What are the most popular plants this year? The most searched houseplants of 2021 include Chinese Money Plants, Aloe, Cactus and Snake plants.
One of the lasting effects of lockdown is that many of us, even those who don't have a naturally green thumb, discovered our love - and sometimes passion! - for gardening. Whether it's finding the best flowers to plant for spring, or learning how air-purifying plants can turn your home office into a green oasis – we've all tried our hand at being a #plantmum.
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Top 10 most popular house plants according to Google
Budding plant experts have been flocking to the Internet to find out as much as we can about the best plants for our living spaces – and it turns out some plants are much more popular than others! A study by Essential Living revealed the most searched houseplants of 2020, and there are some perennial faves (we see you, cacti!) and also some surprises. So here is a countdown of the top 10 most popular plants…
10. Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle Leaf Fig, 2 x £27.49, Amazon
Named for its violin shaped foliage, this ficus is native to Western Africa.
9. Chinese Money Plant
Chinese Money Plant, from £8.99, Thompson and Morgan
The Chinese Money Plant is ideal for beginners!
8. String of Pearls
String of Pearls plant, from £8.99, Thompson and Morgan
String of Pearls is possibly the most elegant succulent plant there is.
7. Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise, from £14.99, Thompson and Morgan
This beautiful bird of paradise makes an interesting house plant for a bright, well-lit room.
6. Aloe Plant
Aloe Vera Plant, £12.99, Amazon
Aloe vera can be used to relieve heartburn, keep fruits and vegetables fresh, and much more.
5. String of Hearts
String of Hearts Plant, from £9.99, Thompson and Morgan
Pop it on a high shelf and watch the beautiful heart-shaped leaves grow.
4. Prayer Plant
Prayer Plant, £14.99, Amazon
The Prayer Plant is super easy to care for – and makes an ideal beginners' plant.
3. Peacock Plant
Peacock Plant, £14.99, Amazon
Peacock Plants originate from the Tropics of Brazil and make great additions to houseplant collections.
Indoor Cactus Mix x 3, £9.99, Amazon
Cactus: a very hardy plant that is famously low maintenance...
1. Snake Plant
Snake Plant, £7.39, Amazon
A Snake Plant is said to improve the air quality in your home. It is also known as the less-Googled Mother-in-law's Tongue – a humorous name for the very popular house plant that originates from West Africa.
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