indoor and outdoor good Feng Shui plants

Indoor and outdoor Feng Shui plants can be found locally or bought from online stores. They are popular plants that anyone considering using plants for Feng Shui can include in their collection. Plants have been used for centuries especially in the Asian culture. The post looks at different plants and their meanings.

We know that plants belong to the wood element in the Five Element theory. Different plants have different meanings in Chinese tradition and here are twelve popular Chinese form shape plants you can use to increase your luck.

The wood element is related to the east direction, the blue dragon, the sunrise, the young energy, and related to growth and abundance. Therefore, plenty of trees and plants will have those symbolic meanings.

The benefit of plants includes improving our relationships and popularity. Improved relationships and increased popularity can lead to better career advancement. It can also improve our health and create better energy.

Evergreen Trees

The first one is evergreen trees including the pine, spruce, or cedar. Since they’re green all year long, they represent long healthy life or longevity. The evergreen plants are especially good for elderly people or sick people

Orange Tree

The second plant is the orange tree. The orange is a symbol of abundance and good fortune for Chinese people. The orange is associated with this meaning because of the shape and the color. It is especially very popular around the Chinese New Year. During this time people like to display them indoors or outdoors and especially with those smaller varieties of orange trees.

If you want to invite good luck, you can place orange trees on your front entrance or the back entrance.

Bamboo Plant

The third plant is bamboo. Bamboos are ideal indoor and outdoor Feng Shui plants because they can be grown successfully both outside and indoors successfully. Bamboo is a symbol of good virtue and a higher class in Chinese culture. You can see a lot of bamboo ink paintings in the old days. The bamboo also has a meaning of stepping up higher and higher in power and fame, so it’s very lucky for your career.

In modern days, people like to use lucky bamboo because you can grow them in the water and place them indoor. They don’t die easily and it’s better to place a bunch of the lucky bamboos as a cluster or layers of the lucky bamboo instead of just one or two plants.

They can be placed in any living space easily including in the living room, study room, or your office to increase your career luck. Read more about the meaning associated with the number of Lucky bamboos in your bunch here.

Gui Hua/ Osmanthus

The first flower in the list is guava or Osmanthus. Gui Hua is a very common plant in the southern part of China and it produces very small light yellow and very fragrant flowers. The flowers can be used for tea or you can incorporate them into dishes.

The Osmanthus plant can enhance your helpful people’s luck or your nobleman’s luck. The flowers are placed around the entrance of the house or near the windows so we can smell the fragrant flower easily.

Plum Tree or Mei Hua

The fifth plant is the plum tree or Mei Hua in Chinese. The plum tree blossoms around the end of the wintertime before other spring flowers start to bloom. The plum tree flower has five petals in each flower which represents the five luck or ‘Wu Fu’ in Chinese culture.

The Mei Hua flower is also associated with marriage. If you want to enhance your marriage luck you can plant the plum tree in your yard. The plum tree is an auspicious tree to plant in your yard.

Zao Tree

The sixth plant is called Zao Tree in Chinese, the Chinese date or jujube tree. Zao has the same sound in Chinese as ‘early’ so it has the meaning of early, quick, fast, or advanced.

One of the popular ways that the Chinese people use it is as a gift to newlyweds and hoping that they have babies soon.

Pomegranate Tree

The seventh plant is the pomegranate tree. The pomegranate fruit has a lot of seeds and it is a symbol of having a lot of kids, being very productive or very fruitful.

Planting the tree in the backyard or the balcony can enhance your children’s career luck. The backyard or balcony is related to your children’s luck.

Orchid Flower

The number eight is the orchid. In Chinese culture, there are four gentlemen in the Chinese ink painting that include plum blossom, orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum. The four gentlemen represent a high moral standard and high-class just like a gentleman with good virtue.

Orchid is one of the gentlemen that represents beauty, elegance, and high class. Check this post to learn more about orchid care.

Money Tree

The ninth plant is the money tree. The money tree is more of a general term used to refer to many different types of broadleaf plants. They are usually placed indoors because the leaf is succulent and thick and it can tolerate drought. They also usually have dark green, big and shiny leaves.  

It is a good idea to tie a small piece of red ribbon on the plant when placing it indoors. The red ribbon prevents the plant from becoming too Yin and making it become more Yang. The red color is very young so this way we can balance all the Yin making it suitable for indoor placement. An example is the Jade plant.

Lotus and Waterlily

The tenth plant is the lotus or waterlily. In Chinese culture, they are famous for being beautiful and pure but with the root in muddy water. It’s like a person coming from a low background but still keeping themselves pure and holding a high moral standard.

The lotus flower is also related to the Buddhist religion. It’s a symbol of purity, spirituality, and enlightenment so it’s very auspicious to have lotus or water lily near your house.

Peach Tree

The Eleventh plant is the peach tree. In Feng Shui, peach blossom is related to love and marriage. We always say we want to enhance our peach blossom luck if our relationship needs some improvement.

The peach kernel or the ‘To Ren’ is used in Chinese medicine for moving the blood. We know the peach tree is also very auspicious and lucky to have around the house.

The peach fruit is also a popular birthday gift in Chinese tradition.

Peony ‘Mu Dang’

The last Feng Shui plant is a peony flower or Mu Dang. In Chinese culture, a peony is one of the most auspicious flowers and it represents wealth, fame and general prosperity.

In the old days, the peony only belonged to the royal family and not available to the general public. Many Chinese people like to hang ink paintings of the peony flowers in the living room as a way of enhancing prosperity.

Peonies are usually very beautiful, colorful, and represent prosperity and good luck.

Indoor and Outdoor Feng Shui Plants

Sharp and needle-leaf plants are not suitable for use as Feng Shui plants. The only time it’s advisable to use them is when you want to reduce ‘Sha Qi.’ If this is the case, you can place a cactus near or facing the direction of the Sha Qi. For example, you can place the cactus in front of an unwanted view outside the window.

There are many plants that have different meanings. You can adapt the plants in your home décor and get the benefits. I hope you found this post on indoor and outdoor Feng Shui plants helpful. If so, it would be awesome if you share it and also follow me on social media for more useful posts.

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