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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A HOUSEPLANT

Pick a favourite and see what it says about you

23.12.2020

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A benefit of having spent more time at home than you would have liked this year is, well, the chance to have spent more time at home. It’s been an opportunity to fashion your living space into something perfect. Maybe you found yourself tablescaping for the first time in your life – or even mantelscaping if you’re lucky enough to live in a period property with a fireplace. One thing you may also have realised is that a home resplendent in (living) houseplants is bound to be a happy one.

Find out what your favourite says about you – and where to buy it online – below.

THE GORGEOUS AMBIVERT

IMAGE | CANOPY PLANTS

BEGONIA MACULATA, £22 AT CANOPY PLANTS

When you walk into a room – or when people walk into your room – everyone notices you. That said, you like to have it both ways when it comes to attention: you’re as happy on the sidelines as you are in the spotlight.

THE BREATH OF FRESH AIR

IMAGE | PRIMROSE 

DRACAENA SANDERIANA, £9.99 AT PRIMROSE

Your positivity is contagious – even NASA cites you as one of the best at ‘purifying the air’. It’s no wonder your alias is ‘lucky bamboo’.

THE STALWART

IMAGE | HOUSE OF PLANTS

AGLAONEMA CUTLAS, £17.50 AT HOUSE OF PLANTS

You are respected for being both tough and low maintenance, but – perhaps unsurprisingly – have little interest in animals or children.

THE SENSUAL SKINCARE FANATIC

IMAGE | SHUTTERSTOCK

ALOE VERA, £8.95 AT THE NUNHEAD GARDENER

In spite of your hardy appearance, you’re very into skincare. You also know all the words to ‘WAP’, but that’s another matter.

THE moderate holidaymaker

IMAGE | PATCH PLANTS

CASTANOSPERMUM, £20 AT PATCH

You’re not a heavy drinker, but you are partial to a sundrenched girls’ (or lads’) holiday – ideally to the east coast of Australia, where you’re originally from.

THE VERSATILE DRAMATIST

IMAGE | HORTOLOGY

PHOENIX CANARIENSIS, £24.99 AT HORTOLOGY

You can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, but that doesn't help much with your mood: you're quite spiky. And yet still a legend.

THE THERAPIST

IMAGE | BEARDS & DAISIES

FICUS GINSENG, £15.99 AT BEARDS & DAISIES

You possess an external cuteness that belies your alleged ‘healing properties’. By this, we mean that you’re great at conducting counselling sessions for your friends. Wisdom is something you have in spades.

THE OMNIPRESENT EVERYMAN

IMAGE | CROCUS

MONSTERA DELICIOSA, £19.99 AT CROCUS

You refuse to leave people’s houses long after the merrymaking has ended. Some people think you’re cool; others, basic. But, as implied, you aren’t going anywhere.

THE OPENHEARTED BEAUTY

IMAGE | THOMPSON & MORGAN

Anthurium Aqua in Sierglass, £29.99 AT THOMPSON & MORGAN

You’re fine with being vulnerable, so you bare your soul for all to see. Others may be too distracted by your beauty to take the time to truly understand you, though.

THE INTROSPECTIVE EXTROVERT

IMAGE | POINTLESS PLANTS

CHLOROPHYTUM, £12.99 AT POINTLESS PLANTS

You are very focussed on your ‘growth’, though sometimes you have no idea what direction you’re actually growing in – never mind what direction you’d like to be growing in. But who cares when you’re this fun?

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