People generally keep Tulsi and money plant in homes because they bring prosperity and good luck, according to Vaastu Shastra. But very few of us know about the plants that should NOT be kept in a house, because vedic sciences and even Feng Shui consider them to bring negative energy.
A house built according to Vaastu science is considered to bring in the happiness and pleasures of life. Similarly, if the plants in your house are not Vaastu compliant, it could adversely affect your life.
According to Feng Shui, placing live plants in your home and office help balance the flow of energy. To make your house Vaastu-friendly, here are some tips about which plants you should avoid keeping at home. Here are some of the rules that need to be followed to ensure that your house is Vaastu friendly and also some tips to help you select the plant…
Cactus: Cactus or related plants that are thorny (except for rose) should never be kept in the house.
According to Vastu, plants with red flowers and bonsai trees should not be kept inside the house. However, you may keep them in an open space or garden.
Tamarind (Imli) & Myrtle (Mehandi): It is believed that evil spirits dwell in tamarind and myrtle tree; therefore, care should be taken to avoid building a house where such trees are present.
Dead plants: Never keep dead or dying plants at home. Even dry flowers are considered bad luck.
Babul: Thorny trees including Babul can create disputes at home.
Cotton: Cotton plant, Silky cotton plant and Palmyra tree (a kind of palm tree) are also considered inauspicious when planted around a house.
Potted-plants in North: Be it small or big, avoid keeping potted plants along the North and East walls of the house.