are one of the most pratical remedies used in feng shui.
In general, indoor plants in healthy condition will encourage
positive chi to flow where it was absent, slow down too
fast-moving energy, or hide sharp corners that emit poisoned
arrows, negative chi. A green plant represents Wood, which
is one of the 5 fundamental elements in feng shui.
Plants vary from one region to another, and from one culture
to another, but there are some plants that are considered
to create harmony, as long as they are healthy.
Plants with rounded leaves are very good plants for the
house: the money plant (crassula ovata) is considered to
encourage prosperity, the peace lily (spathiphyllum wallisii)
neutralizes the positive ions emited from a computer or
television; the bamboo plant is a symbol of longevity.
Certain plants have a unfavourable effect and should be
avoided: desert plants like the yucca, the cactus, and the
palm are unhealthy because with their sharp pointing leaves
they attack people's aura as a defense for self-preservation.
By placing these plants in a business, new clients may be
attacked in such a subtle way that they may not be comfortable
to come back a second time. Having these plants at home
near seating or sleeping areas will encourage the weakening
of our immune system.
In feng shui dried flowers or plants need to be avoided,
they emit an excessive amount negative yin energy, and represent
death. You can however use artificial plants and flowers,
they symbolize vital yang energy.
Healthy flowers attract cosmic chi and oxygen which enhances
our own vitality. It is very good to have flowers at home,
they generate a feeling of love and happiness and therefor
enhance our immune system. Once they start to fade we need
to change them before they will start attracting negativity.
Depending on the colour and shape of the flowers we can
boost the energy of a particular sector in our home which
is associated with a life aspiration (career, health, prosperity,
fame, relationship, creativity, children, travel...) . Red
and yellow flowers have a very high yang energy, while purple
and blue flowers have a more calming yin energy.
It is advisable to remove cut flowers from a bedroom at
night, because they will use up a lot of oxygen.
Bonsai trees, since they are formed by stunting natural
growth, do not represent good Feng Shui and should not be
kept in the home.