Are you a plant lover but don't have a particularly green thumb? You might be drawn to species that are notoriously low-maintenance and easy to care for.
If you are passionate about astrological signs, you'll know that identifying your key personality traits and how these will mesh with the plant you choose can be worthwhile. Here are the best hard-to-kill plants for you, based on your Zodiac sign.
Aries: Umbrella Plant
(March 21 – April 20)
Umbrella plants (Schefflera) are energetic plants that can grow to extreme sizes when taken care of. Much like the curious and vibrant Aries, this plant is a bright and brilliant green but it can have a fiery nature.
Taurus: Rubber Plant
(April 21 – May 21)
The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) can grow boldly and beautifully but takes time to truly take root. Much like the Taurus, who is slow and deliberate, this plant will steadily grow once it’s given optimal conditions—bright light with some shade. The inherent stubbornness—of both the plant and the sign—makes them resilient, steady, and loyal partners.
Gemini: Spider Plant
(May 22 – June 21)
These fast-growing plants are sociable and quickly reproduce into smaller shoots that can be repotted to brighten other spaces. Similar to the curious Gemini, who thrives on adventure and social situations, spider plants (Chlorophytum) find ways to grow and will make do with whatever interactions they’re given.
Cancer: Aloe Vera
(June 22 – July 22)
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), like the Cancer sign, is a self-sufficient plant that carries its weight to withstand whatever comes. Aloe vera doubles as a medicine and herbal remedy, just like the Cancer whose life is often dedicated to caring for and protecting the people they love. With some good nurturing, both the sign and plant can and will grow steadily.
Leo: Snake Plant
(July 23 – August 22)
Like the proud Leo, the snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) grows boldly with dark and sturdy leaves. Able to survive up to a month without water, this plant embodies the Leo’s take-charge attitude, and its spiky leaves can reflect the sign's arrogance or even standoffishness when they don't not feeling appreciated or valued.
Virgo: Ponytail Palm
(August 23 – September 22)
This slow-growing plant is cool and mild-mannered on the outside but has an inner-self that is always working and shifting. Like the Virgo, who has so much going on under the surface, it uses its stem reserves to continue to grow. Just as this sign often overburdens itself, the ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) can quickly be overwhelmed with too much water. Finding stability is important.
Libra: Peace Lily
(September 23 – October 22)
Just like its name, the peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is a perfect match for the Libra’s desire for harmony and balance. This plant can grow in many situations and with varying amounts of water. It has striking green leaves and soft white flowers that grow throughout the year—a balance of color, strength, and sweetness that embodies the Libra’s personality and nature.
(October 23 – November 21)
Independent in nature, the Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae) is a perfect representation of the Scorpio’s self-sufficiency. When left to its own devices, this plant will grow shoots to replace original blooms and withstands both time and temperature changes. Like the self-controlled and disciplined Scorpio, it will push through and keep on growing.
Sagittarius: Air Plant
(November 22 – December 21)
The air plant (Tillandsia) doesn’t need to make roots to thrive. Much like the free-spirited Sagittarius, who craves adventure and freedom, it can grow without dirt altogether. As long as it’s dunked in water every few days to get its bearings, the air plant is creative, adaptable, and doesn’t need a set routine.
(December 22 – January 20)
Ivy is a flower that naturally represents the Capricorn’s faithfulness and fidelity. Driven in nature, ivy will find a way to survive, and the Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is no different. Nicknamed “the devil’s ivy” for its ability to survive in all types of conditions and situations, this resilient plant mimics the Capricorn’s stubbornness perfectly.
Aquarius: Asparagus Fern
(January 21 – February 19)
This fluffy fern plant can handle whatever is thrown it's way. Technically it’s not a fern, which helps it to adapt in both dark and light areas. Like the Aquarius, the asparagus fern (Asparagus aethiopicus) is generous and thrives with connection. Even if it’s neglected, it will find a way to soak in any attention it's given and continue to grow.
(February 20 – March 20)
Independent and easily thriving with water, the jade plant is a perfect match for this passionate water sign. Jade (Crassula ovata) is resilient—without water, it will find ways to rehydrate. Much like the self-sufficient Pisces whose vibrant inner life keeps them going, the jade will find a way to survive, despite all odds.