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What Feng Shui Says About Houseplants

November 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

According to Feng Shui principles and concepts, house plants such as scented geraniums, azalea and begonia can add to the realization of one’s success and can improve one’s self-esteem. Nevertheless, even if not for the Feng Shui, the mere sight of these splendid flowers can in fact make someone feel better, thereby filling someone with positive energy and confidence. Scented geranium is said to have a calming effect and at the same time boosting one’s sense of humor, a quality essential to every conversation.

Azalea is good for those who are afraid of commitment and responsibility. Such flower is considered to have a subliminal power on somebody’s self image, improving one’s self-trust.

Begonia can influence the quality of communication and interaction.

Persian Cyclamen and African violet can contribute to your material well-being and can enhance your inner strength. Cyclamen can turn incoherent, dependent persons into independent ones. White violets can appease one’s spirit, soothing down intense emotions whereas blue violets can assist somebody discover his/her own creativity. Purple violets offer us understanding and spiritual tranquility.

Spiderwort (Tradescantia), fern and ivy can help us uphold peaceful, harmonious and positive relationships. A myth concerning spiderwort says that this plant can make us overreact and feel jealous, but like any myth, it has no basis whatsoever. Fern is believed to help us regain our balance, to solve our problems in a more discreet manner and to recognize needs from wishes. Ivy can help us eliminate negative feelings such as envy, anger and resentment.

Aloe Vera and small-leaved agave can help preserve the good quality relationships between family members and alleviate tension and stress.

Impatiens, the Chinese rose and calla offer a little bit of help in love relationships and creative activities. The Chinese rose can turn fun energy into creative energy and can neutralize aggressive feelings among family members. These houseplants are tremendously essential for those who do not feel fulfillment. In addition, they can offer men a dose of masculinity and women, a dose of independence. Calla is believed to have the power of stopping families from breaking up and of making people more self-trustful. Impatiens can create a warm and peaceful atmosphere inside one’s home.

Chrysanthemum and variegated croton can help placate fights and angry conversations between couples. Chrysanthemum is thought to be very helpful for people who have not yet achieved a balance between sense and sensibility. Such a plant can chase away doubts and egocentrism. Variegated croton can ease exhausted mind making teenagers feel more confident and providing people with a calmness of mind during tensed situations.

Cacti can neutralize anger but are also needed for unpredictable people. They can also soothe resentful people and prevent them from any vindictive design. Feng Shui cacti and houseplants are held to help us think straight and make good decisions. Dracaena draco houseplant can help prevent depression and anxiety, offering us feelings of stability.

Lemon tree and bowstring hemp are extremely good for children as these plants are believed to arouse curiosity and to consolidate the desire to learn new things. Lemon tree can increase the desire to work and to be autonomous whereas bowstring hemp can help us get rid of any tension.

Yucca and ficus can help us face the challenges of our working environment and to meet our employer’s expectations. Yucca can help us discover strength during troubled times whereas ficus can help us develop our enthusiasm and the capacity to focus on a particular task.

The prayer plant (Maranta Leuconeura) and Poinsettia (or the Christmas Star) can rouse our senses and help us find guidance, and help those who gone astray or have lost the will to live to get back on their feet and eventually regain self-confidence.

Orchids and papyrus can redirect our attention from personal problems and help us find spiritual purposes in life. They can be very inspiring and promote one’s creativity as well as  help overcome depressions.

Nevertheless, it’s not essential to believe these Feng Shui concepts in order to understand that houseplants have indeed the power to make us feel better even by the simple act of enjoying the sight of something beautiful.


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