Plant of the week: green houseplants

Plants are hot, they’re fun, good-looking and great for your mood and overall health. To help you make a choice we’ve listed our top five of on-trend houseplants below.

If you want to attract a trend-conscious audience, green houseplants are the way to go. The sales of houseplants have spiked in the past few years, and most of them are bought by Millennials and Generation Y. A great way of spotting this trend is by looking at Social Media channel Instagram. @urbanjungleblog is with its 539,000 followers a great example of this houseplant madness.

 


To help you decide which houseplants to buy we made a list with popular greens:

1 Pilea peperomioides

The Pilea peperomioides, also known as the Chinese money plant, is the ultimate retro plant. The plant made its appearance last year in several interior and lifestyle magazines and has been incredibly popular ever since. Its nickname refers to the plant’s roots, the plant originates from China.

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Pilea peperomioides
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Tillandsia

2. Tillandsia

Tillandsia originally grows in the rainforests and desserts in the South of the USA, Mexico, Central and South-America. The absence of roots is the Tillandsia’s trademark. They are either epiphytes (plants that grow on top of other plants or trees) or lithophytes (plants that grow on rocks). Tillandsias don’t grow in soil, so you can put or hang them almost everywhere you like.

3. Aloë Vera

This spikey succulent is extremely low maintenance and famous for its healing powers. The Aloë Vera’s’ juice soothes burns, speeds up the healing process of wounds and when enjoyed as a beverage you’re getting a load of vitamins and antioxidants.

 

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Aloë Vera
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Aspidistra

4. Aspidistra Elatior

The Aspidistra originates from Taiwan and China. It is also known as the Cast Iron plant, which is very fitting because they are nearly indestructible. Which makes them a perfect plant for beginners.

5. Senecio rowleyanus

The String of Pearls plant is a beauty to look at and a bit fancier than the average hanging plant. The ‘strings’ can get quite long, which is something to bear in mind when you’re looking for the perfect spot to hang the Senecio.

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Senecio rowleyanus
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