Having them at home is a great idea. But did you know there are negative plants that can absorb the positive energy that enters our house? According to popular beliefs and traditions, plants have their own vital energy, like all living beings, capable of transmitting it to their environment.

Feng Shui also considers that harmony in the home can affect, for better or worse, the well-being of the people who live there. Therefore, all the objects in the house, depending on their position, color, location and even nature, can have a great influence on those who live there. This is how the plants that we place in our home can bring benefits or even harm us.

It is said that there is a wide variety of plants capable of attracting love, prosperity, protection and good fortune. According to Feng Shui these represent life, abundance and growth. They can also renew the air and help eliminate pollution from the home.

Similarly, these are a symbol of stability. Being associated with wood, one of the elements, which, together with earth and water, nourish the Chi (vital energy flow) of the home. Placing a plant indoors will help beautify and refresh it. It acts as an energy reservoir and optimizer of its flow.

Just as there are plants considered beneficial, others have been cataloged by different cultures and spiritual currents, such as negative plants, affecting everything around them, including people. While it is true that they are beliefs or superstitions. It is worth knowing about them, so that we can be alert and determine if they are mere superstitions or if they really affect us.

What are those negative house plants?

The Bonsai

Cultivating bonsai is an ancient art, since it has its origin in China about two thousand years ago. Since then, it has spread around the world, having many followers. For the Taoists this plant represented eternity, it was like a kind of bridge between heaven and earth. But, despite its great significance for some civilizations, for Feng Shui it is. Although they are curious and beautiful plants, their growth has been stunted by different techniques of Japanese origin.

Feng Shui considers Bonsai as negative because their growth was intentionally interrupted, representing economic, professional and sentimental limitations.

The Cactus

In various cultures and traditions talk about the cactus. In general, it is a plant with very powerful energy. For Feng Shui it is a very good plant to have in the home because it has a lot of water, which is very positive for this philosophy. However, the problem with the cactus is its spines.

In Feng Shui, thorns are very negative because they break the circulation of energy in the home. In addition, they classify it as one of the negative plants because its spines generate aggressive energies within the home. It is possible to have them in the external areas of your house such as terraces or gardens, since being located in external areas protects the property and wards off bad fortune

However, it is a recommended plant for work as it promotes the professional area. Helps absorb radiation from computers or electronic devices.

The Thorn of Christ

Its scientific name is euphorbia mili. Also known as «crown of Christ», «thorns of Christ» or «crown of thorns». This thorny bush with delicate red flowers, negative effects are attributed to its thorns. They are said to cause tension and nervousness due to their sharp spines.

The Vines

They are negative if they only have leaves and positive if they have flowers. It is recommended that if you have these plants in your home, do not allow them to completely cover the walls, as it symbolizes economic suffocation.

La Trinitaria or Bungavilia

According to a Latin American superstition, it should not be planted in the home or garden. It promotes discussions and will prevent the marriages of the women of the family.

the hydrangeas

They represent loneliness, which is why beliefs say that having it in the house brings bad luck. In addition, it is related to singleness and widowhood, which is why it is not recommended to have it.

Geraniums and Petunias

They represent negativity and lack of strength. This belief stems from the way plants grow naturally, as they grow downwards. Although it is stated that if guides are placed, it prevents them from growing downwards.

the pothos

It is claimed that it is one of the negative plants that absorbs all kinds of energies, both positive and negative, creating an energy imbalance. Therefore, if you choose one of these plants, you should locate them near a door or a window.

What plants are good for home energy?

There are many plants that can be very positive for the energies in the home. Let’s see two of these that are well known for their benefits to attract positive energies.

The Anthurium

This plant is known as the flower of love, due to its heart-shaped leaves and its vibrant red color. It is also known as «devil’s tongue» or «flamenco plant». Due to the rounded shape of its leaves, the energy circulates around it very easily. They radiate a lot of strength due to their strong color. It is recommended to place it in places such as the living room or dining room, avoiding placing it in the bedroom.

The lucky bamboo

This plant symbolizes fortune, prosperity and good luck. Although it has an elongated shape that does not seem to get along with Feng Shui and energies, due to its flexibility it activates stagnant energy and helps the energy flow throughout the house.

It is important to note that, according to Feng Shui, the same plants will tell you if they are in the right place, since otherwise they will not grow, indicating that something is not working energetically. Now that you know the negative house plantsit is time to move the energies in your home and do not allow anything or anyone to disturb your positivity.