The best houseplants according to your zodiac sign

The best houseplants are beautiful, make for a healthy living space and are worthy of the 'gram. Here's which one is right for you

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Good news, plant mamas: the best houseplants according to your zodiac sign have been revealed just in time for a home-office update.

While you're spring cleaning, stacking bookshelves and hanging inspirational wall art, you'll want to make sure a bit of nature finds its way into your space, and luckily the pros at Clear It Waste Collection (opens in new tab) are happy to provide pointers. 

Considering plants are the key to a healthy home—and look cute to boot—you'd be remiss not to stock up on some begonias, ferns and so forth. Heck, we know our astrological birth chart indicates our preferences, but would it be so wrong to get one of each plant? Nah, we didn't think so, either. 



The best houseplants according to your sign

Let the cosmos be your guide...or just buy 'em all. (It's called astrology compatibility, folks.) By the way, here is the best time to water plants so you keep your beauties looking nice and fresh. 

1. Aries

  • Calathea (Prayer Plant)

The ram is a fire sign that loves to make a splash, and a Calathea will be the focal point of any room. Its colored foliage is hard to miss but do be warned: like an Aries, this plant needs attention and TLC. 

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2. Taurus

  • Ponytail Palm

Easy-to-maintain, pet-friendly and beauty—these are just a few reasons to pick up a Ponytail Palm. A Taurus will particularly appreciate the plant's perseverance: it'll continue to thrive, even though it only requires the sun's rays half the time.

3. Gemini

  • Bromeliad

A Gemini is likely to be all over the place, so a Bromeliad is an obvious choice. The plant produces pups that will replace the original and does not require excessive watering. Oh, and it's adorable. Win-win-win!

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4. Cancer

  • Asparagus Fern

Cancer is a water sign that's likely to pick up on its surroundings, and an Asparagus Fern will follow suit. It will be its greenest and healthiest when placed in bright but indirect light. 

5. Leo

  • Yucca

Leos love the sun, as does Yucca. It's the plant equivalent of vivacity. Place it in a bright locale, but do not put it in direct sunlight. 

6. Virgo

  • Begonia

A rich and colorful Begonia is perfect for this earth sign, as it allows the busy, detail-oriented Virgo to channel their energy in various directions. Begonias require partial shade and are a good pick for those with a newly discovered green thumb. 

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7. Libra

  • Peace Lily

Since Libras love stability and harmony, a purifying Peace Lily is a no-brainer—it exudes a zen feeling and thrives in any type of light and will be very upfront about the water amount it prefers. Essentially, if you're a first-time Plant Mom, this one's for you.

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8. Scorpio

  • Cast-Iron Plant

It takes a truly concerted effort to kill a Cast-Iron Plant, and it can survive in various conditions where other plants wouldn't stand a chance. The Aspidistra elatior (the plant's technical term) is as resilient as the water sign. 

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9. Sagittarius

  • African Violets

Native to the tropical rainforests in Africa, these blue, white and purple beauties work well in bright, indirect light. Do be warned, they can be finicky at times—like their astro counterparts—but overall, African Violets are not too much of a struggle to work with. 

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10. Capricorn

  • Guiana Chestnut (Money Tree)

Capricorns are earth signs that are practical and have big dreams. The maintenance of the Money Tree, and its style, will go hand-in-hand with these traits, respectively. 

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11. Aquarius

  • Air Plant

Air plants are epiphytes that literally breathe life into its environment, like the mystical healer, Aquarius. They work well in bright, filtered light, so keep that in mind when decorating with your greens. 

12. Pisces

  • Jade Plant

Since Jade Plants are often presented as symbols of luck, it's no doubt that it would be a great fit for the wonderfully compassionate Pisces. Make sure it receives enough water, though!

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)