We’ve got a soulful pairing for every kind of plant parent.
– KEYS SOULCARE
One of the best ways to bring a little soulcare into your life is through plants, but adding a touch of greenery to your space does more than just raise the aesthetics. Houseplants host a ton of benefits. Research shows that indoors plants lower our stress levels, reduce symptoms of depression, and even speed up our healing process after surgery.
So, whether you’re just beginning or trying to be a better plant parent, these five soulful pairings will let you level up your plant collection and soulcare.
FOR THE RESILIENT SOUL
If you’re a resilient soul, you’ve overcome many obstacles and have endured the murkiest of situations to get back to the light. When seeking an indoor plant for your home, it’s great to be reminded of your strength and flexibility.
Lucky bamboo exemplifies this soul style and is a plant parent favorite. Not only does lucky bamboo have ties to good fortune, but the sculptural plant is also known to be virtually indestructible—just like you. While they thrive best in brighter situations, they can survive low lighting, too. This adaptive species can also be housed in soil, pebbles, or just water, and lucky bambo is easily propagated, so you can share their abundance with those around you.
FOR THE TENACIOUS SOUL
Tenacious souls are firecrackers; powerhouses who set their mind to something and see it through. They put in the work — and reap the rewards.
For this soul style, orchids are one of the sweetest challenges. These flowering plants are known for being one of the most difficult — and beautiful — to care for. Their vibrant and delicate florals are a sight to behold, but the finicky plant will demand precision and patience in order to fully bloom. Nurturing an orchid is a labor of love, but tenacious souls know exactly what it takes to reach their highest potential.
FOR THE HUNGRY SOUL
For the hungry soul, nourishing your body is key to your happiness. Food and flavor are central to finding joy in your day to day and building an indulgent, balanced relationship. When it comes to finding your perfect plantmate, it’s important that it not only brings new life to your home, but also to your dishes. One edible option to satiate your soul is mint. This perennial comes in a myriad of species. (Think peppermint, spearmint, and chocolate mint.) Mint’s versatility is just one of its many perks. The dynamic herb is known for its cooling sensation and soothing aroma, but mint also aids in digestion. If you’re a hungry soul, it’s important to have a plant that supports breaking down and taking in everything you ingest. It’s also an important reminder to slow down long enough to appreciate what feeds our bodies and our souls. (Mint tea anyone?)
FOR THE EARTHY SOUL
If you’re the type of soul that needs to feel grounded to find peace and tranquility, getting outdoors is essential to your soulcare. Whether you’re soaking up the sun or exploring the wonderful world of grounding, being close to nature raises your vibration to new heights.
Earthy souls need garden thriving plants in their lives. Bringing a butterfly bush into your yard might be just what you need. These shrubs grow beautiful stretches of florals that draw in pollinators — and, like its name suggests, butterflies are among the many creatures the butterfly bush calls in. Butterfly bushes are fast-growing and easy to care for, but spring new life into a garden space that brings a sense of enchantment and connectedness to every earthy soul.
FOR THE PET-LOVING SOUL
The pet-loving soul knows and loves fluffy companions. When it comes to fur babies, these souls crave their warmth and love to relieve stress and bring new levels of joy into their homes. Because of this, pet-loving souls need to keep all their critters safe, so pet-friendly plants are a must.
Adding a few spider plants to your space is a pet-safe option for the furriest of souls With their long, bowed leaves, spider plants are coveted, low-maintenance hanging plants that are both low-maintenance that also act as air purifiers. Getting them lifted can further put you at ease and keep your prized pets from nibbling on your greenery—so you can breathe a little bit deeper and cleaner with this evergreen beauty.
What soulful pairing suits you? Share your potential plant-mate in the comments!