snake plant bad luck

Snake plant bad luck or sansevieria is sometimes mentioned in Feng Shui where some followers avoid the plant because it can generate discordant and negative energy in the house.

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Snake Plant Bad Luck

The snake plant is commonly known as the mother-in-law’s tongue or the bowstring hemp and scientifically as the Sansevieria trifasciata.

Plants that are generally categorized as bad luck plants have designs that can generate undesired energy. An example is the cactus plant which has spines pointing in all directions.

The bad luck and good luck associated with plants are widely developed and believers often consider the luck associated with different plants when choosing plants to grow or buy.

Check this article for a discussion on lucky plants for both inside and outside the house or business premises.

Snake Plant Disadvantages

The snake plant bad luck is said to include poverty and negative energies in life. Some people avoid placing the plants in their homes because they are afraid of bad luck.

The snake plant’s bad luck is controversial because there are also people who believe that the plant in itself does not bring bad luck rather the positioning of the plant is what brings bad luck.

The argument seems to hold water because, just like with many other plants used in Feng Shui, the positioning in a home or office room is critical.

In general, the plants should be placed in locations enriched with the plant’s wood element mostly the eastern, southern, and southeastern corners.

How to avoid the snake plant bad luck.

The snake plant can bring useful energies at home or in the office depending on where it is positioned. The sharp nature of the snake plant’s leaves can be useful in providing protective energies. Spiky plants can be used for shielding against negative Chi.

Another way of avoiding the snake plant’s bad luck is placing the plant in a low-traffic area. The reasoning behind it is that the plant has aggressive energy which would not do well with high traffic.

The snake plant design also has leaves that extend upwards a sword-like shape which some argue is a positive. The upward growth expresses growing and upward Chi.

The snake plant, therefore, brings strong wood element energy which can be used to cut through stagnant and negative energy in the room.

In Feng Shui plants that are associated with good luck are also air purifying because stagnant, dirty, and low-quality air in any room contributes to bad energy.

Scientifically, the snake plant has also been shown to purify and absorb toxins. The plant is one of the few plants that produce oxygen both day and night even in the absence of photosynthesis.

Homeowners also love the plant because it is easy to grow, and maintain and generally hard to kill. It does well in humid conditions as well as in low light. It is also a good plant to place in the bedroom or bathroom where it filters out the air.

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The snake plant’s bad luck is not definite, unlike something like dying plants. The bad luck is controversial and debatable.

In the end, the position of the plant is what matters and can be used to turn the snake plant’s bad luck into positive energy if not good luck.  

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