As each new year rolls around and the stars make their way through the sky, many of us find ourselves checking our daily horoscope to see what this day, week, or year may have in store for us. Many believe people can learn a lot about themselves from their Zodiac signs, and some use the Zodiac traits to help make decisions—even those around plant purchases!
Deciding what variety of succulent to choose can be the most challenging part! Use our helpful guide to select a succulent based on your Zodiac sign. We’ve highlighted nine of the very best plants for astrology signs in 2023, meaning everyone will have the perfect variety!
♈︎ Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
The first of the Zodiac signs are fiery Aries, known for their competitive and ambitious nature. This makes them the ultimate peer for the tenacious and strong Sansevieria, commonly known as the Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, which boasts strong, upright leaves in varying shades of green. In their native tropics, Sansevieria can take over a forest’s understory, displaying similar motivation and strength to Aries in both their native and cultivated settings.
♉︎ Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
Earth sign Taurus is the ultimate self-care guru of the Zodiac kingdom. Nobody knows more about good food, relaxation, and serenity. Taurus’ succulent soulmate is obvious: Aloe. The Aloe plant is known for its healing properties and can be seen in skincare products far and wide, making it a treat for the indulgent Taurus.
♊︎ Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Though Geminis have a reputation for being chaotic and dual-natured, these Zodiac signs have a lot to offer and always bring energy and curiosity. There’s no better equal for Gemini than the breathtaking Bromeliad with its bright colors and unique blooms. In the wild, these plants can often be found rooted high in trees, deriving moisture and nutrients from the air (ideal for air signs)! Bromeliads are just as exciting as Geminis, making the two a great pair.
♋︎ Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Much like the celestial crab they’re represented by, these Zodiac signs are known for having a hard shell and a soft inside. Cancers are emotional and intuitive, but protective of their feelings and those around them. Cacti represent Cancers flawlessly. These incredible succulents come in a wide range of varieties and can produce breathtaking blooms. Spiky and tough on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside, cacti are ideal succulents for Cancer.
♌︎ Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Leos are the Zodiac signs best known for their passion, love of drama, and fiery nature. Though Leos can be intense at times, they are generous, fiercely loyal, and big-hearted. They cannot help but stand out from the crowd, just like Euphorbia Tirucalli ‘Rosea,’ AKA the Firestick Plant. These glorious and unique succulents stun with their brilliant orange structure, reflecting Leos’ fire within.
♍︎ Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Truly embodying stability and groundedness, this Zodiac sign is hard-working, logical, and systematic. Down-to-Earth Echeverias have that in common with Virgos. These beautifully-symmetrical succulents are sure to make any perfectionist smile, especially classic varieties like Echeveria subsessilis. With proper care from a diligent Virgo, these succulents can produce lovely flowers!
♎︎ Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Dedicated to justice, balance, and harmony, Libras strive to make things tidy and pleasing. No succulent quite says “orderly” like the perfectly-proportional Sempervivum. Sempervivum calcareum features faultless concentric rows of pointed leaves, making them a dream for neat-and-tidy Libras.
♏︎ Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
These unusual Zodiac signs exhibit intensity, passion, secretiveness, and a deep well of emotion and loyalty. What better succulent for vibrant and bewildering Scorpios than the breathtaking String of Pearls? These succulents feature long strings of leaves the shape and size of a pearl! String of Pearls are unusual and disarming, just like Scorpios. Truly a match made in the stars!
♐︎ Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
Best known for their intellect, optimism, and penchant for adventure, Sagittarius is the comedian of the Zodiacs. These signs push boundaries, resist rules, and seek freedom. While many other succulents have spreading habits as well, Sedum ‘de Oro’ is an especially excellent match with Sagittarius due to the ease with which it can propagate—the adventure-seekers of the plant world!
♑︎ Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
If you need something done, ask a Capricorn, recognized by their patience and perseverance. Their secret to success? Time and effort! Their accomplishments may appear effortless, but it’s their hard-working habits that lead to their success. Jade Plants are succulents that symbolize prosperity, and can grow massive when well-cared for—a reflection of Capricorn’s slow-and-steady philosophy. These succulents can also be made into bonsais as a wonderfully-relaxing project for a busy and focused Capricorn.
♒︎ Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
Idealists of the Zodiac, Aquarians are innovative, progressive, and revolutionary. Aquarius leads the charge with passion and drive. The visually stunning and culturally important Agave fits flawlessly with these signs, due to its vibrant history and current use in tequila production—an industrious plant for an industrious sign!
♓︎ Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
Pisces is the last of the signs in the Zodiac, known for being sensitive, creative, and compassionate. They are dedicated to providing and caring for others, and show remarkable intuition—leading some to believe many Pisces possess psychic abilities. What better succulent to pair with Pisces than Graptopetalum, AKA the “Ghost Plant”? These succulents range in color from ethereal blue-green to subtle purple, and have a whitish cast to their plump leaves. These beautiful little succulents are soft and smooth to the touch and graceful in appearance, essentially making them a physical manifestation of Pisces!
OC Succulents offers countless succulents for sale that will reflect each of the Zodiac signs perfectly. Stop by one of our locations today to shop and talk all things succulents!