Houseplants are a great way to “freshen” up your home. Most of these plants are low maintenance. They can also contribute to improving the air quality in your living environment. But which plant is best for your home? To answer that, you might want to consider your zodiac sign. Yes, there are plants that match up with the sign you were born under. Here’s the list:
Aries (March 21 to April 19), Zebra Plant
Aries are known for being independent personalities. That is why the pick for a house plant should be one that is relatively low maintenance. The zebra plant fits that description. It is also called the zebra cactus or haworthia. The bold white stripes on the dark green foliage are where it gets its nickname. This is a tough little plant that can survive with some neglect. In other words, don’t worry about going away for the weekend. It grows best in bright light, which means the window sill is the perfect spot for this plant.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20), Heart Leaf Philodendron
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet that is all about love and beauty. You’ll be reminded of that with the heartleaf philodendron. “Heartleaf” is the operative word here. It thrives in low to bright light and needs watering any time the soil is dry to the touch. Just be careful with your placement because the trailing vines can grow out to eight feet. In other words, it likes to spread the love!
Gemini (May 21 to June 20), English Ivy
English ivy is a very popular houseplant. They also work great in hanging baskets where they can catch a cool breeze. Flourishing in the air is something a Gemini is quite used to. Get a matching pair to hang from your balcony or porch. The vines will grow out to six feet or more as long as the soil is kept evenly moist.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22), Lucky Bamboo Cancer is one of the water signs so it stands to reason that a plant that thrives in standing water would be a perfect match. That would mean lucky bamboo is the perfect plant pick. The lucky bamboo also brings in peaceful energy into the home and it meant to attract luck, great health, and love. It should be placed in indirect light and always needs watering.
Leo (July 23 to August 22), Amaryllis
Leo is thought to be the royal sign of the zodiac. As such, the amaryllis blooms match that regal status. The red lion variety produces gorgeous deep red flowers that can grow as tall as two feet high. It needs bright light and water when the topsoil is dry. It’s a popular plant for the holidays but can be enjoyed all year round.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22), Banana Plant
A banana plant might not be the easiest plant to maintain. You need to pay close attention to how the plant is doing. That attention to detail is what a Virgo is all about. You can grow this plant on a patio or inside your home for a tropical touch. Great leaves but just don’t expect any bananas. It needs frequent watering to survive, so pay attention.
Libra (September 23 to October 22), String of Pearls
Libra needs to find balance and harmony at home. A hanging basket with the string of pearls plant matches up to that symbolism. By hanging two of these plants near each other you can mimic Libra’s balanced scales. Bright indirect light works best for these pearls.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21), Snake Plant
As befitting of someone born under the sign of the Scorpio, the snake plant is just about indestructible. They produce strong, upright leaves that form a point at the end. They don’t like to be overwatered so letting them dry out is just fine. They can grow to four feet tall.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21), Baseball Plant
At first glance, the baseball plant appears like large round cacti. A closer look reveals there are no spines. Like a true Sagittarius, the baseball plant can be left alone for a bit as long as it has bright light to keep it company. You only need water it when the soil goes completely dry.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Jade Plant
A jade plant is a slow grower. That means you have to have the patience to allow it to thrive. That is perfect for a Capricorn who embraces the virtues of being patient. It can get to five feet but it’s going to be a long grow. The reward of the care and patience is a plant that looks more like a tiny tree.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18), ZZ Plant
Aquarius love innovations. That can extend to the ZZ plant. It has glossy leaves that brighten up any room. The raven ZZ has almost black leaves which makes it a true stand out. ZZ plants can go a few weeks in between watering.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20), Jasmine
A Pisces is a dreamer. They’re also sensitive and empathic. That is why they need to be surrounded by calming elements. The jasmine qualifies for that with its beautiful flowers and sweet smell. It turns any room into a retreat! Jasmine needs a sunny spot to grow in and moist soil.