Vaastu Tips for Plants and Garden

The plants play significant role in activating positive energy in to our daily life. In most of the houses, we find indoor plants, lucky bamboo, these plants add a different look to the interiors, and bring positive energy in that house.

Vaastu Shastra is the ancient science and using that we can bring positivity, good luck and happiness in the house. Adhering Vaastu tips for Plants, we can decorate their house nicely and have a Stress free Life style.

Here are some Vaastu Tips for Plants to make your house green, and attractive Garden with nice plantation.


Moreover, it looks natural and exotic! However, there are certain rules to keep the plants in the correct direction to bring prosperity, happiness, wealth and good luck to inmates and to keep away negative energy from that house.

Indoor  House plants not only add to the artistic movement to the house but also maintains the room temperature by adding moisture to the air and reduces airborne bacteria.Tulsi for Vaastu Dosh

Tulsi: Tulsi or basil is a very auspicious plant according to Ethics in Hindu. Worshiping this plant regularly can bring prosperity in that house.

One important thing is to remember that, if your house is having any Vaastu Dosh, then this holy plant never grows in its natural form.  

As per Vaastu Shastra, keep this plant at North, Northeast or Eastern side of the house.

Living room: beautify your living room with cascading and crawling indoor plants. Such plants reduce the imbalance of protruding or sharp columns, corners or pillars.

Avoid thorny plants in the compound of house which may be unlucky.

Avoid milky trees within the four walls of the compound, which may leads to unhealthiness to family members. 

For one and another reason always avoid Cactus and thorny plants inside the four walls of compound.

According to Vaastu Shastra never plant big trees like, Banyan or Peepal in Northeast or East of the house.

Fruit plants must be planted in the east direction. Avoid growing of bonsai plant in and around the house. Growing of Money plant, Lemon, Lotus, and Jasmine are lucky plants according to Vastu Shastra.

Except money plant any other plants cannot be grown inside the bedroom, otherwise that could attract bad luck.

Bamboo Tree Meaning


Generally, growing bamboo is supposed to bring luck and protection from evil powers to House and to the inmates of that house. Small stalks of bamboo popular as “Lucky Bamboo” we can have that separately or in bunch for household or in office use.Lucky-Bamboo-Vaastu-Tips-for-Plants.

The rapid growth and healthy life of this plant is associated with good luck and wealth. The straight green plant also symbolizes the success, prosperity and protection from evil. This plant will grow toward a source of light

A different arrangement represents different properties of bamboo plant.

Three stalks: for happiness

Five stalks: signify good health

Six stalks: connote harmony.

For prosperity, bamboo should be grouped in Eight, 18, 28 or 38 stalks.

Quick look at some of the trees, plants with their auspicious and inauspicious directions in the Plot or Gardens.






 Trees bearing fruits like Banana Mango

Vata , Peepal



Nimba , Pakad



Aam (mangao), Banana tree, Vata



Kela (Banana) , Goolar


Anaar (pomegranate)

Pakad, Goolar, Shalmli, Vata, Peepal , Milking trees, Plants with thorns and red flowers






Trees  and plants with thorns 



Kela (banana) tree


Decorative plants, lawns and gardens have to be designed in lowering part of the plot i.e. in North or East directions along with a waterfall not exceeding at height of 3-4 feet.

Designing a Swimming pool, inside the garden must be only in the Northeast or North direction. Swimming pool in the Northwest, Southwest, South, Southeast direction is not recommended at any cost. And Swimming pool should not be even in the center of the garden. 

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  1. Namaste Guruji, Kindly advice, Our house faces EAST but I have a honey locust tree in front of the Main door across the street in opposite home compound (2) There is 1 other same kind tree within my compound in the EAST but not infront of the front door but a very little bit towards the south east end .I placed Subhasristi vinakaya inside my home on the the wall opposite to my front door. I am worried if it is Vastu dosha and request remedy for the same.

  2. Our main door opens to the east. we are on ground floor. Our kitchen window n hall – bedroom’s bigger windows opens to the west only. Metal element represents West direction. Our all the plants are in the the grills and out side of the balcony, on the ground. we have almost 40-45 pots on the western side of the house. Wind element represents West direction. But due to plants lots of soil is used for it which represents earth element. So I’m bit confused whether we hv put earthen element at wrong place ie. west ? Will it creates Vastu dosh ? kindly guide.

    • Hello Dayanand ji:
      You said like Metal element represents West direction and Wind element represents West direction. Northwest represents Wind. You have pots in entire western part means its covering South-west also. So don’t worry its OK

    • Hello Ravideep:
      These are the big trees so avoid planting them in the house, that could be harm the basement of the house. And these are the trees of Krishna-Arjuna

  3. is it different directions for planting bamboo… some flat…or for planting outside..on soil…guruji

      • Hi. Some one told me keep the money plant in blue bottle in north direction. But when i search on net its showing to keep the same in south east.

        Please advise in which position we should kee money plant in home and office

  4. Namaste Guruji,
    We have built a house with toilets in the south-west corner.All the astrologers visiting our house suggested to demolish it and build on the north west corner.Could you please suggest any measure without demolishing the toilet ?

    • Hello Roshiniji:
      North direction is ruled by Budh Planet and the color is Green, so Money plant or any green color should be in North

  5. I stay in flat and all the three balcony is on south side.. once attached to kitchen second one attached dining room..third to bed room..
    where can i keep bamboo…plant in a is normal bamboo (not lucky bamboo) yellow one..

    • Hello Balamohan ji:
      Means South seems opened, What about other openings and other elements. You can keep Bamboo plant in North or North-east

      • North EAST is also common area.. and north is pathway…common area….
        south is the only place I have balcony but with grills..

  6. The south east of my plot in front of my south facing house is open. Can I plant bamboo trees there? The south west has the entrance and garage so cannot plant there. What number should I plant for good health, wealth and prosperity?

  7. my door is towards west…somewhere i read crippers are good at the entrance. was planning to keep money plant, however you said it should be in north, northeast…please advice…

    • Hello Rajshekhar ji:
      Any green plants are suitable in North and North-east, in west they are not suitable.

  8. Also I have a more spacious gallery on the south side of my flat,… is it ok to keep plants on the south side, can keep few plants like tulsi and money plant on the north east or east side as advised.

  9. Hello Guru ji
    I have kept my plants in the south west direction/west direction.Is it good to keep plants in that’s directions.Does it have any dosh according to this direction.

  10. I have my own apartment,have puja room towards south west not exactly corner. If you divide the apartment by 4 you get the puja room on north east of south west direction of the house where god is facing east and we face west when praying …. Kindly let me know of its implication …..

  11. Guriji, Can you please let me know where should I place my lucky bamboo at home, I have 8 stalks of lucky bamboo together. Currently I have placed it at southwest corner. Can you please suggest.

  12. guruji i want to no that if my left side corner of my house is taking buy other person and he has buider his main door oposited so that why only i have three corner of my house in this how i can solve my promble kindly sugguest me what to do because that person in his house he is staying very confortable and for me in am in trouble i canot do anythink in my house.

  13. Guruji,
    i have west facing house with kitchen in the north-east( in kitchen sink present in the north east corner & gas stove in north we cooks while facing north) direction. and all water tank,toilets and bathroom present on the south-east direction.

    We have about 100 yard open area(our own) in front of our constructed part of the plot, here
    (1) we have garden in the west,north & north-west direction(here we have many plants and we have three Tulsi trees 1 is shayama and 2 rama tulsi on the north and north-east portion of my garden)

    (2) left 50 yard portion is for car parking on west and south west area.(we have open south west area of plot)

    Now Guruji, my Question is:-

    (1) Should I place one Tulsi tree indoor at my north-east kitchen. In my NE kitchen sink on the NE side of kitchen ,so I place tulsi tree above the sink or not?

    (2) Should I place Panch Mukhi Hanumanji Photo on the south wall of my home(Bedroom) with red light enlighten under this photo to reduce the negative effects of SE doshas & which day I place this saturday or tuesday.

    (3) I already put rock salt in all my toilets of SE corner.

    (4) Is there any remedy by which all vastu dosh can remove.

    Pls gives your advice on this problem


    • Hello Varun ji:
      Water tank, Toilets and Bathroom in the South-east direction are the defects. Please send me the Plan of your House along with date of birth and Profession.
      My Mail Id: I will reply.

  14. Sir,
    Greetings.I have placed money plants in all directions of my the west it’s creeping on the wall so also on the it okay.Mine is an individual row house.

    Mrs Sudha R

  15. guruji can u suggest decorative plants which can be kept out of the gate. and which are ideal to keep in the centre of the house. gate is in east direction.

  16. Hai guruji, I placed tulasi tree at North East and in front of the tree water bore is there??. Is that OK….or it will increase the weight. And also south portion to my house is empty land. Request to let me know.

  17. Namaste Guruji!

    We have cactus plants grown by the previous tenant inside the compound wall in the south west direction. Please let me know if it’s good to have cactus plant in the garden outside home but still in compound wall. Thank you

  18. Sir…Was planning to have a lotus pond at the main gate of our Factory near entrance, please advise if its auspicious .

  19. Sir we r living in second floor &our flat have two main door s one facing to north&another to west so which door we can use as main door please reply

  20. guruji, please advise me which plant should i kept at the main entrance of my flat .main entrance is at south-east direction.there is a gallery along south direction .

  21. Guruji, our flat is having east entrance , south east kitchen and while cooking I am facing east. But I have a big common balcony for kitchen and dining in the south side. I am planning to make it as organic vegetables/ flower garden. Kindly suggest what are the plants to grow in that area as a remedy if any vaasthu defect

    • Hello Ashwini ji:
      Yes, you can make there Vegetable garden. Use some red color flower and fruits vegetable plants

  22. My plot is wide towords east (front) and narrow towords west, what are vastu dosh of such and remedies for the same

  23. Guruji, can I plant papaya tree in my garden ? If yes which direction ? And is papaya consider milky tree which is not good for owner health ?

  24. Guruji, My flat is facing towards east direction and my kitchen is in North side.My kitchen painted with light yellow. But shelf colour is red .Does it have any vastu problem..?

    • Hello Uma ji:
      Kitchen in North is defect. Paint a light green color in this kitchen, red color is defect here

  25. Hello guru Ji
    Many say that growing promogranate tree is good but we don’t have a lawn or any empty ground can it be grown in a pot , if it can then in which direction it should be placed.

  26. Namaste Guru ji,
    I want to plant a peepal at my govt office.
    In which direction of my department building should I plant.
    please guide.

  27. Sir please let me know where I should keep a banana plant as I live in a flat which has balconies which open in North direction in west and sir for our main door which opens in South what should we do

  28. Namaskar Guruji,
    my new loft in Vilnius has missing the south east corner section where is the lift of building.
    In South East I am now connecting canalization for the kitchen in the east section.
    Kitchen will have distance from wall about 5cm.
    Upto kitchen, on mezzanine will be a steam shower bath cabin in corner south east of East section of house.
    But this is should be installed exactly in the corner.
    All columns edges are reduced by sanding of about 1-2 cm. I would like to hide edges and corners with cascading plants.
    Have you suggestions or advises?

    Babanam Kevalam
    Phanendra F. H. B.

  29. Namaste Guruji . I have a big confusion about my alovera I am staying in a flat . So I am afraid about my money plant ,thulsi also .please give me an advise…

  30. Namaste guruji…….
    Im on rent . I have no xtra puja room.I m forced to keep puja sthal in my bedroom which faces north-east.God faces towards east and we sit towards west.The wall of the sthal is connected to the bathroom ..
    Plz suggest the rght thing.

  31. Your article contradicting .. At the beginning you are saying that big trees like peepal is not good in east direction , and at the bottom of the article you are saying that peepal is auspicious in east.????

  32. Guruji, Can you please suggest as which all plants can I have at the entrance of my flat..i mean the sides of my main door?


  33. Guruji, I want to keep Bamboo plant in my office cubicle,however i am facing towards west direction,Can you please suggest if keeping the Bamboo plant would be acceptable.

    Thank you

  34. Sir main rented house mein first floor par rahta hoon majburi mein mandir kitchen mein h koi problem to Nahi hogi entry northeast facing h

  35. Hello Guruji,

    Greetings! I live in a rented house which has the main door at the west side, kitchen on the southeast corner, master bed room at southwest and the utility space at north east corner. Please suggest where I can keep the plants in the compound wall.

    Currently the plants (pot) are kept in the car park along the north west compound wall at the entrance. Also please suggest on where & which direction can the lucky bamboo plant be kept inside the house. Many thanks in advance!!

    Kind Regards,

  36. i have a my main door opening at north east direction, i have have read that there should not be any opening at sub direction so is there any problem pls suggest remdie for it

  37. Guruji we have a banana tree in the south side of the house in our front garden. The tree hasn’t bear fruit since we planted it around 10 years back , may be because our gardener keeps on cutting it so that it doesn’t grow tall. Is it fine . is it true that soe kind of “pitra Dosha” is attached to banana tree or is it not auspicious to have banana tree ( kele ka ped ) in your house. Please guide and bless
    Thank You !

      • Thank You so much Guruji for you kind reply and knowledge dissemination to us !
        So should we go on fully cutting the tree form our house then or should we keep it ?
        And the direction in which the tree is planted right now , is it ok ?

        Regards and Shat Naman

  38. Guruji !
    My house is west facing.My gallary is in south side.I have garden space in west side left of Main entry from west side.Kindly advice plant to be planted in garden be it fruits or decorative one.

    • Hello Ranveer ji:
      It seems more space in West than East and in South than North, which is defect. You can have small plants of flowers and fruits in your garden

  39. my house main entrance faces east and have backyard on west.
    can i grow banana plants in west or what direction is best???
    can i have aloevera in the west in a pot away from the wall
    what is best direction for mango tree and lime tree(it has thorns)???

  40. Namaste Guruji.i have west facing entrance in my 2bhk is in d north and along with the kitchen there is chockdi for washing utensils in east just in one line with kitchen without partition.there is a balcony in the southwest corner of the house.can I place my plants in my balcony and in which direction? I have a tulsi, money plant, office hour plant, pink colour flower plant and a green and pink leaf plant I will buy it later.

  41. My house main door is facing NW/W and kitchen in South and there is big balcony in NE.
    What can I do to enhance wealth and career luck.

    Please advise

  42. Hai sir
    I kept money plant
    At north facing
    In front of my door outside
    Here is small confusion
    Which side I can keep money plant
    Main door left side or Right side..
    Thank u
    Give me a reply sir..

  43. Namaste Guruji, Our plot is west facing but we have our main entrance positioned to the north. We have left some vacant space with pergola in the north east corner of the house above the Puja room. Can we place pots in this area? Mainly flowering plants for the puja. Also we have placed a Oleander plant on the terrace in a pot. Is it alright? Thank you.

  44. Hello Guruji,
    Need help, We put plants in pots and decoration on the roof of our house. People say it is not as per Vaastu..
    Is it true

  45. Guruji,

    We have a house facing east on a south-east corner plot. Our neighbour located on our north side planted a mango tree at his south east corner. It has grown and is covering our north-east corner completely. Is it ok?

  46. Hi namaste Guruji,

    But most of the site says the placement of money plant is southeast, not N, NE or E?



    • South-east is a fire element and money plant is green in color, the color of North and North-east. It’s up-to you to decide where to place

  47. Hello Guruji,
    I stay in a flat and have bedroom and bathroom in south east corner.If its vastu dosh then how can i remove it.
    Thank you.

  48. Hello Sir,

    I have much more space in same equal portion in East and South East. I want to reduce the Effect of South East by doing vegetables gardening. Is that good in SE? thank you

  49. Guruji,

    Can I make bonsai of peepal tree? The peepal tree grew on its own in of the pots in my balcony.

    Thank you,


  50. We have two trees (SW side)one very big , one conifers small on either side of the entrance to the property, which we want to cut it down, to put the gate. Can we do that?

  51. Guruji, I kept money plant in the north corner part of my flat, but it was giving me negative result. Now I kept in west. It is balance not positive not negative also. Kindly suggest.

  52. Hello
    Greetings !

    I have recently bought an office in a building and constructed it. The floor has some serious flaws as its not even and South West direction seems a bit lower with uneven surface though I had asked to keep East lower, which is lower but all uneven. we got to know about the fault in the flooring only when we started pasting the Vinyl flooring.. now office is in running condition nothing much can be changed as of now.. any suggestion on how to deal with this? We moved to this new office in Aug End 2015 and barring Oct the business has gone down. I am not suggesting that the business is down only because of this but this may be one of the reason as all the efforts going in Vain for the last few months. It is a small office (350 Sq Ft. with one cabin at south east and 13 employee sitting arrangement facing North West, North and East along with the wall.

    Any suggestion improving the business and money prospects !


  53. Hello Guruji,

    My house entrance is in North East. We have a balcony in the eastern part of the house and south west part of the house. We were actually planning to keep Tulsi and Money Plant in the South West part as per my friend’s suggestion. As per my friend, the south west part of the flat should be more loaded than the other parts. After reading the article we are clear that Tulsi and Money Plant can be kept in Eastern part but which pots should we keep in south west? Please suggest.

  54. Guruji….I have placed Tulsi plant in north side but there is a closed safety tank under the floor it right to place tulsi plant home is west facing.

  55. Namastae! I have kept 2 green palm trees inside the house on both sides of the main door in a brownish red pot is it ok ? Main door is west facing ?

  56. Namaste Guruji
    I have read we should not keep any plants in the bedroom; but can the same be kept in the balcony attached to the bedroom. Was planning to have a hanging pot with bhrami in it

  57. Namaste

    Could you please advice where do we plant the Parijat and Champa plant? My entrance of he house is in North.

  58. Hello guruji
    I m living in flat on 9th floor I have two balcony in my flat. My main entrance is on south East corner of my house. My one big balcony that is 120sqft is on southwest and one is on North East that is small one 40 soft. I have planted Tamato, tulsi, Bell pepper, bottle gourd, chilly, Lettuce, mint, coriander, spinach, Origano, desi gulab and other vegetables, herbs, in my southwest balcony. And I kept two 50lt water tanks on south West corner for drip irrigation. Is is OK. To make vegetable garden with drip irrigation on southwest balcony. And please tell me which plant we can keep in North East balcony for good luck, positive effect and good health. Please help me. I m very confused. Which colour should I use in south West balcony for pots and wall.

    Please Reply please advice me whether I m doing wrong or right plz tell me is drip irrigation is OK or not in south West side.

  59. Dear Sirji.
    Recently we have book a 1 BHK flat for rent in 2nd floor (total floor 5). The main door is south facing. Balcony is in south side. A branch of a fig tree(dumur) is touching in our bedroom balcony. The tree is outside boundary of the apartment. Is it ok. Kitchen is towards south facing between bedroom and hall.

  60. hi,
    1. My house has East opening, one flat on floor and wall in front of door.
    2. Kitchen with Small balcony connected at East-South corner with balcony door at south side.
    3. I have plant in pot in my east – south facing balcony corner. (Bamboo, Money plant, flowers, Tulshi..etc)
    4. Flat layout is master Bedroom at North -East corner, Kids bedroom at North-west corner, Kitchen East-South corner, Hall South – west corner. Do this vastu is ok or it has any dosh.
    If any how do I correct it or give the remedies pls.

  61. my home has main door to south and gallery to east where should i keep money plant and plz suggest me i have earnings also but as it comes it go also

  62. Sir,I live in a village of house is west facing.before 3 years i constructed my new house and still it is not completed.whereas i tried always to make it complete.i also noticed that all my money is wasting in other ways…
    plz help me out to make my home as soon as possible.


  64. namasthe guruji,
    i want to know about the water filled sankh, the moment i fill it with water, it gets drained from hole inside the tail, water doesnt stay, then what should i do?

  65. Namastey Guruji,

    I have two place for money plant. where I pace money plant ?, in my bedroom (is north-west) Or my kitchen is southern with attached balcony (balcony in south)

  66. I have planted cactus plant in north side(left side) of the main entrance.

    Also,we have a small grinding mill (giving service to public for earning our livelihood ) in North West.

    Is everything correct ?

  67. Should anar( pomegranate ) plant kept in the house I have it in the east direction….ppl told mr its nit favourable in the house

  68. Namaste Guru ji
    I live in an apartment so open space is an issue I have planted tulsi plant and banana plant and I worship them regularly but as per the article it says east n north east is good positions bt I have only one balcony which is in north west one small open place is there in north east bt they are the back sides of our bathroom which I feel is nt right coz our exhaust our towards that direction pls guide.. can I keep it where I m keeping it or any other small remedie that we can do for good results.

  69. Sir,
    I have constructed a house in north east corner. But there was more vacant space in the west for gardening. I have created a barrier wall in between my house and compound wall with a gate.

  70. Guruji. My friend gave me laughing budda but from then we were financially came down what to do can I give her back the same budda

  71. namasthe guruji
    i have bought lotus plant can i keep it inside pooja room or should i keep it anywhere inside house please reply?

  72. Namaste guruji
    I have constructed house main door is west (west facing site) water tank above car parking.I have small space in north side of house. I have grown lemon tree in north east .kindly let me which plant to be grown for good prosperity,health and peace.? There also space outside house .which plant can be grown there? Kindly reply

  73. Our plot east west and north south is corner facing ..which wall we can consider as east west north south

  74. Hi Sir,

    I have a west facing apartment on 2nd floor of 5 story building, with balconeys on north-east,east and south-east. Building is facing towards east. for my apartment there is extension of floor Outside EAST and North-east balconies which is top part of building name holding beam. Im planning to place some plants in that extended area. please suggest if i can place small plants here.

  75. Namashkar
    I Live in a rented house and have unavoidable provision on keeping plants. I have thought a lot but I can not place plants in east north or north east direction as they are blocked. The only direction left is south. Can i place indoor plants in south direction of the house.

  76. Hello guruji,
    My flat entrance is in west direction of the house. I kept laughing buddha opp of my entrance? My living room is in south direction of the house n money plant n bamboo is in the south east of the living room. Pls let me kno if there shd be any changes in plant n laughing buddha positions. Thank u

  77. Hello Guruji,

    I have a south facing row house & my main door entrance is on SE.. Pl adv Whr shud i keep my money plant?? Also i kept my shoe rack on SW corner.. is it ok.. Pl adv.

    Thnks / Milind Jadhav

      • thnks for ur rply guruji.. but as per my south facing room i kept Toilet bathroom at NW Corner.. nw i hv balance space in SW Corner.. pl adv whr shud i keep my shoe rack? Is thr any prob of i kept my shoe rack on SW Corner as my house facing is SOUTH.. Pl help. Thanks

  78. My house is facing south, road. Behind on d north side i a small temple complex. Gahesha, Shiva parvathi facing east and venkatesha, Lakshmi, Maruthi facing north
    The shade of gopuram does not fall on d house. North side of house is covered by big wall of the temple. Is there any vastudosha

  79. Namste guruji,we r staying in 1st floor .can we keep some decorative flower plants East direction wall on upstairs .because we have small garden on dat wall .

  80. Hi guruji,
    My house is north faced.I have planned to plant a flower plants in northeast corner (in side compound) it is OK or not. What are the plants are advisable?

    Thanks & Regards,

  81. Namaste guru ji please let me know which direction can we keep banana plant as I have a balcony in North direction