Choosing the right houseplants that beautify your living space and adequately reflect your personality will establish two things. First, they will bring you comfort. Second, they will convey to others a visual representation of your persona. Some great examples of frequently chosen house plant identification gems are listed below.
The Beatific Bonsai
No plant shouts precision like the bonsai. Bonsai plants easily mirror your sense of exactness, careful coiffing, and deliberate attention to detail. In addition, because bonsai plants are smaller versions of larger plants, they establish an aura of well-executed space management and control. The careful art of ‘small’ conveys economy, efficiency, minimalism (as in avoiding showy excess.) In short, the bonsai portrays a clean, trim and efficient yet well-put-together personality. And while they may require frequent care, bonsai owners are definitely up to the task.
The Low Maintenance Cactus or Succulent
For those who want a plant or plants in their living space but either have an active lifestyle with little free time to spare, or sport a visibly ‘black thumb’, the Cactus or Succulent is an ideal alternative to higher maintenance foliage. They require very little water, can tolerate lots of sun (i.e., heat) and most have a rough (sharp) exterior that requires NO pruning or upkeep. What does that say about your own persona? You may be very active yet still care about nature; that human connections have their limits–as do plants–and, that a prickly part of yourself may rear its spiky head on occasion. Wrapped up in the exterior symbolism, however, is an interior that is soft, juicy, and possibly quite shy.
The Peaceful Lily
The Peace Lily is, well, calm, peaceful and reflective. Often given as a symbol of sympathy and/or spiritual orientation, it reflects much more than that. While lovers of the Peace Lily houseplants are likely empathetic and Zen-like in orientation, they also represent a stalwart quality much like the structure of this plant. Take, for example, the tall sprouts that carry the actual flower. Nestled in the broad green leaves that serve as a foundation, Peace Lily devotees are likely to seek stability and convention yet find joy in shooting for the stars. This is typically done in a quiet kind of way, grounded in reality while reaching for the heavens.
Heavenly Herbs Houseplants
If you are into herbs as a decorative as well as culinary tool, you are likely a complex individual. You may be feisty, spicy, and spirited–an obvious conclusion to make on parts of your personality. Not to be eaten alive by that all-consuming energy, however, is another side of you which is subtle, tamed and sedate. Consider the lavender plant, or lemon verbena, or maybe a touch of mint. Shades of calm are definitely laced throughout your persona even though you also reflect some of the bolder spices such as sage, dill, rosemary and basil. Then there’s the practical aspect of herbs. They are edible, fragrant, sustainable and replenish themselves. Oh you clever girl or boy, you.
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