Popular Houseplants and Care Tips
House plants have become a major trend in recent years and it is fantastic to see so many young people showing an interest in plants and nature. It's thought that the main reason for this trend is the fact that many young people find themselves living in apartments or house shares in cities with little or no outdoor space. Additionally, the pandemic caused people to spend a lot more time at home and houseplants are a way to bring some joy and the outdoors in.
Some of the Things We’ll Look at
This article will look at a few things that should help you to not only choose ideal houseplants but also know how to look after them. You do not want to spend time and money on houseplants only for them not to thrive, so these tips with help you to know how to properly care for them.
What are the Most Popular Houseplants?
Here are a few of the most popular houseplants in the UK along with how you can properly look after them at home:
The Monstera Deliciosa - or commonly known as the Swiss Cheese plant - is one of the most popular houseplants in the UK with 58.9K monthly searches, according to research from fitted furniture specialists Hammonds. It's easy to see why, as the Monstera is a large houseplant with unique and eye-catching leaves and is easily available. This is also a plant that can be relatively easy to look after and will happily live in most areas of the home and thrives in areas with indirect but bright sunlight. In terms of watering, it is a tropical plant so you should top up as soon as the soil becomes dry to touch.
Chinese Money Plant
Another popular house plant in the UK is the Chinese Money plant with 79.3k monthly related searches. Coming from southwest China, it is said that this plant will bring good luck and fortune to its owner, which makes it a popular choice and a great gift idea! The Chinese Money plant is also one that can live anywhere in the home provided that it gets enough indirect but bright sunlight. The Chinese Money Plant should be watered once a week - if it starts to droop then you might not be watering it enough.
The Peace Lily has around 48k monthly searches and its beauty is a key reason for with stunning white flowers that contrasts against the dark green foliage. Although a popular plant, it has slightly more care needs to look after it with around 8.1k searches for “peace lily care” each month. As a tropical plant, humidity and temperature are important. These should be kept away from draughty areas with east-facing windows being the ideal place. The bathroom is ideal for the humidity but they can also exist happily in other areas - you could try misting the leaves every few days. Water weekly but you could get away with fortnightly watering in winter - always check that the soil is dry before watering.
It is fantastic to see houseplants being so popular these days, especially with younger generations. The above are a few of the most popular houseplants along with how you can care for them to really get the most out of them.