The Best Plants For Your Garden If You're A Sagittarius

Those born between November 22 and December 21 belong to the Sagittarius zodiac sign, which is the ninth sign of the Western zodiac calendar. Sagittarians are represented by the image of a centaur with a drawn bow and arrow and are ruled by the planet Jupiter, per Astrology Zodiac Signs. They are also a fire sign, along with Aries and Leo, as well as a mutable sign, along with Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces.

Sagittarians are known as being the free spirits and the philosophers of the zodiac signs, having inclinations toward travel, discovery, freedom, and knowledge, and tending to be funny, light-hearted, and idealistic. They also tend to be a little flighty, blunt, and hard to pin down.

If you're a Sagittarius looking to add some more greenery into your life, it is a good idea to match the energy of your plants to the energy of your zodiac sign for increased harmony and energy balance. Whether you have an indoor or outdoor garden, keep reading for a list of plants perfect for Sagittarian energy.


Those looking to incorporate some more Sagittarian energy into their flower gardens will benefit from the addition of carnations, according to Bouqs. Traditionally, carnations are a gift of celebration and joy, two traits those born under the Sagittarius sign value deeply. Carnations are also visually representative of Sagittarians due to their layered appearance, which is similar to the complex nature of the fire sign.

Most carnations grow best in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9, but with over 300 varieties of the flower, you're sure to find one to most adequately fit your needs (via MasterClass). Carnations are late spring bloomers, starting in May and continuously blooming into the summer. Provide these flowers with full sun and well-draining soil with a slightly alkaline pH level. Mature carnations only need to be watered in the morning when the top inch of their soil is dry — you can mulch around the base for increased moisture control. Deadhead old blooms as you see them to keep the plant healthy and happy.


Next on the list of plants with Sagittarian energy are alocasias. ProFlowers points out similarities between the plant and zodiac sign. For one, both of them have stand-out aspects — Sagittarians are very unique souls, and alocasias have very distinct one-of-a-kind leaves. Alocasias are plants that require a lot of attention and socialization, just like Sagittarians.

There are more than 80 different species of alocasia (via Greenery Unlimited). Some can be found easily at local garden centers, and some are very rare and hard to find. Alocasias do best when their soil is consistently slightly dry, but they should also have high humidity conditions. Place them next to a humidifier or on top of a pebble tray. They prefer bright, indirect light. These plants don't grow well outdoors unless you live in a humid climate, like Hawaii or southern Florida, but you can take them outdoors in the summer.

Golden pothos

The golden pothos plant (Epipremnum aureum), also known as the devil's ivy, is another plant with lots of Sagittarian energy, per Lively Root. They get their secondary nickname from how long they live and how hard they are to kill, much like the strong-willed Sagittarius. They have also been sent to space, making them perfect for adventurous Sagittarians.

Pothos are very low maintenance plants, and can adapt to a variety of living conditions. Ideally, your pothos should have access to bright but indirect light, per Back to the Roots. They will survive in low light, but any variegation will look a lot more vibrant with full sun. Be careful not to overwater your pothos plant, as root rot is one of the main ways to kill them. They can handle a little neglect, so err on the side of caution and underwater. A good rule of thumb is to wait until the top inch of soil is dry. Pothos can be brought outside in the summer in most climates.


The Sagittarius zodiac sign is ruled by the planet Jupiter, which says is the planet of thought, knowledge, philosophy, luck, and fortune. Jupiter has a lot of influence over Sagittarian energy and also has its own unique set of similarly energetic plants. One of those plants is mint, per The plant is persistent and quickly adapts to its surroundings, much like a Sagittarius.

Mint can be grown both in an indoor herb garden as well as an outdoor garden. If growing outdoors, plant it after the last frost in spring. It will quickly grow and spread from there — it's even recommended to plant them in pots outdoors so they don't grow out of control (via Bonnie Plants). This herb prefers full sun to partial shade and for its soil to be kept regularly moist. Mulching can help the plant self-regulate its moisture levels. Encourage even more growth with a water-soluble fertilizer. 

Prayer plant

Last on this list is the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura). As Lifestyle Asia points out, this plant's most unique feature is that it constantly moves throughout the day, which resonates with restless Sagittarian energy. The plant also has a very distinct appearance, both bold and intriguing, much like Sagittarius.

Provide your prayer plants with adequate but indirect light — too much light can damage the leaves, but it won't move if it receives too little (via ProFlowers). These plants prefer to be kept consistently moist, but not soggy, which can lead to root rot. Be careful not to water with cold water, which can shock the plant. You should also either mist your prayer plant daily or place it by a humidifier or on top of a pebble tray. You should also keep this plant inside, as it does best in temperatures ranging from 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.