Best Houseplants For Your Zodiac Sign
Posted on: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Feeling indecisive about what houseplant to bring home next? Perhaps it's time to turn to the stars! Zodiac signs have certain traits associated with them, which means knowing your sign can give insight into your personality. Here are some houseplants matched to each sun sign! If you're not sure what sign you are, simply look for your birthdate in the range within the brackets below.
Aries (March 21 to April 19): Golden Barrel Cactus
Born a natural leader, Aries gets things done. People say they are direct, uncomplicated, and straightforward—just like the Golden Barrel Cactus. They don't love being told what to do, which is another reason why a cactus is a great match since it doesn't require much care. As a fire sign, and one of the most fiery at that, Aries connects with this plant's love for sunshine. Plus, the plant's yellow spines against its dark green body gives an appearance of a fiery glow.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Fiddle Leaf Fig
Tauruses are dependable and down to earth but averse to sudden change. Rather than loving the game, they love the rewards of the game, which is why the Fiddle Leaf Fig is a good match. While some see this plant as demanding, a Taurus's patience and work ethic will help this tree thrive. Tauruses aren't one to lose their temper, but when they do get angry, it's best for others to stay away. This is sort of like the Fiddle Leaf Fig. Simply treat it with proper care—avoid drafts, wet soil, and too much sun, for example—and it will behave just fine.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Calathea
Need some entertaining? Talk with a Gemini. They love conversation, and they always have a story to tell. Gemini is represented by a symbol for twins because there are a couple sides to their personality. That's what makes the Calathea a great match, with its variegated leaves. Instead of Geminis having to constantly pick up new flowers to decorate their home during all the parties they host, the showy Calathea will do the trick.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Spider Plant
Like a crab, Cancers tend to move sideways rather than in a straight line. That doesn't mean they don't move forward in life—they may just go in directions other people don't understand. This is similar to how a Spider Plant grows—a bit all over the place, but this growth ultimately results in a beautiful plant. Cancers love their family and appreciate the comforts of home—they are big on roots, just like how Spider Plants don't mind being a bit rootbound.
Leo (July 23 to August 22): Monstera
Leos think big. While they like to lead, they don't love being ordered around. They love beautiful and luxurious things—and that's exactly what the Monstera is. Sometimes called the Swiss Cheese Plant, the Monstera has the good looks to match those of a Leo. Seeing as Leos love attention, and the Monstera is one of the most Instagrammable plants, this is one dynamic duo.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22): Prayer Plant
While they can be shy and sensitive, Virgos have an incredibly generous heart and love helping people. They love attention to detail, and when they create something, it's often both useful and beautiful. Virgos like to withdraw, enjoying time alone, so they will appreciate how the Prayer Plant (Maranta) appears to pray at nighttime, as its leaves fold up. While not an extremely difficult plant to care for, Prayer Plants do have particular needs to keep in mind—for example, the soil must be well-draining since its roots are prone to rot, and bright, indirect light is preferred. The intricate patterns on the leaves of Prayer Plants will also be of interest to detailed-orientated Virgos.
Libra (September 23 to October 22): Peace Lily
Seeking harmony and balance—that's what life is all about for Libras. That, and love—they don't want to be alone. Libras are well-rounded people who strive for equal amounts of everything in their life, looking for balance. The Peace Lily is a great match for a Libra because, besides the very appropriate Libra-focused name, this plant is absolutely stunning. Plus, Peace Lilies purify the air, perfect for the air sign Libra.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): Snake Plant
As deep thinkers, Scorpios need lots of time to themselves to process what they are feeling. Scorpios with a Snake Plant will have plenty of time to themselves since these plants require such little care—allow the soil to completely dry between watering, and give them indirect sunlight, though they can tolerate varying light levels. Scorpios can come across as quiet, shy, and secretive, but these passionate people love to learn about others, which often leads to Scorpios learning about themselves as well.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): Air Plant
Sagittariuses find joy in searching for something new, always asking questions and finding the answers. They often do this through travel, where they can meet new people and experience all that life has to offer. Air Plants can fit into Sagittariuses' adventurous life since they require attention only every week or two. Sagittariuses enjoy freedom, as do Air Plants—they don't even need soil or a container to grow! This pairing works well since neither are tied to routine, meaning they are ready to experience life.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19): English Ivy
Always climbing higher and higher, Capricorns are sure-footed hard workers who are bound to succeed in life. That's what makes English Ivy a perfect match. Its vigorous growth can keep up with that of the Capricorn. English Ivy needs minimal sunlight and moderate water, giving Capricorns more time to work toward their goals.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18): Aloe Vera
True humanitarians, Aquarians are extremely generous in sharing their gifts with others. They can even tune in to how others are feeling. Aloe Vera is also here to help others, with the healing gel on the inside of its leaves. Aquarians aren't very emotional people, so they will pair well with the stable Aloe Vera. The world is a better place thanks to Aquarians and Aloe Vera.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Pothos
Often lost deep in thought, Pisces need lots of time on their own but are happy to return to the company of others eventually. They are graceful beings, flowing through life. They also are deeply caring toward others. Pothos in the home of a Pisces can create the perfect scene for plenty of daydreaming, and they are easy to care for if the daydreaming goes on a little too long. Plus, just like how Pisces often feel pulled in different directions in life, you never quite know the exact direction Pothos will grow.
Your birth month can say a lot about you, including what plants to bring into your home! Whether you're picking up a plant for yourself or one as a gift, matching zodiac signs to plants is a fun way to make the houseplant decision-making process a little easier.