Discover What Office Plant Fits Your Zodiac Sign Needs
Plants have a unique way of bringing life and joy into the most mundane nooks and crannies of our lives. They literally breathe fresh oxygen into the air, and renew our spaces with a splash of color while reminding us that even the smallest organisms are capable of great growth. Especially in colder months, if you're suffering from the lethargy of Seasonal Affective Disorder, getting a plant for your office desk can have a huge impact on your daily mood. Water & Light Plant Shop gets how magical plants can be, and takes great care to curate selections that are on-trend yet totally unique. Plus, they have a huge selection you can buy for less than you just spent on lunch.
The only hard part is deciding which is right for you – so we decided to ask our resident astrologer to read the stars and determine the best plant for each zodiac sign. Check out your horticultural horoscope!
Aries (Mar 21- Apr 19)
You can be impatient and competitive, like the mythical warrior Mars whose planet rules your sign. When you feel your temperature starting to rise and need to simmer that strong (and, let's be real, bossy) personality before you blow up at a coworker, keep the soothing Aloe Vera plant on your desk to cool you down. The low maintenance plant has calming properties, and only needs water every 10 days, making it easy for office care. Get Aloe Vera Wang (naming your plant is key) in a decorative metallic pot for just $12.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
You're the trusted nurturer of the zodiac, and you love all things domestic: a cozy sweater, homemade vegan cookies, a favorite movie with an old friend. Unlike some other, more self-centered signs, you gain power from taking care of friends, pets, and yes, plants. So go for a bigger plant, something you can really get satisfaction from watching grow and bloom, like the Jade Tree. At $85 it's on the pricier end, but it's worth it to bring life into your workspace.
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, you've got a real romantic streak and like to surround yourself with little indulgences and luxuries. But, you're also liable to cultivate too comfortable a life for yourself. Remind yourself to take risks, get out of your comfort zone, and put yourself out there with the Calathea Peacock plant. For $19 it's easy to keep the exotic, tropical plant on your desk to remind yourself to do a little peacocking yourself.
Gemini (May 21- June 20)
You're ruled by the planet of communication, and you're always talking at a million miles a minute. Everything in your life moves fast -- and why wouldn't it! You already know your sign is twins, and your heart and mind is know for changing in a flash, almost like you're juggling two personalities. Get the bold, dual-striped Zebra plant for $13 to feed your dual sides.
Virgo (August 23- September 23)
You're the over-thinker of the zodiac, and can be rather critical (especially of yourself). Luckily, you channel all that over-analyzing into great observations that fuel creative endeavors, especially writing and storytelling. Get the Fairy Castle Cactus, as a little $20 inspiration for the next great story and keep that rich inner-life from pointing the critical eyes toward yourself.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Like Taurus, you're ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, love, and yes, the finer things in life. When it comes to social situations, you're all about the scales of justice. But when it comes to material wealth -- the more the better. The Chinese Money Plant is perfect for you, to bring good luck for chasing that paper.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
Hard working little Capricorn, you're the measured sign of the zodiac, the one who shows us the benefits of sacrificing now to benefit later. You keep your eyes on long-term goals, like trading bringing your lunch to work every day for the payoff of a luxurious beach vacation. Get the Sago Palm to help you focus on the Pina Coladas and sunny skies while you're stuck in the office.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 22)
You're intense and deeply loyal, but you notice yourself drawn to the mysterious power of darkness. You like sad or violent movies, and often wear black, maybe with a powerful, shocking color like red or pink. Aesthetic wise, the Red Maranta has you covered – dark green leaves with electric red veins running through them. Darkly beautiful, just like you.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Of all the signs in the zodiac, you're the most known for marching to the beat of your own drummer. You make bold decisions and tend to see situations in ways others don't, just like your ruling planet Saturn, the only planet to spin on its side. So when it comes to a work plant, look in the "one of a kind" section and opt for the Giant Succulent to fit your big personality.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
Hello little adventurer! You like wide open spaces, new places and new faces. Get the Japanese Bird's Nest to bring a little far-far-away to your every day, and remind yourself that like a baby bird, you have a sense of home, even in flight.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Your sign is two fishes swimming away from each other, and fittingly you're always trying to escape your present situation through music, art, and movies. Being a dreamer is a powerful thing, and what better than a little Disney in your life to encourage fantasy and imagination. Check out the Mickey Mouse Cactus, and encourage the dreamer inside to come to the surface.