Once I was done optimizing the soil for my new low water consumption plan, I was ready to replace all my plants. I decided that the placement of all my plants would reflect the amount of water necessary to keep them alive.
What does 'reflect' mean here?
In chat, Damkerng suggested that it might be sense one in Macmillan Dictionary, "to show the existence or nature of something". Jim Reynolds suggested that it might mean "correspond to; be in proportion with". But I'm not sure, so I decided to ask here.