We already know that plants add some life and color into our spaces—but what if they could do more than that?


“As Singapore transforms into a City in Nature, Community in Bloom (CIB) continues to reach out to all residents to promote a greater appreciation for greenery and to nurture a gardening culture. With the rapid urbanisation of our nation, land has become a scarce resource. Many residents now live and work in high-rise buildings. Creating indoor gardens give us plenty of opportunities to enjoy greenery in our everyday lives and deepens our appreciation for nature. Through CIB’s Indoor Gardening Programme, you can now transform your home and office into indoor gardens.” – National Parks & Community in Bloom (CIB)


Looking to add a little green into your home? According to Feng Shui, there are certain types of plants that are classed as good luck plants. Feng Shui plants are said to bring prosperity, fortune, love, and luck. That is why some types of “lucky plants” are called money trees or money plants. There are other plants Feng Shui considers to bring luck such as lucky bamboo, rubber plants, orchids, and some types of indoor ferns and palms.


These Are the Best House Plants for Positive Vibes

  1. Chinese Money Plant


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According to Feng shui, Money Plant (also called Feng Shui Money Tree) is used to enhance the energy of wealth and prosperity in the Wealth and Money Bagua area (Southeast). In feng shui, the area connected to your money, or financial prosperity and abundance, is the Southeast area of your home or office.

Botanical Name: Pilea peperomioides
Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light
Soil Type: Free-draining potting mix
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.5

  1. Lucky Bamboo

The bamboo plants are considered lucky plants as per Feng Shui. According to Feng Shui, the hollow structure of the plant helps in the movement of Chi energy. It is believed that the bamboo plant helps in the movement of positive energy, in turn, generating more abundance and prosperity.

Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana
Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light
Soil Type: Water or well-draining potting mix (kept moist)
Soil pH: 6 – 6.5

  1. Snake Plant


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According to Feng Shui principles, snake plants are typically associated with good luck. This is largely due to their air purification qualities. … That being stated, any plant is believed to bring a very strong Wood element energy to the room, which can be helpful to combat any nearby negative energy.

Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light
Soil Type: Sandy, well-draining potting mix
Soil pH: 4.5 – 8.5

  1. Peace Lily

Feng Shui experts believe that the Peace Lily plant converts negative energies to positive, which is why it is highly suggested to place the plant at your home office. Peace Lily is a low-light indoor plant, so it’s best to put it under filtered light or light partial shade. It can also tolerate fluorescent lights.

Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum
Sun Exposure: Medium, indirect light
Soil Type: Well-draining, loose potting mix
Soil pH: 5.8 – 6.5

  1. Rubber Plant


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Rubber plants represent abundance, happiness, and wealth. According to the teachings of feng shui, the rubber plant’s round leaves make it an ideal candidate to be placed in a corner in order to soften the sharp angles. The wealth corner of the home is particularly suitable.

Botanical Name: Ficus elastica
Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light
Soil Type: Fertile, well-draining potting mix
Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.5

  1. Aloe


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Benko explains that the aloe plant is a favorite in feng shui because it “resonates with healing energy because it scrubs the air clean of toxins (formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide), as well as being antibacterial and an antioxidant.

Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis Miller
Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light or some daily direct sun
Soil Type: Well-draining succulent or cactus soil
Soil pH: 7.0-8.5

  1. Jade


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Also named money maker plant is a lucky charm plant to grow inside the house. According to Feng Shui, potted jade plants were given as a house-warming gift to friends for it promotes both friendship and prosperity.  If you believe in Feng Shui, you should never place a Jade Plant in the Bedroom or the Bathroom.

Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
Sun Exposure: Part shade
Soil Type: Sandy, well-draining potting mix
Soil pH: 6.1 – 6.5

  1. Fern


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Boston ferns are an attractive Feng Shui good luck plant. Ferns are another important air purifying plant that helps create a sense of positivity in any room. Boston ferns can beautify any type of room with their long trailing leaves.

Botanical Name: Polypodiopsida
Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect light
Soil Type: Rich,well-draining potting mix
Soil pH: 4 – 7

“No room for plants?

Or no “green fingers”?

Think again!

Something as small as this can already help to improve your feng shui.” – @fengshuifocus (IG)


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