Zodiac plants - choose the right plant for your astrological star sign!
Have you ever thought about how your star sign might be represented by a plant? Many people believe that the signs of the zodiac have a direct influence on the personality of those who are born under certain stars. Choose your plant to fit your personality and bring harmony into your life! Here are some suggestions from Perfect Plants
You are intelligent, courageous, theatrical and warm. You like to put on a show. Your perfect plant will be something dramatic. Maybe a sunflower with larger-than life flowers or a bird of paradise house plant
which produces the most amazing orange flowers when mature.
Strelitzia, the Bird of Paradise plant, is a stunning, tropical house plant that can produce bird-like flowers.
The zodiac sign of Virgo suggests you might be kind, helpful, smart and practical. You like to feel secure and you love to follow rules. Out in the garden this could easily be represented by structure. Maybe an evergreen shrub or tree such as pine or yew. Indoors, a Sansevieria (mother-in laws tongue)
or Aspidistra would suit perfectly. These are highly reliable, the shape is architecturally stable and they are aesthetically pleasing too.
Mother in law's tongue, Sansevieria laurentii, has a bold, architectural shape that is likely to appeal to a Virgo.
An intelligent zodiac sign, you will put others before yourself. You value harmony and compromise and like groups of friends. Plants that appear in drifts would be highly appealing, such as ornamental grasses with blousy seedheads such as Stipa tenuissima Pony Tails.
Indoors, you might love succulents such as Echeveria,
displayed in groups.
Echeveria 'Purple Pearl' has the most wonderful foliage and these succulent plants look wonderful when they are planted together in a group. A Libra would love them!
You are a passionate person who is probably unafraid to do your own thing. A trail blazer who isnt afraid of controversy. Sometimes you can be a bit prickly, but underneath you are soft, loving and loyal. In the garden, an ornamental thistle would be an appropriate plant for a Scorpio. Echinops and Cynara would be ideal. Indoors, a stately cactus plant
with style and stature, would definitely fit the bill.
A cactus plant for a Scorpio would make a great gift. These house plants might be a bit prickly, but they are stately and impressive, with a soft interior.
A Saggittarius zodiac sign means that you are probably independent and will forge your own pathway. Unafraid to branch out, you will set your own pace. You have a strong mind and will and make a good leader as youre adventurous and truthful. Your ideal plant for the garden is a low-maintenance climber such as honeysuckle
which knows where it wants to go. Indoors, you are ideally represented by a palm such as Howea
, with spreading fronds and great presence.
An indoor palm such as this Howea would suit a Sagittarius personality who is bold and unafraid to branch out.
You are practical and dependable, wise and independent, with a low-maintenance disposition. You like things to be orderly and manageable and have one foot firmly planted in tradition. In the garden you might love box balls
and evergreen topiary. Indoors, some flowing ferns
would please you, cascading from shelves and linking one level to another.
Box balls would suit a Capricorn who likes order and structure. Topiary would be another popular way to tame evergreen hedges.
Indoors, a Capricorn could try a fern, such as this Asplenium 'Crispy Wave'
Aquarius: January 20 February 18.
You have a forgiving nature and you care about others, displaying tremendous humanitarian qualities. Your mind is bright and intellectual and you make a great mediator and problem-solver. Your ideal garden plant is a Clematis climber
that clothes structures in beauty and covers up the joins. Indoors, the beauty of a fiddle leaf fig
would be pleasing, with its luxurious leaves and prominent veining that seems to join everything together.
A fiddle leaf fig, Ficus lyrata, would suit an Aquarius, largely because of the pleasing shape and the fact that the large leaf veins appear to hold the whole plant together.
A natural born healer, you are selfless, comforting and empathetic. You are supportive and helpful. In the garden, the water lily is your obvious plant as it gently covers the surface and protects what lies beneath. Indoors, an Aloe vera
will represent the perfect plant for you. This medicinal plant will appeal to a healing nature. You will probably snip off the foliage and use the healing sap to soothe cuts and maybe become even more adventurous with its possibilities.
As an Aries, you are bold, adventurous and probably ambitious too. You like things to be obvious and you are normally in a hurry to achieve them. You love to see colourful annuals out in the garden as they give instant colour and appeal. Bizzy Lizzies (Impatiens) are ideal as they provide a low-maintenance, high impact result. Indoors, a cheese plant (Monstera)
with its extravagant foliage would be just about perfect.
A Monstera could be just the bold and beautiful plant suitable for an Aries owner! There's no ignoring this beautiful beast of a plant.
Taurus: April 20 May 20.
You are relaxed, honest, smart and trustworthy. You make a great friend, colleague and partner. In the garden, its the strappy-leafed Crocosmia that is right for you. Its leaves are structural and the bright flowers are so relaxed and reliable. Indoors, you cant go wrong with a money plant (Crassula),
which is so easy to look after and dependable.
Wouldn't you love a money plant, Taurus? It would suit your trustworthy personality and is highly dependable, just like you.
You are dynamic and a good communicator and a bit of a chameleon. You can blend into different groups because you are emotionally intelligent.
Your garden plant is well represented by Salvia,
which is oh-so-versatile. It comes in many forms, from a vivid, showy annual through to a tasty garden herb. Indoors you would be well suited to something that hardly looks real like an air plant (Tillandsia,
for example). A plant with a twin personality: living art.
Tillandsia, or air plants, are the most curious of beasts. They hardly look real and can grow without soil. A form of living art, they suit the twin-personality of Gemini.
You have an introspective nature and can appear to be a bit shy and just a little stand-offish to others. A Cancer zodiac means that you make a friend for life, once common ground has been discovered. Your ideal garden plant is a lilac tree that is always there but only really noticed when its flowering. Indoors, your ideal plant will be a shy Hoya
that gently trails and produces tiny, wax-like scented flowers in summer.
The delicate Hoya is a great plant for anyone with a Zodiac sign of Cancer. It's tougher than it looks, being both beautiful and rather shy.
The 12 signs of the zodiac. Which star sign are you?