You plant a hope when you plant a seed. You hope that it grows a happy life and brings in luck and kindness in your household. Vastu Shastra is a science that is applicable to plants in your house as well. Plants play a very important role as they energize our surroundings. Indoor plants add an aesthetic appeal to the house .It is also a known fact that some plants emit certain gases which are harmful for human inhalation. Also, there are some plants which are considered inauspicious. Hence, Vastu Shastra recommends that the plants within your home need to be chosen with utmost care and be placed in the right direction so that they shower positivity and wellbeing on the residents hosting them.
Plants bring a sense of calmness in us. It is like a feeling of being one with nature. Add to the woes of modern world, houses are mere concrete jungles. So isn’t it good when we have plants at our homes? And when we have plants surrounding us drinking the early morning cup of tea amidst them is sheer pleasure. The Vastu does not negate altogether the placing of plants. But in correlation to the elements of nature, it advises us on what plants are to be placed indoors and at what corners are they to be placed. Maintaining the perfect harmony with elements is important to leverage the maximum benefit. So it is a yes for some plants while some plants are better grown outdoors to maintain serenity and tranquillity inside the house. So place plants accordingly and see how the benefits of Vastu help in spreading joie de vivre in your life.
Also did you know that the five elements of nature affect the growth of plants? Certain directions help in certain ways.
Air represents northwest direction and helps in cross-pollination of the plants.
Space which is the centre area is associated with flow of positive energy and influences the surroundings.
Fire represents southeast direction and here the plants remain healthy and strong.
Water represents the northeast direction and helps the plant to grow full fledge in abundance.
Finally the earth represents the southwest direction and it helps the plant to be firmly rooted to the ground.
When you understand the elements and the directions associated with it, you will learn why and where certain plants are to be planted.
Big and tall trees are to be grown in the south, west or southwest direction since that direction represents earth and big trees need that their roots be firmly planted to the ground.
Fruit bearing trees are to be planted in the east.
Tulsi is to be grown in the north, east or northeast direction
Small flowering plants are to be grown in the southwest direction.
Creepers are to be grown in the exteriors.
Small shrubs are best grown in the north and east.
Now let us get down into the task of organizing the type and placement of plants. Vastu tips below can provide you some insight into this topic: