Houseplant communities on social media have flourished! Its become popular to take photos of your plants and share them with the world, and people love it! So which houseplants get the most love? The trendier the plant, the more love it gets (usually)!
Pilea peperomiodes, aka chinese monkey plants, or elephant ears, are loved for their characteristic cute and round leaves. They are easy to care for and easy to propagate.
The #pileapeperomioides has 52 716 posts on Instagram.
Or more popularly known as Watermelon Peperomia, are also adored for their characteristic leaves which look like mini watermelons. Adorable!
The #watermelonpeperomia has 2 394 posts on Instagram.
They are very similar to Pilea peperomiodes, easy to care for and propagate. In fact, because the Pilea peperomiodes have become so popular people have started to reject them as 'cool'. In the US, where they much less available at stores, they go for up to 45$ a plant. Whereas in Europe, this plant usually only costs about 10 euros. Instagram plant lovers have started to drift their admiration away from the regular ol' Pilea Peperomiodes to the Watermelon Peperomiodes.
The classic mother monstera will always continue to be a favourite on social media. We are reminded of it every Monday morning with the users posting images of their Monsteras and #monsteramonday.
The #monsteradeliciosa has 78 847 posts on Instagram.
Monstera Adanosonii, commonly misnamed as Monstera Obliqua
While the Monstera Deliciosa will always be a favourite, the mini Swiss Cheese plant is becoming just as popular. This plant is often mistaken, referred to as the Monstera Obliqua, however, the Obliqua is a very rare and fragile Monstera which does not survive easily in households like its sister lookalikes, the Monstera Adansonii and Monstera Acuminata.
The #monsterobliqua has 14 052 posts on Instagram.
Or otherwise known as Mini Monstera, or Mini Ginny. Despite the nickname, mini Monstera, this plant is actually not a Monstera at all, but rather looks similar and grows similar as well.
The #rhaphidophoratetrasperma has only 740 posts on Instagram, but is gaining popularity.
Or popularly known as the Fiddle Leaf Fig, is admired for its huge leafs. However, this plant is notoriously fickle and hard for most household growers to care for. Many Instagramers are growing tired of this beauty and finding it to be a bit overrated.
The #fiddleleaffig has 78 138 posts on Instagram
Or otherwise known as Ficus Audrey, is becoming the new 'it' ficus tree to have for your home! It is much easier to care for, and just as beautiful.
The #ficusbenghalensis has 1 094 posts on Instagram
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Or more commonly known as the Fishbone plant, is a succulent which grows in the shade of other plants in the wild. It is adorable and many believe this plant to bring good luck!
The #epiphyllemanguliger has almost 2000 posts.
Note: These are all my conclusions that I have drawn from my experience as a user of social media.