Whether you check your horoscope for fun or to gain meaningful insight, knowing your zodiac sign is essential. Astrology can help you better understand how to navigate your way in the world and make informed decisions about everything, from your purpose and relationships to selecting the right houseplants. Maintaining houseplants is a fun hobby, but plant selection is vital to growing thriving plants. Choosing houseplants that fit your skill level and space and align with your zodiac sign is key to growing happy and healthy plants. Based on your sign, here is how to pick the right houseplant for you.
Aries: This fire sign appreciates something showy and attention-grabbing, so the Lipstick Plant is an excellent choice. Glossy foliage and long-lasting flowers make this easy-care houseplant a welcome addition to a spot with bright, indirect sunlight.
Taurus: The fixed earth energy of Taurus makes them grounded. This group is known for being patient, making them a good plant parent to a Fiddle Leaf Fig. The FLF can be stubborn, much like the bullheaded Taurus, but deep down, this plant knows what it likes and isn’t willing to compromise. Choose a spot with increased humidity, plenty of sunlight, and water when the top few inches of the potting mix are dry.
Gemini: The energetic Gemini needs a robust houseplant that can keep up, like a Tradescantia. The variegated leaves give this plant some serious visual appeal, while the fast-growing stems create a full and lush plant in no time. Tradescantia prefers bright, indirect sunlight and increased humidity.
Cancer: This water sign is sensitive and a natural caregiver. The Aloe plant is a good pick for Cancers because its soothing gel soothes burns, and the plant quickly recovers if you trim a stem. Aloe plants are low-maintenance succulents, so water when the potting mix is completely dry.
Leo: Leos are daring and brave, and they like to look nice. The Monstera deliciosa is like a Leo because this leafy stunner always looks terrific. Give this natural climber a trellis, water when the top couple of inches of soil are dry, and place it in a sunny spot.
Virgo: Virgos are natural planners who appreciate a schedule, continually learn, and look for ways to improve continuously. Prayer Plants, like Calathea Rosy or Calathea Orbifolia, are a good match for a Virgo because these plants are particular about keeping a routine. As a Virgo gets the hang of caring for a Calathea, they will learn what this plant needs to thrive and begin to understand the Prayer Plant’s quirky traits.
Libra: Balance and equilibrium are everything to Libras, so a houseplant like a Schefflera is a good choice. The compound leaves resemble mini umbrellas, inspiring the common name, umbrella plant. Schefflera plants are not fussy and grow quickly when they receive proper care.
Scorpio: Scorpios are a misunderstood water sign that shy away from the attention they effortlessly attract. Ferns are dazzling and eye-catching, and their watering needs are often misunderstood, so Scorpios can relate. Locate ferns grown as houseplants in a spot that receives lots of indirect sunlight but also has increased humidity.
Sagittarius: Always on a quest for knowledge and growth, Sagittarius is always up for an adventure. A Pothos makes a wonderful houseplant for Sagittarius because the limitless stems continue to reach and explore. Pothos are adaptable houseplants that can live in any amount of sunlight as long as it’s indirect. Expect a Pothos to quickly grow when it receives bright, indirect sunlight.
Capricorn: Capricorns are about patience and perseverance, making the slow-growing Sansevieria or snake plant a good fit. From a Jaboa snake plant to a Sansevieria Laurentii or a Whale Fin, these plants are all easy to grow, and the statuesque foliage is worth the effort. Snake plants can handle various conditions, but these plants grow best with bright, indirect sunlight, average to low humidity, and only water when the soil is dried.
Aquarius: Members of the Aquarius sign just want to make the world a better place, and they may come up with some creative solutions to do so. Philodendrons, like the Micans or Brasil, are an excellent houseplant for Aquarius because they are easy to maintain and make a space feel welcoming and inviting. These plants can trail or climb, so place them in a hanger near a window or give them a moss pole and let them do what they do best.
Pisces: Pisces are intuitive nurtures represented by two fish, so what could be a better fit than the goldfish plant? The reaching stems feature tubular flowers that are both whimsical and lovely. This blooming houseplant thrives in increased humidity and plenty of indirect sunlight, but it is easy to maintain once you learn how to nurture it.