The Best Succulents for Your Zodiac Sign

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Succulents resonate with many plant lovers—there are many species to choose from and they are generally low-maintenance and hard-to-kill options. When it comes to finding the right succulent, though, it’s more than just selecting based on color or name.

If you are passionate about astrological signs, you'll know that finding the best succulent for you means identifying your key personality traits and how these will mesh with the plant you choose. Here are the best succulents for you, based on your Zodiac sign.

Aries: Moon Cactus

(March 21 – April 20)

As an Aries, you are full of light, color, and energy. You match best with the moon cactus (Gymnocalycium mihanovichii), a fiery succulent sporting brightly colored tips. A fun fact about the moon cactus is that it actually lacks chlorophyll, and because of this, it typically grows within or upon other plants. Despite this, the moon cactus is willing to lean on others while still able to sustain itself—much like the curious and sociable Aries.

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Taurus: Zebra Cactus

(April 21 – May 21)

As a Taurus, you are peaceful and deliberate in your actions and interactions. You value stability and often take time to plant your roots. The zebra cactus (Zebra haworthia) is a perfect plant for you as it’s slow-growing and resilient in all seasons and temperatures.

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Gemini: Red Rubin

(May 22 – June 21)

The red rubin (Sempervivum tectorum), also playfully nicknamed ‘Hens & Chicks, is a succulent with varying colors—everywhere from flesh-colored to fiery reds and pinks. Just like the Gemini, the red rubin is continually growing and thrives on community. As parts of the existing succulent die and fall off, new plants continually grow in their place—an ever-evolving social circle.

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Cancer: Agave

(June 22 – July 22)

Cancers are protective and dedicated, much like the agave plant (Agave americana) that can withstand both extreme sun and frost alike. Agave grows in all conditions and can reach heights of up to ten feet. It is one of the most forgiving of succulents, just like the Cancer who is guided by their selfless heart.

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Leo: Snake Plant

(July 23 – August 22)

As a Leo, you’re proud, regal, and often in charge. The snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a great fit for you, as this sturdy succulent soaks up attention with its height and strength. The snake plant can help to purify the air, much like the Leo who thrives on adoration and being the proverbial pulse of the room.

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Virgo: Ponytail Palm

(August 23 – September 22)

The ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) is a slow-growing plant that appears simple on the outside but has much happening under the surface. This is just like the Virgo—a cool appearance with a complex heart. The Virgo is compassionate and patient and so is the ponytail palm. It waits for the perfect amount of sun to grow and blooms wildly when given unrestricted space to do so.  

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Libra: Blue Chalk

(September 23 – October 22)
This blue-fingered succulent embodies balance and order with its calm hues and easy-growing nature. It is a perfect match for the Libra who can sometimes be wishy-washy but ultimately loves and values a stable environment to grow within. The blue chalk (Senecio mandraliscae) is a crowd favorite, just like the Libra with their big heart. 

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Scorpio: Prickly Pear

(October 23 – November 21)

The Scorpio is self-aware, emotional, and occasionally aggressive when provoked. This is why the prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) is a perfect match. This eye-catching cactus is beautiful but can be testy if not treated well. Just the like protective Scorpio, the prickly pear is on the defensive but flourishes when it lets love (and light) in.

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Sagittarius: The Air Plant

(November 22 – December 21)

Rootless and wild, the air succulent (Tillandsia stricta) matches with the free-spirited nature of the Sagittarius who creates a home wherever they land. This adaptable succulent can be mounted to anything from walls and woods to rocks or even shells. Like the Sagittarius, it truly can bloom wherever planted.

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Capricorn: Donkey’s Tail

(December 22 – January 20)

Donkey’s tail (Sedum morganianum) is a fast-growing succulent that quickly fills all the spaces in which it occupies. Much like the Capricorn, who easily takes charge with their driven nature, this succulent is seen as dependable, logical, and steadfast—a perfect match.

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Aquarius: Plush Plant

(January 21 – February 19)

The Aquarius is bold, connected, and loved by all. Its succulent match is the plush plant (Echeveria harmsii). Attracting energy from everything and everyone around it; as such, it’s a favorite of humans and animals alike. This includes hummingbirds who flock to the plush’s bright flowers during bloom season. This closely matches the Aquarius’ sociable and inherently connected nature.

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Pisces: Jade

(February 20 – March 20)

Jade (Crassula ovata) is one of the most popular succulents, purely for its thick green stems and delicate white leaves. Like the Pisces—a water sign—Jade thrives when hydrated and is self-sustained by its inner passionate and emotion. Jade is nicknamed ‘lucky’ or ‘friendship tree,’ as it often represents relationships and strong emotions. This is much like the Pisces, who, although preferring isolation at times, is often guided and driven by connections with others.  

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