The Perfect Houseplant for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Not sure what houseplant to add to your collection next? Let the stars be your guide!

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Ficus pumila Creeping Fig Plant 6"
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Aries: Creeping Fig

March 21–April 19

Eager, dynamic and competitive are just a few words that describe those born under the Aries sign. A creeping fig (Ficus pumila), which grows beautifully in a pot or hanging planter, will also eagerly climb up your walls if you let it.

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Taurus: Hoya Heart

April 20–May 20

Taureans are known for being strong, dependable and devoted. The heart-shaped leaves of the Hoya Heart (Hoya kerrii) is a good choice for this sensual Earth sign. As you may know, Taureans like a little luxury in life, so consider these flower subscriptions, too!

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Gemini: Spider Plant

May 21–June 20

The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is well-known for its adaptable nature. Bright light, low light; artificial light or natural light—a spider plant can flourish in many different conditions. This plant is perfect for Geminis, who are known for their versatile, expressive and kind nature.

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Cancer: Prayer Plant

June 21–July 22

Those born under the sign of Cancer are known for their intuitive nature, compassion and protectiveness, making the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) an excellent match. This plant gets its name from the movement of its leaves. During the day, its leaves are open, but at night they close up, resembling praying hands.

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Leo: Bromeliad

July 23–August 22

Bromeliads are tropical plants known for their showy flowers. This makes them the perfect companion for Leos, who are known for their dramatic, outgoing and fiery personalities.

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Virgo: Philodendron

August 23–September 22

Virgos are known for their practical nature, and if you’re looking for a practical and easy-to-care-for plant, you need to look no further than the philodendron. This classic houseplant is particularly ideal for those who think they don’t have a green thumb, as they are fuss-free and quite forgiving.

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Peace Lily Air Purifying Plant - Easy Care Low Light Houseplant, Housewarming Present, Sympathy Gift, indoor Garden
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Libra: Peace Lily

September 23-October 22

Diplomatic, gracious and fair-minded are just a few of the personality traits associated with Libras. This makes the peace lily (Lilium spp.) their ideal houseplant companion. Did you know that some houseplants like peace lilies can actually help you breathe better? Here are more houseplants that help to purify the air.

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Scorpio: Money Plant

October 23–November 21

Passionate Scorpios are often mistaken for fire signs. In reality, they’re actually a water sign, making this lilypad-esque money plant (Pilea Peperomioides) a good choice for Scorps. This greenery is also known as a friendship plant—perfect for this loyal sign. Do you know some houseplants also have health benefits? Check out our list of air-purifying plants.

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Sagittarius: Swiss Cheese Plant

November 22–December 21

The extroverted and humorous nature of Sagittarians pairs well with the unusual looks and funny name of the Swiss cheese plant (Monstera adansonii). Despite its tasty name, you shouldn’t eat a Swiss cheese plant (in fact, they are toxic to pets). However, these fresh herbs are great (and delicious!) plants to grow indoors.

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3 Mother of Thousands(Kalanchoe crenato-daigremontiana) plant
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Capricorn: Mother of Thousands

December 22–January 19

Capricorns are independent and tenacious, much like the tiny plantlets that grow along the edges on the leaves of a Mother of Thousands plant (Kalanchoe daigremontiana). Here’s where to buy plants and seeds online.

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String of Pearls | 4 inch | Senecio Rowleyanus | Live Succulent Hanging Plant
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Aquarius: String of Pearls

January 20–February 18

Original, intellectual, uncompromising and eccentric are four characteristics that describe Aquarians. The unique string of pearls plant (Senecio rowleyanus) is a good match for an Aquarian’s quirkiness.

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Goldfish Plant - Columnea Gloriosa Plant - 1 Plants - 4 " Long - Ship In 3" Pot
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Pisces: Goldfish Plant

February 19–March 20

Pisces are empathetic, creative and affectionate. The goldfish plant (Columnea gloriosa), which gets its name from the plant’s bright orange blooms that look like leaping goldfish, is a great pairing for this imaginative water sign.

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Susan Bronson
Susan is a food and wine writer and editor based in northern Wisconsin. In 2010, she created the food blog A Less Processed Life, which features made-from-scratch recipes that highlight locally grown ingredients. As a contributor for Taste of Home, Susan has written about twists on classic cocktails like apple cider sangria and maple old-fashioneds. She also shares tried-and-true cooking techniques and re-creates and reviews recipes from notable chefs, including Julia Child and Ina Garten. She lives on a small family farm with her husband and son, and loves tasting all that the Upper Midwest’s culinary landscape has to offer.