Plants are crucial in channeling the natural flow of positive energy. They also purify the environment by absorbing carbon dioxide and provide relief from stress.
“Plants dispel the stagnant and stale energies from the home. They subconsciously connect us to the color green, which has therapeutic qualities. According to Vastu Shastra, healthy growing plants placed in the right directions, enhance the ability to attract abundance into one’s life and improve relationships,”
Plants that bring good luck, harmony and prosperity
According to Vastu shastra, one of the most powerful, sacred, and auspicious plants that enhances positivity at home, is the Tulsi or holy basil.
“This shrub, which has great medicinal value, can purify the atmosphere and keep mosquitoes away. Tulsi can be grown at the front or the back of the house, in the balcony or windows, wherever it can be exposed regularly to sunlight,” says Parmar.
Jade plant, with its small rounded leaf, is known to bestow good luck. According to Feng Shui, the Jade plant is the epitome of good luck and favourable positive energy and hence, can be placed in the house or office. Jade symbolises growth and regeneration and the shape of the leaves bear a resemblance to jade stones. However, avoid keeping the jade plant in the bathroom, experts suggest.
The lucky bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana) plant is from south-east Asia and both, Vastu and Feng Shui, associate it with good fortune and health. The number of stalks in the plant has a big impact on the meaning of a particular lucky bamboo plant. For wealth, for instance, it should have five stalks; for good luck six; seven stalks for health and 21 stalks for health and great wealth. Bamboo plants also act as air purifiers and remove pollutants from the surroundings. Preferably, keep the bamboo plant in the east corner.
Money plant (pothos) is known to bring wealth and good luck to the house and helps in overcoming financial obstacles. Money plants act as natural air purifiers, as they filter the toxins out of the air. It requires very little maintenance. It is said that keeping a money plant at home can help to achieve success in both, personal and professional fields.
Areca palm plants, according to Feng Shui, lead to health, peace and prosperity. It eliminates negative energy and attracts positivity. This leafy plant can be grown anywhere in the house, in indirect sunlight. It has an ability to remove common pollutants from the air and also improves humidity.