5 Houseplants Everyone Will Have by the End of the Year.
Ready to turn your living space into a green haven this year? Houseplants have an incredible way of breathing life into our homes, and there’s no doubt they’re here to stay.
As 2023 unfolds, certain plants have captivated our hearts and will undoubtedly keep adorning our spaces. From low-maintenance favorites to exotic statement-makers, let’s explore the top houseplants everyone will have by the end of the year.
1. Monstera Deliciosa
As a classic favorite, the Monstera Deliciosa, or Swiss Cheese Plant, is beloved for its lush, tropical vibes and distinctive fenestrated leaves. I’ve watched my own Monstera grow from a small plant into a sprawling beauty, and it never fails to impress guests. Not only does this plant make a bold statement, but it’s also relatively easy to care for. Just provide it with bright, indirect light and consistent moisture, and you’ll have a happy plant.
Monsteras can grow quite large, so make sure to give them space to thrive. They’re also natural climbers, so providing them with a moss pole or trellis can help support their growth. And don’t forget to occasionally dust their leaves to keep them looking their best!
2. Pilea Peperomioides
Also known as the Chinese Money Plant or Pancake Plant, Pilea Peperomioides has become a popular choice for its unique, round leaves and easy care requirements. I’ve had one sitting on my windowsill for years, and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly it produces new leaves. Pileas are perfect for those looking to propagate and share plants with friends, as they readily produce pups or offshoots that can be easily separated and potted up.
These plants prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. Be careful not to overwater them, as they’re susceptible to root rot. With the right care, your Pilea will reward you with a constant supply of adorable baby plants (which make great gifts!)
3. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
Snake Plants, or Sansevierias, are the ultimate low-maintenance houseplants, making them perfect for busy individuals or those new to plant parenthood. I have a collection of these hardy plants in various sizes and shapes scattered throughout my home, and they never disappoint. With their striking, tall leaves and architectural form, they add a touch of modern elegance to any space.
They thrive in a range of light conditions, from low light to bright indirect light, and don’t require frequent watering. In fact, it’s better to underwater than overwater these tough plants. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, high-impact houseplant, the Snake Plant is an excellent choice.
4. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Another low-maintenance gem, the ZZ Plant is a must-have for anyone looking to add some greenery to their space without a lot of fuss. I adore the glossy, deep green leaves on this plant, and its ability to withstand neglect makes it a perfect addition to my ever-growing collection.
ZZ Plants can tolerate low light conditions and infrequent watering, making them ideal for offices or darker corners of your home.
They’re also known for their air-purifying qualities, which is an added bonus. If you want a plant that’s as hardy as it is attractive, the ZZ Plant is definitely worth considering.
5. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Golden Pothos has earned its reputation as one of the most popular trailing houseplants, and for good reason. With its heart-shaped leaves and beautiful variegation, it adds a touch of charm to any room. I’ve had my Golden Pothos for years, and it’s happily trailing along shelves and curtain rods, creating a lush, jungle-like atmosphere.
This plant is extremely adaptable and can thrive in various light conditions, from low to bright indirect light. It’s also quite forgiving when it comes to watering, making it perfect for beginners or those with a less-than-green thumb (I’m looking at you, past me). Golden Pothos is an excellent choice if you want a versatile, easy-to-grow houseplant that adds a touch of greenery and elegance to your space.
Houseplants are more than just a trend; they’ve become an integral part of our lives, transforming our homes into calming, green sanctuaries. With these five must-have plants, you’ll be well on your way to creating your own indoor paradise.
Whether you’re a seasoned plant enthusiast or just starting your journey, these plants offer beauty, air-purifying benefits, and, most importantly, the joy of nurturing something that brings life to your space. Happy planting!