Houseplants have become increasingly popular in recent years as people are realizing the many benefits they offer, from purifying the air to improving mental health. With the rise of social media and the online plant community, there are now “trending” houseplants that everyone wants to add to their collection.
Let’s dive in and talk about 10 of the most popular trending houseplants that you should consider adding to your indoor garden. They will make rooms more relaxing while also improving the aesthetic of any space.
Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)
The Mother of Thousands is a fascinating succulent that is native to Madagascar. It is an excellent addition to any indoor garden due to its unique feature of producing tiny plantlets along the edges of its leaves. These plantlets can be easily propagated into new plants. It requires bright, indirect light, and well-draining soil.
You also need low humidity. Need more info on how to care for this plant? This guide: How To Care For Mother Of Thousands – SmartGardenGuide.com will tell you more about the light, soil, water requirements, pruning, and propagation of Mother of Thousands.
Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a tree-like plant with large, violin-shaped leaves that has become a popular choice for interior design due to its striking appearance and ability to fill up space in a room. It is native to West Africa. However, it can be challenging to care for and can be susceptible to pests, so it is essential to take proper care of this plant.
Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
A small, round plant with pancake-shaped leaves that is native to China, the Chinese Money Plant has gained popularity due to its unique appearance and ease of propagation. It is an excellent plant for beginners and adds a distinct character to any indoor garden.
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
Make your home more attractive with the Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant. It is a large, tropical plant with leaves that have distinctive, lacy holes. It is native to Central and South America. The Swiss Cheese Plant is a popular choice for interior design due to its large size and striking appearance. It is an excellent plant for those who want to make a bold statement in their home.
String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
Native to South Africa, the String of Pearls is a succulent plant with small, bead-like leaves that grow on long, thin stems. It is a versatile plant that can be grown in a hanging basket or as a trailing plant on a shelf or mantle. More so, it is a drought-resistant plant that can survive long periods without water.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
The ZZ Plant is a low-maintenance plant with glossy, dark green leaves that is native to eastern Africa. It can tolerate low light and irregular watering, making it an excellent choice for those who are new to indoor gardening. Despite some exaggerated claims on the degree of how poisonous the ZZ plant is (it belongs to a poisonous family of plants but it is not lethal to humans and animals), this plant has become popular due to its air-purifying properties and ability to thrive in low-light environments.
Prayer Plant (Maranta leoconeura)
The Calathea is a tropical plant with striking, colorful leaves that fold up at night like hands in prayer. It has a reputation for removing toxins in homes. Not to mention, it can absorb excess moisture from the air. Consequently, such can help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, making homes healthier and safer.
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
The Rubber Plant is a popular houseplant that is native to Southeast Asia. It is a large, tree-like plant that can grow up to 6 feet tall indoors and has glossy, dark green leaves that can be up to 12 inches long. It can produce aerial roots. These roots can be trained to grow along a trellis or moss pole, which can give the plant a more tree-like appearance and make it an excellent addition to any indoor garden.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, the snake plant is a low-maintenance plant with long, sword-like leaves. It is native to West Africa. One of the reasons why the Snake Plant has become so popular is because it is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of light conditions, including low light. Plus, it is one of the few plants that release oxygen at night, making it an excellent choice for a bedroom or other sleeping area.
String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
The String of Hearts is a trailing plant with delicate, heart-shaped leaves that is native to South Africa. It is a versatile plant that can be grown in a hanging basket or as a trailing plant on a shelf or mantle.
From the Mother of Thousands to the String of Hearts, each of these plants has unique features and adds a unique touch to any space. By incorporating these plants into your home, you can create a diverse and thriving indoor garden that will bring joy and beauty into your life.