Feng shui, also known as Chinese geomancy, is a concept which uses energy forces to harmonise individuals with their surrounding environment. The term feng shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English, and is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). The feng shui practice discusses architecture in terms of “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi.
House plants reflect good feng shui and using indoor plants as decorative accessories can help create a healthy, balanced and relaxed living space. Green lush colours bring a sense of optimism and positivity, balancing out any negative energies. Indoor plants are adept at circulating energy flow and can even attract good fortune.
In feng shui, succulent plants symbolise money and gold but they also help you get closer to nature. Succulents are much better for your environment than artificial plants because they are living entities. Additionally, metal, glass, and stone vases make exceptional accents and work as positive feng shui decorations that bring natural forces and positive energy into your house. With succulent terrariums you can create a light, bright, organic, and healthy environment for you and your family.
Large indoor plants and terrariums are suitable for both the living room and entry hallway as they can gradually improve the overall luck of the whole family. To increase concentration and focus, you can place them in your home study. If you have beams in your house, placing indoor plants or terrariums underneath them can counteract the suppressing nature of beams.
Feng shui is all about what works for you and so you might find that you have to try a few different areas, moving your terrariums around the house before you get it right. It’s trial and error. You just have to get started!