Plants and flowers are an amazing way to add colour and life to your home, but they come in countless varieties and have different needs, so how do you decide the one you’re best suited to care for? We’re helping you find the perfect flora for your home by breaking down the best plants and flowers for each zodiac sign. If you’re looking to become a plant parent, look no further than the stars.
A Visual Guide
Read on to learn more about which plant best suits your zodiac sign.
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Aries: Barrel Cactus
These prickly, sun-loving plants are a perfect match for fiery Aries. Both have a hard protective exterior that you don’t want to mess with, but give them some love and they’ll eventually flower. The barrel cactus is easy to care for, typically only requiring watering every 1-3 months so independent Aries don’t need to worry about forgetting watering day.
Leo: Monstera Plant
What plant is better suited for the most dramatic sign in the zodiac than the showy Monstera (also known as Swiss cheese plant)? Monstera plants are relatively adaptable, but they do well with a bit of extra attention (read: misting) and their leaves become more pronounced when bathed in sunlight. Sound familiar, Leo?
Cancer: Spider Plant
No need to get emotional over sick plants as spider plants are as easy as can be to care for. They also propagate easily which makes them well suited for supportive and domestic Cancers. With some nurturing care, Cancer households will soon be filled with adorable spider plant pups.
Pisces: Aloe Vera
Nurturing Pisces will find their caring and sensitive qualities well-matched with this succulent known for its healing properties. Just as Pisces prefer surrounding themselves with a bright group of friends, the aloe vera plant does well in sunny environments. Both are popular for their easygoing nature, but have a few spikes to watch out for.
Scorpio: Snake Plant
Snake plants, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue are the perfect match for adventurous and quick-tempered Scorpios. Scorpios are also one of the most independent signs in the zodiac, preferring to be left to their own devices (for their benefit and yours). Like people of this sign, the snake plant doesn’t need much attention at all – only needing to be watered every 2-6 weeks – making it a suitable choice for travel-loving Scorpios.
Give bromeliads bright light and attention and they will produce striking flowers. A stubborn plant for a stubborn sign, bromeliads won’t make care easy as they only flower once, but if you care for their pups, you can enjoy their blooms again and again. Taurus are drawn to physical beauty of all kinds and their reliable tendencies are well suited for caring for temperamental plants.
Sagittarius: Air Plants
A fiercely independent sign, Sagittarius tend to be highly adaptable travellers. They’ll love the flexibility of air plants that, as their name implies, can grow anywhere. Dare to dream, imaginative Sagittarius, as these plants will look great in terrariums, suspended in water or living on rocks.
Gemini: Living Stone
Elusive and high-tempo Gemini are best suited for this sturdy and easy to care for succulent. Geminis throw themselves wholeheartedly into projects, but their attention is hard to keep. No problem, since living stones only need watering every 2-3 weeks. Gemini are also known for their great sense of humour, making this quirky, bulbous plant a great match.
Virgo: Moth Orchid
Finicky orchids require the careful attention that trustworthy Virgo are ready to give. Moth are one of the easier breeds of orchids, but they still require an observant eye as they require weekly watering and fertilizing and regular repotting. Responsible Virgos will reap the rewards of their responsible nature when this gorgeous plant blooms for weeks or months on end.
Libra: Peace Lily
There’s no better plant for a rational and balanced Libra than the peace lily. Just as Libras are able to deal with the complex nature of human relationships, the peace lily is known as one of the best plants for air quality, removing toxins and reducing allergens. Beauty-loving Libras will also enjoy their flowers, which when well-cared for, will bloom again and again.
Capricorn: Lucky Bamboo
As the most serious and ambitious sign of the zodiac, Capricorns are best suited to keep lucky bamboo plants in their home. The number of stalks determines the kind of lucky energy they will draw into your home. Driven and disciplined Capricorns will enjoy plants with three stalks (happiness, long life and wealth), six stalks (prosperity) or eight stalks (growth).
Aquarius: Majesty Palm
This large, regal plant will be right at home with an Aquarius. Majesty palms need more attentive care to thrive indoors, but an observant Aquarius likely won’t mind the rather particular care needed. Instead, they’ll enjoy challenge and the bright tropical splash this plant adds to their abode.