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Eden Succulents


Millennials are crazy for succulents, and it’s not hard to see why. These plants are cute and cheap and don’t require much tending, which means they won’t die on you when you neglect them as you get busy with work or business, social commitments, and personal life.

On a deeper level, millennials easily relate to these plants, because just like you, these succulents are alive, temperamental, and thrive with the right amount of water and sunshine. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to choose the best succulent to suit your personality, lifestyle, and ability to grow a plant (read: green thumb).

If you’re one of the many who’ve been bitten by the botanical bug but clueless about where to start, let the stars guide you. Astrology has become a go-to for millennials in search of insight and advice, relying on it to provide them with inside knowledge about their likes and dislikes and which qualities best go with their unique personalities. Like people, plants possess unique characters, and that is why you want to make sure you’re getting the right succulent for your home or room.

If you’re ready to jump into the succulent bandwagon, here’s the perfect succulent to buy, depending on your birthday.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

Aries is known to be fiery, powerful, and independent. They are always moving, doing, creating. Your choice plant is the Echeveria harmsii, also known as the plush plant or red Echeveria. Like a true Aries who needs to be noticed, the Plush plant is a particularly showy species with its green leaves with pink to red tips and bright orange flowers that bloom in the summer, attracting hummingbirds.

Echeveria harmsii growing tips

The Plush plant can do well in rock gardens, container gardens, and wreaths. It enjoys full to partial sunshine and does not do well in cold temperatures. When planting indoors, place the Plush plant in a room with at least 6 hours of sunlight.

The watering needs of the Plush plant is no different from other Echeverias. It does not enjoy prolonged wetness or dryness. The best method to use when watering this succulent is the “soak and dry” where you allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. The Plush plant is easy to propagate through leaves, cuttings, or seeds.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

Taurus is a fixed earth sign, known for being practical, cautious, and a creature of comfort to the point of laziness. Taurus people do not like change. A slow-growing plant like the Haworthia, commonly called zebra cactus, pearl plant, star window plant, or cushion aloe, is perfect for you.

Haworthia is perfect for inexperienced gardeners because it’s easy to maintain and hard to kill. It grows slowly and usually stays under three inches in height and less than six inches in diameter at maturity.

Haworthia growing tips

Unlike most succulents, Haworthia is cold hardy, meaning it can grow throughout winter and goes dormant during summer. It tolerates low light and partial sun, making it a perfect indoor plant.

You can propagate Haworthia by pulling the offsets at the base of the plant and allowing them to dry for a day or two before replanting them in well-draining soil.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)

On the other hand, Geminis are fast, witty, adaptable, and popular- sounds just like Aloe vera, one of the most common succulents all over the world. There’s a high chance you have this succulent at home or have seen one in your grandmother’s home. It’s the ultimate houseplant – an integral part of every plant parent’s collection.

Aloe Vera growing tips

Aloe Vera is one of the fastest-growing succulents. It will appreciate getting 6 hours of full to partial sunlight every day. It needs a bit less water than most succulents and does not do well in cold temperatures. Propagating Aloe Vera is effortless as it produces many offsets around its base. Simply replant these offsets in well-draining soil two days after pulling it off from the mother plant.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22)

Cancers are known for being tender-hearted, compassionate, and having parenting instincts, and no other succulent is as tolerant and as shielding as the Agave americana or Century plant.

Agave Americana growing tips

Mature Agave americana plants are among the most forgiving and hardy succulent varieties. They thrive in full sun but can tolerate frost. While they prefer sandy or rocky soil, they can endure any soil that drains well. Agave Americana succulents are monocarpic plants, meaning they bloom once, then die. However, they produce several offsets before they wither. These succulents are widely used as fences because they can grow up to 10 feet tall and live up to 30 years.

LEO (July 23 to August 22)

Leos are bold, confident, and love to be the center of attention. They’ll do anything to be the star of the show, much like the Sedum nussbaumerianum, also known as Coppertone Sedum or Golden Sedum.

Golden Sedum growing tips

This evergreen perennial shows off its beautiful copper color under the heat and full sunshine, so it’s best grown outdoors for everyone to see. It loses its outstanding copper color when grown indoors, and doesn’t thrive. It will do well in hanging baskets and rock gardens. The Golden Sedum prefers less water than other succulents, and actively grows in the cold months.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)

A Crassula ovata, commonly known as Jade plant, money tree, lucky tree, or friendship tree, is a perfect match for the kind and hardworking Virgo. In Feng Shui, it is thought to bring good energy, money, and luck.

Jade Plant growing tips

The Jade plant is the best succulent to grow indoors, and they do well in homes and offices. Its water needs are similar to that of most succulents, and it thrives in full to partial sunlight. It is best propagated through leaves.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)

Libras are considered the most charming and fair-minded of all the signs. They strive to create balance and enjoy symmetry. This sense of order can be seen in Crassula Rupestris or Baby Necklace.

This adorable little succulent has puffy, and plum leaves stacked on a thin, upright stem. During late spring to early summer, it produces small, white flowers similar to Baby’s breath.

Baby Necklace growing tips

This adorable succulent loves full sun, but cannot tolerate extreme heat. While it is resistant to drought, it is prone to overwatering and fungal diseases. It can be propagated through cuttings and seeds.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)

Dark, mysterious, and loves isolation are among Scorpio’s famous characters. The look, shape, and care requirements for the Sansevieria or Snake plant will undoubtedly appeal to a Scorpio.

The Snake plant is a popular houseplant that can survive in dark corners with little care. It dislikes too much water. Its long, stiff leaves can grow to eight feet tall and effectively purify indoor air. They can grow from cuttings or division.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)

Sagitarrius are free-spirited, full of life, and adventurous, like the sprawling evergreen shrub, Euphorbia milii, or Crown of thorns. This popular indoor plant produces small and green flowers surrounded by showy bracts in red, orange, pink, yellow, or white, all year round.

Crown of thorns growing tips

This succulent plant blooms more with more prolonged sun exposure and infrequent watering. It cannot tolerate frost. You can grow your Crown of thorns collection through stem cuttings.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)

Capricorns are persistent and goal-oriented people who love challenges. Sempervivum tectorum, or hens and chicks, are just that. In fact, Sempervivum means ‘always living,’ and their offsets just keep coming.

Hens and chicks growing tips

This perennial plant is drought-tolerant and can tolerate partial shade to full sun, but can also stay out in the cold. It thrives in rocky gardens with poor, sandy soil.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

The Crassula ovata Gollum Jade is the perfect match for the eccentric and innovation-loving Aquarians. This small shrubby succulent has leaves that are elongated and tubular with red tips.

Gollum Jade growing tips

This unique-looking succulent grows best in full sun and requires watering only when the soil is completely dry. It is not frost-tolerant and demands a well-draining soil. Propagate this succulent through stem cuttings.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

Pisces are creative, mysterious, and overly emotional, and will enjoy a dreamy landscape created by Echeveria Blue Birds. This beautiful rosette-shaped succulent has silvery-blue leaves coated with farina that exudes mystery. Its leaf margins turn pinkish-red during the colder months, and pinkish-orange flowers appear on the tip of long stalks during spring.

Blue bird growing tips

This delicate and mysterious succulent prefers full sun to partial shade but is sensitive to overwatering and the cold. They can be propagated through leaves, offsets, seeds, or cuttings.

If you’re ready to add more green to your life, make sure to get the succulents that suit your sign! But of course, you are always welcome to get more than just one kind. Feel free to take a look at some of our other articles here on Eden Succulents to learn more about growing and cultivating succulents.

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Umbra Triflora Hanging Planter

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