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4 Best Money Tree Locations for Wealth and Good Luck

January 12, 2023

Since money trees are associated with feng shui principles, placement is key as this affects their ability to bring the good luck and fortune for which they are famous. With the Chinese New Year right around the corner, this is the perfect time to bring this giving tree into your home.

What many people don't realize is that location also has an impact on the health of their houseplants! Learn about the four best money tree locations for your home, the 'why' behind each one and a few tips to make sure your money tree thrives.

Ideal Money Tree Placement for Good Feng Shui

The ideal location will vary for each home or office. Try placing your money tree in the best ‘feng shui’ location that also has optimal conditions for the health of your plant.

#1: Your “money area”

Traditional feng shui principles designate the southeast area of your home or office as your home’s 'money area,' making it the most obvious money tree location for bringing prosperity.

#2: Your “health area”

The east area of your home is known as the 'health and family area' in traditional feng shui. This area is supposed to be more powerful when it incorporates wood elements, such as plants. Your money tree can do double duty as both a source of wealth and health in this location. 

#3: A place with plenty of indirect light

To raise a healthy money tree plant, you need to ensure your tree receives plenty of indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight may cause sunburn and affect the overall health of your plant — which definitely won’t help it spread any good fortune to your home. This is why a place in your home with plenty of indirect light makes for an excellent money tree location.  

# 4: A place with consistent temperatures away from drafts

Draft exposure can cause leaf loss for your money tree, so make sure you don’t position it anywhere near a vent or a frequently opened door in the winter. In general, money tree plants do best in rooms where the temperature is between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Money Tree Locations We Don't Recommend 

Now that we’ve established the four best money tree locations throughout your home, let’s go over a few places where you definitely don’t want to position your tree.

The bathroom

Even though the bathroom might be a great location for your money tree temperature-wise, it’s the least recommended place for a balanced feng shui home and the least likely place for your money tree to bring you good fortune.

The “love area”

According to traditional feng shui, the love area of your home is the southwest corner. We’ve all probably heard the expression that love and money don’t mix, so keeping your money tree out of this area should be an easy one to remember.

Not a big believer in feng shui principles? Find a place where your money tree complements your décor and receives the natural, indirect light it craves.

And even if you think the myths around the money tree’s ability to bring luck and good fortune aren’t real, there’s no denying that these little trees make an attractive addition to any home!

More Reasons to Love Money Trees 

Money tree plants are easy to care for: Water with just two ice cubes once a week and follow the other tips listed above.

Each of our Money Tree plants is made from several plants braided together with a wide canopy about 14-16" Across. The 5" Pot means fits perfectly on a shelf or table, making it perfect for home or office. It also makes a great gift for Chinese New Year, birthdays, housewarmings and more.