You might have heard of many Vastu shastras, but Vastu plants might be an unfamiliar topic.
What do we intend by Vastu Plants for Home? Are they really helpful for your house?
Well, you are about to find out.
Not only do plants give a fresh, green character to your home, but they also affect your well-being in several other ways than one. When it comes to Vastu shastra, people have different beliefs.
Here, we give you a few helpful tips on Vastu friendly plants and trees. Don’t miss out on the ready reckoner for plants you shouldn’t keep at home at the end of the article.
Green plants add beauty, attractiveness and elegance to your home. They also help to cleanse the air you breathe in.
Here is a list of Vastu Shastra plants that can bring positivity and peace to your house.
Holy Basil / Tulsi
Tulsi or Holy Basil is known to be the “queen of herbs”, the plant has several medicinal properties and is commonly found in Indian households because it is considered sacred.
Also called basil, this herb acts as a cure for various seasonal diseases such as common cold, flu and cough. Additionally, according to Vastu, keeping a tulsi plant at home brings harmony and happiness to the family.
Chrysanthemum houseplants require lower light to blooms. They can be pretty tricky to get to re-bloom in an interior setting, but in warmer climes, they should be planted outside where they can get the appropriate lighting and resume their regular bloom schedule.
Potted chrysanthemums are not the same as the other varieties that go into garden beds. They are more sensitive and delicate to cold and light changes, but you can find them bloom for numerous weeks in the home interior any time of the year.
Growing chrysanthemums indoors is an easy task and requires little special care beyond watering and good soil. Once the blooms are spent, you can place the plant around for its intensely etched foliage.
Bamboo plants are considered auspicious, according to Vastu Shastra. It is believed that placing bamboo plants at home and in the office brings good luck, wealth and good fortune.
Over a while, bamboo plants have been modified, for keeping it indoors as a houseplant. Now, bamboo plants are available in different sizes and varieties – from small sizes to larger ones with extended height and thick stems and leaves. You can find a different variety of bamboo plants in gift shops, as well as nurseries.
The hollow structure of the plant supports the movement of positive energy. It is believed that the bamboo plant benefits in the activity of positive energy, generating more wealth and prosperity.
Aside from this, the pipe-like structure of the plant also implies the wisdom of letting the energy flow from inside to the world, thus, soothing your mind and soul.
Peony plants are beautiful, aromatic and popular garden flowers native to Asia and Western countries. In Vastu, the flowers of Peony are considered as “Queen of flowers”. It is considered very propitious to place a painting of the Peony flower in the corner of the South-West direction of the drawing-room.
Lovely pink peony flowers draw romantic relationships for those who are still bachelors. The peony flower helps to mend a broken relationship.
Yellow peony flowers bring sweetness to relationships. Pink Peony attracts love and new relationships. Red Peony has a high power of inducing passion. It is not safe to keep red Peony or paintings of red Peony in an older couple’s bedroom.
Instead of natural Peony, a painting of peony flowers also may be kept in the south-west direction of the drawing-room if there is a lack of space.
Although all coloured peony flowers symbolise happiness and joy, I wanna mention here the different colours of Peony and their other symbolisms.
Lavender is popular for its calming aura and aroma that helps in inducing sleep patterns and giving you a stress-free home. It’s the scent; it is known to stimulate inner peace and helps in killing your inner negativity.
According to Vastu, it draws positive energy and soothes frayed nerves after you return home after a long day.
Lavender should receive as much sunlight as possible. It will do best when placed in a south-facing window, where it can get at least three to four hours of direct sunlight. Rotate the pot every week for uniform growth and flowering. The lavender plant will produce weak, spindly growth, cease making flowers, and be more susceptible to disease without enough light.
The beautiful and sweet-scented Jasmine plant has numerous scientific benefits as it helps in the decrease of anxiety, and it is also known for helping with inducing deep sleep. Very few know that, as per Vastu shastra, the jasmine plant attracts positive energy and calms the nerves. It also helps maintain peace in romantic relationships.
If you want to place the plant indoors, place it near a south-facing window. If you want to place the plant outdoors, put it in the north, east, or northeast direction.
The presence of neem plants inside the house drives out a positive and healthy environment. They are known to be the best healing plants; neem tree leaves are used to cure many problems, such as bruises, cuts, burns since ancient times.
Vastu shastra says that the neem plant should be kept in the North-West corner. If the air flows through the neem leaves enters the master bedroom, it brings the family good health. So place it in front of an open window.
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.
This beautiful flowering plant brings tranquillity to the room. The peace lily plant doesn’t only purifies the air but also, per Vastu, removes negative energies from the room. As the plant attracts good vibes, it is also suitable for emotional well-being.
You can keep the peace lily plant anywhere you like, but the bedroom is the best place to promote serenity.
A snake plant represents good health and positive vibes, according to Vastu. It can get rid of major toxins that are responsible for sick building syndrome, and its anti-radiation properties can provide you with a healthy life.
The snake plant is a succulent plant that helps in keeping up the room’s freshness by absorbing all the harmful and dangerous radiation from mobile phones, TV and other electronics, thus giving you a stress-free and breathable environment. Place it on a computer table to experience the best benefits of the snake plant.
The herb rosemary is a beautiful Vastu plant known to boost mental and physical health. It is believed that the refreshing scent of the plant can immediately elevate your mood, fight anxiety, reduce fatigue, improve memory and induce sleep.
There is no particular placement of the rosemary plant. No matter where you place it, it wards off the negative energy from your home.
Who doesn’t like beautiful flowering plants around them? The enchanting, attractive beauty of orchids not only draws pollinators but also positivity. It symbolises abundance and prosperity; the beautiful flowers stimulate perfection in people. It is an excellent gift for parents or newlywed couples.
The best position for orchid plants is the South-west corner of the house, as it magnetises positivity.
In accordance with Vastu Shastra, Plum Blossoms invites peace and wealth in your home. This plant helps to encourage positivity and is best placed in the north-east or northern side of the house. Furthermore, according to Vastu, Plum Blossoms can be planted in any part of the garden space.