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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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