8 Best Feng Shui Plants For Your Home – Plants For Luck And Prosperity


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In the new year, we manifest good health, wealth and luck. Feng shui is one way to welcome this positive energy into your home. All spaces need life energy, according to a feng shui expert Susan Chanand feng shui plants are an easy and natural way to bring vitality chi, or vital energy. Placing these plants with definite intentions can help invite certain energies inside your home, whether it’s attracting love by finding a plant with heart-shaped leaves or harnessing good luck. and fortune by displaying an upward growing money tree.

With all the time you spend at home, it’s especially important to prioritize the comfort of your bedroom, living room and office, says Bloomscape’s gardening expert Lindsay Pangborn. Plants act as living decor that not only adds dimension and color to a space, but also a touch of the natural world. “Plants have been shown to show an increase in creativity, productivity, and a positive attitude,” she says. And Pangborn doesn’t see this trend slowing anytime soon. “People will continue to improve their living spaces and do it with plants!”

We talked to feng shui experts Anjie Cho and Susan Chan on how to choose the best feng shui plants for wealth, love, health and more. Here are eight feng shui plants that bring good energy into your space, from affordable houseplants to houseplants that thrive in offices (even if they’re sometimes overlooked):

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money tree plant

The money tree’s name actually derives from feng shui practices, encouraging the belief that it will bring positive energy and good luck to the owner of the plant and the space, Pangborn says. This plant can thrive in indirect light, only needs infrequent watering, and works great for small living spaces. According to Pangborn, her presence has also been said to reduce stress and anxiety.

green philodendron

With fast-growing vines and low-maintenance care, the classic philodendron plant is a feng shui plant well-suited for channeling love. It is soft, heart shaped leaves can help activate the marriage and relationships area of ​​your space, according to Cho. For more effect, you might want to own two! “A pair of complementary plants can emphasize an equal and balanced partnership that you would like to invite,” she says.


Pothos plants are excellent air purifiers, perfect for neglected corners of your home such as above a kitchen cupboard or in the bathroom. They tend to have long, leafy vines which make them optimal indoor hanging plants. For forgetful green thumbs, these plants are incredibly low maintenance, even earning the nickname Devil’s Ivy for being nearly impossible to kill. According to Cho, they are perfect for beginners. It’s one of the easiest feng shui plants to care for, and their soft, rounded leaves promote softness and harmony throughout your space.

jade plant

In feng shui practices, jade plants represent good luck and fortune due to the round leaves of the plant. Pangborn recommends jade plants because they thrive in a sunny area and have moo maintenance watering needs.

Calathea factory

With their colorful and detailed striped leaves, these potted plants look pretty on any windowsill and bring some sparkle to your space. The calathea, however, requires a little more maintenance than other houseplants. They need to be moist, but not saturated, and they cannot tolerate dry spells. Wilting or dying of plants can invite the negative chiso be sure to take good care of your calathea. But if you’re up for the challenge, it is known to be an excellent indoor air purifier and will reward you with superb leaf coloring.

Lucky Bamboo Plant

Encourage personal growth and positive energy with this fast growing lucky bamboo plant. Its picked stems can reach heights of around 16 inches, while those potted in pebbles promote root growth. Only bright to medium light is needed for bamboo to thrive, making it an excellent choice for office decor. Since it grows effortlessly, it will inspire you to do the same.

snake plant

This potted plant is a real charm: its two-tone design adds vibrant color to a space while its upward growth encourages good chi. A member of the succulent family, the snake plant is super easygoing – it can tolerate low light and drought!

rubber tree

If a small indoor tree for feng shui is on your radar, the rubber tree thick shiny leaves and purple stripes can do the trick. Its slightly curved leaves can soften hard areas in your home. This tropical plant is very thirsty, so water often to keep the soil moist at all times. It’s not very suitable for apartments, however, as it won’t work well in low-light spaces.

What is feng shui?

Feng shui, an ancient Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects and space, sees nature as a signal to find harmony and balance in an environment: feng means wind and seh means water, according to Chan. It takes into account the layout and energy of your home as well as your relationship with it in order to achieve ultimate harmony.

The bagua map

Feng shui plants can be used in any area of ​​your home, regardless of the bagua, Cho says. But if you want to improve the energy in a certain part of your life, find that area in your home using the bagua map, then place an upward-growing plant there. Set your intention that the energy of the plant will aid in growth and revitalize any “stuck” potential energy.

Imagine looking at your space from the front door: the wealth and prosperity area is on the far left of your home, while the marriage and relationships area is on the far right. Bonus points for adding a plant with heart-shaped leaves in the Marriage and Relationships area or a Money Tree in Wealth and Prosperity. Or, look for a plant or pot that matches the color of that bagua area, Cho says. It will resonate even more in space.

How to choose the best feng shui plants

Keep the energy of a soft and harmonious space by choose a plant with healthy, rounded leaves, not dry or pungent. Chan recommends plants that grow upwards, promoting the positive movement of energy. For example, bamboo grows quickly and easily, which translates to growth and prosperity in this area of ​​your life, she says.

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