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Vastu for Plants

Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.


Vastu Shastra is an ancient science which can help in bringing positivity, good luck and happiness in the house. Our ancient sages have laid down certain rules for planting tree. Adhering to Vastu tips for garden and plants, we can decorate our house nicely and have a stress free and happy life. Here are some Vastu Tips for plants which have been recommended to bring prosperity, happiness, wealth and good luck and to keep away negative energy from that house:

Location of Plants and Trees

Vastu recommends the location of plants and trees as per their appearance and property. Here are some tips:

  • Heavy leaf bearing trees should be planted in South-West.
  • No big or small trees should be in front of the house or in the North or East side of the house. The reason is that the auspicious rays of the morning Sun should not be blocked by the trees.
  • A tree’s shadow should not fall on the house.
  • Large trees should not be located too near the house as their roots can damage the foundation of the house.
  • Lawns and flower beds should be in the North-East.
  • Thorny plants (except roses), cactus and plants emitting milky liquid should not be planted in the house.
  • Plants can be used to camouflage sharp corners or pillars. You can even use artificial plants for this purpose.
  • Avoid growing of bonsai plant in and around the house.
  • Except money plant, any other plant should not be grown inside the bedroom as it could attract bad luck.
  • Trees like Berries, Tamarind, Gum Arabic, Cotton or Silk tree should not be planted in the house at all.
  • The Peepal tree or sacred fig (Ficus religiosa) and the Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) should not be planted within the boundaries of a home as they belong near places of worship, like a temple.

What trees/plants should be planted in the house according to Vastu Shastra?

  • Herbal plants like Tulsi can be grown in the North -East side.
  • Tulsi or basil is a very auspicious plant . Worshiping Tulsi regularly brings prosperity in the house.
  • Trees like Ashoka, Almond, Nilgiri, Coconut, Neem and Lemon are recommended for planting in South and West of the house.
  • Rose plants can be planted in the South-East.
  • Plants and foliage can be used to uplift the energy of any area. Lush green ferns and plants with colored leaves work the best.
  • Plants such as lavender, jasmine, rose etc. help relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Bamboo plants are believed to bring good luck and protect the inmates of the house against evil powers.The bamboo plant should be placed in the east direction for health aspects. When placed in the southeast, bamboo will help you gain prosperity.
  • The peony plant is a symbol of harmony and true love. The plant helps to mend broken relationships. It should be placed in the southwest region of the home.
  • Money plants are known to bring wealth and abundance to the house. They are best planted in the southeast direction of a home.
  • A banana tree in the backyard can fetch good health and mental peace. They are considered sacred.

Bonus Tips

  • If a tree must be cut due to any reason then it should be done in the months of Magha or Bhadrapada. Puja to the tree should be performed the previous night and offerings of rice & curd should be made. Next morning again after praying the trees should be felled. The trees should fall towards East or North.
  • Creepers should not be grown by using the house or compound wall as support. Creepers should only be grown in the garden and they should have their own independent supports.
  • Trees that attract worms, serpents and owls, among others, should not be planted in the vicinity of the home as they attract evil spirits.
  • Plants brought from a temple, bank of a river, stolen from a place or given by a person whom you dislike should not be planted in the house.
  • Dead or dying plants should never be kept at home as they symbolize ill health and negative energy.

The next time you’re planning to add some plants and trees in your home garden, do not forget to check out these tips. Vastu friendly plants can bring a fresh change and positive energy to your home as well as your inner well-being.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Shaloo Walia


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 20, 2020:

Great Swalia. We are in good shape here.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on February 20, 2020:

@Eric Even if there is no fencing but the front yard is the part of your house, isn't it? It's not public land but your own property. So the Vastu rules for home will be applicable.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 20, 2020:

Thank you. For instance we have no walls or fences for our front yard. Our laws basically restrict front fencing to 42 inches high. I wonder how that effects the effects of Vastu and plants.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on February 20, 2020:

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@Eric "In home" or "In house" here refers to inside the boundary walls of the house.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 20, 2020:

Shaloo, a quick question if I may. It seems like a disconnect between concepts of "in home". The "in" appears to have a different meaning. We generally do not plant trees "in" our homes here. And I have never seen a lawn "in" a house. Help me to understand here. Please.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on February 20, 2020:

Thank you Meg.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on February 20, 2020:

@Dr Pran You are lucky to have a lawn. It's such a luxury these days.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on February 20, 2020:

Interesting topic, we have always made sure not to plant trees close to the house but I used to keep cactuses inside. Now they are outside in the greenhouse.

Dr Pran Rangan from Kanpur (UP), India on February 19, 2020:

Nice write-up. My family is quite fond of plants; we have a lawn in front and a smaller one at the back in our home. We try to maintain it as well as possible. Because of intense cold here this year, the growth of many plants was disturbed.

Gradually, the concept of lawns in homes in the cities is losing its importance since the vertical growth is taking place due to lack of available space for the housing.

Thanks for sharing it.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on February 19, 2020:

@Eric Vastu rules are universal. Succulents are grown in desert but it's just not advisable to keep thorny plants at home.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on February 19, 2020:

@Lorna In India, it's a tradition to keep holy basil at home. It's a sacred plant which is worshipped by us.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on February 19, 2020:

My pleasure, Bill. Good to see that Vastu hubs are being much appreciated.

Lorna Lamon on February 19, 2020:

Absolutely fascinating Shaloo and I'm glad I have a few of the plants on your recommended list. I have a basil plant in the kitchen, a habit I picked up when I lived in Italy. Great article and an enjoyable read.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 19, 2020:

I love that the ancient science applies to all facts of life, both human and plant....thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 19, 2020:

Plants are so cool. We do not have enough in our home, but I am working on that. Just got up and checked the ones on the Altar. All Good. Our big trees outside are southerly but in a way as to not block sun.

I wonder if this would be adapted for living in the desert where the succulents grow and trees are needed for shade and cool.

Once again great things here.

I like to think of these as spiritual and incorporate them in day to day.

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