Plants that are bad luck... and you didn't know it!

For this reason, today we would like you to find out which are some of the plants that bring bad luck and why they are so infamous.

why do some cultures consider some plants to be unlucky?

Over the years and in various civilisations, mystical and philosophical currents have arisen that explain the flow of energy in daily life from different points of view.

One of the most prominent and recognised is feng shui, an ancient Chinese philosophical practice, whose principles are nowadays also known and applied in the West.

The basis of this two thousand year old doctrine is to achieve physical and emotional harmony through the order in which the elements of the home, including plants, are placed

In this way, the energy will flow in the right way. This harmonious placement is directly related to the well-being of the tenants of the house.

Plants and flowers: personal well-being and harmony

Herbs, plants and flowers have always been used as food and culinary supplements. They have also been used as therapeutic products, not only for their healing qualities, but also for their mystical and spiritual character. Ointments and infusions were made from them, but also potions of a magical nature and religious rituals.

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Depending on the type of result to be achieved, the properties of beneficial plants were used. Or, on the other hand, the supposedly evil effects of the bad-luck plants.

7 plants that attract bad luck and negative energies


who among us does not have a leafy poto in their home? This widespread variety, able to elongate and snake around the house, is one of the most popular houseplants because of its hardiness and adaptability. It covers and occupies space, fills the house with life and is very easy to maintain.

But be careful! According to the Taoist doctrine of feng shui, pot plants can attract both positive and negative energies, which can cause strong imbalances in the home.

It is therefore recommended to have three pots with potos and to place them preferably as close to windows and doors as possible.

Christ's thorn

Due to its sharp thorns, this plant is believed to increase the state of nerves and tensions in the home. However, placed in outdoor areas, it will act as an amulet that will protect the house from all bad vibrations coming from outside.

Climbing plants

Climbing plants and creepers are best reserved for outdoor areas. Always choose flowering varieties of creepers and cut them back as they grow so that they do not completely cover the surfaces as they will not allow the positive energies to flow well around the house.


With an infinite number of varieties and accustomed to withstanding the most extreme environments on the planet, the cactus is the hardy plant variety par excellence. Thanks to its unlimited power of adaptation, it can be placed in any corner and adds an exotic touch to the environment.

Its great resistance and adaptability give it a strong, rough and even aggressive character due to its sharp spikes.

Cacti have an intense capacity to absorb negative energy flowing through the air, and even harmful radiation from household appliances. Therefore, it is best to place them in the kitchen or on terraces or windows, but never near the entrance of the house, as this would have a negative impact on the well-being of the inhabitants.


Its beautiful and delicate flowers, grouped in turn in a large, intensely coloured bloom in shades of blue and pink, may make you think of it as a plant that fills the place where it is placed with energy and vitality.

nothing could be further from the truth! According to feng shui, hydrangeas symbolise feelings such as loneliness, failure or isolation, which will hinder interpersonal relationships in the house and will lead its tenants to introspection. Therefore, the further away from the interior of the house, the better.

Hanging plants

Plant species that grow downwards lower the vital energy, which will increase negative feelings, lack of motivation and listlessness. To avoid these undesirable effects, simply stick a guide in the pot and direct it to prevent the plant from growing downwards.

Tips for dealing with plants that are unlucky or emit negative energies

As a general rule, varieties with long, sharp leaves are considered to absorb positive energy through their tips and emit negative energy when used as houseplants.

  • However, if placed outside, e.g. on either side of the front door, they will absorb the negative energy and divert it away from the house.
  • To keep the environment free of toxins and eliminate bad vibrations, try to ventilate the house well on a daily basis.
  • Placement of plants and furniture is essential to let the energy flow unhindered.

We hope you find these tips useful when choosing the plant decoration for your home.

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Yvonne Briones

There is something that plants and content creation have in common: natural geometry. I love creating visual content and managing Be.Green campaigns.