Having natural plants at home is invaluable. Not only do they offer a real lush and tropical touch to interior decoration, but as a bonus they are mostly depolluting and purify the air you breathe. In addition to being soothing and rejuvenating, according to various beliefs and theories, like the ancestral Chinese philosophy Feng Shui, certain plants even have the power to attract luck, love, prosperity and fortune. Believe it or not, who would refuse this little providential boost? Discover 5 superb plants that wish you well!
Feng Shui, this ancestral art, which aims to harmonize environmental energy, recommends that plants act as a magnet for attract good fortune and abundance into the home. A good dose of luck combined with a fruitful return of money, who would complain?
· Money tree (Pachira aquatica)
Highly acclaimed by Feng Shui, the Money Tree is known to promote wealth, luck and prosperity. Native to Central and South America, this lucky plant looks great at home. Prefer the one that has three to five braids and at least five leaves to stimulate good energy and bring luck to the home. According to Feng Shui, its leaves represent the 5 essential elements: metal, fire, water, earth and wood. This “money tree” is distinguished by superb shiny and long leaves, but above all by a braided trunk that embodies the union of good and the future. According to the Chinese, following an urban legend, this plant has magical powers that attract money in abundance.
· Lucky bamboo (Dracaena Braunii)
Of Asian origin, lucky bamboo is an ancient plant that symbolizes luck, wealth, power and honor. According to Feng Shui, it also brings together the 5 fundamental elements and promotes positivity. As a bonus, the “Lucky bamboo” is not demanding and does not require much maintenance. It just needs high doses of light and weekly watering. It will even appreciate that you plant it in a pot with substrate, where it will develop better.
Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
A potted basil plant – spm
This is probably one of the most used plants that attract money and prosperity in rituals of abundance. In India and Asia, basil is even sacred, considered an important medicinal herb. According to Buddhist philosophy, it is said to be able to attract positive energy into the house and bring wealth back to its guests. Not to mention that basil also has important culinary uses. However, this aromatic plant is very delicate, it must be taken care of so as not to quickly kill it. It needs a humid environment, but too much irrigation can be very harmful and easily rot its roots. The ideal is to provide moderate and frequent watering, so that the substrate never dries out, but avoiding waterlogging. Basil also needs high doses of light: ideally, place it near a window facing west or south.
· Arrowroot (Maranta leuconeura)
Another indoor plant supposed to bring luck: the Maranta. It is also nicknamed “sleeping plant” or “praying plant”. Depolluting and very ornamental, this plant is of the most beautiful effect with its variegated and spotted foliage, oscillating between green, purple or brown. It is said to protect the house from negative energies. The plant also has an unusual property: during the night its leaves curl up between themselves and in the morning they open again.
· Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)
The spathiphyllum, better known as peace lily, is a powerful plant said to be associated with luck, fortune and prosperity. According to South American culture, it even has the power to help single women find a partner or to speed up the fertility process for those who wish to become pregnant and have a child. In addition, the Peace Lily would be an outstanding depolluter: according to a study, the NASA Clean Air Study revealed that it fights against various toxins, like benzene and formaldehyde. Keep it in the shade, it does not require special light for its growth!
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