Who doesn’t want happiness and harmony in their home and personal life? Vastu is an ancient Indian science that suggests simple and logical ways to enhance compatibility and harmony in your personal space and improve the flow of positive energy. The practice of Vastu is also applicable to plants; there are some plants that can prove to be beneficial in specific rooms of the house, while there are some that should never be planted inside your home.
If you have always been a lover of the natural world and believe that plants have healing and soothing properties, let’s discuss some common home-plants and what Vastu has to say about them:
There are a few thorny plants with beautiful flowers but Vastu says that you should keep them away from your personal space. They can be saved for outdoor gardens but indoors, they can cause accidents and injury, especially if you have children in the house.
Both Vastu and gardening enthusiasts suggest that creepers should be outside the house and should not be allowed to grow indoors for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is the impracticality of growing creepers indoors which might ruin your walls and furniture by causing dampness. The only creeper you can safely grow indoors is the money plant.
Several Hindu households have the holy basil or tulsi plant in their homes. There are several medicinal properties attributed to it and it has been considered an auspicious addition to any home. Make sure that your tulsi plant is getting enough sunshine so that it can grow well and purify the air in your home!
Green stalks of bamboo plant are often tied together with red ribbons and sold as “lucky bamboo” in Vastu shops. These can be good for your home atmosphere and are associated with good luck and health. They are also great for offices and even recommended by Feng Shui practitioners.
Vastu at a glance
Bonsai plants are popular indoor plants because they look pretty on a desk and doesn’t require too much care. However, from the vastu point of view, it is recommended that you give bonsai a miss and plant something like lemon plant or peace lily. The combination of white flowers and dark green leaves is said to foster harmony.
You can also grow auspicious plants like tulsi, jasmine, and saffron. Make sure that dead leaves are removed regularly and the garden is taken care of in a proper and timely manner for best results.
While some plants can be easily grown with minimal care and attention, there are some others that require constant care and advanced gardening know-how. Additionally, there are are some plants that cannot be grown in Indian weather conditions. Luckily, you can grow them in your own microhabitat- Biopod.
Biopod allows you to replicate a large number of ecosystems from all over the world. Using the temperate, rainfall, and sunlight control features you can build the perfect ecosystem for any plant that you want to grow!