I have been so honored to have Amanda Gibby Peters, founder of Simple Shui (a modern-day, mission-driven, love-based practice of Feng Shui) and author of Simple Shui for Every Day: 365 Ways to Feng Shui Your Life, sharing so many great, everyday Feng Shui and mindfulness tips here on Fab Everyday the last few weeks. I have learned so much, and hope that you have, too. In case you didn’t catch the other articles in our Feng Shui series, Amanda shared information on the Feng Shui mindfulness ritual of sweeping, Feng Shui cleaning tips for improving clarity, the 3 Feng Shui Power Spots in your home, and how to use Feng Shui to navigate grief. Today we are sharing the last of her articles in our #FabShui series, and it’s all about plants for Feng Shui! You’ve likely heard that plants are “good Feng Shui,” and today Amanda is sharing the reasons why plants can physically and emotionally transform space, plus examples of Feng Shui indoor plants, Feng Shui plants for the front door, Feng Shui plants for wealth, and more.
If these resonate with you, or if you have wondered how to learn Feng Shui while you’ve been spending more time at home, I highly recommend that you grab a copy of Amanda’s book for lots of simple, attainable Feng Shui tips to incorporate into your everyday life. Once you get started with Feng Shui, you’ll see first hand how subtle changes in our surroundings can influence behavior and shape our decisions. It is really an amazing thing, and I know I personally appreciate having something that I can control in my personal surroundings during this time of uncertainty. I hope you can find some of the same peace of mind, and enjoy learning more about good Feng Shui plants in today’s article.
Amanda, thank you so much for taking such thoughtful effort to share your expertise with Fab Everyday’s readers. You are helping people more than you know, and I am so grateful to have my website as a vehicle.
10 Reasons You Want Plants in Your House, According to Feng Shui
By Amanda Gibby Peters
Whether you’re new to shui or have been working with this practice a while, you’ve likely heard plants are considered “good Feng Shui.” The most universal reason they are encouraged is simple: plants refresh a room by literally improving the air around us. However, their magic goes beyond respiration. So, if you’ve been on the fence about growing a green thumb, here are 10 additional reasons you might want to become the next plant lady!
- Research has found that looking at plants (and flowers) is good for the heart. Plants induce positive feelings and lower blood pressure. They also reduce concentration-induced fatigue – which makes every office and house around the world in need of at least one green chi buddy!
- Tall plants, like Yucca or bamboo, suggest upward mobility – a distinct characteristic that happens to nudge our personal and professional energy the same direction.
- Plants create a sense of companionship, making them an excellent addition to any room that gets overlooked or goes unused. Likewise, they keep us in good company as well!
- Plants stimulate energy around them, encouraging those in their presence to feel both inspired and motivated. Next time you’re working on a project, place a plant on the desk or in your workspace and prepare to marvel at its influence!
- When a plant looks healthy, chances are the roots are, too. This is symbolic of what we see and don’t see – and it’s why plants are often related to wealth in Feng Shui. So, one healthy plant can represent a calm security that the good life will keep growing, if properly tended and nurtured.
- Want to call more money into your life? Any plants with round leaves – like African violets – are symbolic of coins. Keep a few on the kitchen table. No matter where your kitchen falls, this room holds wealth energy, too, making a little plant love here a really good idea!
- Need to network? Group plants together as this shui power move triggers those opportunities. I have a client that tells me whenever he puts new plants outside, it “always” brings in new business. It is so effective, in fact, his staff will often ask – when there is a sudden surge of interest and activity – “what did you plant recently?”
- Ladies, rosemary plants are associated with female financial independence, so get your herb on! Inside or out, this plant is all about boss lady energy!
- Setting a new goal? Nurture a plant, and it resonates with tending our goals and ambitions.
- Corners of rooms tend to collect energy. So, if a space feels ‘off’ to you despite everything looking just right, place a plant in an open corner. This will disengage any static energy that has accumulated, and the room will instantly have more sprightliness!
More Feng Shui 101 articles with Amanda Gibby Peters x Fab Everyday
- When you don’t know what else to do, sweep – Feng Shui mindfulness rituals for home health
- Feng Shui Cleaning Tips: 4 Housekeeping Tips That Will Improve Your Clarity
- Feng Shui 101: The 3 Feng Shui Power Spots in your Home
- Mindfulness Rituals: Using Feng Shui to Navigate Grief
About Amanda Gibby Peters
Amanda Gibby Peters is the voice and founder of Simple Shui – a modern-day, mission-driven, love-based practice of Feng Shui.
She has been successfully teaching Feng Shui techniques and tips for over a decade, witnessing the amazing life transformations of readers and clients alike. Here’s what she knows for sure: “When we work with Feng Shui, it triggers opportunities, enhances our potential for success, and reconnects us with our own wisdom to influence positive change.”
Amanda has been called “the Martha Stewart of Feng Shui” – and her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Food52, My Domaine, MindBodyGreen, and Well+Good. You can currently listen to Amanda’s shui tips on Amazon. And while you’re on Amazon, grab her new book – Simple Shui for Every Day: 365 Ways to Feng Shui Your Life.
Amanda is Dallas-based with an international clientele. She lives with her husband, twin daughters, and their rescue dog, Ruby.