What are the Best Feng Shui Plants for My Home?

8 most popular plants for your home and more

There are many feng shui cures for you to choose from when you decide to create good feng shui in your home. Some are easier to bring into your home than others, but there is sure one cure that everybody loves and has no problem bringing it into their personal space. Yes, I mean the plants — the live, the lush, the beautiful plants that can serve as a potent feng shui cure indeed.

Not only plants are an excellent feng shui cure for a home, but there are also some specific plants that are considered by many to be the best feng shui plants. Is this true, though? What makes them more special than other plants? Are all plants equal when it comes to creating good feng shui? And, even more importantly, which plants are the best feng shui plants for your home? Let me answer these questions one by one.

Are all plants equal in feng shui?

In terms of good feng shui energy, any plant that is vibrant, lush and healthy will bring good energy, there is no question about it. Of course, each plant has its own personality so some are more suited for a space than others. While the lush areca palm brings such flowing, soft, and at the same time vibrant energy, the cactus plant and the mother-in-law’s tongue (the snake plant), for example, will bring a very different energy and will require a different placement than the areca palm. So, in this respect, no plant is better than the other, it is just the different energetic functions that they fulfill.

While an areca palm can be beautiful in any room and in any space, a cactus or a snake plant are best used as a protective feng shui cure and placed either by the front door or by a big window (and definitely not in the bedroom!) 

In addition to specific energy that each plant brings (you can easily define it by its look and feel), there are several plants that are considered powerful feng shui cures according to the classical school of feng shui.

Which plants are most popular in feng shui?

The feng shui money plant and the lucky bamboo plant are two of the most popular feng shui plants associated with the classical school of feng shui. The bamboo plant is very popular and well known, and its sophisticated language in terms of the meaning of the number of stalks, specific items in its container can be easy to understand.

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However, when it comes to the money plant, there is usually quite a bit of confusion, as there are three of them, each one called the money plant!

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Once you know more about these two plants, you can decide if you want to bring them into your home. Both plants are mostly used as an abundance and good luck cure.

Which plants are best for my home?

Choosing plants for your home should be a joyful process that is first guided by your own likes and dislikes. You know your home better than anyone else, so be sure you only bring plants that actually create a spark of joy in you. Of course, doing your own research about the specific care of a plant is important to be sure the plant will do well in your specific environment. Part of this research — and the one I always highly recommend — is to see if any of the air purifying plants are to your liking because they are really great feng shui helpers! There is a variety of air-purifying plants for you to choose from, here are the 8 most popular ones. The top ones are palm plants, which look very beautiful in any space and any decor style.

1. Areca Palm removes the majority of indoor toxins and it’s a gracious beauty to behold. It is also easy to find (IKEA often has it in stock), inexpensive and easy to care for, too.

2. Lady Palm also removes most indoor toxins, it is very easy to take care for, but it might take a bit of time to locate it unless you have a big floral shop close to you.

3. Bamboo Palm has a gorgeous look and removes the top three toxins found in most spaces (benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde).

4. Rubber Plant has become quite popular in recent years because of its look, it can tolerate low levels of light and is excellent at removing most indoor toxins.

5. Peace Lily is not only easy to care for while it does a great job of clearing out toxins, it is also a truly gracious beauty that brings a peaceful feeling into any space.

6. Boston Fern is very popular because of its bright and cheerful look, and it sure does a great job of cleaning the air of toxins. However, it does require care in order to thrive.

7. English Ivy can be found in so many homes, as well as public spaces because it is very, very easy to take care for, it truly is a hardy plant and clears the air of most pollutants.

8. Dracaena Jenny Craig is so very easy to take care of, and it tolerates low levels of light (I had one for a long time in my bathroom, and it was doing very well). Of course, since it is on this list, it also does a good job of cleaning the air!

As you can see, there is a wide variety of choices when it comes to bringing new plants in order to create good feng shui in your home. Now I can anticipate your next question, which is:

What is the Best Placement of Plants for Good Feng Shui?

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Rodika Tchi

Rodika Tchi is a master feng shui consultant and author of two best-selling books on feng shui -- "The Healing Power of Smudging" (Simon and Schuster, 2017) and "Feng Shui for Healing" (Rockridge Press, 2019). Connect with Rodika on RodikaTchi.com