If You're a Life Path Number 5, This Houseplant Is Ideal for You

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You know your astrological sign, but are you up to speed on Numerology? It is an ancient study that draws meaning from different numbers, number combinations, letters, and symbols in your life. Your Life Path number​​​​ — ​​​​determined by your birth date​​​​ — ​​​​is the most influential numerology number, describing your character, including specific tendencies and traits that will impact and shape your life.​​​​

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​If you don't know your Life Path Number, click the link above ("How to Figure Out Your Life Path Number") or scroll to the bottom of this page to learn the quick equation.

About Life Path Number 5 Personalities

If your Life Path Number is 5, freedom is at the core of your being and you are never satisfied with staying at rest. Those on Life Path Number 5 love change and risk, and the idea of putting down roots or settling down is just not a possibility. LPN5s are unfettered spirits who insist on having room to roam. No ties or shackles please!

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If you were born into this number vibration, you are constantly adapting to new styles, different places, and changing circumstances. You do this better than anyone else, embracing unexpected challenges with remarkable grace and aplomb. LPN5s have almost unlimited inner resources and enough clever tricks up sleeves to extricate themselves from any uncomfortable situation or environment. They are not the LPN to pass up an opportunity, grabbing any appealing possibility that comes their way. This is easy since they make up their minds on the spot and can change the course of their life without hesitation.

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So is there a houseplant that could be as free and independent as a life path number 5? There's at least one that fits the bill, and we've found it: ​ the staghorn fern ​(Platycerium bifurcatum).​ Like the LPN5 personality, staghorn ferns are unique and unexpected. An astonishing mix of air plant and fern, these handsome and remarkable plants don't feel any need to put down roots either.

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The Staghorn Fern and LPN5

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To Life Path Number 5 individuals, any pressure to conform is stifling and settling down to a "normal life" is not going to happen. The idea of putting down roots is LPN5's number one nightmare; independence and the need to live on their own terms are sacrosanct. Is there a houseplant out there that shares these qualities? The staghorn fern has some interesting overlaps.

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Just as LPN5 is a unique and captivating personality, the staghorn fern qualifies as an unusual plant. An airplant, it grows in the wild on tree trunks or rocks, independent of any and all caretakers. It absorbs moisture from the air and takes advantage of any nutrients brought its way by falling leaves from overhead trees and vines. Like the LPN5, the staghorn fern doesn't worry about the future but lives day to day, without ever putting a root in the ground. The care required for the staghorn is minimal — just a good site and occasional water — something that will suit the busy LPN5 to a tee.

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Those traveling Life Path Number 5 lead lives of constant adventure. This means that they ooze charisma and style and are usually surrounded by admirers and fans. The staghorn fern is equally popular. As a houseplant, it can be mounted on any surface, including an attractive wooden plaque, and displayed as a work of art. Staghorns regularly elicit oohs and aahs.

Buying a Staghorn Fern

Given the intriguing structure of the staghorn fern air plant, no two look alike. Some are huge, other smaller; some have well-developed "antlers" while others are just budding. Some are presented in hanging baskets, others mounted on plaques.

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That's why we recommend a trip to a garden store for LPN5 to shop for a staghorn fern. While other life path numbers may dither away an afternoon making a selection, the LPN5 is a snap-decision sort of individual, and any decision is followed by immediate action. One staghorn is sure to stand out to you and, five minutes later, you'll be walking out of the store with a new plant.

On the other hand, any LPN5 worth their salt is likely to have Amazon prime, allowing them the freedom to buy and return without considering shipping expenses. So you might appreciate the ease of buying a plant online since you can always send it back. Check out JM Bamboo's staghorn fern on Amazon, sold in a 6.5-inch hanging basket for around $25. Just hang it up in a spot with bright, indirect light and you are good to go.

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If you want a staghorn fern mounted on wood, Etsy's got it covered. BelleDecorPlants offers a large, live staghorn fern mounted on an attractive wooden plaque. This is custom-made and costs $56 with free shipping. Etsy offers many alternative choices if this doesn't appeal to you. Another wood-mounted staghorn we like is from LJNursery. It costs $37, but you'll also have to pay shipping.

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We know you like to make all your own decisions, Life Path Number 5. So if you are doing online shopping, you'll probably love an Etsy option from Carpenter Gift Store. It's a large, wood-mounted staghorn fern but here's the best part: you get to choose the plaque shape (shield, large rectangle, small rectangle, oval, etc.) and also the stain color (e.g. honey, slate, dark, black, whitewash, and gray). It costs $45 and that includes shipping.

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Any one of these options will get you a houseplant that loves its independence as much as you do. Just hang, water occasionally, and enjoy.

How to Figure Out Your Life Path Number

The formula to get your Life Path Number is quite simple: you add together the numbers making up your birthday year, your birthday date, and your birth year. Each calculation should be done separately and reduced to a one-digit number or one of the master numbers, 11, 22, and 33. The master numbers are not reduced further until the end.

For example, someone born on 08/24/1986 would proceed as follows:

  • 1) Calculate the month [add 0 + 8 = 8]
  • 2) Calculate the date [2 + 4 = 6]
  • 3) Calculate the year [1 + 9 + 8 + 6 = 24]
  • 4) If the sum is a two digit number, continue to add digits together to get to a single digit [2 + 4 = 6]
  • 5) Add the three single digits for month, day and year to get your Life Path Number; 8 + 6 + 6 = 20
  • 6) If the sum is two digits, keep calculating until you get a single digit: representing the Life Path Number: 2 + 0 = 2: Life Path Number 2

Note that 11, 22 and 33 are "master numbers." If any of your additions yields this number, do not break it down further by adding the two identical digits together. For example, with a birth date of 07/29/1974:

  • 1) 0 + 7 = 7
  • 2) 2 = 9 = 11 [do not break down further here]
  • 3) 1 + 9 + 7 + 4 + = 21; 2 + 1 = 3
  • 4) 7 + 11 + 3 = 21; 2 + 1 = 3: Life Path Number 3

You know your astrological sign, but are you up to speed on Numerology? It is an ancient study that draws meaning from different numbers, number combinations, letters, and symbols in your life. Your Life Path number​​​​ — ​​​​determined by your birth date​​​​ — ​​​​is the most influential numerology number, describing your character, including specific tendencies and traits that will impact and shape your life.​​​​

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