it brings. However, there are suitable sizes depending on the area, so make sure you refer back to the bagua when figuring this out.
There is such a thing as a bad feng shui plant. The latest craze these days in indoor plants is cacti. We love them as much as the next person. However, these trendy additions to our homes and offices are said to bring bad energy. Cue shock horror! It is their needles that are said to draw the negative energy. Feng Shui Nexus say “negative energies of sharp objects attack our sense of security, put us on guard and creates discomfort”. You’ve been warned!
Don’t fret, we won’t leave you with that bombshell. There are many other plants out there just as attractive that will provide you with the positive energy you need.
The Diet to Life says one of the best plants for good feng shui is the money plant. This plant is said to promote luck, prosperity and income. If your plants are thriving, so to will your energy.
Looking for love? The peony should be placed in the south-west of your home or space. This feminine flower represents optimism and can draw relationships towards the home.
The beautiful lily will encourage harmony, calm and happiness. You should place your lilies in places where these virtues are most required, like the living room or meditative space.
The quality of the indoor air is also something to be mindful of when bringing feng shui into the home. Plants are a simple and great way to purify the air that surrounds you. The Spruce says the areca palm plant is able to remove all tested indoor air toxins. The leaves “have a gracious flow that will soften the energy of any home or office space”. These plants are also easy to care for so there’s hardly any fuss around them onced placed correctly.
So, if you’re feeling a bit flat or if things don’t seem to be going your way, bringing plants into the home and playing around with feng shui could be the perfect home project for you.
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