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9 Best Indoor Plants For Feng Shui That Will Leave You Speechless

9 Best Indoor Plants For Feng Shui That Will Leave You Speechless

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Indoor plants make our lives better! Not only do they look spectacular but they also purify the air and some may even help with anxiety or sleep. 

If you’re exploring the world of Feng Shui, houseplants can help you achieve it. Arranging plants following the principles of this art can attract wealth into your home and improve the energy.

Since you can’t use any just any plant for this purpose, I’ll show you some of the best indoor plants for Feng Shui.

Those who are already into this art may know about the Bagua map, which actually serves as a guide on where to put our plants to reap their benefits. If you aren’t one of these people, don’t worry, I’ll show you the basic info you should know.  

Let’s get started!

Understanding The Bagua

First things first, plants are living beings and they change and grow with time. They can bring that exact energy into our homes. 

The essential thing you should know about the Bagua map is that it divides the areas in our home and each area should include one of the components of Feng Shui to reach its full potential. 

One of the elements of Feng Shui is wood, and that’s actually what plants bring into our homes. 

The energy benefit in your home will be brought depending on the type of plant and its position.

According to the map, our homes consist of 9 areas. For instance, the North area is oriented towards career and life paths whereas the Northeast focuses more on personal development and spirituality

Healthy and family relationships are mainly related to the East area, while wealth and abundance are found in the Southeast Bagua section

The South area is linked to reputation and fame and the Southwest section focuses on love and marriage

Creativity and children are the main focuses of West Bagua, whereas Northwest is linked to blessings and helpful people

Finally, the central part of this map is characterized as the home of the Earth element

Now let’s see which houseplants are great for Feng Shui and where to put them!

1. Snake Plant

I’m sure many of you already have a snake plant in your houseplant collections. For those who don’t, I highly recommend adding one. These plants look amazing and they require minimum care to flourish

Another great thing about the captivating snake plant is that it’s great for Feng Shui. It will protect your home if you place it near your front door or by a large window

The snake plant can also bring energy to your home, so putting it in your office is an excellent idea. 

If you’re opting for balance in Feng Shui, this plant shouldn’t be placed in children’s rooms or bedrooms

2. Money Tree

The elegant foliage and braided trunk of the Pachira aquatica plant make it one of the most desired houseplants ever. 

If your home could use some tropical vibes, this plant is a good way to go. It’s native to Central America but it adapts well to indoor conditions so you shouldn’t have to worry about keeping it healthy and happy.

When it comes to Feng Shui, I guess it’s all in the name of the plant, the Money tree. It will bring wealth into your home if put in the Southwest area

3. Star Jasmine

If you would like to add a flowering plant to your collection, Star jasmine is the perfect choice. It emits a sweet fragrance, so that’s another reason to get it. 

The list doesn’t end even there. You don’t have to be a skillful plant grower to keep this plant healthy because it has low care requirements

If you want to use the benefits of Star jasmine in Feng Shui, make sure to position it next to a south-facing window.

4. Philodendron

Philodendrons are probably the most common houseplants worldwide. Their timeless beauty and easygoing nature are everything the owner of a houseplant collection needs.

Interestingly, you can use the benefits of philos wherever you place them, but it works best in the Southeast and East sections of our homes, i.e., the ones related to wealth and health

All varieties are great for Feng Shui, from the common Horsehead philo to some rare philodendron species

5. Rubber Plant

Standard or variegated rubber plant species make an excellent addition to any home. This plant has air-purifying properties (1), which is another reason why growers often choose it.

If you want to incorporate it into your Feng Shui, put it in the Southeast or East area of your home. It will bring positivity and good energy!

6. Calathea

Calathea plants are also air purifiers but their breathtaking appearance is the number one reason why plant hunters choose them. 

If you want to attract fame and reputation to your home, this plant will do the best job. Since these benefits are found in the South of the Bagua map, find such a spot in your home and enjoy!

7. Ficus Benjamina

According to NASA, this is the plant species that purifies air best. If you want to use its Feng Shui benefits, then you should put it in the east area of your home. 

When placed accordingly, this Ficus species will attract physical health to your home. 

Interestingly, many people keep Ficus plants in their homes to make their smaller rooms seem more spacious. 

8. Pothos

If you aren’t into indoor trees or flowering plants, I have a plant that I’m sure you’re gonna like. Pothos has a trailing growth habit and looks breathtaking if its vines cascade over the edge of the pot. 

Just like other plants on this list, it has the ability to filter indoor air and remove toxic substances. 

If your home lacks energy, a pothos will definitely help you bring it back! The spots that typically don’t have well-needed energy are dark corners or spaces above cabinets

9. Hedgehog Aloe

Otherwise known as the Aloe humilis, the Hedgehog aloe is an adorable plant renowned for its pointy succulent leaves

Basically, any aloe works for Feng Shui but I’ve chosen the humilis species because it’s easy to maintain, has minimum water requirements, removes harmful substances from the air, and attracts positive energy!

The Bottom Line

Planning is the key to a good Feng Shui home. You should first understand the Bagua map, the available space in your home where you’ll put the plants, and finally, which benefit you want to get (positivity, wealth, fame, or blessings). 

Now you know the best plants for this purpose, I’m sure you can’t wait to start everything! And if you can’t figure out where to put the plants, there are always Feng Shui experts you can contact in person or online!

1. Wolverton, B. C. (1989). Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement. NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)