The Next Plant You Should Get Based on Your Enneagram Type

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We previously wrote about the ideal paint color for each Enneagram type, according to Behr, but as plant lovers we wanted to find the perfect green addition for each personality, too.


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So we tapped the team at The Sill to get their expertise. Erin Marino, Director of Brand Marketing, gave us some insight into the best choices for plant parents. The results: a range of leafy friends, ranging from popular choices to one very special faux plant. Check out the results below.

Type 1: The Reformer

For perfectionist Type 1 personalities, the philodendron makes a good match because it's "extremely methodical in its growth," Marino says. In order to keep those heart-shaped leaves happy, you'll need to water your plant companion every one to two weeks. The soil should dry out between waterings; this particular plant also thrives best in medium indirect light.


Type 2: The Helper

The "incredibly adaptable" bird's nest fern mirrors the helpful vibe of Type 2 personalities. It thrives in medium-to-bright indirect light, and should be watered weekly. Also helpful: It's pet-friendly.


Type 3: The Achiever

For the highly driven Type 3 plant-lover, a fiddle leaf fig makes a perfect companion. The plant can double in size "in as little as six months if properly cared for" — so, basically, it loves to excel at being a plant. It also thrives in bright indirect light or full sun and requires watering every one to two weeks.


Type 4: The Individualist

Sensitive and romantic Type 4 personalities will relate to the unique air plant. Keep it in bright, indirect light and soak weekly in a bowl of room-temperature water. Let it hang out there for 15 to 30 minutes before shaking off lightly.


Type 5: The Investigator

If you're a Type 5 personality who prefers to have your own space, Marino recommends the faux rex begonia. It's a gorgeous-looking addition that's super self-reliant (since you don't have to, you know, actually water it).


Type 6: The Loyalist

Similar to Type 6 personalities, snake plants can often adapt to different environments. They're also known for their air-purifying qualities, making them a very responsible variety of plant. Water your snake plant every two to three weeks, letting the soil dry out between waterings. Place it somewhere in medium-to-bright indirect light.


Type 7: The Enthusiast

Fun-loving Type 7 personalities who enjoy spontaneity will make a great plant parent to the Monstera deliciosa. Its distinctive look immediately adds good vibes to any space. It does best in medium, indirect light and should get a watering every one to two weeks.


Type 8: The Challenger

Confident and bold Type 8 personalities will appreciate the succulent's ability to thrive in bright, direct light. They only need to be watered every three to four weeks.

Type 9: The Peacemaker

Peperomia are chill plants that can thrive in bright, indirect light but also low, indirect light. Type 9 personalities are one of the most common, and peperomia plants are equally popular. Water your peperomia every one to weeks.