Having plants at home has plenty of benefits and can foster a healthier living environment. Plants like tulsi, lotus and orchid among others, not only purify the air at home, but are also vastu compliant. But did you know there’s an entire list of plants that you should totally avoid keeping at home? Vastu Shastra suggests that one should steer clear of these. Read on to find out what plant should never find a place in your interiors.

Negative Vastu Plants #1: Cactus

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Thorny plants are good for vastu

Both Vastu and Feng Shui experts suggest that cacti, although pretty, can transmit bad energy at home. It is believed that the prickly and sharp thorns on the leaves carry the bad energy in them. Cacti can bring misfortune at home and also cause stress and anxiety within the family. But this does not mean that you cannot have a cactus plant at home at all. If placed in the right place, they can actually help you. For eg, when placed in your terrace or by window, it fights the negative energy that’s trying to flow in. In this way, it actually becomes the “protector” for your home.

Negative Vastu Plants #2: Bonsai

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Stunted vastu plants can slow down growth

While bonsai plants are beautiful to look at, they are not particularly auspicious to keep at home. Vastu experts say that it is best to avoid placing this plant anywhere at home. It symbolises slow or stunted growth and might interfere with the lifecycle of the inhabitants. They need a more open space like a garden or verandah.

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Negative Vastu Plants #3: Cotton plant

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These wintery plants do not stand for the warmth of home

Cotton plants and silky cotton plants are not a great idea to have at home. These snowy white plants look very pretty when used as a decorative element but they are not the perfect choice as per vastu. These plants are inauspicious and bring bad luck when placed indoors.

Negative Vastu Plants #4: Mehendi

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Mehendi plants are the harbingers of negativity

It is believed that evil spirits dwell in mehendi or myrtle plants, and one should not keep these at home. Another plant that falls under this category is tamarind. Building a house next to a tamarind tree is not at all recommended by vastu experts. Steer clear of these two if you do not want to deal with negative thoughts at all times.

Negative Vastu Plants #5: Dead plants

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Dead plants are not good for your home as they have negative energy

This is an easy giveaway. Plants of any sort should always look fresh and green and bear blooming flowers. This is the reason why we should take extra care of our plants and keep them “alive”. Dead or dying plants are a bad sign and you should immediately remove them from your vicinity.

Also, take a look at plants that can grow without sunlight at home.

Other Inauspicious Plants to Avoid at Home

  • Tamarind tree: It is believed that if a tamarind tree is planted in the house garden, it prevents the growth of the family members and causes illness.
  • Date palm tree: These tropical trees though easy to grow can cause financial hardships for the family
  • Bamboo tree: While bamboo is lucky according Feng shui, vastu considers it morbid because it used at the time of death in India
  • Babul tree: Also known as a the Arabic gum tree, this tree’s thorny presence within the house can cause fights among family members

Lucky Vastu plants to Have at Home

  • Tulsi or holy basil
  • Money plant or pothos
  • Neem tree
  • Banana plant
  • Lotus plant

Click here to see more vastu-friendly plants for your home.

Next time you think of getting plants or starting your own little home garden, make sure you stack up only on vastu compliant ones. Steer clear of this list by all means.

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