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5 Types of Plants that one should Never Keep at Home According to Vastu Shastra.

Having plants at home provides positive energy and calmness. Houseplants add a beautiful touch to any room—and according to Vastu Shastra design philosophy, their benefits are more than just aesthetic.

Vastu shastra (vāstu śāstra - literally "science of architecture") is a traditional Indian system of architecture originating in India. Texts from the Indian subcontinent describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement, and spatial geometry. The designs aim to integrate architecture with nature and more.

Here are some plants that one should never keep at home. If you want to learn more about the type of plants one should keep at home- check this blogpost I wrote long time back.

Cactus or any Thorny Plants

Both Vastu as well as Feng Shui professionals recommend that cacti, although adds a very nice and aesthetic touch, can send poor power in your home. It is thought that the sharp thorns on the leaves bring the negative energy in them. Cacti can bring bad luck in your home as well as additionally trigger stress and anxiety within the household.

However this does not imply that you can not have a cactus plant in the house in any way. If positioned in the ideal location, they can in fact assist you. For eg, when positioned in your balcony or by home window, it battles the adverse power that's attempting to move in. By doing this, it really comes to be the "guard" for your house.


While bonsai plants are lovely to consider, they are not especially advantageous to maintain residence. Vastu specialists state that it is best to stay clear of positioning this plant anywhere in your home. It symbolizes sluggish or stunted development and also may hinder the lifecycle of the inhabitants of that home. They require an even more open space like a yard or verandah.

If you still like to keep your Bonsai plant, place it in SSW (South South-West) or NW (NorthWest) direction. Its always better to keep your Bonsai plants in the garden in the open air or in your balcony.

Cotton Plants

Cotton plants and also smooth cotton plants are not a wonderful concept to keep in your house. These snowy white plants look really pretty when utilized as an attractive component yet they are not the excellent option according to Vastu. These plants are unpromising and also bring misfortune when put inside your home.

Dead Plants

Plants of any kind ought to constantly look fresh and also eco-friendly as well as be able to blossom well. This is the reason that we must take care of our plants and also maintain them "to life". Dead or passing away plants are a poor indication and thereby you need to quickly eliminate them from your area.

The fundamental function of bringing plants in our residences is to load your house with positivity, and also fresh air. This is why you need to throw away the dead or rotten plants which are laden with nothing but negative energy.

Fake Plants

Fake plants are also not typically considered good in Vastu but can be used in a space where they're the only option, such as a vacation home or in a room with no natural light.

Here are some other Vastu tips related to plants for you.

  • All large plants and bushy trees should be grown in the southwest area in a home, preferably in the backyard or garden. When plants are placed in the backyard of a home, it brings with it stability and success.

  • It is important to know that some trees and plants are restricted from being placed in living spaces due to their interrelation with ancient aspects that go beyond science. For example, the Peepal tree or sacred fig (Ficus religiosa) and the Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) should not be placed within the boundaries of a home, but belong near places of worship, like a temple.

  • Coconut, pine and lemon trees are considered to be good for health as they brighten up their surroundings. These plants ensure positive support. A lemon tree is considered to be the best among all the other trees as it cures Vastu dosha.

  • The basil plant has a strong spiritual energy, thereby emitting positivity. It should be planted in the east or northeast direction.

Lucky Vastu plants to Have at Home

  • Tulsi or holy basil

  • Money plant or pothos

  • Neem tree

  • Banana plant

  • Lotus plant

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