What is Vastu?
Vastu is an ancient Indian science that combines the benefits of the five elements–Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space from nature and helps in creating a balance between them and humans. Following its practices brings harmony, peace, prosperity, and health in life.
Direction plays a key role in Vastu and has a vital role in influencing the magnetic field and gravitational forces and placing houseplants at different places in the home strengthens the positive impact.
Vastu Plants for Home
1. Golden Pothos
The plant spreads positive vibes in the house, brings wealth, and destroys negative energy in its surroundings. Also, a natural air purifier, it provides adequate oxygen and its green leaves are useful to cure stress and anxiety.
What Vastu Says: The plant should be kept in south-east direction indoors. Avoid keeping it in the Northeast part of the house.
Lucky bamboo attracts peace, positive energy, luck, prosperity, and also works as a great tabletop or desk plant. It is one of the most popular Vastu plants for home.
It also proves beneficial when gifted, and the number of stalks has different benefits as six is for luck and prosperity, whereas seven is for good health.
What Vastu Says: Keep the plant in the south-east or east corner inside the home. For maximum benefits, go for a plant with six stalks.
3. Snake Plant
Snake plant spreads positive energy and can even create a healthy environment by absorbing toxins like formaldehyde. It also removes carbon dioxide, which leads to a healthy body and mind.
What Vastu Says: Keep the plant in the south or east part of the bedroom. It’ll help to reduce stress and promote a positive ambiance.
The rubber plant is not auspicious if planted outside in the garden, but brings fortune when a small specimen is kept indoors in a pot. It is related to financial prosperity, commercial success, and wealth.
What Vastu Says: Keeping the rubber plant in the south-east direction of a living room can attract money and commercial success.
Jade is a small green plant with round leaves, known to bring luck and symbolizes growth, prosperity, wealth, and positive energy. It can also prove beneficial in flourishing friendship.
What Vastu Says: Keeping it in the south-east direction of your entrance attracts most energy. Do not keep the plant in the bedroom or bathroom as it’ll bring negativity that way.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a core ingredient in various skincare, haircare, and digestion-related products. It ensures the flow of prosperity, happiness in your house, and also emits oxygen.
What Vastu Says: Keep the plant in north or east direction for positivity and warding off negative energy.
Peace lily plant gives an elegant look to your home with its beautiful white bracts. As the name suggests, it is famous for bringing peace, keeps away the negative energy, and attracts good vibes.
What Vastu Says: The best place to keep this plant is near a bedroom window to bring calmness, peace, tranquillity, and good luck to the ambiance.
8. Banana Tree
The banana tree is a symbol of prosperity and wealth and its delicate saplings and large leaves are used during various auspicious functions and festivals in India.
What Vastu Says: Growing a banana tree in the northeast direction of the garden brings good health and mental peace.
9. Holy Basil
Holy basil is native to the Indian subcontinent, well-known for its medicinal properties. It is an air purifier, produces oxygen, and consuming its leaves removes toxins from the body.
What Vastu Says: Keeping holy basil plant in the north, north-east or east direction creates positive energy. Never plant it in the south most direction of the house.
Vastu Flowers for Home
Lavender has a beautiful flowering herb and is widely grown for ornamental and medicinal purposes, its amazing fragrance relaxes the mind. It is also a mood-elevating plant, which gives a stress-free atmosphere and helps in a peaceful sleep.
What Vastu Says: Keep the plant in a bedroom if you’ve got a window that receives some sun, for healthy relationships. It also promotes love and romance.
Peony is an alluring flowering plant, which signifies optimism and love. It gives an appealing look to gardens and homes and helps in enhancing relationships.
What Vastu Says: Keeping the plant in the south-west corner of your home brings positivity and optimism. Gifting peonies to your romantic partner is also considered auspicious.
Chrysanthemum is considered to be a symbol of happiness, optimism, positive energy, and good luck. It offers a peaceful and easygoing life.
What Vastu Says: Placing the plant in the living room attracts happiness, good luck, and creativity. Avoid keeping the plant in the bedroom as it may result in negativity.
Check out our article on growing Chrysanthemum in pots here
Orchid is a mesmerizing flower and also associated with good luck when planted indoors. It brings positive energy, prosperity, and growth.
What Vastu Says: Placing the plant in the south-west direction of the room is best to bring perfection, abundance, and growth. It is also fortunate to gift orchids at marriages and baby shower.
Jasmine has white flowers with a pleasant smell that can lift your mood. It spreads positive energy, destroys negative vibes, and promotes love.
What Vastu Says: Keeping the plant in the east or north of the house is very beneficial. It attracts positive energy and helps to soothe nerves.
The warm tone flowers of the marigold will not only add oomph to your place but will also bring positive energy to the family.
What Vastu Says: Growing plants with yellow flowers in the home brings vibrance, energy, and positivity. Keep marigold in the north or east direction of the house.
This charming plant should have a place in your garden, you can also grow it indoors.
What Vastu Says: Daffodil helps in bringing fortune and rewards in professional life. Grow it in the north or in a north-eastern direction to reap maximum benefits.
Hibiscus grows best outdoors but it becomes a showy houseplant as well. The dwarf hybrid cultivars that grow just 2-3 feet tall are good for this purpose.
What Vastu Says: Keep the plant in the east direction of the house. It’ll help in spreading a lot of positivity and vibrant energy.
Vastu Trees for Home Garden
Here is a list of trees that can bring good luck to the family. Obviously, these trees grow best in a warm climate (USDA Zones 9-11)
18. Neem Tree
Also known as the Indian lilac, it is famous for its great medicinal values. The neem oil extracted from its leaves also has many uses in the garden.
What Vastu Says: Growing neem tree in the north-west corner of the garden brings positivity and happiness. Plant it close to a bedroom as the air flowing through its leaves promotes good health to the family.
19. Mango Tree
The mango tree needs no introduction. It also has medicinal values and its leaves are used for many religious ceremonies in the Indian subcontinent and considered very auspicious.
What Vastu Says: Planting mango tree in west, south, and south-west corner of the garden brings positivity.
The tree not just looks beautiful but also produces delicious fruits that are cooked unripe to make curries. Jackfruit is becoming very popular these days because when cooked it tastes like meat.
What Vastu Says: Do not grow the tree in the north direction of the house. Plant it in south, south-west, or northwest direction for good health and positivity.
21. Coconut Tree
Every part of the coconut tree is useful and the fruit is used in many ways in popular cuisines. The tree brings stability and progress in the household.
What Vastu Says: Grow coconut tree in the south or the west direction of the garden. It removes negativity and brings positivity to the house.