In Asian philosophy, the lush, branched, flowering plants signify material and spiritual growth.
Success gets attracted by fresh air with grassy scent, which can change your mood, making you become more receptive to further opportunities.
For this reason, Feng Shui experts recommend placing this kind of plant in the left corner of the house or office for increasing luck.
Where to Place it inside the House)
During the Earth Pig Year 2019, regarding the placement of the Feng Shui Money Tree inside the house, it’s recommended to choose a bright place, but without direct sunlight.
In these semi-shade conditions, you must keep in mind to spin it weekly, to ensure a uniform and harmonious growth.
From spring until October, it’s mandatory to add special fertilizer for the decorative plants through the leaves.
By beneficiating of good food and proper environmental conditions, you will notice how the plant starts to manifest an accelerated growth rhythm and, at one point, it’s imperative to intervene by trimming the shoots in order to maintain the canopy in balance with the length of the stems.
At Front Door
It is advisable to place a beautiful flower, such as a tulip or a wealth tree next to the front door. Also, Gladiolus or Malabar nut tree, which can protect the house from evil spirits and bring blessing, are excellent choices for the house entry.
Feng Shui Money Tree Corner
In general, all good luck plants and flowers can be placed in the living room, but is recommended to arrange them according to their size.
Don’t place a plant that’s touching the ceiling in the corner of the living room because it will create a pressuring atmosphere.
When you choose small plants, you must take into account both the dimension of the table and the visual effect.
Here is what you can chose: Scindapsus (Epipremnum aureum) and ivy are perfect for table.
Malabar Nut Tree (Pachira aquatica or the money tree), Lucky Bamboo and Crassula Ovata can be placed in the corner.
Which plant exactly is considered the feng shui money plant?
Any natural trees and flowers from below are considered lucky amulets, plants with the power to attract money. Artificial trees in which “grow” coins are considered equally special.
“Wealth trees”, whether natural or artificial (decorated with crystals or coins) can be purchased online on amazon.com.
Lucky Bamboo for Feng Shui
According to Asian traditions, the “bamboos” offered or received as presents bring luck. A species originating from Africa, it requires minimal care – fresh water on a weekly basis. It prefers plenty of light, but not direct exposure to sunlight because it can cause the leaves to burn.
Once per month, it is recommended to take the plant out of its bowl and wash it (the entire plant) under water jet and, in the same, to sanitize the bowl and the gravel to eliminate the bacteria and fungi and to maintain the plant healthy for as long as possible.
In theory, the plant needs no fertilization, personally, I just add few drops of fertilizer in the water bowl once at every three months.
You can offer a bamboo stalk or a special arrangement, and the number of stalks from the arrangement has a precise signification.
You can find arrangements in form of pyramids, various geometrical shapes, woven or spiraled.
Juniper Tree Bonsai with Bonsai Pot
The Bonsai is a carefully cultivated “dwarf” tree, which is often associated with luck, that’s why it is also called the “Money Tree” and the “Lucky Tree”. The Bonsai tree can be of different species, but they all have a common characteristic – they all have a small size.
The Bonsai trees are popular in Feng Shui art, according to which they bring luck and abundance to the people who have them in their homes.
Although the oldest evidence of the Bonsai tree is at the tomb of prince Zhang Huai, from the Tang dynasty (618 – 907 BC), it is believed that these trees are even older, since the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD).
The trees were brought in Japan by Buddhist monks between 794-1191 AD. The Bonsai tree was quickly associated with nobility because only the rich owned such a tree and, for this reason, in time, money started to became associated with luck.
The “Lucky Bamboo” is a type of bonsai, created by cultivating a bamboo shrub of small dimension. The number of leaves growing on the tiny stems can determine the nature of luck. 8 leaves is the number associated with wealth.
The Bonsai trees received as gifts are considered luckier than those purchased directly from stores.
Pachira aquatica , Malabar Nut Tree or Guiana Nut Tree
It originates from the humid tropical region and from the swamps of Central and South America. In its natural environment, it can reach 20 m in height, while inside it is limited by the size of the pot in which it gets planted and it never blooms.
The tree loves light, but not direct sunlight, and the air humidity must be of a minimum of 60%, this is why the leaves need to be spayed in case the air in the room is dry. It needs to be watered once per week in order to maintain the soil wet and to remove the excess of the water from the plate. In winter, if the room temperature is below 18º C, the watering needs to be decreased.
According to the manual, they need to be repotted annually… personally, I haven’t touched it in 3 years and it grows just fine.
Place the plant in a spot with indirect exposure to sunlight or at a window facing the north and spin the plant on a weekly basis, so that it can grow straight, not bended towards the light.
In Eastern Asia it is known as the Tree Money. In Japan it became a very popular decorative plant and later on, its popularity spread all over Asia.
In 1986, a truck driver from Taiwan planted for the first time 5 small trees in one pot and braided their trunks, so this method of growing plants has become common.
In Asian culture, Pachira is symbolically associated with financial luck, prosperity in business and it is often decorated with red ribbons or other objects, which are considered lucky charms.
Crassula Ovata or the Jade Tree
Originating from South Africa, the succulent plant is grown as an interior plant. Its appearance is bushy, which is why it is very common as a bonsai.
Although it originates from the tropical regions of Africa, it has adapted quite well in any type of climate. It needs strong light, full sunlight exposure and reduced humidity. It needs to be watered once at every 15 days in winter and once per week in the summer.
The soil substrate needs to be carefully selected, depending on how you want to shape the plant. It can be mixed with other succulent plants (cactuses), in various arrangements, and the substrate will be for one of these species (which contains more gravel).
In case the plant is grown as a bonsai, use soil specific to these types of plants and the fertilizer needs to have a high content of potassium.
It can be planted as a solidary plant in any kind of soil (the so called universal soil), but its development is more harmonious when planted in a mix of decomposed organic matter and river gravel in proportion of 50:50.
For any of the above mentioned options, the soil must be very well drained and the excess of water removed from the plate.
Cressula is frequently used in Feng Shui arrangements, its leaves resembling coins and symbolizing luck and wealth.
It can be placed on the office desk, in the living room, but never in the bedroom or bathroom! Also, Cressula has the capacity to capture negative energies, so by having such a plant in the room, you’ll no longer feel nervous or upset.
Gem Stone Money Tree
Feng Shui tree made of aventurine crystal on amethyst support – a special remedy for profession, for reinforcing your professional life and for overcoming any obstacles.
Aventurine is a special stone for enhancing mind clarity and self-confidence, therefore it strengthens your leadership and decision making abilities. It is the stone of leaders between business people or experts from any field of activity. Aventurine helps gain focus and find creative solutions when you are overwhelmed by problems.
How to Use the Aventurine Feng Shui Tree in 2019, according to flying stars yearly chart
- Place an Aventurine Feng Shui tree on your desk to help “sharpen” your mind and to attract creativity and harmony in the relationships with your colleagues, subalterns and leaders.
- Place an Aventurine Feng Shui tree in the north-west sector to increase your luck in financial matters and to attract favorable opportunities from people with business potential.
- Place an Aventurine Feng Shui tree in the north-east side of the child bedroom to amplify the luck at school and to study.
- Place an Aventurine Feng Shui tree in the south-west sector of the living room or bedroom to increase love and romance.
Mix Gem Stone Money Tree-amethyst Rose Quartz Citrine Carnelian Clear Quartz by KT
This is a very beautiful amethyst tree with a semiprecious stone support. Amethyst is a protection stone with high spiritual vibration. Also, it has a special calming effect for the mind, it improves memory and motivation. It alleviates anger, fear and anxiety issues.
How to Use an Amethyst Feng Shui Tree in 2019:
- Place an Amethyst Crystal Feng Shui Tree in the NW to attract influential mentors and friends in your life.
- Place an Amethyst Crystal Feng Shui Tree in the SE – the relational sector. New relationships will flourish, and the existing ones will start to develop tight connections.
- Place an Amethyst Crystal Feng Shui Tree in the NE side of your bedroom or study to gain energy.
- Place an Amethyst Crystal Feng Shui Tree in the center of your living room to enhance harmony in your family life.
Multi Gem Color Gemstone Tree – S – 3″H
This is a special Feng Shui tree with semiprecious stones: amethyst, agate, quartz and aventurine. Add extra positive energy to your home and office. Natural or artificial plants are common in Chinese houses because it is believed they have the propriety of attracting prosperity, abundance and good fortune.
This small Feng Shui tree can be also placed on your desk or at work.