A cute houseplant is the perfect piece of beautiful decor that can also freshen the air around you while boosting your mood and making you feel happier and more creative.
The fact that you should have houseplants is obvious. What’s less clear is the type of plant that each of us should cultivate and nurture in our homes. After all, different plants have different aesthetics, scents and even levels of maintenance to take into consideration, so one size definitely doesn’t fit all.
Wondering what type of houseplant might best suit you? Simply scroll down to your zodiac sign below to find out.
The dracaena is a big, bold houseplant after brash Aries’ own hearts. These ornamental, sprawling plants make a dramatic statement visually, but are also hardy and dependable, as well as prosperous under many different conditions. And because Aries tends to live a busy lifestyle, and can have a tendency to forget to tend to plants, the fact that they don’t need lots of watering is a big plus.
Lucky bamboo is a houseplant symbolic of prosperity, which is why Taurus will find themselves immediately drawn to it. It’s a dependable and sturdy plant that matches the hardworking and reliable nature of the sign. Taurus is also a sign that’s drawn to fine and elegant things, and the beautiful shape of lucky bamboo is sure to catch their eye. Plus, the better it’s nurtured, the more beautiful it will become.
Sociable Geminis want a houseplant that’s as much a friend as it is a decoration, and beautiful jasmine houseplants come pretty close. At night, they release a sensuous fragrance reminding Gemini that they’re always there for them, and the fact that they symbolize love will appeal to the sign’s romantic nature.
Cancer is one of the most sensitive and intuitive signs in all of the zodiac, so their houseplant of choice should be one known for its cleansing and healing abilities. That’s precisely why rosemary is such a great fit. With its aromatic herbal scent, this plant is known for increasing awareness and getting rid of negativity—and the fact you can also cook with it is simply another bonus.
With Leo, it’s always go big or go home, which is why the sign is so attracted to plants that attract wealth and abundance, such as the Chinese money tree. With its ornately braided trunk pattern, the tree will instantly catch Leo’s eye while also welcoming in money and good fortune. Leos strive to live lavishly, and this plant is just the first step to doing so.
Orchids symbolize purity and innocence, making them the perfect beautiful houseplant for the sign of Virgo. For one, these flowers are known for requiring gentle and precise care, which analytical Virgo is fully capable of providing. Secondly, they’re a calming flower, enhancing the tranquility and focus already inherent in the sign.
Libra is the peacekeeper of the zodiac, so the obvious choice for this balanced sign is the peace lily. These flowers are delicately gorgeous, bringing harmony to pretty much anyone who looks at them. And though Libra is a nurturing and caring sign fully capable of taking care of more difficult plants, they’ll also be happy to know that peace lilies are fairly low-maintenance.
Cactuses symbolize strength and power, which Scorpio possesses in spades. And just like a cactus, this unique sign is known for being a little prickly, but having a soft, healing interior. Scorpio does everything with a bit of an edge, and they don’t easily let people in, but the ones they do accept into their lives will see their true value.
Optimistic and adventurous Sagittarius is a sign that doesn’t need any negativity in their lives, so snake plants, known for their ability to cleanse away negative vibes, are their perfect houseplant. It also helps that Sags are always on-the-go, and might have a tendency to forget about their plants for long stretches of them. But when they can stop to appreciate what they have, they’ll enjoy a hardy plant that will survive neglect while shining happiness back at them.
Capricorn is famous for being the hardest-working sign in all of the zodiac, and they demand a houseplant that works just as hard. Aloe is a practical and dynamic plant that looks beautiful on a desk, but can also be used to treat burns and bites in a pinch. It also symbolizes protection and good luck, which Capricorn manifests through its dedication.
Aquarius is the sign that always marches to the beat of its own drum, so it makes sense that their ideal houseplant would be one symbolic of freedom and individuality. Eucalyptus is just that plant. Its strong-smelling leaves are filled with oils known for their purifying qualities, cleansing the air and bringing positivity. If the fact it’s poisonous doesn’t deter Aquarius, it’s about to become their favorite plant.
Pisces may be the last sign of the zodiac, but it’s certainly not least, and this dreamy sign’s ideal houseplant is one that can work double-time for them. Deliciously scented lavender is well-known for its ability to calm the mind, soothe weary souls and help with sleep—all things Pisces needs to be the healthiest and happiest they can be.
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