Manifesting good health, wealth and luck? Plants are known for positive “chi”, creating a flow of harmony. Add these houseplants for good feng shui.
“Feng shui”, meaning wind and water, look to add 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!
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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!
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.
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!
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.
This thick and sturdy succulent with oval leaves is often sought after for its 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.
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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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
- 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
- Keren’s Garden – Tailored service to find the right indoor plants for your Hong Kong space. www.kerensgarden.com
- 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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