Fengshui is an ancient Chinese practice which uses positive energy flow to harmonize an individual’s surrounding environment. There are five fengshui elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The water element is especially important in Feng shui as it is the ancient Chinese symbol of prosperity and abundance. Flowing water represents income. Therefore, our bathroom Feng Shui is so import because when the water (income) is flushed down the drain, that could represent your income being flushed down the drain. Also, bathrooms are usually in a small space and humid, this will cause the Chi (energy) to be stuck inside the stuffy area and hard to flow. To improve bathroom Feng Shui and encourage positive energy flow I will list 6 indoor plants that require less sun light and have great Feng Shui meaning, they will be perfect for your bathroom.
Especial the lucky bamboo. Bamboo is a popular plant to grow indoor. The lucky bamboo means prosperity, wealth and happiness. Bamboo is a common indoor plant that sees use in spas and hot springs.
A green plant in the bathroom in Feng Shui will help to turn bad energy around to good flowing energy. Bamboo also brings a sense of Zen to the environment. It is commonly seen in Japanese baths where bamboo is used as a divider in hot springs.
Bamboo is extremely easy to maintain. You can grow it in a pot or simply put a bamboo stalk in water without any soil or fertilizer. The only downside is bamboo grows really fast. It will require regular pruning.
Snake plant is also known as “mother-in-law’s Tongue”. The plant is super resilient and easy to look after for beginners.
The main reason we should use snake plant in the bathroom is because snake plant can absorb toxic gases. It has been proven that snake plant can absorb poisonous gases in the air and release night time oxygen. It makes the snake plant perfect for a stinky bathroom.
Ivy is a plant that loves humidity and moisture in the environment. It requires low light and high humidity. This makes it the perfect plant to hang near the bathtub.
Ivy is also good for purifying the air and filtering airborne toxins inside your home. According to NASA’s Clean air study, English Ivy is effective at cleaning benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from air.
Aloe Vera is a type of succulent plant that can be grown in the garden or in the pot. Aloe Vera is a beautiful decorative house plant. It is also known as a healing plant. Aloe Vera gel contains most of the beneficial bioactive compounds in the plants, such as antioxidants and minerals. The Aloe Vera plant is well known for its antioxidant and antibacterial benefits, this is one of the key properties to help healing wounds and skin problems.
Also, Aloe Vera is great for absorbing odour in the air, it makes Aloe Vera a great plant to put in the bathroom. Aloe Vera prefer sunlight, so it is recommended to put the plant near a window where it can get some sunlight during the day.
Yes, mint. We have Mint all year around in our garden. It is a great spice for cooking, also Mint is a very fragrant leafy plant that you can grow in a pot. There are a few types of Mint that you can grow in pot. These are, Ginger Mint, Pineapple Mint and Orange Mint.
Mint is a very fragrant plant; a small pot of Mint will deliver a beautiful fresh smell to your bathroom.
Chlorophytum comosum( spider plant)
Spider plant is an easy-to-grow houseplant. it is a perfect plant for a hanging basket and were a favourite in Victorian-era households. The reason Spider Plant is great for bathrooms are: Spider Plant prefer indirect sunlight, grow quick and easily especially in summer.
According to NASA, “spider plant is one of three houseplants to remove formaldehyde from air, it can remove 95 percent of toxic substance from a sealed Plexiglas chamber in 24 hours.”
One fully grown spider plant can purify around 8-10 square metres in surrounding area.
Finally, the main goal of Feng shui is to encourage the positive energy flow. Regular cleaning of your bathroom area will also help maintain good energy. The 6 plants mentioned in this blog are all very easy to look after and common houseplants to find in your local garden centre.
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