How to Use Crystals For Indoor Plants
Our Plant Momma CEO Shares
I am Laura! The CEO of Tali & Loz and currently the proud plant “mother” of more than 30 plants. How do crystals and plants go together you might be wondering? Let me share with you my personal experience with using crystals for indoor plants and the effects they can have on them. Are you ready?
Like everything else in this world, plants have their own energy and some might say their own character even.
First, I would like to tell you about my collection. Apart from my ‘forever’ smaller succulents, all my plants have come to me at the baby plant stage. Now, years later for most of them, they have been divided multiple times. My Sansevieria plant has now grown into three big plants and within a couple of months from now, I will have three more. They all grow so fast and have started to divide already!
My initially small Peace Lily is incredible and has now been divided into different plants. They all flowered multiple times earlier this year. Growing, dividing, and conquering has been the journey with all my plants and even some succulents that have gifted me offsets, and have now become fully grown as well. And so, this is how my small collection keeps getting larger without buying new ones.
I am one of those plant mothers that believe that each plant behaves in a certain way. Some are quite picky on where they like to live the most. They will tell me this by dropping their leaves faster. I also notice when their leaves are not so perky, look duller, or haven’t grown at all after a few weeks. This tells me, ‘Put me back where I was happy, or somewhere else, but not here’. But what I have found most incredible, is how they LOVE crystals just as much as I do. It took me a while to figure this out but it turns out, I was just oblivious before.
My journey with using crystals for indoor plants
Just out of curiosity I started to experiment, admittedly, because crystals look gorgeous in a plant pot. I found that the plants that I placed with Raw Clear Quartz crystals asked for less water and their leaves just seemed happier. So I started to read up on it and found I am not the only one who had the same experience. Thinking logically, most plants grow into mineral-rich soil or even in soil where some crystals are found.
It is of course great to read everyone's findings and they are indeed useful. But again, not every crystal worked for my plants. I guess it is just like with yourself, some crystals are just not for you, or it isn’t the right time for that crystal.
When a plant gets divided, the plant will experience quite a lot of stress, done wrongly, the plant can even die. I started to think about the plants the same way I do about myself and after diving the plants, I added raw Clear Quartz and Rose Quartz in each pot after watering. time around the plants recovered faster from dividing and repotting. It was like the extra beauty treatment they needed after a stressful experience. Clear Quartz and Rose Quartz both have this ability to calm and centre and transmit a recovering energy. The plants will absorb this energy and make use of it for their recovery.
What to look out for
Be mindful of mixing crystals and always check if it is even necessary to combine different stones., Just like with yourself, combining crystals can become overwhelming and could make the purpose of it redundant.
This also counts when you are changing the crystals as well, cleansing them and recharging them. Plants will only benefit when they absorb the energy of the crystals so there is no point in giving them “empty” crystals.
For extra strength and plant growth, Tigers eye and Malachite are very supportive. Malachite is also protective against electromagnetic radiation. These are great when it is time for the plant to receive any type of fertiliser. Add Tiger eye or Malachite to the pot after fertilising the plant. I would also recommend not to combine these, they are both powerful strengtheners and it could be very overwhelming. Just observe the plant and use your intuition for which one will be best. For these crystals, I would say to perhaps leave them for roughly a couple of weeks, then recharge them and feel if they should go back. Perhaps the plant might need something more calming for the second round.
Black tourmaline is a very grounding and rooting crystal and draws away the negative energy in its surroundings. Plants are alive and can feel the ‘vibes’ in a house and environment. If there is a lot of negativity in that environment, the plants just don’t grow so well, if at all, and might not look so happy. Placing a few black tourmaline crystals in the plant pot, protects the plants from negative energy in the house. If your plants are close to any electrical devices, black tourmaline is also a great crystal to place in or around the pot to protect against electromagnetic radiation.
Brecciated Jasper helps plants when they are very stressed, sick, or have to recover after they have been saved from root rot. This gorgeous crystal has rooting and re-aligning energies, for us, as well as for plants. It encourages plants to overcome stress, and to stay calm and focus on their own recovery. Plants with a lot of stress will absorb energy faster, so I would recommend leaving Brecciated Jasper in the pot for about a week and then to cleanse and recharge the crystals. It might be worth having a second or even third round of crystal healing for your plant.
What crystals to avoid using with your indoor plants
There are also crystals to avoid adding to plants, not because they necessarily will harm the plant, but because it will harm the crystal. Just like you can’t cleanse certain crystals in water, you can’t add them to your pots for that same reason. Soft crystals such as selenite and opals will crumble, amethysts might fade. If you are not sure, stick to the harder crystals such as Agates, Jaspers and Quartz, they are the most safe.
In terms of sizing, I recommend choosing a size that is appropriate to your plants. The plants don’t have to be buried in crystals but one 20-30mm tumblestone isn’t enough for a meter high Sansevieria. Personally, I would place the crystals on top of the soil or slightly bury them in the pot. You can also place them all the way down at the bottom of the pot, but I believe the crystals will lose their energy and you have to keep disturbing the plant so often, to recharge the crystals, that it might be too stressful for the plants.
You can use polished crystals we also currently offer Raw Clear Quartz and Raw Black Tourmaline ‘plant bags’ which are more cost-effective for you and are of equally as high quality.
Have you ever experimented with using crystals for your indoor plants? What has your experience with it been?
I wish you and your plants all happiness.
-X- Laura, Founder and CEO of Tali & Loz.
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