With the springtime here, now is the perfect time to add a couple of house plants to brighten and liven up your home. With many different types of plants, picking the perfect one can be a challenge. Especially when you need to find the perfect plant that you feel draws you, calls you, and matches your personality, traits, and habits. To help you find the best plant, we reached out to astrology experts from Vancouver, BC to Boston, MA to help share what plants you should pick based on your Zodiac Sign. Check out what they had to say.
General tips for picking the right plant based on your Zodiac Sign
When choosing a house plant, it’s important to make sure that you feel called to it and that it matches your element and modality.
Be guided to choose your plant
In astrology, your Sun sign is the expression of your soul, so when choosing a plant for your home, my advice is to go to your local nursery and let yourself be guided to the plant. It may surprise you how accurate this method can be, but don’t overthink it – if you are drawn to the plant, it’s the right one for you. – Celestial Musings
Understand what modality your sign falls under
For a meaningful experience, pick plants that mimic the modality of your zodiac sign. For example, cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn may enjoy a spider plant’s ability to easily create new baby plants; fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius would do well with something that can both endure tough conditions and serve a practical purpose, such as an aloe plant; and mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces could benefit from having plants that are adaptable and can thrive without consistent attention, such as a pothos plant. Observing the cycles of plants that reflect your sign’s modality can help you connect with your most natural, authentic self. – Healing Human Spirit
Pay attention to what element your sign is
For fire signs, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, you probably enjoy some excitement (or even drama) so get a plant that will keep your space exciting, like a Bird of Paradise or an Echeveria Agavoides lipstick plant. For earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, get something practical and sturdy, like a sago palm or efficient peace lily. For air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, you are more prominent in your chart, so make a garden full of air plants or let your plants enjoy the air up there by choosing hanging plants like a String of Pearls or a Boston Fern. Lastly, for water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, choose a String of Dolphin succulents to bring in water or tap into your sensitive nature with the tender Mimosa Pudica, also known as the sensitive plant. – Cosmic Moves
Aries – March 21 to April 20
Aries, the ram, is defined as spontaneous, passionate, ambitious, and confident leaders. They are optimistic and honest. Aries is ruled by Mars.
Madagascar Dragon Tree and Succulents
The Madagascar Dragon Tree is a beautiful indoor plant that is easy to maintain. It possesses slim leaves, a dark red outer edge, and can grow up to 8ft tall. Succulents are small, drought-resistant plants that store water in their leaves.
The pioneer of the heavens needs a plant just as bold and daring. Ruled by the color red, the perfect botanical companion for you is the Madagascar Dragon Tree. This striking beauty can grow up to eight feet, so choose a sunny and spacious location for your new friend. – Cosmic Plants Ash Bonelli, astrologer with ZODI Collective
Aries, are you looking for some plants to add some serenity to your new space? Succulents are the perfect plant to match your personality. Their low-maintenance watering needs and love for the sun match the fire of Aries and your ability to spread sunshine. – Jackie M. Fernandes
Taurus – April 21 to May 20
Taurus, the bull, is defined as graceful, dependable, and meticulous. They enjoy stability and routine as well as extravagance and beauty. Taurus is ruled by Venus.
Catnip is a perennial that is part of the mint family. They have green foliage, square stems, and oval-shaped leaves.
Earthy Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty. Catnip is a known love elixir for accessing and increasing harmony that is perfect for this Venus-ruled sign. – Venus in Retrograde
Gemini – May 21 to June 20
Gemini, the twins, is defined as extroverted, intelligent, and perceptive. They exude good energy and learn quickly. Gemini is ruled by Mercury.
Ferns are plants that do not produce flowers, reproduce through spores, and love moisture.
For the twin represented sign of Gemini, look to the fern plant for some airy, balanced energy. Ferns have thin, symmetrical leaves – just like the mirrored energy of Gemini. They can also grow tall, taking up lots of space, expanding themselves in all directions, showcasing how Geminis’ mutable energy loves to build their knowledge endlessly. – Noonlit Sage
Cancer – June 21 to July 22
Cancer, the crab, is defined as intuitive, caring, and nurturing. They are highly emotional and loyal. Cancer is ruled by the moon.
The cactus is a succulent perennial plant with thick stems and are typically drought tolerant. There are over 1000 species of cactus that exist in the world today.
The cactus stands for protection, motherly love, and nurturing energy. This plant can survive in harsh environments and only needs to be watered once a week. Really embrace the ebb and flow of Cancer’s tidal waves of emotion with the unique and bold energy of Cactus. – Accessible Astrology
Leo – July 23 to August 22
Leo, the lion, is defined as joyful, great showmen, and vivacious. They love to lead and are high achievers. Leo is ruled by the sun.
Palm trees are ideal house plants that don’t require that much sun and grow slowly. They do, however, need moisture and humidity. There are over 2,500 species of palm trees.
Leos have a magnetism that attracts people and opportunities to them. When you see a Leo, you can’t help but stare, just like a beautiful palm tree. These majestic beauties thrive on the Sun, just like the expressive Leo, making them a perfect plant choice. – The Soul Lab
Leo’s need a plant that requires a ton of attention and water, so that they can drown them with their love and never feel guilty. – Antphrodite
Virgo – August 23 to September 22
Virgo, the maiden, is defined as humble, logical, and sensible. They are hardworking and always to show service to those they love. Virgo is ruled by mercury.
Narcissus, Aster, and Violet
Commonly known as daffodils, Narcissus is a perennial plant with petals and a cup-shaped corona. Aster is also a perennial plant that possesses small, slim, colorful petals. Violet is a flowering plant that has fuzzy leaves and typically comes in a cluster of blue, white, or purple flowers.
Virgo is an earth sign ruled by Mercury, and so plants that are fine or detailed and may require meticulous care are suitable for a Virgo such as narcissus, aster, and violet. – My Astro
Libra – September 23 to October 22
Libra, the scales, is defined as cozy, compassionate, and diplomatic. They can fit into many situations and try to avoid confrontation. Libra is ruled by Venus.
Also known as the closet plant, the peace lily is a beautiful foliage plant that produces white flowers. It is easy to take care of due to its ability to survive in low light conditions.
Peace lily is a potent plant ally for Venus-ruled Libra, the sign of softness, beauty, and partnership. This houseplant invites in gentleness, re-establishes balance, and is excellent at soothing tension of all kinds. Bring peace lily into your home to stoke harmonious, restful energy. – Seagrape Apothecary
The name itself sets itself apart as Librian as well as its beautiful year-round blooms. Peace lilies are easy to keep and accommodating to their environments. It does not some attending to though or it wilts, watering frequently is a must. – Starheal
Scorpio – October 23 to November 22
Scorpio, the scorpion, is defined as secretive, honest, and complex. They are ambitious and assertive with people. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto.
Snake plants and weeping figs
Snake plants possess long, sword-like leaves that typically feature green leaves with a yellow border. Weeping figs, otherwise known as ficus tree, has large branches and pointy leaves.
Scorpio is associated with toxins, so air purifying plants like snake plants and weeping figs could be energetically beneficial for this sign. Scorpio also represents roots, so a root plant like ginger could be an appealing option as well. Finally, a bonus for Scorpios are poppies and calla lilies — Scorpio represents the reproductive system. – Dana DeFranco of Allegedly Astrology
Sagittarius – November 23 to December 21
Sagittarius, the centaur and archer, is defined as faithful, magnetic, and loyal. They possess lively personalities and are considered to be sophisticated. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter.
Air plants are unique in that they don’t need any soil to develop. They typically grow on trees and have slender, triangular leaves. Of all the zodiac signs you are the most freedom-seeking and adventurous, Sagittarius. In that spirit, pick up some air plants for your space. They don’t conform to plant norms in that they don’t require soil, and they come in a variety of fun shapes and sizes. – Courtney O’Reilly of Vibrant Soul Astrology
Capricorn – December 22 to January 19
Capricorn, the goat, is defined as loyal, persistent, and ambitious. They value stability in their friendships and are career-oriented. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn.
Dwarf Banana Tree and Dried Blue Lavender
The Drawf Banana Tree is a large tropical tree that possesses paddle-shaped leaves and grows bananas. Blue lavender is a sun-loving plant that has small, blue flowers that blossom from a skinny stem.
If you’re a Capricorn, you’re probably goal-oriented. These signs appreciate getting results out of the time and effort they invest. Therefore, a Capricorn will be best served by indoor plants that reap big rewards such as a Dwarf Banana Tree or even an avocado pit they can grow into a tree from their kitchen windowsill. – Avia of What’s-Your-Sign
Everyone wants a home that generates good vibes. Capricorns are very down-to-earth, logical, and practical but when it comes to their homes they get very spiritual and want a good vibes-only place to reside, and the combo of some dried blue lavender in the home and some eucalyptus in the bathrooms will do just that. Generating peace and harmony keeps the good vibes flowing. – Psychic Christine Wallace
Aquarius – January 20 to February 19
Aquarius, the water bearer, is defined as clever, free-spirited, and analytical. They are highly intelligent and enjoy fighting for causes they believe in. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus.
Bird of Paradise and Fishbone Cactus
A large plant, Bird of Paradise has large, oval-shaped leaves that are reminiscent of bird wings. The Fishbone Cactus is a species native to Mexico and has angular tooth stems.
As the most innovative and inventive type of the zodiac, you can be attracted by the most unconventional things and find beauty in the alternative. Planting a Bird of Paradise in your garden, a symbol of freedom, elevation, enlightenment, and hope, would give you great joy and be the perfect match for your personality and taste. – NUiT Astrology Matching App
For Aquarian earthlings try a Fishbone Cactus to make you more at home. This plant’s extraterrestrial beauty boasts zig-zag stems with an unusual and sporadic orchid bloom. It also happens to be extremely low maintenance, just the way you like it. – Anastasia, Liberate Yourself
Pisces – February 20 to March 20
Pisces, the fish, is defined as emotional, charming, and considerate. They make other people feel special and have a lively imagination. Pisces is ruled by Jupiter.
Forget-Me-Not, Poppies, and Laburnum
Forget-Me-Not is a beautiful blue flower that has buds that bloom pink. Poppies are colorful flowers that typically consist of 4-6 petals that whirl around the center.
For our sweet and sensitive Pisces, Forget-Me-Nots. – Sage of Stars
It is the Moon sign that benefits from the plants in our lives as the Moon sign is where we feel rooted and attached to what we need. For Pisces Moon – try poppies and laburnum- those associations will be enough to send them dreaming. – Fishtail Arts and Astrology