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Top 10 Air-Purifying Feng Shui Plants

By July 16, 2011

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Walk outside after a day in air conditioning and you will really notice the difference between fresh air and the recycled stuff. Air quality is not a recent concern and every gardener knows the difference a few plants can make. So while many of us are seeking relief from the heat wave, I'm once again featuring Rodika Tchi's feng shui solutions to poor indoor air quality. Feng Shui, the ancient art and science of balancing energy for better well being, puts great emphasis on the quality of the air we breath, particularly indoors where we can control many factors. Here are Rodika's Top 10 Air-Purifying Plants To Improve the Feng Shui of Your Space. "Bring them to your home, bring them to your office, let them do what they do best - clear the air and fill it with oxygen!"

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June 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm
(1) Barbara says:

I love the Feng Shui take on plants and our environment – thank you for this column. However, would it be possible to also get the growing conditions of the recommended plants? I am looking for something that will survive in my north-facing, canopied office window!
Thanks!

July 1, 2008 at 3:55 pm
(2) gardening says:

Hi Barbara. You make a good point. I didn’t write this article and Rodika’s intention was to suggest plants, not necessarily to profile them. I’ll have to keep that in mind, with future links, and add more info.

For your situation right now, it sounds like you have minimal light. I’d stay away from the palms. Of the plants Rodika suggests, the Boston Fern, Peace Lily and Dracaena “Janet Craig” should all do fine in a north window that also has artificial office lighting. They’re pretty much abuse resistant.

I also have an article on houseplants you can’t kill. They’re not necessarily feng shui, but they’ll work well in an office.

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