One of the most common things that I tell clients is to improve the energy of their homes is to add live plants.
Why are plants so important in our homes?
Plants are vital to having positive energy in our homes.
- They restore and refresh the air, which is often stagnant and stale, due to our often-closed windows. They also "eat" chemical toxins.
- They provide moisture, which is important to reduce static electricity (you know the shock you get when walking across carpet and touching metal?).
- Because of this, they keep positive ion counts down. Positive ions keep dust particles in the air which contribute to allergies and asthma.
- Plants stimulate our senses. We subconsciously connect and are energized by the color green.
- And, finally, according to feng shui they symbolize health and vitality. In fact, healthy growing plants, placed in the right areas, will enhance your ability to attract money into your life!
So what can I say to a client that insists that they kill plants every time?
I insist that they try one of these five indoor plants. They are not only very pretty, but they are very hardy and can take a bit of neglect (not that I suggest neglecting any of these plants!)
# 1 - Snake plant - They not only are cool, but they convert CO2 to O2 at night, opposite of what most plants do. So it's actually good for your bedroom!
#2 - Golden pothos - I have several of these in my family room!
#3 - Dracenea - I have one of these on my kitchen table and it's gorgeous!
#4 - ZZ plant - You know? I'm going to get one of these because I just LOVE them!
#5 - Jade plant - I have one in my family room and it keeps on growing!
If all else fails
If you still find that you kill your plants, then I suggest that you purchase fresh flowers every week, to maintain a healthy life force energy in your home.
Plants to avoid? That's easy: Bonsai. In my experience, they are very sensitive to their surroundings. I love them, but they are very challenging. Ferns are great, but in the northern climates winter is hard because they needs lots of moisture in the air.
Do you have any others you'd like to add to this list?
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