Plants are often the unspoken heroes of the science world and have an underestimated importance. They provide shelter, clean air, and nourishment to a large variety of animals from different types of environments around the world. Plus, they’re just living organisms just like you and me. Because Earth Day is just around the corner, we thought it’d be a cute idea to combine the two. Based on your zodiac sign, here’s what plant you are.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Ghost pepper plant
These kings and queens bring spiciness wherever they go, but can we be mad at them? Without them, people would postpone every task on planet earth, and companies would go down the toilet. Sure they might want to take the lead on projects all the time, but some people view that as determination. They also have a “do before thinking” mentality, which is why some people eat the hottest peppers without fetching some milk first.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Lavender
Tauruses are one with the earth but also appreciate the more beautiful things in life. Just like anyone, their goal is to live comfortably. For the ultimate Taurus dream, they surround themselves with soothing aromas like lavender, which can improve sleep. Because they are perfectionists, Taurus can be a little stubborn at times. However, this doesn’t overlook their ability to comfort friends and family during rough times. Cheers for bringing stability in many people’s lives!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Milkweed
It must be pretty convenient to have a clone. We can thank these energetic sisters for bringing in the summer and skies full of the fluttering of butterfly wings. One of the most recognizable of these butterflies is the monarch, and its presence is made possible by the milkweed. This plant, named after the milky sap that oozes out of its leaves, provides nectar for monarchs to enjoy. In turn, monarchs travel to different milkweeds, which helps pollination. Just like this classic example of symbiosis, Geminis get stuff done in a way where everyone gets their fair share of the benefit.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Seaweed
People sometimes complain about the amount of seaweed they see on beaches, but why? Not only is it nutritious, but the plant comes in some facemasks, which is the “self-care” that Cancers crave. Plus, even if it does grow out of control, otters grace us their presence. This occurrence hardly ever happens, though, because Cancers are down-to-earth people who are super humble about their accomplishments. However, news flash, they are a big deal.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Bird of paradise
A bird of paradise is a very recognizable and beautiful plant native to South Africa, where some lions inhabit! Their exotic looking yellow flowers could be the same color as Leo’s sun. Leos are supreme beings, which shows through their proud and confident character. Though they are sometimes prone to jealousy, they’re loyal and want to see their friends succeed. They have to be when they live in a pack!
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Wheat
This one was pretty easy. Virgos are the foundation of everything, just like wheat and grain are the foundations of food. In some cases, they’re the glue that keeps friend groups together because of their excellent problem-solving skills. If something is unclear, they’re not afraid to speak up because others might have that same question. Virgos are also very in tune with the earth and enjoy the simpler things in life.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Crimson bottlebrush
Though some may label it as “shallow,” there’s nothing wrong with a Libra’s love for the physical world. These intellectuals value companionship and social interactions as much as they value aesthetically pleasing things. The crimson bottlebrush does both! This stunning shrub is exciting to look at and serves as a great conversation starter for passersby. Roses are overrated. Today is the dawning of the crimson bottlebrush.
Scorpio (October 23- November 21): Poison oak
I promise this isn’t a “burn.” Poison oaks are significant to any ecosystem! They can provide nourishment and habitat for a variety of organisms, including insects and mammals. Scorpios tend to do in their friend group, though it might come off as “possessive” at times. Also, as long as strangers give them their space, Scorpios won’t have any reason to bite back.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Sequoia tree
The “been there, done that” mantra doesn’t ring true for any other zodiac sign. Sags know everything about the world, but are well-prepared for any change, even if it’s unpleasant. A couple of years back, a wave of forest fires hit Yosemite National Park, which devasted the population of sequoia trees growing there. These prehistoric redwoods have been on Earth for millions of years and can grow upwards to hundreds of feet! Luckily, conservation efforts are underway. Bounds don’t exist for Sags, so keep reaching towards the stars!
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Aloe vera
Who doesn’t like goat mermaids? Capricorns stick to a plan and follow through despite any obstacles that might arise. Their reserved personalities might come off as “uninterested” to others, but that’s just a Capricorn’s way of focusing on a goal and partying with friends afterward. Aloe is the same way! It’s thick-skinned and, once it opens up, has a squishy inside.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Purple pitcher plant
Don’t be fooled by an Aquarius’s quirky personality. These trendsetters are advocates for the change of failed systems and are efficient in everything they do—their work ethic most like the purple pitcher plant’s, a carnivorous plant with deep purple veins. Just like an Aquarius needs time and space to form ideas, the purple pitcher plant needs time for the enzymes of captured and drowned insects to digest in its system.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Bioluminescent algae
Just like the creative imaginations of Pisces, the bioluminescent alga is a part of the wonders of the world. These mystical marine plants come in a variety of shapes and are the foundation for marine food webs. Though the ocean might be scary sometimes, the algae light up in the night and give people a new perspective on how beautiful the world is. Keep on dreaming, Pisces!