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Bad and Good Feng Shui Plants

By sunny breeze

There is no point dwelling much on whether a feng shui plant is good or bad. They are neither good or bad per se. Here, we should rather be focusing on proper positioning of the plants in some particular feng shui bagua areas in your house of office.

However, since feng shui is concerned with the flow of energy throughout your house, a lot of emphasis should be placed on the energy of the plant.

Plants, in general, are seen as symbols of great feng shui for your place of work or home because of the flow of chi and the energy they release into such places.

You should specifically begin with their look and how they feel, down to their overall health status, which is one of the most important factors.

For instance, If you have a well-known feng shui plant like the lucky bamboo, if it struggles to survive in some corner of your house, that will be seen as a bad feng shui.

lucky bamboo plant

We can compare that to a plant that has got no feng shui reputation but is healthy and attractive, which has to be interpreted as a sign of good feng shui.

All you may have to do is ensure the plants are always in a healthy state, well positioned in a great and attractive feng shui bagua area, and then you can rest assured they will give off perfect feng shui into your environment.

Good Feng Shui Plants

Now, let us examine the certain plants that are known as good feng shui plants.

  • Top Air Purifying Plants

It is impossible for you to have good feng shui energy in your space without clean air quality. A lot of appealing plants falls into this class, ranging from the beautiful Areca Palm to the full and lush Boston Fern.

  • Traditional Feng Shui Money Plants

It is usually referred to as the money plant, but there are other plants that are generally regarded as the feng shui money plant. For example, the following plants can also be associated with prosperity and abundance:

  • The silver crown beneficial to attract good fortune
  • The Chrysanthemum for promoting optimism
  • The Narcissus for having positive outlook on life
  • The Lily for improved meditation
  • The Lotus for attaining enlightenment
  • The white Magnolia for contentment
Chrysanthemum flower

Bad Feng Shui Plants

When we speak of a bad feng shui plant, we are actually talking about plants whose design can generate negative or discordant energy into your home. A typical example of a bad feng shui plant is the cactus plant; this is because of their spines, which, as point sharp objects generate undesired energy.

We sometimes consider the Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) as a bad feng shui plant, but this is not always the case. This plant is a good example as to how the position and placement affects their usefulness.

The Snake Plant (alternative name: mother-in-law’s tongue) can indeed produce desirable feng shui energy, but only if placed in some particular areas in the office of home. Then, this plant has great protective and purification energies.

snake plant

For example, the Snake Plant works great to filter out formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide from your home air. Both of these pollutants are commonly found in toilet paper, cleaning products, tissues, and personal care products. Putting Snake Plant in your bathroom is a good idea. It will enjoy the humid conditions, while at the same time filtering out these common air pollutants.

Other generally bad feng shui plants include: yuccas, holly, the agave, certain palms, and roses.

Proper Positioning of Feng Shui Plants

The best position to place the plants in your office or home is a place that is enriched by the plant's Wood element. Southeastern, Southern, and Eastern corners are the best feng shui spots to place your plants.

If the plants are placed on the North bagua, and if there are too many of them, their strong Wood element may weaken the positive feng shui energy. So, you may consider placing a few plants, if any, in the North. The same logic applies to the West, Northeast, Southwest, and Northwest areas. The plants should be moderately placed in these areas.

Proper positioning of plants in various bagua areas depends on the functions of the 5 major feng shui elements: fire, wood, water, metal, and earth. Having a good knowledge of how these elements interplay helps the decision-making process. It is then much easier to beautify your office or home with various plants.

Take out time to try out what position is best for the plants in your home and office and ensure you keep the plants healthy. When this is properly done, the plants will blend smoothly with your office and home decor and create an avenue for better flow of feng shui.

To recapitulate!

As for the feng shui positioning of plants in one's home or office, the best spots are in the bagua areas that are nourished by the Wood element of the plant. East, Southeast, and South bagua areas are excellent feng shui areas to decorate with plants.

Even some of the so-called bad feng shui plants can have a positive role, provided that they are placed strategically at the right places in your home.


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Sunny breeze is a member of sunnyray's editorial staff.


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