Fast Feng Shui : African Violets In The Bedroom

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Plants are not often recommended in traditional feng shui for the bedroom. There are a lot of differing opinions about his.  One easy explanation is that there is dirt and too much active “growth” involved in potted plants, and that’s not a good way to sleep. Personally, I see a time and place for everything, including bedroom houseplants. I am obviously not too into traditional feng shui, so this one little plant tip I will pass along in my own way.

African violets are “feng shui friendly” to most practitioners despite the general “ban” on houseplants in your bedroom.  They are beautiful, colorful, pretty easy to grow and have rounded, non-aggressive leaves.  They are thought to absorb EMF pollution in a room (EMF’s are electromagnetic rays of pollution that may screw with your mood as well as your immune and nervous systems) and this makes it a worthwhile addition to a space where you are forced to sleep in the same room as a computer or TV or other electronics.

The many traditional meanings behind African violets: they enhace marriage energy, they attract wealth and they can improve your professional reputation.  That’s the tradition.  I struggle to professionally recommend them for these reasons because, well, its a bit broad and general, albeit cool, but the color and intrinsic awesomeness of the plant makes me apt to say that if you love them, you will find lots of excellence in keeping them at home or in your office.

In my view, this flowering plant is beautiful, exotic…and if it brings you money, love & acclaim, all the better!  xoxo Dana