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8 Best Fengshui Plants For the Home, According to the Pros

According to traditional Fengshui principles, greenery can also change and improve the energy in our homes and promote good luck.

Of course, some plants do so better than others. Using the right plants and placing them at the right place may help balance energies in your home to create an overall more positive atmosphere.

Good Fengshui Principles:

How plants can affect energy.

Plants are living objects, which can revive tired, weak, or lifeless spaces. Plants bring the wood element into a space, which is one of the five main Fengshui elements. Wood also represents new beginnings, and it subtly influences us to reach out and stretch ourselves in new ways.


In addition, plants’ air-purifying capabilities promote good oxygenation levels, which is the basis of positive Fengshui Qi for health and well-being. Greenery also introduces mother nature’s vibrant, life-giving energy into a space, and every person needs that.

The Bagua Map:

Where to Place the Plants

Where you put your plants can have an impact on the house Fengshui and we suggest understanding your home's bagua map to bring good intentions to your home. Plants that support positivity give your home a energetic boost when placed at the right sector.


The bagua is an energy map that shows the Fengshui anatomy of a home. It helps one see (and change) certain aspects of their life that are connected to certain areas of their home. The bagua has nine sectors and each sector needs specific Fengshui elements in order to thrive.


As mentioned above, plants are representative of the wood element, which thrives in the East, Southeast, and South areas of the home. With that said, each plant brings a different energy to a space.


New Beginning

New Growth



Mental Clarity







It’s also important that the plants you bring into your home are vibrant, lush, and healthy — dead or dying plants are bad for Fengshui.  


Ready to bring the right intentions into your home while clearing the air and practicing your green-thumb skills?

The 8 Best Plants for Fengshui

Money Tree

The Money Tree is among the most famous Fengshui plants and is used to attract wealth and prosperity.

Place your money plant in the Southeast area of your home (the “income” section on the bagua map) to get the most out of this plant.


The humble Philodendron offers a great relaxing Fengshui energy. It’s best placed in the Southeast or East sectors of the home.

Rubber Plant

The Rubber Tree plant is great at removing indoor toxins and will thrive in the dining area.

Similar to the Philodendron, it also offers a calm, relaxing energy and will bring positivity to the Southeast and East sector of the home.

Citrus Tree

Place potted Citrus Trees in the East and Southeast areas of your home, as citrus signifies good luck.

They also bring good fortune when placed in your kitchen, and their colors are considered helpful to enhance positive Qi energy in the space.


The aesthetically-pleasing Calathea is a popular decorative house plant and will be an asset to the “fame and reputation” area of your home, which is the South sector.

It’s also a great air purifier. 

Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is considered a lucky indoor plant for Fengshui, and it will bring positive energy to your home or workspace.

It is best when placed in the Southeast sector of your home if it is planted in water. If planted in soil, it is fine at the South sector.

Jade Plant

The Jade Plant is another plant commonly known as a money tree in Fengshui because the round leaves symbolize good fortune.

Like the traditional money tree, Jade Plants are best placed in money, health, or fame areas of the home, which is the Southeast and South sectors.


Orchids bring lovely color and serenity to any space and are the ideal Fengshui plant for love.

Place them in the relationship area of the home or in the relationship corner of the bedroom for best results, which is the South sector.

Tips for All Fengshui Plants

Care and maintenance of your indoor plants is important for continuing the positive Qi of your lucky Fengshui plants.

Choose healthy plants with vibrant foliage to bring growing energy to your spaces.

Do not keep dead plants, as they cause energy to deaden and stagnate.

Remove dead flowers and leaves right away.

Choose plants with upwards foliage growth patterns as opposed to those that droop (like a weeping willow).


Though some indoor plants are better for feng shui luck than others, most plants are a positive addition to your home. Any plant that you truly love and take good care of will contribute to positive feng shui energy to your home.