With spring right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to begin decluttering your home, rearranging your environment, and making more conscious additions that will help welcome positive energy during this period of transition. One of the simplest and most effective ways to breathe new life into your home and improve the flow of energy, is to introduce strategic plants and flowers into your space.
Depending on the variety of plants and flowers you select, you can help detoxify your environment, create a calming space, boost your well-being, or even manifest prosperity and love. To help you get started, here’s a guide on some of our top picks of plants and flowers to help rejuvenate the energy in your home.
Orchids are beautiful flowers that come in a wide variety of colours and sizes, and frequently gifted during special occasions due to their uplifting properties.
Orchids are believed to usher in peace, good fortune, and health, and their placement in any room will immediately improve the ambience.
POHO’s potted Phalaenopsis will are sure to create a very welcoming aura in your home. Many people perceive orchids to be difficult to care for, however, they are much more low maintenance than they look. The main rule that you need to follow with orchids is to not overwater the plant and allow the soil to dry between waterings.
The fern may be humble, but it is a very powerful plant. Ferns can help dispel negative energy from indoor spaces, by effectively purifying the air and absorbing toxins. The removal of these harmful particles and the improvement of the air quality, allows positive energy to flow more freely in your home, whilst also naturally restoring moisture levels. Ferns are best kept in more humid areas out of direct sunlight, and should be misted regularly.
Peace lilies get their name from their beautiful, white blooms that resemble the white flags used to surrender. As you have probably already guessed, this plant symbolizes peace and tranquility, and has a calming effect on its surroundings. Peace lilies are also known for their ability to remove pollutants, such as benzene, and help strip harmful VOCs (volatile organic chemicals) from the air. Peace lilies are extremely hardy plants that require very low maintenance, and can survive in spaces with low-light. It is important that they are not placed in direct sunlight and their soil is kept moist.
Bamboo is a staple in the practice of Feng Shui, as it brings good fortune, good health and prosperity into the spaces it occupies. In Feng Shui, different numbers of stalks have different meanings:
1 Stalk = A meaningful life
2 Stalks = Love
3 Stalks = Happiness & longevity
5 Stalks = Positive energy
6 Stalks = Opportunities for wealth
For the full list of meanings, click here
To care for your bamboo, keep it in a bright spot out of direct sunlight (rotated regularly), ensure its soil moist, and is placed away from cooling or heating vents.
Sage is used in many spiritual practices around the world to cleanse areas of negative energy and promote healing, longevity, and wisdom. Sage helps to ward away negative emotions, such as fear and anger, effectively clearing the space for positive energy to thrive. Sage leaves are also beneficial, as they possess antibacterial and antifungal properties. To keep sage plants indoors, place the pot on a window sill and ensure that is watered fairly regularly, without oversaturating the soil.
For more recommendations on plants and flowers to enrich your home, or to find out about our in-season stock, feel free to contact the POHO team.