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Succulents are popular in many parts of the world. These unique plants with green and shiny leaves fit well into both modern and traditional houses and gardens. Apart from their esthetic value, however, and apparent health benefits (as any other green plants, they purify the air), succulents are believed to have a positive energy that brings luck to the person who grows them–as long as they do it with love of course :).


Feng Shui and the succulents

According to Chinese Feng Shui, succulents are good luck. The teaching says that you will reap abundance in life when you grow them in your home. According to the lucky tellers and/or Feng Shui practitioners, a succulent plant is a great way to attract positive elements to your home, and such elements will impact your well-being, harmony, and other important aspects of your life.

However, not all succulents can bring luck according to the Feng Shui. Succulents with thorns should not be placed indoors because they bring misfortune instead of luck. For instance, when you put the succulent plant with thorns in the kitchen area, it brings a bad taste to the food resulting in the loss of appetite, in most extreme cases. Avoid putting thorny succulents in front of the door too because they symbolize separation between you and your loved ones.

If you are a businessman, avoid having a succulent plant with thorns on your desk to avoid loss of clients and business partners. Also, do not put this kind of succulent to any space in the bedroom because it might bring intimacy issues.  The good news though, is that there are succulents that bring financial success. According to the Feng Shui, Jade Plant has the prime when it comes to bringing financial success to people who grow it.

Are Succulent Plants Good Luck

Where to put Jade Plant to attract good luck?

Feng Shui tells that the southeast direction is the wealth sector. But the east could be a better one as well, when it comes to generating good luck. You should consider different placements while trying to attract good luck, because jade plant comes in many variations, and each variation has its needs and an environment it prefers.

Many Chinese entrepreneurs associate jade plant with business. Therefore, placing it next to a drawer for cash should help the business to thrive, and lead to abundance of funds. Or at least it should help a little :). I suggest you to set it inside of the office in a southeast corner, which should be more productive than putting it at the entrance of your office.

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Feng Shui teachers believe that the east corner encourages good health for the whole family. You can place jade plants in almost any corner of your home, except for some locations such as bedrooms and bathrooms, which is believed to have negative impact on both wealth and prosperity. Let me now list locations you should avoid placing your succulents into/on.

  • Kitchen -As mentioned earlier, placing a succulent plant in the kitchen can have a negative impact on the taste of food. These may be stubble differences only, but why trying your luck, especially when you have many other excellent placements for your succulents?
  • Front door – According to Feng Shui, you should not place succulents in the front door. If you do so, you are keeping away your neighbors and loved ones. At the end of the day, it makes no sense creating blocks and obstacles in your entrance.
  • Office desk – Placing succulents on your office desk can have a negative impact on relationship with your visitors and business partners, at least when it comes to meetings that take place in the office.
  • Bedroom – If you want to achieve great intimacy with your partner, you should rather avoid  placing succulent in your bedroom. It is believed it can bring intimacy issues.

It isn’t a bad idea to place all your beautiful succulents in one location. It makes sense not only when it comes to superstitious beliefs (and you never know if there isn’t some truth to it), but also if we talk about decorative purposes. Such a corner of your house can be both magnet for the eyes of your visitors, and also a corner you can rest your eyes upon after a difficult day in the office…

* May also interest you: Where to place Jade Plant at home.


Final thoughts

To wrap it up, I want to point out here that you can hardly find a scientific evidence on whether succulents really bring good luck, or it is all just a myth. A purely superstitious statement won’t likely stand the test of the time. At the end of the day, some believe that succulents are good luck plants while others don’t. And it is all right in my opinion.

I can tell from personal experience, however, that many people grow succulents in their homes simply because the plants make them happy The joy that these plants bring make succulent growers fall in love with these plants, and their hobby has nothing to do with the superstition.

On a personal level, I plant succulents because they make me happy too. In fact, I have succulents in all corners of my house. Since I had my heart attack in 2012, my plants help me a lot to feel good every day. I would say that succulents are some of those plants that make me smile. To conclude it, it is up to you how do you treat succulent plants, and where you place them. As long as you enjoy your hobby, you are good to go!


Related Questions

Q: What do succulents symbolize?

A: Succulent plants symbolize timeless love. This is because succulent plants are resilient to difficult environmental conditions. In fact, they can thrive in neglect. They don’t require much care and attention. As long they have everything they need such as appropriate sunlight, water, air, soil, and pot, they are good to go.

Q: How do you call a person who loves succulents?

A: A person who loves succulents and cacti are known as cactophile.

Q: Is it OK to keep succulents at home?

A: Yes, it is okay to keep succulents at home. Scientifically, it was found that succulents help refresh the indoor environment by producing oxygen. They also cleanse the air and remove the toxic from the furniture and other indoor devices. So the more succulent plants you place indoor, the healthier the environment.

Q: Are succulents good for bedroom?

A: Succulents are good indoors, especially in the bedroom. These plants will help purify the air and provide you a fresh environment. Succulents that are good for bedrooms are the snake plants and aloe vera for they remove toxins in the air. If you believe in Feng Shui, however, bedroom isn’t the best place to have your succulents in…

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