11 June, 2024
plants for good feng shui hong kong homes orchid
plants for good feng shui hong kong homes orchid
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Top 10 House Plants For Good Feng Shui & Where To Buy Them

11 June, 2024
plants for good feng shui hong kong homes orchid

Manifesting good health, wealth and luck? Plants are known for positive “chi” and for creating a harmonious flow. Add these houseplants for good feng shui.

“Feng shui”, meaning wind and water, adds harmony and balance to an environment through the ancient Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects and space. Some of us are naturally drawn to luscious green leaves and houseplants, whether for sprucing up our work-from-home desks or to experiment with our green thumbs. But did you know that certain houseplants are good for feng shui to add more ease and flow into your life?

Feng shui experts recommend plants with soft, rounded leaves that also cleanse and purify the air — it’s best to avoid hard and spiky plants like the cactus as they’re known for draining energy. If you’re making your way to the Flower Market, jot down these plants that are good for feng shui! Also taking into account that Hong Kong homes tend to lack space in general, we’ve listed plants that won’t take up too much.

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Top Houseplants For Good Feng Shui

Where you place these plants is entirely up to you as the placement does not affect the flow of good energy. It is recommended however to keep air-purifying plants by your bedside. As an added bonus, most of these plants are beginner-friendly and easy to care for!

Chinese Money Plant

Its gorgeous round leaves symbolise coins, hence the name Money Plant. This easy-to-care-for plant promotes wealth, good fortune, and prosperity for its owner. Keep it under indirect sunlight and watch it thrive!

Indoor House Plants Hong Kong Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo

Bamboo stalks are abundant in Hong Kong plant shops and are incredibly cheap (we’ve gotten a few for just $5 per stalk!). This fast-growing plant symbolises personal growth but the number of stalks you place in your pot affects feng shui; five for academic achievement and creativity; seven for family health; eight for wealth; nine for overall luck. Simply place the stalks in a vase with clean water and replace the water frequently.

Snake Plant

The snake plant’s sword-like leaf shape offers a feeling of protection and according to feng shui experts, it’s best to place them by the doorways. They’re also a great bedroom plant as they continue to produce oxygen at night. These drought-resistant low-light plants go a long way!

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Possibly one of the easiest feng shui plants to care for, pothos are known for teaching sharing, generosity and abundance as they are so easy to propagate. If you’re the type to forget to water plants, this one is a toughie and will survive!

Money Tree

From its delicate and glossy emerald leaves to its intricately braided trunk, the Money Tree is a common feng shui plant that’s believed to bring good fortune and wealth, as the name suggests. It’s no surprise that you can spot this beauty at storefronts across Hong Kong.

Jade Plant

This thick and sturdy succulent with oval leaves is often sought after as it is thought to bring wealth. Although the Jade Plant attracts wealth and prosperity in any space, if you want to optimise its luck, feng shui experts suggest placing it in the southwest area of the home or office.

Peace Lily

The elegant white flowers that grow from the Peace Lily bring good luck whereas its dainty leaves attract wealth. Place this plant by the windowsill with ample sunlight and watch it spruce up any space whilst keeping the energy of your home upbeat and harmonious!


Around the time of Chinese New Year, you’ll see every flower shop in Hong Kong selling orchids, these popular flowering plants are sought after again for feng shui reasons. But here’s the catch, different colours symbolise different feng shui beliefs. White orchids symbolise fertility and creativity; pink for love; yellow for health and purple for wealth. 

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Aloe Vera

A common houseplant sought after for its translucent gel used to treat rashes, acne, sun burns and more, the aloe vera is said to ward off negative energy and bad luck to create a positive aura in your home. The thick sturdy stems only need watering every two or three weeks, a perfect choice for the negligent waterers!

String Of Hearts

Hanging around plants is quite a hack to maximising space when you’re lacking floor space to commit to a plant. String of Hearts symbolises harmony and balance, with its green and purple hues adding extra colour to your space. Have the cascading little leaves trail down a shelf or even hang it on a curtain rod – this low maintenance plant will thrive anywhere!

Where To Buy Plants In Hong Kong

  • Garden Plus – A wide selection of house plants and plant pots. www.gardenplus.com.hk
  • Greenfingers Florist Hong Kong – While these aren’t house plants per se, you’ll find a good selection of potted flowers here. www.greenfingers.com.hk
  • Green It Up HK – Everything from indoor plants to potted flowers and luscious fruit trees. www.greenituphk.com
  • Flower Shops In Wan Chai – Head over to Wan Chai and check out Greason Street. There are also a number of other flower stores dotted around that area.
  • IKEA – Home delivery of house plants in Hong Kong. www.ikea.com.hk
  • Mong Kok Flower Market – Explore this open-air market to find cut plants, seeds, blooms and potted plants.
  • Wah King Garden – A large selection of indoor plants. www.wahking-garden.com

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