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

Those who were born under the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer, are well-known for their imaginative, sympathetic, and sensitive personalities, describes Astrology Zodiac Signs. Born between June 21 and July 22, this sign enjoys the beautiful yet simple things about life such as art, water, and close relationships with others. In addition to these positive traits, however, the water sign can also be manipulative, moody, and pessimistic. Bringing out a Cancer's best traits can be done by surrounding them with their signature color of white or another symbol of their nature, such as the moon.

Flowers, like Japanese roses or white anthuriums, are a good option for Cancers learning to incorporate their power color into their homes and gardens. Alternatively, Cancers can take a different approach and care for a plant that is fast-growing and in need of specific supervision. Those with the water sign have a natural talent for nurturing living things such as plants. They can relax and find productivity in raising a monstera plant or a money tree from a young seedling. This short collection includes five species the sign will be able to shower love upon for several years. Consider growing one or more of these to remind the Cancer in your life of their intuition, sensitivity, and empathy.

Swiss cheese plant

For Cancers, Lively Root recommends the Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) which is also called the cut-leaf philodendron, the hurricane plant, the split-leaf philodendron, and even the Mexican breadfruit. This plant, which needs high humidity and frequent watering, complements the sign of the crab that spends their life in and out of the water. For a Cancer who likes to make their home their personal sanctuary, this broadleaf evergreen houseplant can easily create a welcoming and serene environment for both relaxing and hosting.

This dramatic plant is normally recognized for its giant leaves laced with leaf splits and large holes, which give the Swiss cheese plant its most common name. Per North Carolina State Extension, the Swiss cheese plant is a versatile climbing vine. When raised as a houseplant, it's vines cluster together to make the plant appear as a leafy shrub. When growing this plant in your indoor or outdoor garden, remember that it requires filtered sunlight, well-draining soil, and plenty of room to spread its leaves.


Cancer, who is ruled by the moon, is no stranger to mood swings and fleeting emotions. According to The Sill, there is one flower that mirrors these shifts with its blooming periods. The anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum) flowers at seemingly random times year-round, producing waves of spectacular red, pink, or white blossoms. Cancer will benefit even more from growing the white cultivar of this gorgeous plant to connect to their power color. When a Cancer surrounds themselves with their power color they may soothe their pessimistic thoughts and focus instead on love and understanding, explains

Anthurium, which also goes by the name flamingo flower, is grown for its glossy, arrow-shaped leaves and its ovate blossoms that flower throughout the year. This evergreen perennial can be grown in a pot or a garden. However, the crab should keep in mind that anthurium must also be watered regularly, and the plant will need access to high humidity, especially in the summer, according to the Royal Horticultural Society.

Money tree

A money tree (Pachira aquatica) can be a good option for Cancers who have some knowledge about caring for finicky plants that others might regret buying. As explained by Pro Flowers, the water sign is usually a family-oriented homebody. Because of this, growing a money tree can be a rewarding hobby as Cancer can nurture it into a tall braided plant that holds sentimental value and elicits abundance.

As mentioned by the University of Arizona, money trees are believed by many to possess positive energy which brings success and prosperity into a gardener's home. This lucky tree grows up to 20 feet tall in its native environment of Central and South America, but can be kept small in a pot placed either indoors or outside on your patio. If the lore is true, caring for a money tree properly will bring Cancer good fortune. Make sure that it's provided with partial shade, warm weather, high humidity, and moist yet well-draining soil.

Aloe vera

The aloe vera plant (Aloe barbadensis) makes sense for Cancer to grow because of its medicinal properties. Petal Republic states that both the plant and the person are caring and nurturing by nature. While Cancer tends to insist on helping in any way they can, aloe gel from the plant's leaves can be of great assistance as well by healing cuts and burns. Cancer and aloe will get along fine as they exist to help each other live more comfortably.

The aloe plant is a low-maintenance and fast-growing plant that is commonly grown both indoors and outdoors. This succulent is versatile and can serve several purposes when cared for in the right way. As explained by the University of Florida, aloe should be grown in full sun with well-draining soil and little water. Because Cancer tends to care almost too much about the things that depend on them, they should be careful not to overwater this drought-tolerant specimen.

Japanese rose

The Japanese rose (Rosa rugosa 'Alba') is a deciduous shrub that recommends for Cancers due to its moon-shaped blossoms. This species' soft petals and glossy leaves reflect Cancer's relaxed yet emotional personality. Japanese roses also have a subtle floral scent that is reminiscent of citrus and vanilla. According to Fragrantica, notes of Japanese rose are used in popular perfumes by Givenchy, Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent.

This shrub is easy to grow because it tolerates air pollution, poor soil, and colder climates. However, Japanese roses look their best when they are planted in a sunny location with well-draining soil and proper air circulation. The plant's beautiful flowers bloom from June to August for a wonderful display throughout the summer. Missouri Botanical Garden recommends using the rose hips that appear after the blooming period to make jam or jelly. The sign of Cancer rules the stomach, diaphragm, breasts, and liver, per Illumine, so perhaps those under the sign will benefit from this healthful spread that is rich in essential vitamins such as vitamins E, C, and A (via Simply Beyond Herbs).