Money plant is one of the most popular indoor plants in India. The heart-shaped leaves of money plant add lushness to the décor without any mess and dirt. Also, a money plant has ornamental appeal as well as a number of health benefits as it is also known as natural air purifier. Money plant is also believed to bring long-lasting friendship, due its heart-shaped leaves.
Moreover, money plant, according to Vastu, attracts positive energy along with luck, wealth and prosperity which makes it more auspicious as an indoor plant. It can kept in the office or at home. As per Vastu Shastra principles, keeping lucky plants at home ensures prosperity in the house and eliminate financial difficulties. If you are planning to bring a money plant home, follow these Vastu guidelines to place it at the right place.
Money plant Vastu direction: Where to keep money plant at home?
Money plant, as per Vastu principles, should be placed in the south east direction or north entrance in the house.
Living room: According to various Vastu experts, money plant should be kept in the south-east corner of the room for attracting luck and prosperity. Since this direction is ruled by planet Venus and Lord Ganesha, both of them symbolise wealth and luck. Right placement of money plant is very important to see its positive effect in your life. You can also place the money plant in aquarium in the southeast corner of the room.
It is believed that Lord Ganesha takes away bad luck from the resident and showers him with wealth and prosperity.
North facing house entrance: If your house is a north facing property, then the house entrance is the perfect place to keep the money plant, as per Vastu principles. This arrangement will attract new career opportunities and new income sources for the family members.
Bedroom: Money plant can be kept in the bedroom as well on the left or right side of the bed but away from the footrest or headrest. The money plant has to be placed in the right direction as per Vastu guidelines.
Placing a money plant in the bedroom helps avoid arguments and also helps in reducing sleep disorders.
Avoid east-west direction: Money plant should never be kept in the east-west direction of the house or room, as it could lead to trouble in the form of financial problems, arguments and discord between married couples.
In the corners: According to the Vastu, sharp corners are source of anxiety and negativity. To nullify the negative effects, money plants can be placed in corners, which will also minimise the stress at home.
Bathroom: Since money plants are easy to grow, they can easily grow in humid corners such as bathrooms. As per Vastu, keeping the money plant in a bathroom will do no harm. You can maintain it easily, if your bathroom gets a considerable amount of direct or indirect sunlight. Keep the money plant in the southeast direction near a window.
Near electronics, gadgets: Money plants has the capability to absorb radiations and therefore can be placed near television or computers or Wi-Fi routers.
Note: Money plant, as per Vastu, should always be kept inside the house and not in the garden area.
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Money plant benefits
Indoor plants enhance the décor of interiors. Money plant is a popular houseplant with immense benefits.
Money plant is considered lucky houseplant. Keeping money plant in home is also considered to bring good luck and prosperity. A money, as per Vastu, should be placed in the southeast corner which promotes peace and healthy environment in the house. As per Feng Shui, the five leaves in each branch of the money plant represent the five elements of nature namely earth, water, fire, metal, and wood. The five elements help attract positive energies.
Purifies the air
Most houseplants help reduce indoor air pollution. Among the main benefits of money plant is its ability to purify the air by eliminating airborne pollutants like carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene. Thus, the plant allows more oxygen and helps in easy breathing.
Lowers stress and anxiety
Money plant is an auspicious plant that helps energise and lower stress levels in people. Hence, it creates a positive atmosphere and reduces sleeping disorders, anxiety and conflicts.
Ensures good health
You can keep a money plant near the Wi-Fi router in the house. This placement helps protect children from falling sick and older members of the house from getting heartaches.
Moreover, it lowers the radiation level emanating from electronic gadgets such as laptops, computers, and mobile phones.
Keeps aquariums clean
One can grow indoor money plants in aquariums. The plant keeps the water free from nitrates which is harmful to the fishes.
The heart-shaped leaves of money plant attract love, laughter, and happiness for the family members. Hence, you can keep the plant at home to heal broken relationships and strengthens ties with family members. It also helps prevent marital problems.
Helps tackle Sick Building Syndrome
A money plant is known to absorb negative energies present in the surrounding and help neutralise symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome.
There are different types of money plants. Some of the varieties known in India include Jade plant, golden money plant, silver money plant, marble queen money plant, marble prince money plant, split leaf money plant, Swiss cheese money plant and Chinese money plant.
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Money plant Vastu direction: Tips for growing money plant indoors
Money plant gives maximum benefits when it is grown inside the house, rather than outside the house. Grow it in a bottle or a mini jar. If a money plant is kept outside the house, make sure it is kept away from direct sunlight. Keep it in a shaded area.
The belief, according to Vastu, is that greener the money plant, the more the chances of getting wealth into your home. As per money plant Vastu, if your money plant has lush foliage, it increases your wealth.
Keep your money plants along the boundary of your house/border of your flat.
The money plant is an interior plant, not to be kept outside as per Vastu Shastra principles. You can keep it on the boundary of the flat/house. For instance, the boundary of a flat would be a window sill. The plant emits a lot of positive energy.
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Money plant Vastu: Directions to avoid
It is important to keep the money plant in the Vastu recommended direction only. Placing the plant in north or east walls or north-east corner is not suitable, according to the Vastu as it may result in loss of money, health issues and conflicts. Since Jupiter and Venus rules the north-east direction, they are not compatible with each other and may result in losses.
Where to keep money plant at home as per Feng Shui?
As per Feng Shui, money plant can be placed in the wealth corner of your house. To identify the wealth corner, imagine a three-by-three grid placed over the house. Stand at your home entrance door and find the farthest corner of the grid on the left-hand side, which is the wealth area.
Similarly, you can also identify the wealth corner of your bedroom or office space. Stand in the door facing into the room and locate the far left corner, which will be the wealth area.
Where to keep money plant in office?
Placing a money plant in the office or workspace is considered auspicious as it brings prosperity and financial abundance in one’s career. You can also keep a money plant on the desk, which symbolises the wealth.
Money plant Vastu Dos and don’ts
*Avoid red colours: Keeping the plant near any red coloured items or surfaces makes it draw bad luck or negative energies. Thus, avoid placing the money plant near red objects. Make sure that the money plant is not kept next to any red coloured items, or on red surfaces. For example, do not keep the plant near utilities in the house such as washing machine, dustbin, grinders, fridge, etc. that are painted in red.
*Do not keep it in the kitchen: Avoid placing your money plants near the kitchen. Keeping it near these objects may take away the luck and wealth that the money plant brings.
*Go for green or blue hues: For optimum positive effects, grow the money plant in a green or blue vase. This will invite more wealth and help to remove any obstacles in the flow of energy. It makes more space for positive energy flow. You can use discarded plastic bottles or containers and use DIY techniques to transform them into attractive flower plants and grow your money plant at home.
*Ensure the place is airy: Avoid placing the money plant outdoors. However, you place the money plant in an area that is airy and receives partial shade.
*Leaves should not touch the ground: Make sure that the leaves do not touch the ground. As per money plant Vastu, the growing vines denote growth and prosperity. Once the money plant has grown, make sure you prune it and keep it neat. The money plant is believed to be a form Goddess Lakshmi. Make sure the leaves or stems of your money plant are not falling on to the ground, as it is considered highly inauspicious.
*Ensure that your money plant grows upwards. If planted in a pot, use a plant pole/moss stick for growing your money plant. Coco poles are ideal as they are porous allowing high moisture retention and allowing the roots of the plant to grip naturally into the coir fibre. You can even use a bamboo as support for your money plant.
*Do not let anyone else prune your money plant, not even close friends or neighbours. Allowing them to prune it, signifies giving away your wealth to someone. As per Vastu, pruning and tacking care of lucky plants or tree for money to be someone else can also have a negative impact on the plant.
*Place it in a water vessel: If you are placing money plant in south-east direction, avoid placing it in a water vessel and instead plant it in soil and use a brown coloured pot. You can also use darker shades of red.
*Tips for keeping money plant in bedroom: Placing money plant in bedroom can help you boost your mood and enthusiasm. It can help in calming your mind after a stressful day. If you are planting money plant in a bedroom, keep the plant at least 5 feet away from the bed.
*Keep money plant indoors: Keeping the money plant in home indoors brings maximum benefits as per Vastu. It is believed that the healthier the money plant it, the more good luck it will attract. One of the is noteworthy money plant benefits is that the plant also controls indoor humidity levels which improves the temperature indoor.
*Do not give the plant to others: A money plant as per Vastu should not be given to others as it annoys planet Venus, the deity that bestows prosperity.
Money plant in aquarium
Growing a money plant in an aquarium is an excellent way to boost the flow of positive energies in the house. You can place money plant on the top of an aquarium. Let the money plant grow its roots in the aquarium water. This arrangement helps in absorption of nitrates in the aquarium water. It is advantageous for the aquatic lives.
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How to maintain the money plant?
*Money plants can be easily grown in a water-filled vessel or in a plant pot through stem cutting. Replenish the water in the vessel every week with tap water so that the plants get all the minerals to grow.
*Remove the wilted leaves as it symbolises negative energy. If you are planting the money plant in soil, ensure you water it regularly and keep it free from pests.
*Place the money plant in a partial shade and needs water once a week or more frequently if the indoor air too much dry.
*Money plants can grow up to the height of 20 meters if maintained properly. Remove the dry or yellow coloured leaves to keep it healthy. As per money plant Vastu, one should ensure that dried leaves are removed as a dried plant symbolizes misfortune.
*If you are placing the money plant in an air-conditioned room, mist the plants frequently as it may become too dry due to cool air.
*Avoid using water with high chlorine or fluoride content and instead use normal tap water.
*You should trim the plant regularly to keep it healthy-looking and easy to maintain.
Indoor Money plant, if not kept as per Vastu principles, may have some disadvantages. If the plant is kept outside the house or if it has a stunted growth, then it is considered inauspicious, as per Vastu Shastra.
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Can you take money plant from someone?
It is widely believed that stealing money plant from someone’s house and planting it in one’s home brings happiness and prosperity. However, Vastu Shastra does not recommend planting money plants stolen from someone. One should purchase a money plant and keep it at home as per the Vastu rules.
How many money plants can be kept at home?
Money trees are made by braiding several money plants when they are still young and tender. Avoid braiding odd number of money plants.
As per Vastu, there is no limit on the number of money plants kept at home.
Which direction should money plant be kept?
Money plant can be kept in southeast direction or any other direction, depending on the room.
Can money plant be kept in bedroom?
Yes, money plant can be kept in bedroom.
Is Money Plant unlucky?
Money plant is one of the popular indoor plants which attracts positivity to home.
Can we keep money plant in north west direction?
Money plant should not be kept in the east-west direction. Instead, you can place money plant in north direction.
Can we place the money plant in balcony?
You can keep the money plant in the balcony where there is partial shade.
Can we keep the money plant in front of the main door?
Avoid keeping the money outside your home. The plant does not require much sunlight. Hence, it can be kept indoors.
(With additional inputs from Surbhi Gupta)
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