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Plants not only give a fresh, green-feel to your home, but they also affect your well-being in more ways than one. When it comes to vastu shastra and feng shui, different people have different beliefs. Here, we give you some handy tips on vastu friendly plants and trees. Don’t miss out the ready reckoner for plants you shouldn’t keep at home at the end of the article.
Vastu friendly plant #1: Holy Basil
A plant that emits oxygen 24X7? Yes, that’s the tulasi plant for you! You didn’t know tulasi is called holy basil did you? Well, do a quick google search and educate yourself!
Even if you are not religious, we encourage you to go and get yourself some potted tulasi because most plants emit oxygen only during the day, this wonder plant releases a steady oxygen supply through the day and night. No wonder tulasi plants are thought to have a positive energy and can mend vastu defects in the house.
Pro tip: Tulasi is best kept in the North, East or North-East direction at home.
Vastu friendly plant #2: Bamboo
Bamboo plants and trees are the harbinger of luck and peace. Fame and wealth are also associated with bamboo plants. Opt for yellow tinted bark instead of its darker counterpart.
Pro tip: Place bamboo in the East or the Southeast corner.
Vastu friendly plant #3: Money plant
Money plants and nostalgia go hand in hand, don’t they? Everytime we hear of or see a money plant somewhere, we remember how our parents used to plant these at home. According to vastu shastra, money plants bring wealth and prosperity! So now you know why most homes have a money plant or two.
Pro tip:The Southeast corner, which is said to be the corner of Lord Ganesha, is the best direction to allow a money plant to grow.
Vastu friendly plant #4: Banana tree
According to vastu shastra, growing a banana tree in your backyard can fetch you good health and mental peace. They are considered sacred and are even worshipped in some parts of our country.
Pro tip: Plant your banana tree in the Northeast direction corner of your backyard.
Vastu friendly plant #5: Neem tree
The presence of a neem tree at home generates positivity and happiness. Not only does neem qualify as an auspicious plant but it also has medicinal properties.
Pro tip: For neem to work its vastu magic, place it in the Northwest corner.
Inauspicious plants and trees:
While the aforementioned plants and trees are lucky and auspicious according to vastu shastra, there are few plants that are a strict no-no.
- Bonsai: Bonsai trees even though they look great, supposedly bring bad luck.
- Tamarind: It is believed that evil resides in and around tamarind trees, therefore it is best to avoid planting them at home.
- Dead plants: Dead or dying plants should never be kept at home since they are a sign of ill health and negative energy.
- Cacti or other thorny plants: Thorny plants don’t figure anywhere in the vastu friendly plants list. They are likely to create disputes in the household.
- Cotton: Cotton plants are not at all vastu friendly, and are considered inauspicious.
The next time you’re planning to pot some plants and trees around your home, do not forget to check out these handy tips. These vastu friendly plants can bring a fresh change to your home, and who knows, may be to your inner well-being as well!