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.
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.
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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.