We’re still in the first quarter of 2022, and it’s never too late to celebrate new beginnings, bring in positive vibes and set tangible goals. To make the year a successful one. While the happenings around us may not be ideal for a happy life – Covid-19, an inhumane war, back-to-back natural disasters and many more – it’s in your hands to ‘create’ a positive environment. It starts with you practicing positive thinking, then expands to the people who surround you, and lastly, your abode.
We can help you with the latter, because it involves things and objects – not emotions or feelings. Personally, I feel relieved and at peace when I’m back in my own home, because I put together things and pieces that make me feel good. Top on my list is creating a peaceful ambiance. For me, that includes lighting, décor, and plants. These three, when pieced together correctly, create the perfect balance of energy.
For me, having a touch of green (plants, of course), especially at home, strikes the perfect energy. By plants, I mean living plants, because I believe having plastic plants at home simply enhances the aesthetics, but not the energy. I’m also a believer of Feng Shui and Vastu to a certain extent, because vibes and energy are not illusionary – they’re real.
I had recently given my house a ‘fresh’ look with new plants playing their specific roles. There are many aspects that come to play when buying a plant – cost, purpose, maintenance, prettiness and benefits. Keeping all of this in mind, I managed to curate for you some of the best plants – that pair well with Feng Shui – that can help revamp the energy in a home, without cutting back on the aesthetics. Oh, and you don’t need green fingers to maintain these gorgeous plants!
Money Tree Plant
This plant is well-known in Feng Shui for bringing in good luck and positive energy, to the plant owner and the space that contains it. There are different types of money tree plants, but they are said to serve the same purpose. This plant can thrive in indirect light, needs only infrequent watering, and works perfectly for smaller living spaces. Apparently, its presence has also been said to reduce stress and anxiety.
If you own a big space and there are many untouched places, then adding the Pothos plant can help to purify those areas. This plant is an excellent natural air purifier, which makes it perfect to be placed atop a kitchen cupboard or in the bathroom. If you’re someone who doesn’t have green fingers, this plant is perfect for you. It’s very low maintenance and even earns the nickname of Devil’s Ivy for being near impossible to kill.
In Feng Shui, a Jade plant promotes good fortune and brings luck to its owners due to its rounded leaves. This plant thrives in sunny areas and is very low maintenance, in terms of watering needs. Plus, it’s extremely pretty to look at!
Lucky Bamboo Plant
As per its name, this bamboo plant encourages personal growth and positive energy. It’s a super quick-growing plant, with its gathered stalks being able to reach heights of about 16 inches. This plant doesn’t require direct sunlight, only bright-to-medium light is needed for bamboo to thrive, making it a great choice for office decor.
This is my personal favorite, because of its dual colour tone and the vibrancy it brings to any place. According to Feng Shui, the upward growth of this plant encourages good chi. A member of the succulent family, the snake plant is super easygoing — it can tolerate low light and drought!