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The Most Popular Houseplants of 2018

Updated: Mar 19, 2020

2018 is almost over. Who is going to win the title of the most popular houseplant of the year?

The indoor jungle trend recently exploded, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

Here is a list of plants that we couldn't stop looking at during this year!

The Most Popular Houseplants of 2018

Pilea Peperomioides

Pilea Peperomioides Trending Popular Plants 2018

There is no doubt that 2018 was the year our favorite plant! Pilea invaded our Instagram and Pinterest feed.

Was it also thanks to us? Well, maybe, but we don't want to take too much credit for that! One thing is sure: we are glad that making this plant more accessible and less expensive is giving a lot of happiness to many plant lovers!

Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa Popular Trending Plants 2018
Image source: @leaf_supply

Monstera Deliciosa already started to be popular in 2017, and this year literally became the Queen of Instagram. Also called Swiss Cheese Plant, it has become a must-have plant for those who love adding a neat and elegant touch to their home decor. No plant lover can resist the shape of Monstera's leaves; it's also easy to care for!

Senecio Rowleyanus

(String of Pearls)

Senecio Rowleyanus String of Pearls Popular Trending Plant 2018
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Everyone is going crazy about this plant's spherical leaves! The String of Hearts is a strenuous grower and looks beautiful in hanging pots and baskets. It also has easy care requirements: it needs bright indirect light and infrequent watering.

Sansevieria Trifasciata

(Snake Plant)

Sansevieria Trifasciata Snake Plant Popular Trending Plant 2018
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Sansevieria Trifasciata became popular for being an easy-to-care and forgiving plant: it can tolerate both high and low light, and it needs water every 2-6 weeks. Also, it's one of the top plants for cleaning the air from toxins. Last but not least: nobody can't stop looking at those erect and sharp leaves!

String Of Hearts

(Ceropegia Woodii)

String Of Hearts Ceropegia Woodii
Image source: @ paulap.crafts

Dark green, silver and purple mixed together: this trailing plant conquered us all with its cascade of elegant heart-shaped leaves. Those long charming vines look great when displayed in a hanging basket!

Rubber Fig

(Ficus Elastica)

Rubber Fig Ficus Elastica Trending Popular Plant 2018
Image source: @thelifeisgreen

No doubt that Ficus Elastica is one of the most popular plants around, and a favorite one for those who are searching for a low-maintenance place. But there is more: this beautiful indoor tree can grow taller and taller in just a few years.

Prayer Plant

(Maranta Leuconeura)

Prayer Plant Maranta Leuconera Trending Popular plant 2018
Image source: @plantgazing

The Prayer Plant became famous for its elliptic leaves folding at night like praying hands, Maranta Leuconera is dormant during the winter, but in spring and summer is an explosion of colors and new leaves.

Tradescantia Zebrina

Image source: @namumini

Tradescantia Zebrina is extremely appreciated for its lovely and delicate leaf coloration, and for being an easy and fast-growing plant.

Golden Pothos

(Epipremnum aureum)

Image source: @littlegreenfriends

More and more plantaholics are falling in love with Golden Pothos: it's one of the easiest indoor plants to care for. It can withstand infrequent watering and tolerate low light. Also, its long vine looks gorgeous when hanged or put on a high shelf!

Alocasia Polly

(Alocasia Sanderiana)

Alocasia Polly Alocasia Sanderiana Trending Popular plant 2018
Image source: @plants_by_nataly

Alocasia Sanderiana's glossy and V-shaped leaves are now the obsession of many plant parents. We do understand why: it's almost impossible to resist those waved edges and that silver-green outline!

Aloe Plant

Aloe Plant Trending Popular plant 2018
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Who doesn't love the Aloe Plant? Not only it adds a tropical flavor to any place, but also purifies the air of your home and it's pretty drought tolerant. The gel contained in the leaves includes some powerful antioxidants that make Aloe one of the most widely used medicinal plants on the planet.

Spider Plant

(Chlorophytum Comosum)

Spider Plant Chlorophytum Comosum Popular Trending Plant 2018
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Extremely '70s but still trending nowadays, this plant is known for making babies that look like little spiders! It thrives in a humid environment and likes indirect light only.

What do you think? Which plant should win the title for 2018?

And A Happy New Year To Everyone!

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