NATURE:  Indoor Plants For Positive Vibes In Life

NATURE: Indoor Plants For Positive Vibes In Life

During the ’70s,  houseplants were king or perhaps they were queen, though humanizing plants is rather weird.

While plants are commonly used to decorate a home or office, or brighten up a yard or garden, many plants can actually improve the flow of positive energy into a space. There are plants that are able to purify the air, while others can provide a sense of well-being, peace and even stress relief. To get rid of negative energy, you can use some of the plants to surround yourself with positive energy which is an important step to regain your health and happiness.

Here are some plants you and people around you need to add to your indoor plants for positive vibes in life:

1. PEACE LILY

The peace lily is believed to provide a means of prospering spiritually, mentally and physically. It improves the flow of energy in the home by purifying the air and neutralizing harmful indoor gases. This plant grows well in shaded or dark environments, such as an office or in a corner. Placing them in the bedroom will promote a sense of tranquility and restful sleep.

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The Calming Grace Peace Lily Plant is an exceptional blooming plant that is a wonderful gift for a wide variety of occasions. Known for its lush foliage and brilliant white flowers, this spathiphyllum plant is a hardy indoor plant that is both beautiful and generally easy to care for. This blooming plant will brighten their day whether you are sending it as a thank you gift, a get well gift, to offer your congratulations or to extend your deepest sympathies. Source: FTD.com

They are very popular and even famous as the closet plants. The pure white flowers look really lovely in any type of interior. Since it is one of the most popular house shrubs because taking care of it is a piece of cake it has many fans and followers.

And even if you are worried about the lack of experience any gardener can handle taking care of it, even the most inexperienced one. Follow our guidelines and you will be able to get the best out of your lily.

Indoor Plant Care – 5 Basic Requirements

So you must be wondering how to care of your peace lilies and to make sure you provide them with the proper care? What is good about the shrub is that you can grow it indoors or outdoors. Repotting peace lily as much as you need to without damaging it is pretty simple.

Peace lilies care tips:

  1. In winter this herb requires less water but many gardeners wait for it to drop a little and then water it. Generally you need to moist it once a week. Spray the leaves in summer to keep them cool and moist. 4

The shrub feels happy in the room temperature that is comfortable for people. But if the temperature drops below 7 C then it might get seriously damaged and this can led to dying.

  1. You need indirect sunlight for the lily. It also thrives under the luminescent lamps in the rooms with no windows at all.
  2. To get as much flowering as you can and to unleash the full potential uses the indoor fertilizer in spring and summer. Follow the package instructions.
  3. If the lily is looked after properly the blooming might last throughout autumn as well. One bloom usually lasts for about two months or more.

This way you will ensure the proper growing. And also remember that here will be no flowers in winter. The peace lilies care guide is pretty simple. Give it some love and attention and your lily will flourish for many years.

Repotting the Peace Lily: Make Everything Right

The perennial indoor shrubs need to be repotted regularly depending on their growth rate, specific needs and the pot size. What if your flower pot seems to be very busy and there is less and less flowering every season?

That means that that it is probably the time to think about providing the lily with a new bigger pot. The lily needs to have clay, plastic or metal pot with draining holes. Also place a coffee filter or the paper towel at the bottom to stop the water from washing out the soil. Follow these simple steps:

  • The shrubs thrive in the pots that are only slightly bigger than the root system. So repotting the peace lily in the container a few inches bigger than the previous one.
  • Fill the pot by one third with the planting soil. Water it and let the water drain for like an hour.
  • Loosen the root by sliding the knife between the wall of the pot and the soil.
  • Clear the roots of the old soil by as much as possible without damaging it.
  • Place the root ball in the new pot so it is an inch below the tip of the pot.
  • Fill in the soil till the roots are covered. Then just water the plant.

The repotting is one of the major care guide features. And it will not require any special skills or knowledge as long as you are being careful and do not damage the roots.

Yellow and Brown Leaves: 3 Main Causes

Even thought not being too picky for the environment your lily can suffer from the basic plants issues like the lack of proper watering etc. The flowering might stop and the blossoms will shrug as well as the glossy green leaves.

These at home flowers have certain needs for the light and moisture. Follow these basic steps on how you should take proper care of your lily so there will be no more yellow or brown leaves on the shrub:

  1. The sun burn. If you leave the peace lily outside and notice that more and more leaves are turning yellow and brown over time that is most likely meaning that the environment is no good. And you need to move the pot to the shadier place. Or perhaps you decided to try and plant the shrub directly into the ground and the soil does not fit.
  2. The lack of water. Your lily feels best in the moist properly drained soil that dries slightly in between the watering. However the older leaves at the base might naturally go yellow and fall off. This does not sign the need for more water.
  3. Insufficient magnesium or iron levels make the leaves go yellow while the veins remain green. If the plant lacks nitrogen the leaves will turn completely yellow. And if in needs more potassium that will show on the dry yellow tips. Source: Tipsplants

 

2. JASMINE

Jasmine attracts positive energy and helps to strengthen relationships and build romance. Its sweet and pleasant smell can help soothe a stressed mind and provide energy. This plant should be placed near a south-facing window when indoors. In the garden, it should be placed in the north, east or northeast area in the garden.

File:Starr 080117-2001 Tabernaemontana divaricata.jpgImage: commons.wikimedia.org

Jasmine is a beautiful flower with extremely heavy gardenia type scent. This species is not very common though it deserves a special attention. For those who are familiar with this plant, Juhi is a most wonderful Jasmine. A stunning, small scandent bushy plant with simple ovate dark green small leaves and powdery satin white flowers. Posessing a strong gardenia like scent, flowers appear in bunches from summer to fall. Very easy to grow, takes both sun and shade, dry and moist conditions. Highly recommended jasmine for scented garden or as indoor plant. A must for everyone who appreciates fragrant flowers. The flower is held sacred to all forms of Goddess Devi and is used as sacred offerings during Hindu religious ceremonies. Source:  commons.wikimedia.org

 

3. ROSEMARY

Rosemary helps in promoting physical and mental well-being by purifying air to keep your house free of harmful air and toxins. The smell of rosemary instantly lightens mood, reduce fatigue, improve memory, and treat insomnia. It also brings out inner peace. You can keep it in a sunny spot and be careful that you don’t over-water it.

arp-rosemaryMore cold-hardy than most, it quickly forms an upright hedge of aromatic needle-like foliage. Profuse clear-blue flowers add to the effect. Takes to pruning well for small topiaries. Good flavor for cooking. Evergreen. Sunlight Needs:  ..Watering Requirements : It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water Source: Plants Encyclopedia – Southern Exposure Landscape Management Image: plants.wemakedirtlookgood.com

 

4. LUCKY BAMBOO (Dracaena braunii)

It has been used in Asia for thousand of years as a symbol of fortune and prosperity. According to feng shui, the vertical shape of this lucky bamboo represents the element wood, which is believed to influence life energy, vitality, and physical activity. Lucky bamboo is also a low-maintenance plant, which needs low lighting, away from direct sunlight. You can keep it in a glass bowl and put an inch of distilled or purified water.

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LUCKY BAMBOO – a well-known plant for bringing good fortune and one key element in feng shui in Chinese Culture. A good addition as a décor in your home, believed to extract a positive energy into your home or office. Receiving a bamboo plant as a gift is assumed to bring a good luck to the receiver. Lucky Bamboo house plant is estimated to grow about 2 to 3 feet in height.TAKING CARE OF BAMBOO PLANT – a bamboo plant grows fine in a vase filled with pebbles with an inch of water. A drop of liquid fertilizer once a week will motivate its growth. Note that the water of the Bamboo Plant should be changed once in every two weeks. Prefers bright and filtered sunlight, avoid placing in a direct sunlight as it will burn the leaves.TRIMMING A LUCKY BAMBOO – cutting the main stalk of the lucky bamboo is not a good idea. You can do the trimming within the offshoots in an inch.

Lucky Bamboo Plant with other common names such as Curly Bamboo, Chinese Water Bamboo, Friendship Bamboo, Goddess of Mercy Plant and Ribbon Plant with a scientific name of Dracaena Sanderiana actually originated in the dark, tropical rainforests of Africa and Southeast Asia. Despite its common name ”Lucky Bamboo Plant” this plant does not belong to Bamboo Family, it literally belongs to the family same as the Lily Plants.
It is a famous Feng Shui plant that represents the five elements (Earth, wood, water, metal, and fire) in each of its part. The rocks or pebbles stands for the earth, the stalks stand as the wood, the water stands for life, ornaments or coins symbolizes metal and lastly the colors red, burgundy or (sometimes) pink is for fire. Also, the number of stalks of each Bamboo plant symbolizes different beliefs in Feng Shui.

  • Two stalks is for Love
  • Three stalks is for Happiness, Wealth and Long life (FuLuSoh)
  • Five stalks is for your spiritual, mental, emotional, physical and intuitive side
  • Six stalks is for good luck and wealth
  • Seven stalks is for Good Health
  • Eight Stalks is for Growth
  • Nine stalks is for Great Luck
  • Ten stalks is for Perfection
  • Twenty-one stalks is for powerful blessing

If you’re looking for a Lucky Bamboo Plant with 4 stalks for you to give as a gift (It is actually believed that receiving a Lucky Bamboo Plant as a gift will bring you a good luck) or to have it for yourself you better choose another one as in Chinese belief that number 4 is accompanied by the word death, that means that giving someone a 4 stalks Lucky Bamboo Plant will be offensive and rude as it like that you are wishing death on them.

Lucky Bamboo Plant can tolerate growing in both soil and in water condition. If you consider it growing in a soil always check and keep the soil very moist as it is almost swampy to provide your Lucky Bamboo Plant the best growing conditions that it needs. If the soil gets dry, definitely it will cause the death of your plant. If you prefer your plant growing in water, you don’t have to be worried as it can thrive as an aquarium plant that aerates and oxygenates aquarium water that made it beneficial to the fishes. Just keep in my mind that you better be sure that the leaves of

your plant are completely out of the water or otherwise it may rot, fresh, distilled and bottled water would be the best for this plant to grow than saltwater. As mentioned above you can consider using tap water but be sure to follow the mentioned instructions to avoid any harm in your Lucky Bamboo Plant.

This Famous Lucky Bamboo Plant that can be trained into dazzling shapes like twists and curls with different numbers of stalks has become a popular and common office or house design as years pass by. It may look fragile or seems that hard to care but actually, it’s not. Aside from it being a good luck plant, one other reason that made this plant popular is that it is easy to care and grow. It is a very tolerant plant and doesn’t need much attention in growing. Here are some growing guide for your Lucky Bamboo Plant to grow on its best

Sunlight
Set your Lucky Bamboo Plant in a bright area but away from the direct sun that comes in the windows. The temperature should be 60F to 90F.

Water
Lucky Bamboo Plant has been very sensitive to chlorine and other chemicals that can be found in tap water but this doesn’t mean that you can’t use tap water for your plant. Let the tap water sit for 24hrs or more to allow the chlorine to evaporate and use it for your plant. If you can provide distilled and bottled water for your Lucky Bamboo Plant it will be much better. Red roots from your Lucky Bamboo Plant indicates that your plant is healthy. To maintain healthy growth we encourage you to change the water of your plant weekly.

Fertilizer
You don’t have to fertilize often, maybe once every three or four months, with a diluted water-soluble fertilizer at one-tenth the normal dosage. Do this when you’re changing the water. Yellow leaves usually indicate too much sunlight or fertilizer if this happens to your plant cut out the fertilizer and look for a shadier location where you can move your plant.

Shape
Shaping your Lucky Bamboo Plant may sound hard and crucial especially when you are just beginning to grow and take care of this kind of plant but actually, it’s not. Place a board above the bamboo so that the stalk will grow sideways towards the light or wiring. You can wrap a wire around the stalks to get them to bend whichever direction you desired. To hold stalks together, use ribbon or twist ties so that they stand upright.
As long as sustained with enough sunlight and other growing conditions your indoor Lucky Bamboo can strive living healthy and good looking.

Lucky Bamboo Plant is proudly handmade with care, assuring to provide the best design for you to decorate in your home and office areas. Feel free to place your plant East to attract awesome health for your family and South-East to attract money and wealth. Thanks for your interest in our plants, inquiries are warmly welcome as we aim to provide a quality service to our valued customers. Source: amazon.com

 

5. MONEY PLANT (Epipremnum aureum)

The scientififc name of this beautiful green plant is Epipremnum aureum also called Golden Pothos or Devil’s Ivy.
Why money plant is now ruling as a good feng shui plant-
1) Very easy to grow, anyone can grow this plant.
2) Greenery is a symbol of wealth and money in feng shui so green easy growing is easy money, feng shui money luck.
3) Does not require much space , can be grown in small bottle also  in water.  This simple feng shui cure does not require any major expenses and care for attracting more wealth and money luck to your life. This money plant can be grown in any direction but for best results,grow this plant in south,  east, south east section for wealth luck.
4) Purifies air and improves the environment with its fresh foliage greenery. Natural cheapest air purifier.
5) As till date Feng shui cure Bamboo shoots are still costly as they rule the feng shui market in plants and this plant can be bought at cheaper rate and many times even free from cuttings,
as for stealing this plant,  ! too much negative energy may come along by stealing, even if it grows, some how it would reflect that we are promoting back door prosperity, just my thoughts.
Our money plant is thriving in the soil mud pot that has no hole at bottom, so the accidentally bought flawed pot, in which no other plant would grow, has been a  boom to the money plant!
Enjoy greenery and grow money, improve feng shui wealth luck,  by growing money plant, remember there is no replacement to hard sincere effort for everything else…  plant money!  Source: Garden Care Simplified – blogger

 

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How to grow huge large money plant leaves? the money plant being a climber plant needs some support to grow and even though this point was at some time a negative feng shui plant, as it was believed that the person growing this money plant would always cling for support and never be able to work independently,  has now come up in the easiest feng shui cure list for wealth luck.
Adequate support given to the money plant will assure huge sized leaves and also good health for your plant.
Watering needs to be regular till the plant takes roots and then keeping the soil almost moist helps the plant to grow healthy.
Though the plant is poisonous and not edible the plant does help to reduce indoor air pollutants and also  some people advice to grow it in fish aquariums as the roots help to keep the tank clean and the money plant thrives on the waste in the fish tank. Beware of mosquitoes and insects that are attracted to the rotting roots of this plant if your money plant is kept in water.
Important tip  for growing money plant in water- dip the plant in water. Use a narrow mouthed bottle so that the stem stands  erect  in the bottle and the end is always in contact with water.  Keep the water   of your money plant clean by removing dead roots and leaves as the whole plant may rot with time in dirty water.
Myths still prevail and as the climber also has the tendency to take over the place easily growing fast people try to shy away from growing this money plant. Source: Garden Care Simplified – blogger

 

6. ORCHID

According to feng shui, the orchid attracts positive energy while improving the energy of the home and also the lives of the homeowners. The orchid has long-lasting flowers that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and has a sweet and pleasant fragrance that serves as a mood-booster. Orchids release oxygen at night, so the bedroom is a good place to keep an orchid.

File:Orchid flowers.jpgSet the plant in the sink to give it a shower. The most important thing is to let it dry out a bit between watering. The most common orchid grown, the Phaleanopsis, or moth orchid, likes to be damp, but understand what damp means and actually stick your finger into the bottom third of the potting medium to see if it is damp. Overwatering is worse than underwatering. In the cold months, when the house is very dry, mist it often.Always repot with fir bark, and keep the plant in a well-ventilated pot. Source: daily-journal.com Image: commons.wikimedia.org

 

7. ALOE VERA

Aloe vera brings good luck and positive energy. It can be used for many health benefits. You can place it in indirect sunlight or artificial light to make it easier. Aloe vera can’t tolerate standing water, so you need to be careful with the proper drainage.The energy that the Aloe Vera plant releases can fight off bad luck and negative vibes.

Image: Love The Garden

Aloe Vera is a hugely popular plant for a multitude of reasons; from health, to skin care to hair growth and even surface burn relief. Aloe Vera is proven to contain vitamins and enzymes that detoxify and support the immune system, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, help with digestion, provide a boost of vitamins, and also help with acne and dehydrated skin.

No wonder it’s the latest healthy and beauty craze… Use the product in smoothies or apply directly to the skin or hair to add a boost – and of course, you can simply enjoy your Aloe Vera plant for interior purposes, for which there are also many more benefits.

First off, Aloe Vera is a really easy plant to care for. Although Aloe Vera grows better outdoors in the warmer months, they have no problem existing potted on a window sill. Aloe Vera thrive bet in indirect sunlight, as although they soak up the sun willingly, too much can cause browning. Also, on the other end of the spectrum, frost can cause damage to Aloe Vera so make sure to protect your plant during the winter months.

Aloe Vera is more in danger of being overwatered than under watered. Ensure you keep a well-drained soil. Sandy soil is best, especially with larger pots (smaller pots drain well on their own). In the winter the moisture will not dry up overly quickly so water sparingly – once every week if not fortnight. Whereas in the summer you can freely water more heavily, however make sure to allow the soil to dry between sessions. Also, ensure that your pot has a drainage hole to prevent the roots form rotting. A good way to test the soil is to analyse the condition 2-3 inches deep. Ideally, the soil should be crumbly and light brown as opposed to moist. Allow this soil condition for a few days and then water again.

Indicative signs that your Aloe Vera plant is not in the best condition are best seen in the leaves… If your Aloe Vera plant’s leaves are thin and curling then it is likely that you would benefit from watering your plant more. Secondly, analyse your plant’s leaves for direction of growth. Healthy Aloe Vera should grow upwards, if however the leaves appear flat chances are your Aloe Vera plant is not receiving enough light. However, as aforementioned too much light can be observed in browning leaves. Source: Love The Garden

8. HOLY BASIL (Tulsi)

Holy basil is believed to clear the air of negative energy and attract positive vibrations to the environment. It is one of the few plants that emit oxygen 20 hours a day while also absorbing harmful gases from the environment. Holy basil is a powerful antioxidant with antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Growing basil is thought to have a spiritual healing effect, especially when the plant is placed in a north, east or northeast area of the home or garden. This plant should receive full sun.

Tulsi, generally known as Holy Basil is common in India. Known for its divine qualities, Tulsi is considered as a family member in Indian households. Tulsi can cure fever, control diabetes, protect heart, beat stress, dissolve kidney stones, heal respiratory issues, cure headache and much more. Source: LinkedIn

 

9. SAGE

Sage contains incredible cleansing qualities that help rid the air of negative emotions such as anger and fear. It promotes the flow of positive energy in your home, and it can also be used for its many medicinal purposes. Don’t place sage in areas that are very dry or have low humidity.

In North America, there is a tradition called smudging, where people burn white sage bundles to get rid of negative energy.

It is believed that when done with the right intent and respect, smudging greatly helps boost positive energy in you and the place around you.

A pot of sage by the window will make your house smell great. You can also use the leaves to improve your health, as they contain antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, hypoglycemic and estrogenic properties.

This plant can add splashes of green color to brighten up a dull spot in your house or office. However, do not place it in areas that are very dry or have low humidity. Source: top10homeremedies.com Image: davidwolfe.com

 

10. CHRYSANTHEMUM

The chrysanthemum represents purity and honesty, and its believed to have healing powers. It also works to purify the air and remove toxins from the home. The chrysanthemum promotes well-being and symbolizes a long life. Place this plant in areas where tension is generated to provide a sense of calmness.

Also known as the mum, the Chrysanthemum is a common bedding plant used in landscaping projects around the home or business. Yet it’s also one of the most important cut flowers used for bouquets and boutonnieres today. As November’s official flower of the month, the Chrysanthemum brings us the message that even the beginning of winter can have joy and beauty. It’s also the traditional flower of choice for Mother’s Day gifts in Australia. The Victorians considered it strictly a flower of friendship and well-wishing for people in need of rest, so deep red Chrysanthemum of passion were rarely passed around in that society. The Chrysanthemum is also the flower representing the royal family of the Emperor in Japan. Floral specialists in the U.S. generally consider that the Chrysanthemum means cheerfulness and positivity, but in New Orleans it is only used for All Saints Day celebrations and has become a symbol of the honored dead in that city. It’s called one of the Four Gentlemen in Chinese culture, which reflects the flower’s importance as a symbol in artwork. Source:Flower Meaning Image:  Flower Meaning

 

11. ARECA PALM

The leaves of this plant have a gracious flow that will soften the energy of a home or an office space. It also works wonders for air purification, removing all harmful toxins from the air for a clean and pure living environment.

Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) is one of the most widely used palms for bright interiors. It features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets. These big, bold plants command attention. Keep reading to find out more about growing areca palm in the home. A full grown areca palm houseplant is quite expensive, so they are usually purchased as small, tabletop plants. They add 6 to 10 inches of growth per year until they reach a mature height of 6 or 7 feet. Areca palm is one of the few palms that can tolerate trimming without serious harm, making it possible to keep mature plants indoors for their full lifespan of up to 10 years. A key factor in successfully growing areca palm trees indoors is providing just the right amount of light. They need bright, indirect light from a south- or west-facing window. The leaves turn yellowish-green in direct sunlight. Source: gardeningknowhow.com  Image: House Plants Expert

 

12. ENGLISH IVY

English ivy not only brings beauty to a small space, it’s also hailed as one of the best air-filtering houseplants. It removes unwanted toxins from the air to promote a safe, serene and stress-free home.

Getting rid of English Ivy - call Atlanta Tree Professionals.English Ivy (Hedera helix L.) is a perennial trailing or climbing vine native to Europe. It has been cultivated since ancient times. It has been used as a ground and wall cover in landscapes, a houseplant, and greenery in floral arrangements. There are many cultivated forms of English Ivy and the wild form has two leaf types: Juvenile leaves, typically trailing, and adult leaves, typically flowering and hanging from trees. It can be problematic in all MidSouth states and still sold in many forms within the nursery trade. However, most cultivated forms are not a problem and the typical wild form tends to be most prevalent where once planted, especially old home sites. Although flowering can occur if plants are allowed to climb, juvenile forms are most common. English ivy can cause gastrointestinal poisoning in livestock. Source: Geosystems Research Institute – Mississippi State University Image: Atlanta Tree Professionals

 

 

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