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Do you know that Feng shui and air purifying indoor plants are closely connected?
Once you get these precious gifts of nature into your home, you actually start practicing Feng shui!
Why Air Purifying Indoor Plants are Good for You
Various scientific studies have proven that air quality and plants have great co-relation, which is undeniable. NASA tested a few air-purifying house plants to measure their air-purifying capacity in 1989.
Since childhood, many of us have grown up being environment-conscious and plant lovers.
Unlike our ancestors, we spend most of our time indoors without having any exposure to nature and fresh air.
Fortunately, indoor houseplants are a great solution to this problem. They eliminate toxins from indoor air and attract positive life force energy (nature qi) into our home air.
Best Air Purifying Indoor Plants as per Feng Shui
The majority of the air purifying indoor plants thrive in well-drained and moist soil.
Remember to check the excess moisture in your potting soil before watering. Overwatering may cause root-rot and shortening the lifespan of your plant.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
We love pothos because they are less fussy and require low maintenance.
You can easily care for these beautiful, hard-to-kill houseplants. Pothos won the hearts of millions of plant lovers because of its forgiving nature and beautiful heart-shaped leaves.
A touch on those glossy and colorful leaves will rejuvenate your senses and fill your heart with kindness. You can easily cascade the slender branches of your pothos from a hanging basket.
Keeping this lovely plant on or above your eye level invites positive wood energy in your home.
Light: Moderate to low. It survives in indirect light
Water: Let the pothos soil dry out between watering.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)
Z.Z. is popularly known as the plant of eternity or emerald palm. It has a striking appearance with long branches, waxy and thick leaves.
This plant is highly tolerant of droughts as its stems can hold plenty of water for it to survive.
The ZZ plant is an ideal choice if you are a newbie houseplant keeper. It adds green shades to your home and is considered auspicious for new beginnings (Zen).
It will harness positive energy to help you sustain and shine through the difficult times.
Light: Moderate to bright indirect light is ideal for your ZZ’s growth. It can tolerate and survive in low light.
Water: Allow its soil to dry between the period of watering.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata)
If you want to experience the fascinating journey of a houseplant, go for Ficus Lyrata or Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree.
Its finicky nature will teach you kindness, compassion, patience, and love for something outside your comfort zone.
The fiddle leaf fig tree also imparts wisdom if you open your mind and senses to it. You will need to provide regular care and constant attention to your fussy green partner.
It will thrive in the right amount of watering, sunlight, and T.L.C. If you want to add a dosage of self-care in your life, keep this beautiful houseplant in your home’s knowledge (Gen) area and feel the difference.
Light: Full sun to filtered yet bright sunlight is ideal for your fiddle leaf. Try to keep it close to the east-facing window of your living room.
Water: Remember to keep its soil moist but not damp. Water the plant only when the top half of the potting soil seems dry. Put your fingers 2 inches inside and check the added moisture.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
The snake plant got its name for its twisted sword-like leaves with sharp edges. It’s fondly known as “Mother-in-law’s tongue” (it’s razor-sharp😊).
This popular houseplant not only splendor in your home décor but attracts positive energy as well. Fibers extracted from snake plants can be used to make bowstrings, which reinforces its role in our protection.
Unlike other houseplants, snake plants emit oxygen at night, making it a clear winner in the air-purifying houseplant category. You should keep one in your bedroom to thwart negative energies and get indoor air oxygenated.
Light: It’s highly tolerant of any lighting condition. Moderate to bright indirect light is preferred. Survive and thrive equally well in low lights.
Water: Don’t overwater to save your snake plant from root-rot. Let its soil dry out between watering.
Gerbera Daisy Plants (Gerbera)
All houseplant enthusiasts love Garbera due to its wide-eyed, strikingly beautiful blooms. It also improves your home air quality. The gorgeous flowers bring good luck as per feng shui.
Flowers represent positivity in feng shui, unshackle the stuck projects, and bring luck back on your side. Your feng shui aspiration guides you to choose the right color of Garbera Daisy.
Different colors represent important life aspects.
Red denotes inspiration and passion. Yellow signifies a grounded attitude and excellent health. Pink and purple mean self-love and abundance.
Remember to take good care of your Garbera even when it is not flowering.
Light: Filtered and bright sunlight is ideal. A sunny east-facing window will help your Garbera to flourish.
Water: Excess water in the potting soil may slowly kill the plant. Water your Garbera only when you find the top half of the soil to be dry. Keep your Garbera hydrated by misting its leaves with water.
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Rubber plant of Ficus elastica is another low-maintenance houseplant. The broad, thick, and glossy rubber plant leaves add wood elements to your home as per feng shui.
The wood element is known for its curative properties and reflects growth in your life. Additionally, a rubber plant can light up the dark corners of your home by harnessing a positive life force.
Light: Thrive in moderate to bright but indirect light. Rubber plants can survive in bright direct light as well.
Water: Though you need to keep the soil moist, overwatering can kill the plant.
Moth Orchids (Phalaenopsis)
Orchids are famous for their exquisite blooms. Moth orchids are no exception, and it emits oxygen at night as well. You should keep this orchid variety in your bedroom.
It’s a common practice to keep orchids as per feng shui and instill romanticism in your life.
If you are single in search of a suitable life partner or having sleepless nights, adding orchids will thwart such negative influences from your life.
Never make the mistake of considering your orchid dead when it’s not flowering.
The plant is very much alive and needs your constant love and care. Feng shui recommends you to be patient and take great care of your orchid.
Your patience and faith in feng shui will pay off by bringing positive life changes.
Light: Keep your moth orchid in front of an east-facing window. Ensure it gets indirect yet bright light for fast growth and beautiful blooms.
Water: The potting soil of moth orchid should have good drainage. Water your orchid when the soil is arid.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
You can easily care for your spider plant and propagate by cutting its cute and tiny spiderettes. Before you even realize it, your spider will start sprouting offspring near its root.
Spider plants teach us how to be generous in our daily lives.
Motherly nature makes her abundant and caring. We learn to connect and share our love with our loved ones and friends from the spider plant.
You can spread kindness and generosity by gifting spider plants to someone you care for.
Because of its generous nature, the spider plant is considered auspicious to place in your home’s Prosperity (Xun) and Wealth corner.
Light: Thrives in bright and indirect sunlight.
Water: Keep its soil moist but keep considerable gaps between watering periods.
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera)
Monstera or Swiss Cheese Vine adds a style statement to your home persona.
It removes toxins from indoor air and is an excellent addition for the Recognition (Li) and Fame corners and area of your home.
Monstera and its lush green outlook represent wood elements as per feng shui that can boost your fame with persistent effort.
Light: Bright to moderate indirect sunlight is required for Monstera to grow.
Water: Avoid dry spells by keeping the soil moist and providing good drainage.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
White is the color of peace. Peace lily signifies peace because of its white-colored flower, and its shape has resemblance with original lily.
This beginner-friendly houseplant can tolerate low maintenance and is not fussy about sunlight.
The name itself harness high positive energy and establishes peace in your home. The delicate and glossy green colored leaves invoke feng shui wood elements.
If you place peace lily in any of its 8 Bagua, it improves growth prospects in your professional and personal life.
Light: Peace lily flourishes well in medium indirect light.
Water: Avoid chlorine or any chemical-based fertilizer. Water regularly to avoid dry spells.
Which air purifying plant do you have in your home? Is it an indoor plant that’s also a Feng shui-favorite? Let me know in the comments below!