and plants in the home
their own special flow of chi energy and create a fresher atmosphere and
help to compensate for the dead materials found in the home, such as
plastic and synthetic substances. Place plants by electrical appliances to
counteract the detrimental chi energy given off by the appliance.
Different plants will have
different effects depending on their general shape, the shape of their
leaves and flowers and their colour. Plants with pointed leaves e.g. Peace
lily are more yang and help to move chi energy more quickly. Prickly plants
e.g. cacti encourage fire energy, low spreading plants e.g. Selaginella
produce soil energy, those with small round leaves
e.g. Jade plant, metal energy and trailing plants e.g. Ivies, water energy.
The large floppy leaves of
the Swiss Cheese Plant - Monstera deliciosa are yin and is an ideal species
for an area that needs calming especially in the south, southwest and
northeast. Another yin plant is the common Spider Plant - Chlorophytum
comosum which is ideal in the north. A typical yang houseplant would be
Dracaena marginata and can be placed in a corner to stimulate the chi energy
there and combines the wood and fire elements with its strong upward growth
and sharply pointed leaves.
Feng shui and flowers in
Fresh flowers bring a lively chi energy to the home especially if they are
healthy and well looked after. Dried flowers symbolise death and decay and so are best
Depending on their colour
and shape flowers will enhance the chi energy of particular directions. Here
are the properties of a few of the commonly available fresh flowers;
Tulips; carry metal energy,
red tulips in a western aspect create romance and pink tulips pleasure.
Iris; are associated with vitality and
passion and free energy.
Sunflowers; have fire energy and a
powerful stabilizing influence.
Carnations; the pink and red ones
enhance romance and pleasure while the white carnations add dignity and
Anemone; is associated with metal energy
and red ones in a west facing bathroom could help prevent chi energy from
Daisy; white daisies in the north add
tranquillity, in the northwest dignity and in the northeast motivation.
Mimosa; with its abundance of small
yellow balls mimosa increases the chi energy of the centre. So place them in the centre of
your home to keep your life more centred.
Lily; the flowers that point down give a
settling influence and can be used to quieten and over-active part of your
Rose; red roses will increase the chi
energy of romance and style especially if place in the west.