The basic principles of Feng Shui are about creating interiors that enrich, enhance and nourish our lives. To create a healthy, wealthy and balanced environment, as interior designers we use the five feng shui elements of nature (water, fire, earth, wood and metal) in different combinations and form in every room of your living space.
One of the tips we have for you to create balance, flow, and harmony in your living space is to decorate the space with fresh plants and flowers to promote positive energy and bring good luck to your living space. This will also help improve the quality of indoor air by introducing just a simple change which does not require a huge budget spend.
Below are the top 10 purifying plants which will help you achieve this.
1. Areca Palm
Areca palm is one of the most widely used palms for bright interiors. It features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets. These big, bold plants command attention. It will remove all indoor air toxins. Very easy to care and will bring a gracious flow and will soften the energy of your home or office.
2. Lady Palm
The Lady Palm is grown in the garden and used indoors in homes and offices around the world. It adapts to a wide range of climates, soils, and environments, making the lady Palm popular for many applications. It easily adapts to most interiors and is widely used in both tropical and subtropical landscapes. It removes most indoor pollutants and is easy to care, therefore it is considered to be one of the best plants to improve indoor air quality.
3. Bamboo Palm
The Bamboo Palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and often produces flowers and small berries. It tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene. This plant is also a good choice for placing around furniture that could be off-gassing formaldehyde. It prefers humidity, bright, indirect light, and doesn't do well when it is overwatered.
It will add a peaceful, tropical feeling to any environment and is resistant to insect infestation.
4. Rubber Plant
This is a bold indoor plant with its robust and glossy leaves. The Rubber Plans has slightly masculine feel and will grow much larger without much effort. A big open space could be the perfect home for this plant. This fig is super low maintenance requiring watering just once a week and a spot with bright indirect light.
It removes almost all pollutants. It survives dim light and tolerates cool temperatures. Its excellent ability to remove toxins from any indoor environment makes it one of the most preferred indoor plants.
5. Dracaena Janet Craig
The Dradaena Janet Craig is commonly used as interior landscape plant. It does best at medium or bright filtered light. It removes almost all air pollutants. It is an attractive plant, easy to grow. Direct sunlight will bleach the leaves.
6. English Ivy
This popular house plant will cleanse benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and touline from the air. It’s also been found to reduce mould in the home. It does best at a constant temperature, direct sunlight and plenty of water, keeping the soil well-drained. It is also perfect for achieving climbing or hanging vine look in your home.
7. Dwarf Date Palm
The Dwarf Date Palm is the perfect potted plant for your interior. It removes almost all pollutants and can tolerate low levels of light. It grows very slowly and produces arching, graceful fronds with delicate leaflets on them. Cats do love to play with those long fronds.
8. Ficus Alii
Ficus Alii trees are really a good add-on to your interior settings. This tree will tolerate cool areas of the office or home, but it thrives in warm, well lit areas.
It tends to have fewer leaves and loose some leaves while adjusting to a new space. You can add some character by choosing the braids type (with several entwined truncks).
9. Boston Fern
The Boston Fern (farthest right) is one of the more common ferns adopted as indoor greenery due to the fact they are a bit easier to care for than other ferns. However, it still does require attention to thrive. The profusion of long, arched fronds ensures hanging these ferns in baskets creates a richly verdant accent.
10. Peace Lily
Peace lily is a common houseplant that bears broad, dark green leaves and charming, white calla-like flowers on tall stems above the foliage. When in bloom, the plant looks best when grouped in clusters of three or more. Peace lily fits in well in just about every style of interior design, particular country and causal looks. Large specimens look great on the floor; smaller peace lily plants are perfect for tabletops or plant stands. Because peace lily is one of the most efficient houseplants at filtering indoor pollutants from the air, it's a great pick for bedrooms.