Colour, makeup, and fashion predictions are no longer the only things that come with the New Year. It also has to do with gardening forecasts. Gardening, particularly indoor gardening is incredibly popular around the world right now, and for good reason. Expert predictions accompany major worldwide trends, and for trends like these that are here to stay and are getting greater every year, the projections are getting bigger as well.
It is scientifically proven that plants make people happy. Bringing living plants into your life has been shown to lower blood pressure, purify the air you breathe, improve attentiveness, increase productivity, reduce anxiety, and improve overall well-being, according to Psychology Today.
That’s a big part of why we’re here: to offer you house plants and perhaps make your day a little better. Breathe life into your spaces with these seven unique house plants:
1. Fishbone cactus
The Fishbone cactus, also known as the zigzag cactus (for obvious reasons), is a Mexican native that is predicted to be the most popular houseplant this year, with a 2280 per cent surge in popularity*. You won’t regret inviting this attractive houseplant into your home because it’s easy to care for and rewards you with fragrant flowers.
2. Petite Houseplants
We all know how much joy plants can provide, and we’re here to remind you that you don’t need large, expensive houseplants to create a happy tropical oasis. Small, modest plants in strategic locations throughout your home may breathe new life into a space by adding flashes of exotic colour and shape. Some plants, such as a Ficus Ginseng plant or a Buddha Belly plant, resemble miniature modern art sculptures, making them ideal for balancing the look of a bookshelf display.
In your kitchen, a Venus Fly Trap will consume small bugs while also brightening a windowsill with a tiny zap of vivid lime green. Peperomia tiny watermelon, white fittonia, or pink polka dot plants, arranged just so next to a paperweight or picture frame, can give texture and warmth to your home office. In 2021, even the tiniest plants will make a major statement.
3. The Bunny Ear Cactus
The Bunny Ear Cactus is a cute and prickly cactus that gets its name from its similarity to bunny ears (in shape, not texture). A unique type of cactus has surged in popularity to rank second on the houseplant trend list. So, keep a cacti-eye (see what we did there?) on your Instagram account for this one.
4. Chinese Money Plant – Pilea peperomioides
This year’s most popular plant was the Chinese Money Plant, which we believe is due to both aesthetic and symbolic reasons. The adorable disc leaves catch the eye and resemble a modern art piece. This plant will look great on a coffee table or a windowsill. It also means luck, and every time you gaze at it, you can attract good fortune into your life. The year of the Ox, 2021, is the year to feel powerful and fortunate!
5. Hoya Carnosa (or Stromanthe Triostar)
This year, pink home plants were all the rage, and that trend isn’t going away anytime soon. We can’t get enough of gorgeous, uplifting pink variegation in our houseplants, as evidenced by the Philodendron Pink Princess waiting list. Pink is generally connected with relaxing, nurturing, friendliness, and compassion in colour psychology, and these are emotions that everyone should include in their homes. Hoya Carnosa is a great way to bring some pink to your day.
6. Peace Lily
Peace lilies were this writer’s first plant, thus their return in popularity makes perfect sense to us. It’s simple to look after, cleans the air in your home, and even communicates with you by drooping its leaves when it’s thirsty. This year, peace lilies appear to have been quite popular as goodwill gifts. Our clients haven’t been able to see their friends and colleagues in the same way, so many have resorted to sending peace lilies, an international symbol of friendship and peace. Our potted peace lily comes with a pot of your choosing, making it a convenient present that can be placed on a shelf right away.
7. Mistletoe Cactus – Rhipsalis baccifera
A rich succulent with stems that hang down like shaggy hair, the mistletoe cactus is the year’s statement maker. This easy-to-maintain plant thrives all year round. The succulent/cactus may also reward you with mistletoe-like berries if properly tended for.