The Best Plants To Plant In Your Garden If You're A Scorpio

Of the bazillion traits one may bestow upon the Scorpio, a water sign often mistaken as a fire sign, according to PrepScholar, some of those typical habits would lead one to believe that this eighth sign of the zodiac would be the perfect plant parent for some specific plants and flowers. Your mind may instantly go to man-eating Audrey II from "Little Shop of Horrors" and the oh-so-stinky when it blooms corpse plant, but there are some far-tamer plants these fiery water lovers are best suited for.

Scorpios are known to be both brave and mysterious, which means that they won't shy away from plants that need special treatment. Their stubborn side is sure to help them work hard to nurture their plant family. And being ambitious and single-minded means they'll surely not forget to water those plants and ensure they're getting just the right amount of light — for outdoor plants, that means planting chosen greenery in just the right spot in the yard. To help you, dear Scorpio, we have a list of five excellent plants that will look great in your flowerbeds.

1. Ruby ficus

For the bold Scorpio, a ruby ficus (ficus elastica) is a beautiful option. The bold ruby red color on the leaves matches your personality and offers an easy-to-care-for plant. According to Leon & George, these plants love to grow, and they don't ask for a lot. Greenery Unlimited says this ficus, also known as a rubber tree, desires indirect light. However, you don't want to put it in too much sun, as its leaves will get burned — so pick a shady spot outside.

While your ability to grow this pretty leafy plant outdoors depends on where you live, even those in chillier environments can keep potted ruby ficus plants outside during the warm months and move them inside when the freezing weather hits. They grow best in zones 10 to 12, says Garden Pals. Prune them in the spring and summer. If you want to see your ruby ficus bloom, growing it outdoors is your best bet.

2. Philodendron

The philodendron may look like a pothos, but they are two distinct plants. This gorgeous green-leafed beauty begs for your attention, much like you do as a Scorpio. However, much like no two Scorpios are exactly alike, there are vining philodendrons, and there are those that don't climb. On top of that, MasterClass says there are four different varieties of this plant as well. So, while they are an easy plant to harness and grow indoors, you'll be happy to know they make great garden additions as well.

Simplify Plants says that philodendrons will thrive in zones 9 to 11 as long as you bring them in before the first frost. They need plenty of shade, so skip placing them in direct sunlight. When growing this plant outside, you will need to fertilize it monthly. If you're in zone 8, you can put your potted plant outside and bring it in each winter.

3. Dracaena

Dracaenas are plants that are truly honest about their feelings and don't hold back on letting their plant parents know when something is wrong, according to ProFlowers. Their leaves show signs of too much or too little water. This makes them a great plant for honest Scorpio, who isn't afraid to express themselves. Resembling a stalk of maize, dracaena is a corn plant, even though you won't see them growing any cobs.

If you live in zones 10 and 11, your dracaena will thrive in the outdoors. As a tropical plant, they like humidity and warmth. Be sure to plant them in well-draining soil, whether you're potting them to move indoors if you live in a cooler climate zone or you're putting them right in the dirt in your flowerbed. HGTV says these plants are prone to bugs, whether they're indoors or out, so keep an eye out for gnats, aphids, and spider mites.

4. Jade Plant

There isn't one sign of the zodiac that wouldn't benefit from the good luck and prosperity that comes with a jade plant, and BestLife says this is the best plant for Scorpio. Not only is it easy to care for, but it comes with the reward of pretty white star-shaped blooms if you're lucky. In addition, Rolling Nature says that jade is an auspicious plant, and its presence in your life can help bring you more growth. 

While many people keep their jade plants indoors and balance their feng shui with them, this beautiful plant that looks as though it's covered in medallions can grow outside as well. Almanac says that jade plants require at least a zone 10 to survive outside. They like full or partial sun, so pick a nice sunny spot for them. Your outdoor jade plant won't need much watering, as they like dryer soil, and regular rainfall should give them all they need.

5. Money Tree

The money plant, or pilea, is a great option if you're looking for a plant that will really stand out in your garden — it's also an excellent choice for gifting to Scorpio friends because it's considered the friendship plant, according to Taste of Home. The flashy yet simple leaves of this plant kind of look like lily pads.

Pilea requires an outdoor home in zones 10 to 12, where it will get the warmth it requires to make it through the year, and it cannot be left outside in zones with cooler temperatures. However, you can keep your money plant outside in a pot during the warmer months and then move it indoors when the threat of frost is in the air, according to The Healthy Houseplant. Pilea doesn't like direct sunlight, but if the roots are getting out of control, do give it a little extra light.