Crystals are natural stones produced by the earth over thousands of years. Most people think of chandeliers, wedding goblets or bowls when they hear the word crystal but healing crystals are all around us in agate, mineral and rock form. In fact, some places like New Mexico and Arizona have known energy vortexes, caused by meteorites and other natural phenomenon that produced an exponential amount of crystals in the earth. But keep in mind, snow, salt, sugar, ice and a variety of metals are also classified as crystals. Just look under a microscope when you’re bored, you’ll see!
If you have ever been into a metaphysical shop you have likely seen an array of healing crystals. Each type of crystal harbors different energies and properties. Many shamans, intuitive’s and healers have used crystal healing for centuries to help aid people in a variety of ailments. In fact, the Egyptians used many crystals as everyday preventative medicine. In combination with other holistic remedies, crystal healing can boost health, emotional deficiencies, energy imbalances and more. And if you frequent spas or the yoga studio, you’ll likely see large amethyst stones – they are known to absorb emotional deficiencies, imbalances and negative energies. Can you say, AAAAhhhhhhhhhhh?
So it makes sense that some gardeners like myself, like to use certain crystals in their gardens to help their plants grow strong, keep them healthy, happy and thriving.
7 healing crystals to boost your garden
1) Moss agate
Probably the number one stone used amongst gardeners. This promotes grounding, connection to nature and helps bring out your green thumb. It is also known to bring vitality to your plant and helps you create a connection or bond with your green friends.
Well it goes without saying this has the energies of the moon, but moonstone is said to promote rest. Used by Native Americans, and considered a favorite, moonstone promotes restorative health. It is a symbol of fertility and will make happy plants.
3) Green Calcite
A stone ideal for a space that is too loud, this stone helps soothe anxious and stressed plants. Offering this lovely stone to your plants will result in a lush and happy garden.
Used by the Egyptians, malachite is the stone of fertility and vegetation, so it makes sense to place this in the garden! This stone encourages growth and abundance in a strong supportive environment. An excellent stone if your garden is effected by EMF. If you have an electrical panel or tower near your garden your plants will suffer. Place a malachite stone to help protect them.
5) Clear Quartz
This stone is known as the master healer. Every holistic healer has this stone in their bag of tricks. A work horse for many things, clear quartz is not only a great general stone to promote vitality it also helps boost and power up other stones. If you don’t know where to start and the idea of putting rocks in your garden seems funny, start here. This one will do wonders and help you ease into healing stones.
6) Tigers Eye
The stone of courage and strength, tigers eye will foster root growth. Helps bring harmony to the garden and also helps maintain wealth.
Citrine warms, cleanses, and energizes you and your garden. Highly protective, citrine makes a great tool for transmuting negative energy into positive energies. It is associated with the solar plexus and helps enhance your garden environment. It is also the merchants stone, giving you abundance in your life. If your garden falls in the back left corner of your home, place citrine there to bring vitality to your garden and finances!
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Aquamarine is the ideal crystal for those having little pond or aquarium in the house. The stone is related to moon and is good for the health of fish and other water creatures and plants.
Thanks Lily! Superb advice!
How large should these stones be if you want to place them in your garden or flower beds? Can they be small — or — do they need to be much larger to help your plants grow? OR does it even matter?
All excellent questions. I typically scale them with the plant. So for example a small moss agate for an orchid is perfect,
but I have a large Amethyst harbored next to my gardenia bush and a large Rose Quartz next to my lilies. I also think it
depends on the health of your plant, if they are struggling a larger stone brings more vitality and strength. This is especially
important if they are near power lines or electrical equipment with EMF.
Thank you for sharing this! I have many fruit trees-persimmon, tangerine, and lemon to name a few, and lots of small plants and flowers. There’s a cell tower 2 blocks away from our house now. Other than Malachite, what other recommendations do you have for emf protection? Do they need to be large or can I purchase lots of small ones?
I would start with getting an EMF reader. You can find one on Amazon. Determine how that cell tower is affecting you and your plants. Some emit really strong readings, others do not. Knowing that will help you determine the size of crystals.
Can I mix a lot of different stone in one plant pot..
Tune into the plant and ask. I would start with one and add to her as too many may be overwhelming.
Hi I was just wondering if these crystals are sade for the garden? If they can be mixed with water and not damage a plants growth and health? Are there orher crystals that are toxic?
Absolutely! I have tons of crystals in my garden and all help plant growth. No need to worry
and your plants will thank you!
Malachite is poisonous and amethyst does breakdown if wet too long
Any stone that ends in “ite” can bread down in water and release other properties. I gifted a friend a pyrite, and he put it in his aquarium. On the upside, it’s gotten rid of his algae…on the downside, it killed his ornamental shrimp. I can’t wait to try tree and moss agate in my plants!
Malachite is not poisonous at all! The dust of malachite is dangerous if inhaled while working on it but the stone has nothing to do with it.
It’s the copper in the stone. Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing, which is the case with malachite.
Bottom line: putting crystals into soil that’s going to get wet & potentially be exposed to not just the regular outdoor elements, but fertilizer & other things you might use with your plants, could create a situation that’s quite different from just wearing a stone ocassionally. The problem with malachite happens when it breaks down & releases *too much* copper.
The best thing to do, imo, is to just educate yrself about the stones you use & be aware of possibly breaking them down to a point that they release problematic substances or problematic quantities of otherwise helpful or neutral substances.
Hi, just don’t use an Amethyst (at least one that you CARE about anyway) bc the color of the stone will fade if it’s in sunlight. Also, don’t use hydrophobic stones like Selenite, etc bc they will crumble and deteriorate from the interaction with H2O. Just an FYI 🙂
Thanks so much for the tips! I currently have rose quartz, and moss agate in the main garden and citrine around my tree. I do have an amethyst
next to my gardenias but it is one that I was OK with if it faded. I don’t love it any less! But I did not know that selenite would crumble. What a great tip.
Ive never put my wands in the garden but now I definitely won’t.
Selenite is compressed salt water….
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
I would put the wands in your pots knowing it will break down. It will infuse white light up through the roots fortifying your plants. I had a monstera on its last leg. I sprinkled selenite powder into the soil. The plant made a complete recovery and is flourishing! I would go as far to say same reason epsom salt and other minerals are great for plants. 🌻
Janine, great advice!
Try Mixing a few Amethysts stones in your Soil. or evenn put them at the bottom of the Pot. Let your Roots Enjoy them.
Yes the moss agate is an excellent stone to bury. I have not tried the amethyst but since they fade that could be a great solution!
I’d it okay to put more than one type of stone with my potted plant? I don’t want to over do it or confuse the energy.
Absolutely. No need to worry. the more the merrier!
I have a Japanese maple that did not leaf out this year. It is not dead because it has growth near the bottom of the trunk. Is there a crystal that can save it?
Check out my latest video on crystals. I think maybe a tree agate might help, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAJjJtzRibg
What do you Think about Mixing Stones in the Soil? Or is that what you already do? letting your roots wrap all around them
I have orchids growing in the water method, they are flowering a bunch and some need to re-bloom. What crystals would be good for my wonderful orchids? Has anyone used crystals with the water orchids and gotten results?
Love & Light,
You’ll want to avoid stones that are considered “soft” like Opal, Selenite or Chalcopyrite because water will damage them. Quartz, Jasper and any kind of Agate are excellent choices. All are hardy enough to endure the water without damaging the crystal. Clear Quartz, the master healer, will raise the vibration of energy and Amethyst will heal. Black agate will remove any negativity so if the plant is struggling due to hepatic stress or EMF, start there.
Thank you so much, I have a bunch of small un-polished small clear quartz.
What a lovely read. I have a question. What would be a recommended crystal for lavender at the entrance of my home? Any ideas? There would be a little bit of sunlight and no power lines, just a light post in front of my house.
I would try moss agate and lavender quartz!
I just love this post!, but I’m wondering if you can use different stones for different plants. Most of my plants are fruit trees, and lately a couple have suffered a set back due to a plague.
What would you recommend for a citrus tree just recovering from a plague, a mango suffering from a transplant stress, or a passion fruit vine which won’t flower
Green Calcite and Amethyst are especially helpful for stressed and anxious plants. Place them in the soil around the roots and seal them with a ceremony of love and healing energy. Be sure to include them in your thoughts daily and send them love and nurturing energy. It’s also helpful to provide them filtered water. Tap water can be extremely stressful. Collect rain water or allow tap water to sit a day before placing in on plants.
Can round jewelry beads be used for say moss agate, moonstone, or other stones for helping with the health of potted indoor herbs or even herbs planted outdoors. Could these be placed on top of the soil or in the soil just like raw or polished stones? I’m a beader and have some of these beads just lying around.
As long as they are the actual stone then they hold the property of the stone. You may want to thread some of them together to create more strength as beads can be quite small!
1. I use a lot of hematite beads in my jewelry and I heard that hematite is good for grounding. I know these beads are a composite to get the unusual shapes (I assume the round shapes also). I’m wondering if composite beads of “genuine” stone can still be healing?
Composites are the stones very finely ground up with some glue and placed in molds to make the shapes.
2. How do YOU tell fakes from genuine stones as there are a lot of the fake stuff going around?
3. Any suppliers you use that you absolutely trust?
I never thought I would have to worry about things like healing crystals and the people who sell them.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Composites can be tricky because their true nature has been changed or altered. Look for local trade shows that come to your area and find reputable stores.
We have a show called the Galactic expo that comes every May. One of the vendors, Celestial Dancer is a great source for stones. But many cities, like Asheville
NC have great rock shops. Ask around and you’ll find good ones,
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Need a crystal recommendation for cuttings I took from my Mom’s Camellia bush. I’ve tried propagation of her bush 5 times with no luck. I really want them to root so I can share them with my siblings. Help:)
Be sure to check out my updated version of this article. It offers additional tips along with a video and print out. https://gatesinteriordesign.com/best-crystals-to-boost-your-garden/
dumb question-where do I place the crystals? on top of soil near base of plant ok, or must I bury deep? I love looking at them!
What ever you choose, both work to benefit the plant and garden.
Hello! I was wondering what would be good for a fig tree? My father kept cutting it back so the plant can’t really establish itself.
I would try tree agate
i like to do gardening but my plants get damaged so one of my friend advice me to use malachite stone which is a green crystal that is used to deflect electromagnetic forces that affect all types of organisms. Plants are greatly affected by these harmful radiations, these can interfere with the natural vibration of the plant and disturb their internal state and i also use tigers eye and citrine and it literally improve my gardening
Wow, what a great testament to using crystal healing!