We want to teach you some curiosities about the world of Feng Shui and how the plants in your home can play a fundamental role in creating relaxing, harmonious spaces that even attract good luck. According to the rules of Feng Shui, plants work as energizers of energy so that it flows continuously through the space that comprises your home, your work area or other rooms that you usually frequent.
But it is not only important to learn to place the plants in the correct points but to choose those species that meet certain special requirements within the world of Feng Shui. We imagine you were wondering “what plants should I have in my house for good luck?” or “What flowers bring good luck?” Therefore, we have made a list of common and everyday plants in most homes, as well as easy to buy in florists and specialized gardening stores, so that you can find the one that best suits your home, both for its beauty as well as its care. We invite you to know this list of 12 plants of good luck according to Feng Shui that we have created and that, incidentally, you learn a little more about these curious plants endowed with the potential to improve your day to day with a little extra luck according to Feng Shui.
Dryopteris filix-mas or male fern
The so-called male fern is one of the plants that give good luck according to Feng Shui . In fact, this plant is attributed a clear protective function that will help keep your home free of bad vibrations. In addition, it also helps to improve the self-esteem of people who are close to her or who share the same roof, thanks to the relaxing and positive environment it provides. The best thing about the male fern is that it is a plant that requires very little care. We recommend that you place it, if possible, in a place with a certain degree of humidity and where it receives indirect sunlight.
Dracaena sanderiana or lucky bamboo
One of the positive plants according to Feng Shui is known as lucky bamboo . This sympathetic plant that we generally associate with the Zen style is perfect for creating relaxed environments and attracting well-being to your home. Although there are many who tend to grow this type of bamboo directly in water, we advise you to plant it in a pot, always made of ceramic or clay, to improve its health and growth.
Lavandula angustifolia or lavender
In addition to its pleasant aroma, lavender is another of the beneficial plants according to Feng Shui . Lavender is attributed the property of improving the emotional state and alleviating some symptoms of poor health, such as states of nervousness or migraines. However, it is also used as a protective plant against bad energies and, therefore, as a plant to attract good luck . We recommend that you protect it against frost and perform a controlled pruning in early spring to strengthen its stems and ensure a new flowering.
Plectranthus or money plant
Although its common name already makes it clear to us because it is known as one of the plants that attract good fortune , it is also according to Feng Shui one of the most beneficial species to break with the strong lines of your furniture thanks to its rounded leaves and fleshy. It is a plant with many different varieties and does not need great care, so anyone can have it at home without problems. We recommend that you place the money plant up high and in a place where it shines light, but not directly.
Ocimum basilicum or basil
This popular aromatic plant , especially because it is widely used in the kitchen, is one of the most valuable plants in a variety of cultures. For example, within Hinduism it is very important because it represents the goddess Tulasí. On the other hand, basil in Feng Shui is attributed the property of warding off bad luck and attracting economic well-being to our home or business. In addition, having it at home you will enjoy its rich aroma, being able to use its leaves in meals and it will also help you to ward off annoying mosquitoes. Among the basic care of this plant are that it must have a well-drained soil and it must be kept away from the cold.
Paeonia officinalis or peony
The peony is one of the most used plants in celebrations, especially in weddings, for its quality of attracting good vibes and creating an atmosphere of peace. Even, according to the current of Feng Shui, the peony is attributed the property of attracting good luck and love to those present, hence its popularity.
This spectacular flowering plant needs to grow slightly acidic soils and be located in an area where humidity is kept to a minimum, so it is best to always keep it in semi-shade so that it does not receive direct light. You can use universal compost to grow it and improve it with other organic substrates such as worm castings.
Pachira aquatica or money tree
The money tree ( Pachira aquatica ) , known in some places as the tree of abundance (a name shared by several plants, such as Portulacaria afra ), is one of the favorite plants of lovers of the Feng Shui lifestyle , since According to this ideology, the leaves of this curious plant represent the 5 elements of the Chinese elemental table (these are: metal, fire, water, earth and wood, they will surely sound a bit familiar to you if you have ever investigated traditional Chinese medicine or TCM ). Therefore, it is considered one of the plants that give good luck according to Feng Shui .
You can easily recognize this plant by its rounded and shiny leaves and because it has a very characteristic interlaced trunk. To take care of it, you only need it to receive enough light, water it continuously and that the place where we plant it, whether in the garden or in a pot, is always well drained to avoid flooding.
Anthurium or anthurium
Anthuriums are plants widely used in decoration due to the brightness and color of their leaves, which can take on an intense red color, they are considered one of the best options if what you want is to attract good luck to the home and energies that strengthen the romantic relationships of those who live in it. This houseplant, known by many as an expression of love, sexual desire and passion, is very easy to care for, it only needs to be in an area that has light and high humidity conditions. For this we recommend that you use a sprayer to clean its leaves and thus give them that extra amount of water they need. Also, the container should be well drained and water it only when the soil appears dry. It does not tolerate excess watering or flooding.
Nelumbo nucifera or lotus flower
Feng Shui considers lotus flowers the symbol of splendor and fortune. In fact, this plant, so typical and representative of China (and other Asian countries), is also used as a medicinal plant. The lotus flower is an aquatic plant that you can have in your garden if you have a small pond where you can grow them. They do not need much care, but of course, not everyone has extra space with water for them. Still, its ornamental beauty is more than just added value to this good luck plant .
Chlorophytum or love bond
The love bond plant is one of the most used plant species in Feng Shui within the framework of hanging plants. The only thing you need is that it is always upright and in good condition to avoid it being languid, since it can create depressive environments. It is attributed the power to recharge our energies while we sleep , which is why it is one of the plants for the bedroom according to Feng Shui , and manages to attract good luck . Similarly, it is important to remember that you should not place it near the headboard and that you should not have more than two floors per room according to the rules of this Asian philosophy.
Toxicodendron radicans or English ivy
There are plants with natural qualities capable of improving small respiratory symptoms derived from allergies and even asthma. This plant is capable of eliminating up to 94% of the feces particles in the air and more than 75% of mold in just a few hours and from any space where it is. Like the bond of love, English ivy is one of the most beneficial plants to recharge energy and improve rest during sleeping hours, bringing harmony and good luck to the home.
Spathiphyllum or lily of peace
To finish this list of plants to attract good luck according to Feng Shui , we present you the so-called peace lily , one of the best-known plants in this Asian current and that, in addition, has a great capacity to purify the air and filter other components harmful to your health. It is perfect for decorating interiors due to the green color of its leaves and its elegant white flowers. Avoid placing it in places with dry environments so that it better fulfills its purifying function during sleeping hours and helps you have more good luck .