It is common knowledge that the proper growth and flourishment of any living organism are associated with prosperity and abundance.
In feng shui, prosperity and abundance, in turn, are directly related to money and success. There are many kinds of money plants in feng shui.
How to pick my plant?
Most people get confused when trying to pick the correct money plant for their homes, but the truth is any plant that is vibrant, healthy, and grows well can be a feng shui money plant. The core principle associated with the money plant symbol is energy.
If the energy of your money tree is vibrant and lush with well-embedded roots, its growing energy simply reflects what you want in your financial and wealth aspirations.
Note: According to classical feng shui and Vaastu, the best place for money plants is in the southeast area of your home or office.
Money Plants as per classical feng shui
This feng shui cure is often sold with coins “growing” on a living plant. It is often used in classical feng shui and can also be decorated with various crystals and other cures. The most common plant that is used to decorate with feng shui cures is the Pachira Aquatica.
Epipremnum aureum (Money Plant)
This is the most commonly used money plant across the Asian continent. The five leaves on each branch represent the five elements of feng shui and another practice known as Vaastu that is popular in India. The plant is very easy to maintain and has very little sunlight and water requirements.
Pachira Aquatica (Pachira Plant)
Although many trees or plants are considered as money plants in feng shui, the Pachira Aquatica is the Chinese plant that is considered as the original feng shui money tree.
The Pachira plant leaves symbolize the five elements of nature as per feng shui. These elements include wood, water, fire, metal, and earth, which create harmony and balance in nature’s energies.
Crassula Ovata (Jade Tree)
The Jade plant is excellent feng shui and adds beautiful aesthetics to your overall décor. It is a succulent plant with shiny jade green leaves and thick stems.
Although it originates from Africa’s tropical regions, the jade plant has adapted very well in any climate. Maintaining it is also very easy.
However, it has to be placed in a space that receives a lot of sunlight and should be watered at least once a week. Its leaves closely resemble jade coins, which in feng shui represents growth and renewal.
Dracaena sanderiana (Lucky Bamboo)
The lucky bamboo plant is another famous feng shui that brings luck and prosperity to traditional Asian customs. The species originates from Africa and requires minimum care.
It can be watered weekly and requires plenty of light but do not expose it directly to the sun since it causes the leaves to burn and wither.