Plants are a symbol of patience, positivity, and selflessness. Selflessness – because they are the unconditional givers of nature. We, as human beings, share a special connection with plants. And the way we breathe is the root of this connection. Plants release air that contains Oxygen, which helps to sustain life in us, whereas, in return, we exhale air containing Carbon dioxide that helps them to breathe.
Plants are also known as producers, as they prepare their own food. This gives them the lowermost position in the food chain, in terms of the transmission of energy through various life forms. Plants vibrate at a frequency subtler than other life forms, which naturally emits positive energy in the atmosphere wherever they grow. A forest or a garden near your home radiates a positive aura in your whole surroundings. There are also some plants that carry positive energy into your home. These positive energy indoor plants are known to be great air purifiers.
You can grow these 10 indoor plants at home or office for happiness, health, and longevity.
1. Lucky bamboo
According to Feng-shui, the vertical shape of lucky bamboo represents wood and is known to bring happiness, peace, and prosperity to the space you live in. It is one of the most easy-to-grow plants as you can grow it in soil as well as water. It requires very low maintenance and you can place it on your office desk or a kitchen counter-top. But it is better to place your lucky bamboo plant in the corner of a room with very low lighting. Keep it away from direct sunlight.
2. Money plant
Pothos or money plant is undoubtedly the best-to-maintain indoor plant and is very hard to kill. They can also survive in the dark spots of your home. According to Feng shui, money plants radiate a positive aura that attracts good luck, health, and prosperity into your home. These plants boost up the Oxygen levels and absorb the synthetic chemicals released from the indoor furnishings. They alleviate anxiety and stress when kept in the various corners of a room.
3. Peace lily
The scientific name of peace lily is Spathiphyllum. This indoor plant keeps the air in your house purified by neutralizing all the harmful indoor gases. It reduces the formaldehyde levels that are known to cause cancer in humans. Peace lily promotes spiritual, mental and physical growth, and keeps the atmosphere peaceful. You can place it in one of the corners of your room, most preferably in shaded locations.
4. Aloe Vera
This species of succulents is a harmony-bringer to homes and is widely used for its healing purposes. It eliminates a large amount of Carbon dioxide and keeps a positive flow of energy in your home. You can grow this indoor plant in indirect sunlight or artificial sunlight, but do not grow it in dark spots. The stalk’s gel soothes one’s skin and helps in the regeneration of cells. Aloe Vera also brings happiness and luck along with its cosmetic and medicinal qualities.
5. Holy Basil
Holy basil, or Tulsi, inhabits a sacred space in many Indian homes. In Hindu culture, this plant is considered auspicious and many Hindus pray them as a part of their daily prayer. This indoor-cum-outdoor plant has powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a good anti-septic and anti-depressant. Holy Basil promotes spiritual healing when placed in the North-east direction of the house. It is better to grow this plant in an open space inside or outside your home, in the presence of direct sunlight.
Sage is considered holy in spirituality because of its high cleansing qualities and clears all kinds of negative energy like anger, fear anxiety, etc… from the house. It removes the indoor bacteria and is a wonderful remedy for gastroenteritis, diarrhea, bloating and heartburn. For growing this plant indoors, you need to place it on a window where it must receive proper sunlight and water.
This flowering plant is good for ornamentation and serves as a mood-lifter for the pleasant smell it spreads. They are perfect for newly-wed couples and new parents. Orchids raise your energy levels and are said to bestow a sense of fertility and longevity. You can keep it in your bed-room as it absorbs Carbon dioxide during night-time.
Cactus makes the perfect home plant due to its small size and easy maintenance. Cacti absorb all the electromagnetic radiations from electronic devices and remove anxiety, gloominess and other kinds of negativity from the house. You should keep it in a bright and warm spot and feed it with minimal water. They usually tend to rot if they stay moist for too long.
This woody perennial herb belongs to the mint family Lamiaceae. It has antibacterial, antioxidant and antifungal properties. Its soothing fragrance reduces fatigue, uplifts mood and improves your memory. This indoor plant also helps to treat insomnia by offering you a restful sleep. It removes the harmful toxins and purifies the air indoors. Always grow Rosemary in a sunny spot, and do not overwater it.
10. Snake plant
Sansevieria trifasciata or Snake plant is one of the healthiest and ideal indoor plants ever known. It cleanses the air better than many other indoor plants by filtering harmful toxins like benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from it. It requires very low maintenance and can be kept indoors in a dark spot. You need to water them every day and soak them in sunlight in every 10-15 days. The vibrant leaf colors and uplifting vibrations it emits makes it an excellent positive energy plant.
Some studies say that plants are ‘conscious beings’ as they respond to all kinds of stimuli. The kind of environment you live in, the kind of music, and vibrations you carry affect them in a very subtle way. Hence they need to be loved, cared and nurtured the way you want to be. Grow them, talk to them and nurture them, and you will feel a part of you evolving.