Are you looking to add a new houseplant to your collection? Why not try consulting the stars! Some believe that your zodiac sign can give you helpful insights into your personality and character, and that the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth can even help predict your future. If you are planning to get a house plant to spruce up your home, how about one that will match your zodiac? Read on to find a plant thats well suited to your personality and one you can take good care of too!

 

Aries | Aloe Vera

Aries are known for their energetic and independent nature, so it needs a plant that is on the low maintenance side. The Aloe Vera plant is a bold succulent that can grow up to 3 feet high! It’ll draw attention right away in your home, but it’s also tough as nails and can tolerate some neglect. Grow Aloe Vera plants in bright light, and let the soil dry out a bit between waterings, so feel free to plop it down on a windowsill and forget about it for a while. Growing aloe vera houseplants is not only easy but can also provide you with a plant that can help treat minor burns and rashes. What's not to love? Shop here - from $24.95

 

Taurus | String of Hearts

A perfect pairing for Venus-ruled Taurus is the romantic String of Hearts. The planet Venus represents love and beauty, so a houseplant with heart-shape leaves is a good match for Taurus! With those amazing wispy strings that just grow & grow, and those gorgeous heart shaped leaves. String of Hearts are generally considered to be easy care plants, although to keep them happy there's a few things you need to know. To make them grow, you need light. Light light light. Bright indirect light that hits the top of soil as well as the leaves. Without decent light, they will not grow well. Whilst they will thrive in bright indirect light, be sure to not allow direct sunlight to hit the leaves as this may cause sun burn. Yes, plants can get sunburn too! Make sure that the soil drys between waterings and you'll be good to go. Shop here - from $22.95

 

Gemini | Ivy

English ivy is such a popular houseplant, you’ll have no trouble finding a twin with one just like yours. These plants look great in hanging baskets, perfect for this air sign that likes things breezy! Ivy can grow long and lush and bring a bit of the outdoors inside. Growing ivy indoors is easy as long as you know what makes an ivy plant happy. Ivies prefer to be kept slightly on the dry side, so let the soil dry out some (dry to the touch on top) before you water your ivy plant again. Ivy tends to grow best in bright light, but not direct sun. They can tolerate low to medium light, but growth is reduced. To maintain the beautiful green color leaves, make sure to keep you Ivy in a nice sunny spot! Shop here - from $19.95


Cancer | Peace Lily

The peace lily is the Cancer sign in the form of a plant. A water sign, Cancers are intuitive, caring, sensitive and dedicated. They can be known to have a meltdown or two, but if given a little attention they will be right back to normal! A Peace Lily is a natural air purifier and its beautiful white flowers will accentuate your home! Grow you Peace Lily in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Water her regularly, and make sure to keep the soil moist but not wet. Follow these simple steps and you'll be sure to keep your Peace Lily's meltdowns to an absolute minimum! Shop here - from $24.95

 

Leo | Bromeliad 

In the realm of zodiacs, Leo is the royal sign. Leos are caring, warm, strong and have a fiery personality. The colourful and very Instagrammable bromeliad will fit very well in a Leo's home! This tropical plant flourishes in warm temperatures and doesn’t need much care. Leo's like being the centre of attraction and this plant’s bright flowers will definitely be a talk of your next house party!  Bromeliads are adapted to withstand drought, but are much less tolerant of being over-watered which can cause root rot. Bromeliads have a wide range of light tolerances. Some varieties prefer bright, indirect light while other thrive in almost constant shade. For the most part, bromeliads thrive in bright, sunny spaces. However, exposure to direct sunlight for an extended period of time can cause damage to the leaves. Shop here - from $34.95

 

Virgo | Calathea 

Attention to detail and care is what Virgo does best, which makes the Calathea (though sometimes slightly fussy) plant a good match! You should place your Calathea in a warm spot with medium to bright indirect light, but they can also tolerate low indirect light. Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Because Calatheas are native to the South American jungles so they're used to hot humid environments. So to keep your plant the happiest it can be, be sure to mist her daily if possible, to keep her leaves looking bright and beautiful! Shop here - from $26.95

 

Libra | Monstera

The need for balance and harmony is key for a Libra’s diplomatic nature. They are also known to like sophisticated things and activities in life and enjoy art and culture. So, monstera, a favourite of interior designers, is an obvious choice. The pretty leaves with symmetrical cuts will make the plant look like a piece of art in any corner of your home! Monsteras are super easy to care for and thrives in bright to medium indirect light. They're not suited for intense, direct sun but can be acclimated to withstand it. Water your Monstera every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water her more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Shop here - from $19.95

 

Scorpio | Snake Plant

Snake plants can almost survive on their own making them as independent as a Scorpio. The look and shape can be attractive to the Scorpio who likes things darker and with a bit of mystique! Snake plants are practically indestructible, and they have strong, upright leaves that finish with a point. Your Snake Plant only needs to be watered fortnightly, allowing its soil to completely dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. During the winter months feel free to only water your snake plant once a month if the soil is still moist after 2 weeks. Snake plants prefer bright, indirect light and can even tolerate some direct sunlight. However, they also grow well (albeit more slowly) in shady corners and other low-light areas of the home. Shop here - from $19.95

 

Sagittarius | Maranta - Prayer Plant

Impulsive and fun-loving, this fire sign is always in search of the next adventure. They will always have an interesting comeback to a question. A Sagittarius can be a good parent to a maranta — a plant that keeps changing positions in its pot during the day. The name comes from the tendency of plants in this family to droop, or ‘pray’ at night. The colours and bold patterns on the leaves make it a perfect decoration piece in a house. The Maranta Plant thrives in medium to bright indirect light and is not suited for intense, direct sun. Water every 1–2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Shop here - from $21.95

 

Capricorn | Alocasia Polly

Capricorns are the ultimate worker bees; they're ambitious, organized, practical, goal-oriented, and they don't mind the hustle. The exotic Alocasia Polly can be excellent plants for the curious Cap. Alocasia Polly thrive in medium to bright, indirect sunlight. Be aware that they are not suited to low light or direct sunlight - which can scorch their leaves. Your Alocasia Polly will enjoy weekly watering sessions and frequent misting, keeping their soil moist but not wet. In winter, we recommend allowing the top 2’ of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. Your Alocasia Polly will also appreciate being placed in a humid environment, which you can create by misting it frequently or placing it close to other plants! Shop here - from $24.95

 

Aquarius | Pothos

Easily mistaken as a water sign because of its name, Aquarius is actually an air sign. They are creative, eccentric and don’t like restrictions getting in the way of realising their dreams. These qualities make Pothos a great match for an Aquarius! Basic Pothos care is very easy. These plants enjoy a wide range of environments. They do well in bright, indirect light as well as low light and can be grown in dry soil or in vases of water. Pothos plants make a great addition to your bathroom or office because they can tolerate low light. While pothos likes a wide variety of light conditions, they do not do well in direct sunlight. Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Shop here - from $19.95

 

Pisces | Spider Plant

Pisces are compassionate, empathetic and selfless. They are the people who will listen to your problems and be there with all the support you need. So, a Pisces needs an indoor plant that is self-sufficient and doesn’t require much attention making a spider plant a perfect choice. The spider plant is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from very few problems! Provide your Spider Plant with well-drained soil and bright, indirect light and they will flourish. Water them well but do not allow the plants to become too soggy, which can lead to root rot. In fact, spider plants prefer to dry out between waterings. Shop here - from $19.95

 

November 10, 2021 — amy farebrother