5 plants that can ruin the peace and prosperity of your household

We all keep certain plants at home – both outdoor and indoor – for purposes ranging from spiritual, medicinal, decorative, or good luck. But not everything that appears pleasant to the senses is equally great as per Feng shui. Chances are the beautiful plant you have in your bedroom cabinet is responsible for frequent and growing tiff in the family. Not getting success despite tons of efforts in the right direction? You can blame it on the plant you put beside your TV cabinet in the living room. Feng shui suggests that what plant you choose as your home décor can also be the difference between having a healthy or not-so-healthy household. 

So if you have – or want to have – a lot of greenery inside your home, this article is a must-read for you. 

5 Plants to avoid having at your home

Bonsai Plant: They look unnatural and denote stunted career growth. We are already fed up with all the hindrances and impediments we find in our life – both on the professional and personal front. So why invite all the more negative energy by placing a dwarfed tree as home décor? However, you can keep them in your outdoor garden if you are a fan of it. But putting them inside the home is a strict no-no! 

Sharp and thorny plants like Cotton: Any plant with rough edges or thorns are not recommended inside homes as per Feng Shui. They are considered a magnet of negative and harmful energy as per Feng shui. Moreover, such plants can damage your skin and be a threat to your pets and kids. 

In addition, Cotton or even fake cotton attracts dirt and dust that is difficult to clean. And dirt is never appreciated in either Feng shui or Vastu. So another reason for you to avoid having thorny plants like cotton, or crown-of-thorns in your home. 

Dead Plants: Nothing dead is considered auspicious in the Hindu religion, or in any religion for that matter. And same goes for the dead plants.

They have lost their charm, life, and the power to infuse your home with positive vibrations. And that’s not the end. Once they turn dead, they start inviting harmful vibrations bringing bad luck, health, and overall misfortune. Besides, they also look bad as a home décor once they are dead. Fetching you all the more reasons to avoid or uproot them.

Fake Plants: We agree that they look beautiful and hardly require maintenance. But is that all you want out of them? Fake or artificial plants add no real value to the household, unlike real full-of-life plants. Real plants can attract and retain good vibrations to make your life better, something which a fake one can never achieve. 

In case you still want to have fake plants, we suggest you keep them clean and shining to dispel harmful outcomes. Please replace them with a new one if they are broken, faded, or simply not in good condition. 

Useful-but-inauspicious plants like Babul, Haldi, Mehandi, and the like: Surprising as it may sound, even such useful plants are deemed not-so-lucky by the Feng shui. Babul is unwarranted due to its thorns while Haldi and Mehandi are said to be dwellings of evil spirits. Feng shui even goes to the extent of recommending no house around the area with these two plants. 

Given that these are not popular or home décor items, you’d do good to avoid putting them within your household. 


It’s good to have greenery in and around your life and home. And if they bring good luck with them, nothing like it. But not everything that glitter is gold and we must know to separate wheat from the chaff. Hope this blog helps you make the most of your plants at home. 

So plant good luck, peace, and prosperity in your home and uproot bad luck, conflict, poverty, sickness, and hindrances-to-prosperity from your home by acting upon the suggestions provided herein. 

Thanks for reading!

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