Feng Shui Plants That Your Home Needs
Your home needs houseplants to “breathe” just as you need air to breathe. Indoor plants are not only appealing to look at, but are also very important for the interior harmony of your home. They purify the inside air by filtering all the toxins and emitting clean oxygen in its place. Not only that, but they provide positive energy and a balanced chi to your home. Though having plants in your home improves your overall health and environment, some carry a symbolic meaning from a Feng Shui standpoint.
The botanical name of this plant is Pachira Aquatica. In Feng Shui it is used to produce positive energy, and just like its name suggests, the Money Tree is kept in the home to attract wealth and prosperity. This plant should placed in the northwestern corner of the home, or close to where the money is kept.
For proper care, keep your money tree in indirect sunlight and water it until the soil is moist. Be careful of over-watering, since the plant’s roots can be easily damaged.
The money tree’s leaves symbolize the five main elements of Feng Shui science — wood, water, earth, fire and metal. The plant brings harmony into the homes where one of these elements is missing.
Besides its strong and peaceful energy, this plant adds a lovely element of home decor. The Peace Lily helps soften the radiation and electromagnetic influence if placed near electronics, shielding people from dangerous energy.
The walls of each house carry the energetic imprint of the past which can dramatically affect the present energy. The Peace Lily is perfect for releasing any unpleasant presence, by overshadowing it with a stronger sense of peace and harmony.
The dark green leaves and pure white flowers of this lovely plant can change your home interior, especially if the colors of the plant harmonize with your interior colors and furniture. Because Peace Lilies requires very little care, it's an ideal plant for just about anyone.
Lots of people use Lucky Bamboo as their decorative plant of choice. Its botanical name is Dracaena Sanderiana, and it's a perfect interior home gift since it grows in any place and under any lighting condition. The only thing this plant needs is your love and attention!
According to Feng Shui, Lucky Bamboo brings good fortune and lively chi to your home. This plant is considered lucky because of its strong growth, peaceful vitality, and positive energy. With Lucky Bamboo you can easily open your inner world and let the chi go inside to heal your being.
In Feng Shui the specific number of bamboo stalks does matter: keep two stalks for love and marriage, three for happiness, five for health, eight for wealth and abundance, nine for good fortune, and twenty-one for a powerful blessing.
Hopefully you learned how houseplants can be an important element to interior design. They hold a lot of energy and power, as well as, create lovely ambiance to the home. To get tips on how you can integrate houseplants into your home design, contact a professional interior decorator!