It’s time to let your inner plant parent shine! Sometimes we just need the right plant to help us bring out our instinctive plant senses. To do this, consider using astrology to determine the best houseplant for you based on your habits, traits and personality.
We’ve put together a list of the best plants for each zodiac sign to help understand your ideal plant. Peruse through all of the signs or use the links below to learn more about your plant pair.
- Aquarius: Pothos (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces: ZZ Plant (February 19 – March 20)
- Aries: Succulent (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus: Fiddle Leaf Fig (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini: Philodendron (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer: Money Tree (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo: Bromeliad (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo: Rubber Tree (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra: Monstera (September 23 – October 22)
- Scorpio: Dracaena (October 23 – November 21)
- Sagittarius: Alocasia (November 22 – December 21)
- Capricorn: Bonsai (December 22 – January 19)
Aquarius plant parents are humanitarian at heart and strive to make the world a better place. They are eccentric and dislike any restrictions that hinder their dreams. This progressive personality combo makes the pothos a perfect pair for this sign.
This plant has long trailing leaves with beautiful white variegation that reflects an Aquarian’s visionary nature, colorful personality and desire to branch out. It’s no surprise that the Aquarian’s ideal plant is also an air-purifying plant that makes it easier for others to breathe. Take a look at our pothos care guide to see how you can keep your white marble pothos happy and healthy.
Pisces: ZZ Plant
Many associate this sign with understanding and forgiveness. A Pisces can be your greatest comforter due to their unwavering sense of compassion. This makes a ZZ plant the perfect companion for a Pisces.
These plants are forgiving when their parents forget to water them and when their ideal amount of light isn’t available to them. Pisces plant parents will give ZZ plants the best care since they understand and value the plant’s gentle and tolerant nature. Check out our ZZ plant care guide so you can give this kind-hearted plant the royal treatment it deserves!
You’ll always know what you’re getting when you meet an Aries. These plant parents get straight to the point and will always share their honest thoughts with you. These traits are why a succulent is the top choice for an Aries.
Caring for a succulent is straightforward since it doesn’t require any special treatment besides occasional watering and lots of light. The most beautiful varieties come from colorful succulents that thrive in the sun. This directly reflects the overflowing amount of energy an Aries’ possesses and their constant need to stay active. The architectural leaves of the succulent are reminiscent of an Aries’ blunt opinion and seemingly sharp tongue. Their frankness, however, arises from their high valuation of honesty above all else.
Taurus: Fiddle Leaf Fig
People with this sign are incredibly hardworking and always have their eye on the prize. A Taurus will put in extra time and effort to get the job done and indulge in the rewards that follow. You can bet that their work-hard-play-hard mentality results in long nights of both work and play. With this in mind, it’s no question that a fiddle leaf fig is this sign’s perfect match.
Fiddle leaf figs are coveted plants that are popular for interior designers and apartment dwellers alike. This plant has a reputation for demanding care needs, but this makes the Taurus the ideal plant parent for it! People with this sign are tenacious, patient and will always see things through to the end. These traits, coupled with the Taurus fascination for luxury items will make them one of the most loving plant parents of all!
Geminis are always moving forward and can blend into almost any environment. They’re inquisitive and constantly on the lookout for new knowledge. A philodendron’s shared sense of flexibility and openness make it a great companion for a Gemini!
This plant can adapt to most indoor environments and can thrive with varying light conditions, much like many Geminis. Lacy leaf philodendrons in particular are actually upright vines. This is contrary to most vine plants that commonly hang low and dangle around their planter, like pothos plants and the string of pearls plant. Their light and cheery leaves reflect a Gemini’s innate sense of optimism in the face of any challenge. A philodendron’s wide-spreading vines and huge family (about 400 known species!) also mirror a Gemini’s social nature and desire to explore new ideas. Take a look at our philodendron care guide to learn all about the different types of philodendron and how you can take care of your own.
Cancer: Money Tree
These plant parents are sentimental beings who lead with their heart before their head. Cancers are family-oriented and find comfort in a happy home. A gorgeous money tree is the ideal choice for Cancers because of its deep roots and the abundant amounts of positive energy it emits.
A Cancer’s nurturing nature will bring much joy to a money tree that will, in turn, bring prosperity and good fortune throughout the home. Cancer plant parents will also find other commonalities with their plant. For instance, a money tree’s preference for deep waterings reflects a Cancers deep love for those close to them. The twisted trunks of a money tree reflect a Cancer’s love for a close-knit family. These plants are a meaningful gift you can give to a Cancer due to their overflowing amount of sentimental value.
Leos are some of the most attractive people you’ll ever meet. Their charisma attracts people to them and their desirable physical appearance is enhanced by their bursting amount of self confidence. A Leo’s overall warmth and cheerfulness are obvious signs that bromeliads are the plant for them.
These tropical plants thrive in warm climates and complement a Leo’s fiery personality! A bromeliad’s flashy colors and exotic roots are also directly reflective of a Leo’s showy character and desire to embark on fun adventures. Bromeliads don’t need much care to survive. This is great for Leo plant parents who may sometimes unintentionally neglect their plant from time to time.
Virgo: Rubber Tree
Practicality and sharp attention to detail are driving factors for a Virgo’s personality. Virgos are the type of people you can depend on for support in all forms and to deliver the highest quality work. Their conservativeness and tenacious work ethic all point to the rubber tree as this sign’s plant partner.
Rubber trees are often mistaken for artificial plants due to their glossy green leaves. This plight is most understood and appreciated by Virgos who are sometimes misunderstood because of their incredibly high standards for themselves and others. Some people are turned off by this Virgo trait. However, Virgos are actually very caring people that do everything out of a sense of duty for others. This deep drive for service and responsibility makes it easy for Virgos to keep up with regular care and maintenance of a rubber tree plant. Check out our rubber plant care guide when you get the chance so you can learn how to properly care for your plant twin!
Libras are diplomatic people that live their lives with harmony and balance. They’re socialites who enjoy more sophisticated activities like visiting a museum or enjoying the theater. Libra plant parents are fascinated with art and beautiful things, so the monstera’s long history in art and recent rise in popularity makes it the only choice for this sign.
A monstera’s symmetrically split leaves speak directly to a Libra’s need for balance and harmony in all parts of his or her life. Monsteras can become girthy floor plants when given the proper care. This is a direct match with Libras on a symbolic and a literal level. The long, lounging leaves represent the Libra’s vibrant social life. Plus, the monstera is a great conversation-starter for any guest in a Libra’s home.
Scorpios keep authenticity at their core and are not afraid to assert their own thoughts and beliefs. People with this sign are one with their emotions and always approach tasks with passion and resourcefulness. Their honest character makes scorpios and dracaenas one and the same.
One of the best parts about dracaenas is that they’ll always tell you what they need. For example, their leaves will start to droop or turn yellow and fall if they get too much water. Scorpios are the few who will respect and value a dracaena’s directness since they, too will never hesitate to say what’s on their mind. This plant’s striking yellow-and-green leaves are also symbolic of a Scorpio’s ardent personality. To make sure your dracaena’s leaves never droop, get familiar with our dracaena care guide so you can keep your plant content.
You’ll find that many people who share the Sagittarius sign are free spirits and idealistic wanderers. They’re extremely adventurous and always willing to both try and learn new things. The exotic and unique alocasia plant shares many traits with the inquisitive Sagittarius.
Alocasias’ heart-shaped leaves and overall rarity makes this plant a stand out next to more traditional house plant. It’s very extroverted, just like its parent! This plant hails from the Philippines and speaks directly to a Sags travel-filled mind. These plants are also are known for needing a little extra love and care, so Sags are perfect plant parents thanks to their steadfast desire to always reach their goals.
Capricorns are the epitome of discipline and responsibility. They are smart and like to have control over different aspects of their lives. Capricorns thrive in rules and tradition. All of these traits combined naturally make Capricorns the best parents for bonsais.
Growing bonsai is an old tradition tracing its roots back to ancient China. This hobby was later re-purposed and redeveloped under Japanese Zen Buddhism. Caring for bonsai is now seen as an art form where people spend lots of time tending to their bonsai. The amount of discipline required for this pursuit and its deep roots in tradition make it the perfect plant and the most ideal practice for Capricorns. Our bonsai care guide is a great place to start if you’re new and want to learn a little more about the art.
Now you know what plants are written in the stars for you! But it doesn’t mean you’re limited to only that one! Picking up a few plant friends is a great way to lift your mood and give your plant partner some company while you’re away. If you want to be the ultimate plant parent, check out our guide to repotting a plant when your plant starts to grow out of its pot so your plant can flourish. If you want to take your plant care one step further, you can start making homemade plant food to nourish your plant’s soil to keep it happy and healthy.