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What Does Your Favorite Plant Say About Your Taste in Art?

Plant and art lovers unite! The relationship between plants and art is one of muse and artist. Plants have been the subject of numerous artworks, and are works of art in and of themselves. As plant and art lovers, it's likely that you gravitate towards aspects of a certain style. Whether it's a texture, color, shape, or size, find out what your favorite plant attributes say about the kind of eye for art you have!

1. Wavy & Expressive

Fishbone Cactus (Epiphyllum anguliger), Bird-Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus), Ripple Jade (Crassula), etc.

Fishbone Cactus in white ceramic pot Magenta Fading into Baby Blue – Saskia Fleishman

Wavy plants are particularly calming, modest companions to you and whether or not you have currently have one, you would keep them in a place where you can look at them often during the day. You have a playful personality and likely love surrounding yourself in muted colors or pastels. You’re a fan of abstract, organic shapes when it comes to art, and likely enjoy relatively minimal and light-colored pieces. Pieces with slight depth, inspired by nature or feature shapes that resemble parts of nature would be right up your alley, such as Magenta Fading into Baby Blue by Saskia Fleishman.

2. Spiky & Earnest

Bunny Ear Cactus (Opuntia microdasys), Yucca, Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia), etc.

Spiky plants are resourceful and often reside in arid environments. If you like them, you’re straightforward, and have it out for passive aggression and sugarcoating. That doesn’t make you dull or uninteresting – quite the opposite, in fact. Like the brash beauties that are spiky plants, you’re level-headed but also full of life. Your appreciation of edgy and architectural plants indicates that people like being around you because you’re energetic, honest, and trustworthy. You like robust artworks that are raw with a flair of drama, such as Urban Path With Urban Sound by Kevin Cole.

3. Bumpy & Stumpy

Ficus Ginseng Bonsai (Ficus microcarpa), Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata), Golden Barrel (Echinocactus grusonii), etc.

Ginseng Ficus Bonsai in White Planter Study for Spiritual Interpretation of Artificial Object – Noriko Okada

 

Bumpy & stumpy plants are eclectic, sturdy, and make for the best conversation pieces. Your personality is inquisitive at heart. You love hidden gems – things other people have yet to discover, which makes you a natural trendsetter! Your taste in art is probably equally as funky as the plants you have at home – conceptual, interpretive, and one of a kind. May Study for Spiritual Interpretation of Artificial Object by Noriko Okada be your perfect match?

4. Delicate & Detailed

Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum), Orchid (Orchidaceae), Weeping Willow Bonsai (Salix babylonica), etc.

Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum)
TallchairGiantwoman2Runninggirls – Steve Moors

Some of your most treasured plants are known to be high-maintenance, but you don’t mind. You love watching them flourish, and the same goes for the people you love most. You are a passionate and loyal individual, and give it your all for the things that you have your mind set on. At times, you are strong-willed, especially when it comes to defending your beliefs and values. Your taste in art is refined, and you have a huge appreciation for the effort people put into their work. Your favorite works are often the one with the most details, perhaps like TallchairGiantwoman2Runninggirls by Steve Moors.

 

5. Smooth & Simple

Hoya Hearts (Hoya kerrii), Echeveria, Rubber Fig (Ficus elastica), etc.

Hoya Kerrii in Terracotta Planter
Soft Object II – Hanna Washburn

Juicy, round, and plenty cute! Plants that have smooth textures and simple lines bring a quiet whimsy to your home. You enjoy the smaller things in life, and prefer to stay in your lane – you can’t tolerate gossip. You’re creative, and love to work with your hands, and have a particular interest in upcycling (whether or not you’re good at it). You’re resourceful, and people find you reliable because of this valuable trait. The patchwork style of Soft Object II by Hanna Washburn and her other works might interest you!

6. Curly & Cute

Curly Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie'), Air Plant (Tillandsia), Corkscrew Rush (Juncus effusus 'Spiralis'), etc.

Curly Spider Plant in White Concrete Pot In Flux – Winnie Sidhartha

Curly plants are attention commanding with a calming presence. They’re light, free, and adaptable. You yourself are a dreamer: you have ambition and you try your best to work hard to achieve your goals. You’re constantly in search of the next best thing and love to share your finds with people in your life. You’re that friend who’s always creating new things – that’s what makes you fun to be around! You love the look of curly plants because they have simple silhouettes, but you also have a great love for more funky plant silhouettes as well. You prefer to surround yourself in a subdued but also dark color palette. Winnie Sidhartha’s In Flux just might be your style.

7. Fluffy & Dense

Asparagus Fern (Asparagus setaceus), Chenlille Plant (Acalypha hispida), Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina), etc.

Asparagus Fern Botanique Workshop Cauliflower by Debbi Kenote

These voluminous beauties are the life of the party! They really pack a presence, which makes them a great centerpiece on your shelf, table, or desk. You love them because they’re both sturdy and delicate: their abundance reminds you to slow your work pace and to relax your mind and body. You’re bubbly, talkative, and witty with your words, which makes you a joy to be around! You like seeking new things that stimulate your curiosity and will bring you consistency, and because of this you find yourself exhausted often and need dependable outlets to recharge. You might really like the fuzzy, puzzle-like composition of Debbi Kenote’s Cauliflower. 

8. Hanging & Creeping

String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii), String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila), etc.

String of Pearls Full Stop by Troy Medinis

Hanging and creeping plants are always in style! You’re a romantic and have insightful thoughts, and love engaging in deep conversations with your close ones. You like keeping your personal space tidy (though you slip up every so often…which is okay!). You have an elegant aesthetic that isn’t necessarily ornate – in fact, you have a preference for things that lean towards being more subdued. Your overall aesthetic is reflected in your taste in art, which is rooted in the desire for art to be uncomplicated, detailed on its own terms, and relaxing. Take a peek at Full Stop by Troy Medinis!

9. Stalky & Sturdy

Money Tree (Pachira aquatica), Daffodil (Narcissus), Velvet Calathea (Calathea rufibarba), etc.

Small Money Tree in Terracotta Pot Please select the race you most identify with (Bottom) by Marta Lee

 

Stalky plants are grounded and abundant. They flourish pretty easily, though they may require quite a bit of support in creating the optimal environment. Like your favorite style of plant, you like stability and are a bit slow-to-warm-up, but your personal and relational growth skyrockets when you’re comfortable. You’re fiercely loyal and have no problem defending and advocating for the people and causes you believe in. We need more people like you! When it comes to art, you actually might prefer something with airy strokes and thoughtful meanings, such as Marta Lee’s Please select the race you most identify with (Bottom).

10. Bright & Powerful

Lace Leaf (Anthurium), Guzmania (Bromeliad), Nerve Plant (Fittonia), etc.

Guzmania Plants of Various Colors Composition No. 188 by Raul Ortiz

 

Bold colored plants are perhaps the most welcoming plants of all! They brighten up the environment they’re in and pollinators are big fans of them for a good reason. If you love bright plants, you likely have a unique fashion sense and a friendly demeanor. People who first meet you find you easygoing and lovable! You’re open, easy to open up to, and remain respectful of people’s privacy and boundaries. That’s what makes you the best long-lasting friend. With art, you might enjoy something vibrant like your favorite plants, and fun patterns to tie the composition together. Raul Ortiz’s Composition No. 188 and his other works may be what you’re looking for.

Plants are ready to flourish for the approaching spring! We hope you enjoy the warming weather.

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