The Perfect Plant for the Aquarius in Your Life

Aquarius Season: January 20 - February 18

Air Plant

△ Air Plant

With Aquarius season ahead and our list of new year's resolutions and intentions complete, it’s time to focus on the most humanitarian of all the star signs. The Aquarius’ dream is to make the world a better place and their mindset is consistently altruistic, despising authority and any conformist attitudes or limitations. With a visionary nature and colourful personality, they are considered one of the more unique signs in the zodiac and, if you know one, they are most likely one-of-a-kind. Due to their free-spirited, easygoing nature, they avoid anything that represents conventionality, loving any innovative ideas or creations. The Aquarius enjoys teamwork and community building but still needs space and time on their own to reflect and maintain independence.

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Fun fact: even though the word ‘aqua’ is in the name, Aquarius is not a water sign but actually the last air sign of the zodiac!

Tillandsia Xerographica

△ Tillandsia Xerographica

Air Plants will complement the bright, progressive, original Aquarius perfectly as they are a symbol of freedom and creativity. This symbolism comes from their ability to thrive without any soil, hence the term “air plant”, and their growth habit, which is almost magical in how it works, thanks to the trichomes on their leaves that act as little reservoirs that receive water and nutrients from the surrounding air. The unique shapes and colours of the different Tillandsia species will breathe life into any room, and they are especially suitable for those who live in small spaces as they certainly don’t take up much real estate. With a quirky appearance, Air Plants are often linked to science fiction and any self-titled nerd will truly appreciate them, especially the slightly eccentric Aquarius.

Air Plant Terrarium

△ Air Plant Terrarium

Native to the West Indies, Mexico, and much of Central and South America, Air Plants are fantastic for those who love to travel frequently and hate to be tied down. All you need to keep your plant happy is to place it in a spot that receives bright, indirect light, and then submerge your plant every other week in a bowl of water for 20 minutes or so. If you have the time, misting on the days between waterings will be very beneficial since you are solely responsible for the nutrients and moisture your plant is receiving. Although they look delicate, they have a relatively undemanding nature and are surprisingly easy to live with, not to mention their stunning looks, but you can read more about this in our Air Plant Care Guide. If you have any Aquarius birthdays in the upcoming weeks, an Air Plant may be just the right gift to bring along.