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July 9, 2022

Feng Shui Front Door Plants

The Best Feng Shui Front Door Plants for Positive Qi

Did you know houseplants not only look good and help to clean our air, but according to people who practice Feng Shui, they can also help to attract positive energy into the house?  

Some feng shui masters believe placing the right plant next to the front door can help to attract positive Qi into your home. However, there are some considerations that need to be made when choosing the right plant for your home entrance. 

In this article I will be discussing the following:

  • benefits of placing plants at your front door,
  • considerations when choosing your plants, and
  • the types of plants that I recommend for front door settings. 


The information in this article is general in nature and cannot be applied to individual circumstances without further consultation with a Feng Shui Master. If you are interested in obtaining an individualized Feng Shui consultation (onsite or by video conference), please do not hesitate to reach out to me HERE

Feng Shui Benefits of Plants at the Front Door?

In Feng Shui, one of the key focal points is the front door and surrounding area.

This includes the forms surrounding the door that will encourage (or sometimes prevent) energy from entering your home.  Not only do you consider the front door forms with respect to Qi, it is also the point at which you invite people in and/or keep out of your home (such as intruders or burglars).

Houseplants belong to these forms that many consider when auditing the front door space. Potted plants not only contribute to the flow of energy. They also create a sense of welcoming and a pleasing aesthetic.

Many some Feng Shui masters consider placing two potted plants on either side of the front door to help diffuse any potential negative Qi that is directed at the front door.  

In Feng Shui, plants can also represent life energy, restoration, vitality and growth, which are common energies that many homeowners want to attract to their home.  

Considerations When Placing Plants at the Front Door?

Even though indoor plants are generally considered positive for Feng Shui, choosing the wrong plant can interfere with the incoming Qi - especially if it is placed incorrectly. 

As beautiful as lush plants with big foliage are to look at, they can obstruct the entrance. Unfortunately, this can produce the opposite effect of welcoming positive energy into the home. Instead, defecting it away from the home, and conflicting with the Feng Shui goals of the homeowner. 

It is for this reason, I recommend smaller potted plants which I will discuss more about in the next section. 

Best Feng Shui Front Door Plants 

Potted Orchids

Orchids are a wonderful addition to any home entrance, with their beautiful tall flowers and sprawling foliage. They are relatively low maintenance plants that still adhere to good Feng Shui principles, without being too obtrusive. 

There are some special care requirements for orchids, as they aren't your typical indoor plant that grows in soil. Orchids use aerial roots to absorb moisture, and therefore require a soilless medium to grow, such as a combination of sphagnum moss and orchid bark. 

However, once you understand the basics, orchids are easy to care for and will capture the attention of any one entering your home. 

Lucky Bamboo

You have probably seen Lucky Bamboo being sold in your local nursery or even shopping center. They are one of my favorite indoor plants, because they are so easy to care for and are perfect for anyone who is new to the world of houseplants. They grow completely hydroponically (in water), and only require the changing of water every few weeks to maintain a healthy and vibrant plant. 

In addition to being low maintenance, they can grow in darker positions in the home, which is perfect for some, as some front entrances have limited light.   

lucky bamboo at front door

Jade Plant

Another favorite of mine are jade plants, which are part of the succulent family. They have thick meaty leaves that are used for the plants' water storage. This means they are relatively drought tolerant and can handle a bit of neglect from their owners - perfect for those that have busy lives. 

Jade plants, like most other succulents, are relatively slow growers. However, if given the right conditions, they can still put on substantial growth in one season, which means you can shape them nicely to the aesthetics that you prefer. 

jade plant at front door

Snake Plant

Another member of the succulent family is the snake plant. These succulents are perfect for front doors because they have a vertical growing pattern with their elongated sword shaped leaves. Being a succulent, they have low water requirements, and can thrive when given the right amount of attention. 

Many snake plants are variegated, which means they have beautiful coloration on their leaves with streaks of yellow running along the length of the leaves. It makes for a spectacular sight when your door is accompanied by snake plants on either side. 

Final Thoughts on Feng Shui Front Door Plants

Creating the right space for your front door is important so that you attract the right kind of energy into your home. 

Using houseplants to create a warm and welcoming space is one of the best ways of adding to your front entrance. Not only for Feng Shui, but also for your guests and your own sense of well being. 

Article written by Edgar Lok Tin Yung