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Which Houseplant Matches Your Personality?

Identify your personality, and we'll tell you which plant you should add to your collection next.

April 2, 2024 at 4:28 AM PST

Depending on the type you choose, houseplants can be a direct reflection of who you are and the life you lead. Each plant is equipped with unique characteristics, including care requirements and aesthetic appeal, much like us humans, so it’s no wonder that the houseplant you pick can resonate with you on a deeper level. If you want to learn more about which houseplant would resonate best with you, here are seven houseplants to try based on your personality.

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The Adventurous Wanderer

If you have a love for adventure and the Great Outdoors, a Monstera Deliciosa, also known as the “Swiss Cheese Plant,” is the perfect match for you. They have big, glossy leaves that feature unique splits and holes, hence the name. So if you want a taste of adventure, this tropical plant can certainly satisfy your need for wanderlust.

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The Creative Soul

If you’re a creative, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is your ideal match. It features thick, dark green leaves and a striking, abstract silhouette, making it a fine companion for the artsy type. Just placing it in your home can add a healthy dose of drama so you can highlight your creative side in a sophisticated, eco-friendly way.

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The Zen Seeker

For people who prefer a peaceful, simplified vibe for their spaces, the Snake Plant, a.k.a. “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue,” is your best bet at achieving that. This stunning plant includes sleek, upright leaves and is super easy to maintain, making it a favorable plant for beginners or people with busy schedules. The Snake Plant is known for plant bringing tranquility and balance so that you can enjoy peace of mind in your own personal retreat.

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The Nurturer

If you’re that one friend who loves to take care of others, you may have a nurturing personality. Nurturers do very well with Spider Plants as they thrive with even just the tiniest bit of TLC.

Spider Plants are absolutely stunning with their cascading foliage. Plus, they produce many new plants or “offshoots” as they grow, positioning them as a resilient plant that rewards your love with bountiful growth and vitality.

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The Social Butterfly

Because social butterflies just love connecting with others, they tend to be the life of the party. And since they have such a dynamic personality, they need a dynamic plant to match.

Enter the Pothos plant. Featuring cascading vines and bright, vibrant foliage, this cool-looking houseplant is the perfect reflection of your outgoing personality.

No matter if you place it in a hanging basket or let it overflow onto a shelf, this easy-care plant is a surefire way to add personality to your next social gathering.

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The Urban Dweller

If you like the hustle and bustle of the city life, you need a plant that can keep up. Fortunately, the ZZ Plant is up for the challenge. It has glossy, waxy leaves for a stunning addition to your modern home. And not only can it flourish under low-light conditions, but it purifies the air in your space while doing so. This makes the ZZ Plant the perfect urban companion for the city-dweller.

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The Free Spirit

Rather than follow the crowd, a free spirit prefers to march to the beat of their own drum. Because of this, the Tillandsia Air Plant is a fantastic choice for their unconventional lifestyle.

Featuring unique, sculptural forms, this ethereal plant is sure to stand out in any living space. But what it’s best known for is its incredible ability to grow without soil, providing a unique way to highlight your individuality with open arms.



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