Houseplant trends for 2021 make up a great range of different houseplants. These plants are the perfect addition to your collection with their little unique look and growing habits. Using science and nerdy data collection through Google, the plant world has determined 2021’s most popular houseplants.
At City Floral, we love houseplants, and it shows. With hundreds of different varieties and Denver’s most extensive selection, you’re sure to find that ideal houseplant to brighten up your home or apartment. Here are the top 10 houseplants that are sure to be trending throughout the year!
Mangave plants are relatively new to the plant world. They are a cross between the genus Manfreda and an Agave plant. This fast-growing plant adds a beautiful texture and color to just about any space. Like any succulent, make sure you give it bright light to bring out the leaves’ colors. Use a well-draining succulent or cactus mix and make sure the pot has drainage holes. When watering, allow the soil to dry out and then give it a good soak.
The fishbone cactus has a unique shape that forms long flat stems that resemble a fishbone. It also has other names such as zig-zag or ric rac orchid cactus. This beautiful plant is easy to care for and requires very little maintenance, making it an excellent plant for beginners. The fishbone cactus likes a little more water than an average cactus, so keeping the soil reasonably moist is ideal.
Bunny Ear Cactus
What’s cuter than a plant named Bunny Ear Cactus? Not a whole lot. The Bunny Ear Cactus is an adorable little cactus native to the deserts in northern Mexico and Arizona. It makes for a great houseplant in drier areas because it doesn’t need much watering and a lot of bright full sun.
The Blue Star Fern is a gorgeous fern adorned with star-like blue-green foliage. Its popularity comes from its stunning color and its lower maintenance than many of its fussy relatives. The Blue Star Fern grows best in bright, indirect but can tolerate lower-light conditions. Because the plant grows naturally in tropical forests keeping the soil moist and misting the leaves helps keep the humidity up.
Sansevierias are wonderfully easy houseplants. They will thrive in either very bright light or almost dark corners of the house. An ideal container plant, the Sansevieria Moonshine is excellent in a grouping and will grow equally well on the floor or tabletop displays. The Sansevieria ‘ Moonshine’ is a beautiful, broad-leafed plant known for its upright, bright silvery-sage leaves that darken to olive as the plant matures. An excellent plant for beginners and seasoned houseplant owners.
Alocasias are gorgeous houseplants and a must-have for every houseplant enthusiast. The impressive leaves resemble an African mask, so they are often called an African mask plant. This beautiful houseplant can be fussy and requires so extra effort to grow here in Colorado.
This Calathea is one of 2021’s most popular plants because of its dark, sultry foliage that will create the ultimate statement in any home. Like most plants that originate from the rainforests, this plant loves indirect light, warmth, and humidity. It grows best when placed in a bathroom or kitchen where the moisture is the greatest. All Calatheas make great houseplants because they add lovely texture, interest and for those pet lovers are non-toxic to your furry friends!
Ficus trees are a common plant that you’ll find in most homes or offices. The Ficus Altissma is a very cool houseplant that’s easy to grow and relatively low maintenance, which is why it’s a popular houseplant for 2021. The large leaves resemble the rubber plant but are beautiful emerald green and yellow color. Give this plant a lot of indirect light and water regularly.
Chinese Money Plant
A popular plant, the Chinese Money Plant fits well in mid-century modern home decors. This little plant is surprisingly easy to care for and requires very little maintenance. Place in a bright area with indirect light. Too much light on the leaves will cause sunburn. Watering once a week is plenty, and your plant will be satisfied. Just don’t allow the soil to dry out or be soaking wet.
African Milk Tree
Succulents, like the African Milk Tree, are an excellent addition to any household. They are as beautiful as they are resilient. The African Milk Tree is an easy-to-grow indoor plant that is ideal for those that travel a lot, are always busy, or forget to water their plants. These succulents thrive best in bright indirect light, so a southern-facing window is perfect for them. Watering these plants is relatively simple. Keep the soil lightly moist, and be sure that the water can drain quickly. Don’t let the roots sit in water because that will cause them to rot.