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Regal Greens: Best Plants for the Confident Leo Zodiac Sign

Leo Zodiac Graphic "The Lion" | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Leo, the confident and charismatic zodiac sign, is known for its radiant personality and regal presence. Represented by the majestic lion, Leos exude warmth, creativity, and a flair for the dramatic. As a Leo individual, you have a natural gift for leadership and love being the center of attention. To complement your confident spirit and add a touch of regality to your space, we’ve handpicked four remarkable plants – Calathea rubifarba, Dracaena red princess, Kimberly fern, and Cordyline fruticosa. Each of these plants possesses unique qualities that resonate perfectly with the Leo’s vibrant and lively personality. 

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Calathea Rubifarba: Vibrant Elegance and Showmanship

Calathea Rubifarba, also known as the Velvet Calathea, is a true showstopper, boasting vibrant foliage with deep purple undersides and striking red veins. Just like a Leo, this plant loves to be in the spotlight and thrives in well-lit areas where its colors can truly shine. Its unique leaf patterns and dramatic presence make it a perfect green companion for Leos who appreciate vibrant elegance.

Care Tips:

  • Light: Calathea Rubifarba enjoys bright, indirect light.
  • Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can fade its vibrant colors.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Soil: Use well-draining soil that retains moisture. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and regular potting soil works well.
  • Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C) for optimal growth.
  • Humidity: Calathea Rubifarba prefers higher humidity levels. Misting the leaves regularly can create a humid microclimate.
  • Fertilizer: Feed your Calathea Rubifarba with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every four to six weeks during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Trim any faded or damaged leaves to maintain the plant’s appearance and health.
Dracaena Red Princess care tips, Zodiac series - Salisbury Greenhouse - Sherwood Park, St. Albert

Dracaena Red Princess: Regal Grace and Allure

Dracaena Red Princess, with its deep green leaves and vibrant red edges, exudes regal grace and allure – a perfect match for the confident Leo. This striking plant commands attention and serves as a focal point in any space. Its air-purifying qualities add a breath of fresh air to your surroundings, just as a Leo brightens up any room they enter.

Care Tips: 

  • Light: Dracaena Red Princess prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorching. 
  • Watering: Allow the soil to partially dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly. Avoid overwatering, as it can cause root rot. 
  • Soil: Use well-draining soil and ensure proper drainage to maintain root health. 
  • Temperature: Dracaena Red Princess thrives in temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). 
  • Humidity: Normal household humidity levels are sufficient for this plant. 
  • Fertilizer: Feed your Dracaena Red Princess every two to three months during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. 
  • Pruning: Trim or prune back any leggy growth to maintain a bushy shape. 
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Kimberly Fern: Lush Sophistication and Grace

The Kimberly Fern, also known as the Dallas Fern, emanates lush sophistication and graceful charm – qualities that align perfectly with the Leo’s regal demeanor. Its delicate fronds and lush foliage add a touch of elegance to your Leo space, creating a relaxing retreat that’s fit for royalty.

Care Tips:

  • Light: Kimberly Fern thrives in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch its fronds.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Soil: Use well-draining soil that retains moisture. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and regular potting soil is suitable.
  • Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).
  • Humidity: Kimberly Fern appreciates higher humidity levels. Regular misting or placing the pot on a tray of water-filled pebbles can enhance humidity.
  • Fertilizer: Feed your Kimberly Fern every two to three months during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
  • Pruning: Trim any yellow or brown fronds to maintain the plant’s appearance and health.

 

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Cordyline Fruticosa: Majestic Heights and Royal Presence

Cordyline Fruticosa, also known as the Ti Plant or Hawaiian Good Luck Plant, stands tall with its vibrant foliage and bold presence – characteristics that echo the Leo’s commanding nature. Its richly colored leaves in shades of green, burgundy, or red add a majestic touch to any Leo space, creating an atmosphere of grandeur and royal charm.

Care Tips:

  • Light: Cordyline Fruticosa prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch its leaves.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Soil: Use well-draining soil and ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging.
  • Temperature: Cordyline Fruticosa thrives in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C).
  • Humidity: These plants appreciate higher humidity levels. Regular misting or using a humidifier can be beneficial.
  • Fertilizer: Feed your Cordyline Fruticosa every four to six weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
  • Pruning: Trim any yellow or damaged leaves to maintain the plant’s appearance and health.

Celebrate your vibrant and regal nature as a Leo individual by adorning your space with these remarkable green companions. The dramatic Calathea Rubifarba, the alluring Dracaena Red Princess, the sophisticated Kimberly Fern, and the majestic Cordyline Fruticosa are perfect choices to add a touch of royalty and grandeur to your Leo space. By following the care tips provided, you’ll create an environment of elegance and allure, reflecting the confidence and charisma of the Leo zodiac sign. Embrace the beauty and benefits these plants bring into your life as you continue your journey as a confident Leo.

Head over to Salisbury Greenhouse, located in Sherwood Park and St. Albert, where you’ll find a wide selection of Calathea Rubifarba, Dracaena Red Princess, Kimberly Fern, and Cordyline Fruticosa, along with expert advice to help you choose the perfect green companions for your Leo haven.

Shop with us and discover the power of nature’s beauty, tailored to suit the radiant spirit of the Leo zodiac sign. Happy gardening and let your royal greens reign supreme!

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