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Feng Shui and Money Trees, what is the deal with money trees? I’m going to talk about real money trees, the artificial ones that you see, and also why they are called money trees? are they actually going to help you have more money in your life?
The first thing is, money trees are often plants that grow really easily. We’re talking about the real ones and this is known as the Jade Plant. This is often called the most common money plant and it grows prolifically that’s why it is known as a money tree. They’re very easy to mined, very similar to a succulent and they’re kind of the succulent family and the leaves are really thick and juicy. It kind of absorbs the liquid and that is one of main reasons why they’re known as a money tree.
The other thing is, you can create more from the other so you can take a cutting simply from one money tree and pop it in the water and it grows roots. So why they are called money trees essentially because they could grow really easily, and that’s what we want. We want things to grow easily, to birth easily, to have more, and be prolific. They can also grow to huge sizes, we had a giant money tree, those were actually called biscuit we named him and it was just like a massive, massive money tree that was so abundant and felt really rich.
Another money tree that’s referred to is called Pachira Aquatica. It has lots of roots and leaves and winds up and creates leaves at the top of it. That one is also known as a money tree and there’s no right or wrong money trees out there or plants. For me what plants represent is growth, upward growth and that’s what we want in our life. We want things to grow, we want things to proliferate, to have more of them. That’s kind of symbolism.
Now the other part of the Feng Shui is the fact that the plants actually represent wood elements, which is one of the five elements in Feng Shui. I have done several videos about Feng Shui colors and also the five elements if you want to learn more about the actual elements of wood and the representation of it and how it integrates into Feng Shui. You can check that video out about the five elements.
Is it bad to have money plants in your home? Not at all. Plants are great, they’re alive, they’re breathing, they’re healthy, as long as they’re healthy and looked after. I really liked Money plants and Lucky bamboo. They’re my favorite ones because they’re really easy to grow, they’re really easy to take care of and they’re very low maintenance. They will be the kind of positive plants and I’ll just say the jade plant is associated with the succulent family but we don’t recommend cacti or cactus in Feng Shui because they’re spiky but any of the jade plants and the lucky bamboo you can go for it and have some fun with it in your home.
When it comes to the deeper Feng Shui that we teach in my program PowerHouse. We actually will advise plants in certain areas, because they could be impacting the creative cycle and that’s what I talked about more in that five elements video and we want to balance an area of a home but, if we put a plant into an area where the earth element was, the one that we wanted more of and we put a plant in like the roots of a tree will like distort the earth and break up the earth, we wouldn’t want that. So we definitely want to put the plants in the most auspicious places. There are auspicious places and it’s unique to your house. If you do want to learn more about those auspicious areas and as just directions you can join me in my free Feng Shui mini course that I dive into more about the locations and the areas.
If a plant is thriving in an area, take it as a sign that it’s happy. If it’s not thriving in an area I’d certainly recommend moving it out of there.
We don’t recommend artificial plants in Feng Shui. The reason we don’t recommend artificial plants is that Feng Shui is about Qi – flow, everything is moving and we want to make sure that the energy is flowing and not getting stuck. I feel that artificial plants are like almost dust collectors and when they collect dust, they then collect Qi and then it gets stagnant because it’s not moving or there’s not breathing. Whereas plants are actually moving, breathing, and growing at their own pace albeit be very slowly. So we don’t recommend artificial plants. Maybe try one of the simple money plants or lucky bamboo. They’ve definitely been the ones that I have loved and they’ve been the easiest for me to grow.
The third thing I wanted to answer was a question about Feng Shui trees that you might see online which are little metal trees with crystals on them. They are beautiful ornaments but having them in your home, sometimes they have citrine crystals and some but having them in your home, your home may not necessarily mean that it’s going to be their prosperity kind of symbol, though what I do like about them is that they are very beautiful, very ornate, oftentimes they have gold which is kind of like abundant and connection to that gold and wealth energy which is good.
The Citrine is a crystal that’s associated with abundance and having the citrine in excess, like lots of little petals and leaves are beautiful. It’s not something that I personally recommend to my clients for them to add in certain areas because there is a little bit of an energetic conflict between the metal and the crystals. The crystal is an earth element and the metal is a metal element but if you have one, it’s all good. If it feels good for you to put it in your prosperity area, you can definitely check out my videos on the prosperity area and implement them there.
Now, there are so many different layers to the journey with Feng Shui and the short videos are just an introduction to small things that you can do around your house. If you’d like to learn more to set up of the best practices of Feng Shui I’d love to invite you to join me in my free Feng Shui mini course, this course is just an opportunity to see how I’ve set up my house and get some best practices but also learn much deeper aspects of Feng Shui that are often not discussed on short videos.
So I hope that you’re able to tap into your green fingers, that you let go of your artificial plants and that you start to allow yourself to have that energy of growth and expansion in your home through plants that you love.