Choose a Plant That Suits Your Personality

How to choose the right plant to match your personality type

Are you an introvert? An extrovert? Messy? Creative?

Your personality is a key consideration when choosing a new plant for your home.

There’s a perfect plant to suit everyone, no matter what your personality traits are.

So, before you buy your next plant, check out my guide to plants that are suited to different personality types.

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Plant for your personality type



Best Plant: Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

, also known as Snake plant is a type of succulent that has long, upright sword shaped leaves.

They can tolerate low light conditions, so they’re a great plant to place in the corner of a room and they don’t take up too much space.

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue does best in well drained pots and likes to dry out between waterings.

Sanseviera plant


Best Plant: Lucky Bamboo

If you’re someone who avoids walking under ladders and opening umbrellas indoors, Lucky Bamboo is the plant for you.

According to feng shui, Lucky Bamboo is a good luck houseplant that symbolizes good fortune.

Lucky Bamboo can be grown in soil or water, just be careful not to grow four stalks together in a pot, as it is said to bring bad luck. [1]

Lucky bamboo

Relaxed / Go with the Flow

Best Plant: Pothos

Pothos is a small vine with heart-shaped leaves that looks great trailing down from a shelf or bookcase.

It’s an easy care plant that is perfect for anyone with a relaxed personality.

Pothos can tolerate low light conditions and it’s one of the best indoor plants for purifying the air.

Pothos plant

Free Spirit / Likes Change

Best Plant: Air Plants

If you’re someone that regularly takes off on spontaneous trips or moves house often, Air plants are perfect for you.

They’re small, low maintenance plants that don’t need soil or water to grow.

They have the amazing ability of absorbing moisture and nutrients through their leaves.

All you need to do is mist them now and then and in summer they can be fully submerged in water once a week.

You can display Air plants in an open terrarium or in a basket or bowl.

Air plant


Best Plant: Bromeliads

Bromeliads have bright, showy, long lasting flowers that are actually modified leaves called bracts.

They’re humidity loving, low maintenance indoor plants that can be misted with water in warm weather.


Nurturer / Carer

Best Plant: Nerve Plants

Nerve plants are tropical plants with dark green leaves and white, cream or pink veins.

They love constant moisture and humidity, and need to be misted regularly in warm weather, so they’re perfect for anyone with a nurturing personality.

Nerve plants grow to about 6 inches (15 centimetres) tall, but they can be made smaller and bushier by regularly pinching out the stems.

Nerve plant

Happy / Cheerful

Best Plant: Sunflowers

If you’re someone who has a happy, cheerful and optimistic personality, Sunflowers are the perfect plants for you.

Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. [2]

They’re known for being happy flowers, making them the perfect plant to bring joy to your life.

Sunflowers can be grown directly in the garden or planted in deep pots and placed on a balcony or in front of a bright, sunny window.

Sunflower seeds germinate in 7 – 10 days and bloom in about ten weeks after planting.


Low Maintenance / Easy Going Personality

Best Plant: Succulents

If you have an easy going personality, low maintenance succulents are perfect for you.

They come in a range of colors, sizes and have a variety of leaf shapes ranging from round to spiky, so there’s sure to be one to suit your taste.

Succulents look great on a coffee table or desk and only need to be watered every one to two weeks.


Flexible / Adaptable

Best Plant: Spider Plant

Spider plants are hardy, easy to grow houseplants that get their name from the new growth that hangs down from the plant, like spiders.

They’re low maintenance plants that are adaptable to many different conditions including bathrooms, terrariums and rooms with low light.

Spider plant

Hard Exterior but Soft on the Inside

Best Plant: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is perfect for anyone with a personality type that is hard or gruff on the exterior but underneath they’re a big softie.

Aloe Vera is a spiky succulent that contains a soothing gel that is great for sunburn and skin conditions.

It’s an easy to care for plant that doesn’t need to be watered often. It’s best to let the potting mix dry out before watering.

Aloe Vera grows well in a brightly-lit spot near a window.

Aloe vera

So, there you have it. The best plants for your home based on your personality type.


Which plant is best suited to your personality? Let me know in the comments below.

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Which plant best suits your personality type

Kelly Martin

Hi, I'm Kelly Martin, a landscape gardener and designer with over 10 years experience. I have a passion for small space gardening and I love designing and creating beautiful outdoor spaces that maximize the potential of small urban gardens. Read more

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. GiGi Eats

    Lucky Bamboo. I could see myself buying that plant and putting a bunch throughout my house!

  2. Emman Damian

    We have a lot of Lucky Bamboo at home. My mom really loves it. I hope it really brings luck. 🙂

  3. Jessie

    Yessss! Love the idea of air plants. We travel quite a bit, and very spontaneously, so this is perfect!

  4. Danielle

    I LOVE sunflowers! As a matter of fact, I plan on planting some next Spring! This is a great idea on planting based on your personality!

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I have some pothos and spider plants in my vertical garden. I want to have a lucky bamboo plant too. Next time I visit my favorite garden supply store, I am going to get some.

  6. Nigar Rahman

    I love succulents and also aloe vera. I have a fine collection of both plants. Without knowing that plants can be chosen according to personality, i have both. Learned a lot.

  7. littlemisadvencha

    i love this post. and as much as i want to select only one, i love to take them all. 🙂

  8. WanderlustBeautyDreams

    Sunflowers are my favorite flower it just makes me so happy every time I see them, great post!

  9. Surekha-dreamingloud

    Nice blog..! I often think of having a plant inside my house but I have no idea what will suit me. This is so timely..!

  10. Emily Fata

    Air plants, Nerve Plants, and Aloe Vera are right up my alley! I actually have a few of the former and latter around my house… now I just need the nerve plants!

  11. Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    I have always loved planting sunflowers. They are so gorgeous and very fun to grow!

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