Hot or Not: Top 10 Trending Houseplants

The latest houseplants creating all the buzz! Find these trending houseplants and much more at Barlow's, year-round!

1. Snake Plant

If you have a simple, modern decorating style, then snake plants might be something you want to consider!

Commonly known as Snake Plants or Mother-in-Laws tongue, these houseplants actually give off oxygen at night and help filter out toxins and carcinogens inside your home! Just putting one of these in your bedroom will help you sleep better at night (plus, they're pretty cool looking).

This easy to care for plant is straightforward. They can be ignored for long stretches of time; yet still give off that healthy, stiff, glow. Snake plants are drought-tolerant and can adapt to medium-to-low light levels.

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2. Fiddle Leaf Fig

If you have an empty corner in your home that you've been struggling to decorate--then here is your answer! Fiddle leaf figs are the trendsetter of houseplants, rising to fame in greenhouses and Instagram photoshoots worldwide. They thrive in humid, warm settings; with adequate lighting. Placing a Fiddle Leaf Fig next to a window is your safest option if you are unsure where the best lighting is in your home.

Fiddle Leaf Fig trees like to dry out between watering so make sure the soil is dry to the touch before you water. TIP: Rotate your tree once a month to keep it standing straight to prevent it from leaning towards the light.

Tips from Joanna Gaines: "You will find a fiddle leaf fig in most of the living spaces I design because I just love them so much. It fills in blank corners that are often tricky to decorate and adds some height and natural texture to the room."

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3. Succulents

These little guys are the well-known celebrities of houseplants for two reasons: they have a unique appearance and they are pretty much indestructible (if cared for properly). 
Succulents accumulate water in three areas: the stems, the roots and the leaves. These plants have modified themselves to endure extremely dry environments and they thrive on sunlight. Most succulents are extra lenient and tolerant when they are overwatered and most overwatered succulents can be saved! During the winter, they will go into a “sleeping” state and will require less water.

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4. Monstera Deliciosa

The reason behind #MonsteraMonday. This stunner is a fan-favorite for it's large, breathtaking foliage. Most of its leaves start off in almost a heart shape, before leading to the split-leaf look.

Although this is not the "original" Swiss cheese plant, it has been commonly called this due to the holes that appear before the leaves split open. Monsteras are great because they can tolerate low light (yes!) and are drought-tolerant, so if you forget to water they'll still love you.

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5. Pothos

This plant is extremely undemanding and that’s why it’s seen as the perfect beginner houseplant. It’s a species of flowering plant in the family of Araceae, which is native to French Polynesia. This plant can tolerate low light and is usually found in bathrooms or offices.

You can grow it in hanging baskets and let it trail down in your bathroom, let it climb up a trellis in your living room, or place it on the top shelf and watch it drape down beautifully.

Pothos can be grown in dry soil or in vases of water. It’s an easy way to add some green to your home!

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6. Peace Lily

Peace Lilies are the perfect houseplant to brighten up any home or office space.

You can’t go wrong with its dark green foliage and beautiful, delicate white flowers. Not only is this houseplant a show-stopper, but it does a great job at removing toxins from our air, including Benzene and Formaldehyde.

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7. Spider Plant

The spider plant is thought of as one of the most adjustable houseplants and a plant that keeps on giving! As it grows, it pushes out new baby spider plants at the end of it's stems which are super easy to propagate and create a whole new plant.

Offer them a potted environment with great drainage and indirect light and you won’t be able to stop these plants from flourishing! Water them well but do not let the plants become too damp because this can cause the roots to rot. To avoid this, let them dry out between each watering. If you have a cat, this plant might become its best friend!

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8. Rubber Plant

An interior designer's favorite! It's long, dramatic leaves have a leathery-feel to them, creating a lot of interest and texture in your home. They can get pretty large, but you can keep them to the height and shape you want by pruning them back. And of course, they are always hard at work acting as a natural air filter.

They love bright, indirect light so put them near a south or west-facing window! If you aren't sure what that means, check out our blog on houseplant lighting. Let the soil dry out between waterings during the Fall and Winter, but during the warmer months leave the soil evenly moist.

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9. Air Plants (Tillandsia)

All the benefits of a houseplant without the mess!! Air plants (also known as Tillandsia) are catching people's eye because of their cool, unique look!

They feed off the humidity in the room to stay alive and don't require any type of soil.Put them in the kitchen or bathroom where there is bright, indirect light and spritz them with water every week and they'll be your new best friend.

Gardeners have found that you can put these plants really anywhere! You can even glue them to shells, coffee mugs, wood planters, wreaths...really anything but our favorite is to incorporate them in our terrariums and container gardens!

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10. ZZ Plant

This is probably one of the most underrated houseplants on the market right now! ZZ plant is just as cool as it's name. And it's super easy to care for! It's foliage starts off as a bright lime green color, before maturing into a nice dark green. When the plant pushes out new growth, it sticks straight up, before untwisting to create the foliage everyone adores. It's quite the sight to see!

The biggest issue with this plant is to not overwater it! The plant actually has potato-like rhizomes which help it store water, almost like a succulent would in its leaves. This makes it a great houseplant for those that travel a lot or don't remember to water it all the time.

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