Decoding Your Plant Parent Personality
What does your choice of houseplants say about you as a person? Read ahead to find out.
You love: Pothos, Strings of Things
You really enjoy having greenery around you. Plants bring you a sense of joy that, unfortunately, taking care of them does not. Chores bore you, you see mundane daily tasks and run in the opposite direction—which is why fuss-free plants that thrive on neglect, like money plants, and the various strings (pearls, bananas, hearts, et al), are right up your alley.
You love: Succulents
Succulents are widely considered to be hard to kill, but most people who’ve tried to keep them alive will tell you that they’re also needlessly dramatic. Too much water? Dead. Too little? Shriveled and dead. It takes an almost intuitive understanding to take care of succulents, and if you’re good at it, it’s probably because of how perceptive and considerate you are in your personal relationships. Beware: your empathic abilities make you a great friend in need, but you need to learn to take time for yourself and recharge those batteries when they need it.
You love: Fiddle Leaf Figs, Bird’s Nest Fern, Monstera
Put it down to your taste-making abilities or massive sense of FOMO, you’re on a trend as soon as you spot it on Instagram. You’re especially into big plants with a personality, something that is quite evident in your style too. Your Sunday mornings are probably dedicated to perfecting the aesthetic of your personal space—moving your plants around, misting and wiping them down with your own blend of leaf shine liquid, and buying more beautiful planters than you practically need.
You love: Cacti
For an introvert, you really enjoy drama. Never a participant but always ready with popcorn, you secretly love celebrity fights and drama between your friends—just as long as you don’t get dragged into them. Your elusiveness may make you seem a bit prickly and standoffish, but those close to you know that you’re the biggest softie inside and will stand by them through thick and thin. Occasionally, when they least expect it, you’ll reward your friends’ patience with your introverted ways with a grand display of affection—just like a cactus bloom.
You love: Orchids
You’re naturally detail oriented. While other people baulk at the idea of Excel sheets, you have one for everything from your monthly expenses to your next Europe trip. Orchids are not hard to take care of, they just have very specific requirements. Of course you have a reminder scheduled for when their potting mix needs to be changed, have bulk pre-ordered that specific fertilizer you’ve narrowed down on after months of testing, and regularly monitor the ambient temperature to make sure your babies are not too hot or cold.