Plants and Zodiac Signs

Are you obsessive over checking your horoscope daily? Do you ever feel that your personality and emotions in everyday life are guided by more than just your experiensces…but rather they are influenced by your specific place in the universe and in time, innately controlled by the power of the moon, the sun and the stars.

If this all sounds like a bunch of hocus pocus to you, don’t stop reading. Because if you’re feeling any pull whatsoever to get more involved with nature and plants, then this guide of plants and zodiac signs might just help you find the plant that is perfect for your needs in this place in time.

According to numerous Astrological studies, there are positive correlations among plants and certain Zodiac Signs. Similarly to how people are drawn to certain gems and crystals to bring them specific elements they feel resonate with their needs and wants, it is thought that plants have a way of adding certain elements such as peace, prosperity, strength and happiness to one’s life. A Zodiac plant related to your Zodiac sign is said to bring good fortune and luck in your life.

ARIES: (March 21 – April 19

Swirling with passion and confidence, Aries can look to Begonia as their designated zodiac plant.

Often described as passionate, motivated, and confident, an Aries is more than likely to assume a leadership role and aspires to brighten the lives of others with their passion and exuberance.

Coming in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes a Begonia often amuses onlookers with her bold colors and unique shell-like swirling leaves. Her unique foliage gives off the look of beauty, but also power and confidence. Much like an Aries, Begonia are strong and confident in their growth. Putting out one new leaf after another, Begonia don’t need any sort of guidance to live, for they are natural-born leaders.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

The zodiac of the bull, strong yet stubborn Taurus signs will find the String of Pearls as their astrological houseplant of choice.

Taurus are commonly described as intelligent and hardworking, yet they are stubborn and resistant to change. Once they get used to a certain routine, they are reluctant to any sort of wrench that may get thrown into their plans.

String of Pearls are an unusual succulent with spherical leaves resembling small peas. Though small, these intelligent plants are drought resistant, storing extra water within their foliage in preparation for long periods without rain. With little water and heavy sunshine the pearls produce elegant trailing stems. Though intelligent, don’t be fooled, for this species, much like the Taurus is resistant to change and is rather stubborn. People often make the mistake of repotting these plants or moving them around and the pearls respond with fury. Once the pearls get used to their environment, they are set in their growing patterns and do not plan on changing anytime soon.

Highlighted as the “social butterflies” of the zodiac, Gemini fall most inline with a Ponytail Palm.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 21)

Gemini are known to constantly be juggling a plethora of passions, hobbies, careers, and friend groups. These social, fun loving creatures balance such passions with ease and grace. Living high energy lives is not for the lighthearted, and Gemini take on the world as if it were a leisurely bike ride through the park.

Surprisingly enough by its tree-like appearance and curling leafy foliage, the Ponytail Palm is actually classified as a succulent. This free-spirited, vivacious plant with a thick tree-like base, and curling full foliage of a palm with a perm likes to live in a multitude of environments, ranging from heavy sun and heat outdoors in the warmer months to shade and cold indoors in the winter months. Her ability to multitask with ease goes hand-in-hand with the busy lifestyle of a Gemini.

CANCER (June 22 to July 22)

Craving love and reassurance, those with a Cancer zodiac sign can closely identify with the White Fusion Calathea.

Cancer signs are sensitive. They feel deeply and thrive off of reassurance, security and love. They are not quick to trust, and if betrayed they are often reluctant to forgive. But when given the reassurance and love that they crave, Cancers will become a vessel of emotion, trust and love.

Anyone who has owned a Calathea knows they are needy and highly sensitive. At the site of tap water your Calathea will cringe; if not given the proper humidity levels, her edges will crunch; too bright of a sunshine and she will be subject to leaf burn . And at the peak of all drama queens is the White Fusion Calathea. She is often unforgiving to mistreatment, but given the proper love and attention, this plant will replicate such love, blooming beautiful white and pink foliage.

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22)

Leos love to be the star of the show. Dazzling with theatrical flair and a large personality, Leos can identify with the Polka Dot Plant.

Leos exude warmth, creativity, and drama. In a crowd full of people, they cannot help but stand out. With their captivating personalities, others cannot help but admire and become fixated on the flair, bold presence and warmth.

Ohhhhh, the drama that is the polka dot plant. He will put on a real show for you! So much so, that soon after buying him you may worry that you’ve done something wrong and killed him… but do not be fooled by the theatrics of the polka dot plant. More often than not, the polka dot plant is putting on a dramatic show to display his thirst. Give him a good drink of water and he will bounce back in no time. The fun popping, and often pink foliage can brighten and bring warmth to any room.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)

Known for being perfectionists, Virgos strong attention to detail and their desire for purpose aligns them with Aloe Vera as their Zodiac plant.

Virgos are known to seek out messes for the main purpose of fixing them. They long for a sense of purpose and achievement. A Virgo’s actions are often planned for the benefit of helping others and making a true impact. They love busy environments that distract them from their own internal worries and fears. And above all else, Virgos are modest. When it comes to all they do to create a perfect world, they do not expect any praise whatsoever.

The Aloe Vera plant is the number one plant when it comes to cleaning up messes and making a positive impact on others lives. As the universal healer, aloe is often kept in places where accidents and problems are more likely to happen–such as in a kitchen for quick relief of burns and cuts. Aloe truly lives to aid others and to heal, and asks for nothing in return.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 23)

Known for their compassion and empathy, and their distaste for conflict, Libra’s can align their personal qualities with that of a Marble Queen Pothos.

Libras crave variety and adventure. They try to avoid the mundane, in addition to avoiding anything that may spark a fight or conflict. They are often indecisive and a confusing balance between introverted and extraverted depending upon their environment and the situations they are put in.

Pothos align closely with the Libra Personality because while Marble Queen Pothos can put out bright and exuberant white foliage if put in bright sunny window, if placed in a shadier spot they will revert back to a darker green. Indecisive of their coloring the marble queen will even put out split leaves–half a speckled white and half a deep green. But regardless their treatment, pothos are known to give you love and new leaves readily. They are not one for conflict or drama; they simply just want to live lusciously full lives.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 to Nov. 21)

Known to be profound and complex individuals, Scorpios can look to the Orchid as their zodiac plant.

Analytical, probing and observant, Scorpios thrive off of positions of power. They are not quick to trust, but when they do build relationships, they are loyal and compassionate. Because of their keen observations and their deeper emotional instincts, Scorpios can often sense how you are feeling before you even mention it.

Orchids, are beautiful, unique and oh so complex. Many people admire orchids from a far because they fear her beauty will seize to exist in their care taking efforts. And many will fail. However, once one does their homework and learns more about the orchid’s elaborate root system, gaining her trust, the orchid will thrive for you–putting out beautiful blooms yearly.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)

Some would describe Sagittarius signs as explorers of the human condition. Sagittarius signs will closely align with the characteristics of a Mother of Millions Plant.

Unafraid of change and seeing the world as their oyster, Sagittarius are adventurous, fearless and curious. They are not easily tied down, but rather their free spirit carries them where the wind blows them.

A mother of millions plant is considered an invasive species to a certain extent because of its unique ability to multiply with ease and create millions of seedlings that if planted can create another plant to produce millions of babies. If planted outside or near other plants, the mother’s seedlings will catch a breeze and float to their next destination.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)

Masters of discipline, structure and organization the responsible Capricorn’s zodiac plant is a Bonsai Tree.

Capricorns are known to be driven by rules, and thrive off of a sense of accomplishment and achievement when they follow the path that is set for them. With a strong drive to succeed, a strong moral compass and high determination levels, a Capricorn is unstoppable.

Bonsai Trees symbolize balance, harmony and peace; but they take a lot of structure and the following of careful rules and practices to get to their unique dwarf tree-like form. Many people who purchase bonsai do not realize that they require a strict regimen of pruning and upkeep to keep it that way. Much like a Capricorn, Bonsai crave a sense of uniformity and structure.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)

Harnessing a deep love for humanity, and the idea of utopia, Aquarius can associate themselves with the Variegated Peace Lily.

Aquarians like to embrace their weirdness and see it as a strength rather than a weakness. They all in all want humanity to be a place filled with love, joy and light, but know the harsh reality that such is not the case. While they are extremely friendly and outgoing, they often feel like an outcast.

The Variegated Peace Lily is unique in that it puts out unusual white-streaked foliage amongst its normal green leaves. Purifying the air in which we live, and putting out gentle white flowers, the Peace Lily symbolizes healing, hope and of course peace. Aquarians can strongly associate their love for humanity and world peace with the elegance and deeper meaning of a Peace Lily.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20)

Described as both intuitive and sensitive, Pisces are daydreaming romantics who closely align with the qualities of the String of Hearts.

Pisces are beings of love. They do not carry an ounce of hatred in their bodies. They often live in their heads in a world of passion and romance. Their worlds revolve around relationships and the heart. They wear their heart on their sleeves and will give you their last dying breath out of the kindness of their souls.

The String of Hearts (scientifically referred to as Ceropegia woodii) is the most romantic, elegant, enchanting plant. Cascading tiny hearts with a magical purple hue grow long and dainty, it’s almost hard to believe that they are living beings. The String of Hearts will surely steal your heart and fill the hearts of onlookers with joy and amazement. This plant is the perfect plant for a Pisces because they both radiate feelings of love and fantasy.

After extensive research, on zodiac signs and plants, it is obvious that there is not just one specific plant per zodiac sign. Plants are complicated and diverse just like humans, and even when classified under specific astrological signs we are all uniquely our own. Such would explain why as an Aquarius, I myself am drawn to most anything leafy and green.

However, no matter your sign or your plant preference, it is definitely cool to see how different plants all carry different characteristics, that we may either have or wish to emulate. Regardless of if you identify with your zodiac plant or not, you can learn a lot from your plants in the way they live and handle situations.

Written by Caroline Streett