The Zodiac Signs as Houseplants
What’s your sign? Whether or not you believe that the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth has any bearing on your personality is completely up to you. But we can’t help but notice some similarities between our favorite house plants and the twelve astrological signs.
Aries: March 20 - April 20
Aries, the Ram, is high-energy and a bit competitive. They like a challenge and they definitely like to win. Playing Monopoly with them might not be quite bonding activity you were hoping for. Aries people like to have control of a situation and they naturally tend to be leaders instead of followers. When they’re in the zone, they can put a lot of time into individual projects, and their attention to detail is impressive. Thankfully, they are also known to be spontaneous and can push you to do things your comfort zone.
Plant: Blue Star Fern. A little challenging, but determined to keep growing.
Taurus: April 20 - May 21
Unlike Aries, who wants to get stuff done ASAP and no one can stand in their way, Taurus the bull is more peaceful and deliberate. They love luxury and indulgence, but they take their time deciding what to do. Due to this, Taurus people have a reputation for being commitment-phobic since it takes them so long to commit to anything, especially a relationship. But once they do commit to something (a person, a project, a plan) they tend to follow through. Similar to Aries, though, they can be stubborn when challenged.
Plant: Jade. Slow and methodical with a strong foundation, but likes to keep to things it knows.
Gemini: May 21 - June 21
Represented by twins, Gemini people love to run their ideas by somebody else and they’re very adventurous and curious people. Very charming and funny, Geminis are great to be around. But they also like to be the center of attention in projects, presentations, and parties.
Plant: Zebrina. Sparkly, dual-colored, and recipient of many oohs and aahs.
Cancer: June 21 - July 23
Cancer people are great listeners and friends: dependable, reliable, and honest. They are committed and loyal, and they try to avoid conflict. They are gentle and nurturing, ruled by the water, and may lose themselves deep in thought. While very loyal in friendships and relationships, Cancers may get insecure if they worry their partner or friend is going to leave them.
Plant: Curly Spider Plant. Nurturing and consistent.
Leo: July 23 - August 23
Leo, the proud lion, is someone who always takes charge. They are charismatic and warm, attracting friends and admirers, and they also like to relax and be comfortable. Similar to Taurus, Leo enjoys luxury and the finer things in life, and constantly strives for more or to do better.
Plant: Umbrella Tree. Tall and proud, always reaching higher.
Virgo: August 23 - September 23
Super calm on the outside, Virgo people are always going a mile a minute in their brains. They’re good natured and want to help out, which sometimes lets people take them for granted, so they need to be cautious about overcommitting. Virgos are good with strategy and details, and they’re very patient with other people). For better or worse, Virgos don’t hide their true opinions.
Plant: Peperomia. Easy to care for, and always growing.
Libra: September 23 - October 23
Libra people, represented by a set of scales, seek balance in their lives and take their time to consider their options before making a final decision. They are very fair and want everyone to come away satisfied from decisions and disagreements, so they seek compromise and make good listeners to all sides of an issue.
Plant: Sansevieria. Methodical and consistent.
Scorpio: October 23 - November 22
You might think that a sign represented by a scorpion would be dangerous and venomous, but Scorpios aren’t aggressive unless provoked. Treat them with respect and decency and they will be loyal friends. Scorpios feel their emotions deeply, both positive and negative, and they have a strong sense of justice and stand up for the underdog. Scorpios will give and give, but they do expect others to give as well. If they feel taken advantage of, they’ll remove themselves from the situation. Possibly forever. Scorpios hold a grudge. Don’t mess with Scorpio.
Plant: Fiddle Leaf Fig. Take good care of it, and it will take good care of you!
Sagittarius: November 22 - December 22
Represented by a centaur with a bow and arrow, Sagittarius the archer loves freedom and adventure. They love to travel, learn, and meet new people everywhere they go. Having a Sagittarius in your group of friends will not steer you wrong if you love good company and compelling stories! Sagittarius people need space to think and be creative, both figuratively and literally - don’t back them into a corner or keep them confined or limited, or they will get real sassy. While a Libra will consider each option and then choose one path, a Sagittarius is more likely to start a new project with excitement, then start a new one when a new idea strikes. Great at the big picture, less great with detail and follow through.
Plant: Arrowhead Vine. Longer vines mean a totally new leaf shape - great idea! Who needs all the same leaves?
Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
Capricorns get the job done! They work hard and do everything in their power to succeed and achieve their goals. Capricorns take things seriously and tend to have a dry or sarcastic sense of humor, and they’re very intellectual and detail-driven. They can see the end result on the horizon and work tirelessly to reach it. Unfortunately, more fun-loving and in-the-moment companions may think the Capricorn is a little boring or even robotic, since Capricorns don’t show their feelings on the surface often. But, like a Virgo, Capricorn is always thinking and processing on the inside. They’re very family oriented and committed to teamwork and cooperation.
Plant: ZZ Plant. Hard to kill, determined to grow.
Aquarius: January 20 - February 18
Loving, connected, and generous, Aquarius makes friends wherever they go! They are people-people and always fit into a conversation, but they need alone time for reflection. If they’re not able to have time to themselves for contemplation and processing, they might fall into a funk that is hard to recover from.
Plant: Echeveria. Leave them alone sometimes, they might be better for it.
Pisces: February 18 - March 20
The mysterious Pisces tends to be a happy daydreamer who cares very much about their friends and even strangers. Pisces wants everyone to feel good! These people are also very dedicated to people, jobs, and even religion, which gives them a strong sense of self and dedication but can also lead to stubbornness about the way other people should act, since Pisces may think their way is the best way. In relationships and at work, Pisces are excellent collaborators and supportive people rather than taking the lead.
Plant: Pothos. Deeply rooted and consistently growing.
What do you think?
Does your sign match up with the characteristics here? What about your plant?