The principles of Feng Shui connect us to the power of Mother Nature. As we review the 5 elements in nature, Feng Shui provides information to assist us connecting with the benefits of each element. Let’s take a look at the element “Tree” – in all its glory, alive, breathing and contributing life for all living things, from Lois Kramer-Perez
The energy associated with “Tree” is uprising, early morning, the time of new beginnings. The colors are the bright green of the leaves, the shapes are tall and vertical. Connecting to this element, we feel motivated to move! We are filled with new ideas and excited about the actions we are ready to take. If we find ourselves feeling stuck, what better way to get motivated than to get outside and walk amongst the Trees. Bringing the energy of Tree inside our homes and office space, we bring life!
Here are some wonderful suggestions for adding this living, healing, motivating energy to our indoor spaces. These plants thrive easily indoors and need minimal attention.
Plants That Keep Us Healthy
Peace Lily – Removes chemical vapors, including acetone, alcohol trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde & ammonia. Neutralizes effects of EMF, good to keep near computers. Semi-sun to semi-shade. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Snake Plant – Removes toxins in rooms where no other plants will grow, from photocopier & printers. Good for rooms that do not have ventilation such as windowless rooms and tightly sealed offices. Semi-sun to shade.
Rubber Plant – A great humidifier, removes indoor chemicals particularly formaldehyde. Semi-sun to semi shade, will tolerate dim light and cool temperatures.
Janet Craig (Dracaena deremensis) – This Tree is one of my new favorites! Great for corners! Places fifth on NASA’s ranking with a 7.8 score. According to data it can remove Formaldehyde, at a rate of 1,328 micrograms per hour. It also removes Xylene, at a rate of 154 micrograms per hour according to EarthWitchery.com. Water completely from early spring through the winter season and allow the plant’s soil to dry out in between watering.
Bamboo Palm – Adds moisture to indoor air, especially during use of heat in winter months. Removes chemical vapors trichloroethylene, benzene and formaldehyde. Low light.
English Ivy – Filters indoor airborne pollutants such as fecal particles, formaldehyde aerosols. Poisonous! Keep away from pets & children. Likes bright sun but not under direct light.
Article/Image Source: Feng Shui is Fabulous with Nature – Meet the Tree
Read more about gardens and Feng Shui in this piece, Nine Essential Plants for your Feng Shui Garden.