The Best Houseplant for Your Zodiac Sign
Making a choice and bringing home a houseplant might seem like a straight-forward process, but there’s more to consider than that. A houseplant’s temperament, lifespan, and care routine vary greatly, so your houseplants need to match your lifestyle, just like your own home does. There’s no better way to narrow down the choices than to consult your zodiac sign for answers. When in doubt, trust the stars.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18): Lifesaver Plant
Being one of the zodiac signs that is considered rather unique, it would make sense that a weird plant like the lifesaver would catch your eye. Different from most other plants, they are often compared to plants found in science fiction novels rather than on windowsills. In spite of being rather unique, these plants don’t need much watering or other care, so they suit your open-minded nature and your easygoing personality.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20): String of Pearls
A Pisces’ daydreaming and childlike enthusiasm tends to set you apart. You’re also incredibly selfless and a type of person that lets things take their course. You could easily work on a string of pearls, or something straightforward and enjoyable. They’re not only fun to look at because of their small bulbs spilling out everywhere, but they’re also very low maintenance and can adapt to pretty much any light exposure and area around your house. The flowers’ fragrance only adds to their charm, since some say they have tiny white flowers that smell delightful.
Aries (March 21 to April 19): Cactus
As a Taurus, you are known as one who doesn’t mess around, and you certainly are brash. For this reason, a cactus may be the right plant to channel your quirky, independent side into your home. Cactus thrive in a desert environment, but can be grown in a home environment as well. A cactus presents a blank canvas, whereas the rest of your life is full of uncertainties and opportunity. You don’t have to water them much more than necessary, which is great for someone prone to becoming bored very quickly and neglecting their main projects to find something much more exciting to do.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Jade Plant
Jade plants are ideal for you because they bring calming presence as well as the ability to blend into nearly any decor theme. You tend to be dependable, stable, and you’re not one to quit despite hardship. In addition, this plant also doesn’t draw too much attention to itself, which you may find pleasing for calm and collected individuals in most circumstances. Besides falling in line with your taste for fine things, the leaves of the tree have a reputation as a sign of good fortune, which could appeal to you with your penchant for the finer things in life.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Air Plant
As an air sign, she might seem a little too matchy-matchy. However, these plants do suit your personality well. You do not like to stick to routines, and you like to make a statement. You are also extremely adaptable to all kinds of situations. Those are all characteristics reflected in the simple, easy to maintain air plant. They have a super light texture and bloom without needing soil or roots to get started. You can easily move the plants from one location to another in your home since they grow best as hanging plants surrounded by good air circulation. If you’re a person who appreciates changes and being flexible, you would appreciate how open this plant is in terms of location and how easy it is to move from one room to another. Furthermore, since most of these plants thrive on air, they are extremely easy to maintain.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Mimosa Pudica
A Mimosa pudica might fit you perfectly because you are caring and compassionate, and you enjoy going out of your way to help others. Their sensitivity is probably the most well-known characteristic of these plants, which make them amazingly sensitive when touched. When contacted, their leaves fold into themselves. Keep in mind that doing this over and over will eventually weaken a plant something you will totally relate to after having expended much emotional energy on the plant for a long period of time. Moreover, they are capable of putting out little circles of colorful flowers, which can be pink, yellow, or purple, which are colors that appeal to your loving nature.
Leo (July 23 to August 22): Rex Begonia
You know how to make a statement, you have a colorful personality, and you know how to make any room you’re in your home feel like home, Leo. That’s why a plant such as Rex begonia is the perfect choice for you. There are a variety of colors and styles of plants available that you can use to showcase who you are and enhance your home no matter what style you would prefer to put it in. They tend to dominate other plants when they surround them and they draw attention right from the start. Furthermore, they tend to be quite self-sufficient, and require minimal maintenance compared to other kinds of plants, which is something you can be thankful for given your independent nature.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22): Prayer Plant
These characteristics will help you relate to the prayer plant because you’re particular in what you need, reclusive, and like things done a certain way. Generally, the good thing about them is that they’re a popular houseplant choice due to their fun patterns (which comes in several varieties, so choose one that suits your preferences), but that’s not all they’re known for. As people who like to retreat from the world and spend time alone with their thoughts, they will understand how these leaves fold at night. It’s not that challenging to take care of prayer plants, but there are a few things you have to know about them. People like you pay close attention to detail and can be meticulous in their own right, so they won’t have any trouble with strict parameters.
Libra (September 23 to October 22): Peace Lilies
A peace lily fits you like a glove since you’re peaceful, adaptable, and have a taste for beautiful things. This white flowering plant is a staple in modern homes and adds a sophisticated element to any room it is placed in. People in this group do not have onerous standards. This is something you can appreciate as an individual who tries to make everyone around him/her happy and satisfied. Furthermore, they are thought to be a symbol of peace, which aligns with your desire to bring harmony into your home.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): Venus Flytrap
A Venus flytrap would be a good match for you because of your similar qualities, which include being mysterious, intimidating, and like to keep to yourself. If you find yourself drawn to a Venus flytrap, do not be surprised since you share many similar qualities with it. You tend to be rather reserved, and if someone gets too close, you close up quickly in order to protect yourself. The majority of people normally don’t even think of these plants as houseplants because of their intimidating appearance. Thus, it is easy to understand how the Venus flytrap quickly shuts its mouth when an intruder attempts to activate it. The plants are not only good for your enigmatic and possessive personality, but they drive insects away with their nectar and even by emitting a soft blue-ish glow.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): Snake Plant
The viper’s bowstring hemp, also called the snake plant, fits into the type of personality you exhibit because of your capacity to adapt, reckless behavior, and a tendency to make a statement. It is extremely hardy and durable, and it is one of the plants that accentuate any space regardless of where it is placed. The euphorbia plant enjoys a strong reputation for being among the easiest plants to maintain, due to its ability to thrive no matter what kind of neglect or abuse it might endure. You need a plant that requires minimal care for someone who is always on the go and loves to live their life the way you do. Additionally, these plants have been found to purify the air and help prevent illnesses and allergies. As a bonus, they also tend to promote good luck, which fits in well with your natural optimism and positive outlook on life.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19): Juniper Bonsai Tree
You’re dedicated and methodical. This makes you a great candidate for a juniper bonsai tree. Bonsai is a centuries-old art of growing small trees in containers to mimic the shape of a large tree. There are multiple cultivation techniques required, including meticulous shaping, pruning, root reduction, shaping, grafting, potting, and defoliation. Even though it seems simple, don’t be fooled; bonsai takes tremendous dedication and time to cultivate. If you have a great eye for detail and you are willing to devote your time to it, you will succeed. In addition, those who practice this art show great respect for one another, which is something you value.