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10 Most Popular Trendiest House Plants on Social Media in 2021

the trendiest and most popular house plants to buy in 2021 (and beyond) if social media influence is your aim

What are the best houseplants to buy right now, as fall 2021 is here and winter is not far behind? The answer depends in part on your goals, your gardening skills and your household situation. Pet parents will be focused on non-toxic options. Apartment dwellers may need low-light options. But if your goal is likes on social media, whether it’s Instagram or some other platform, then we have one word for you: aroids. This family of plants is the most photogenic of them all – especially the pink ones – making them the trendiest and most popular house plants to buy in 2021 (and beyond) if social media influence is your aim.

aroids are the trendiest of all the house plants on social media in 2021

Ever wondered why some plants seem to show up everywhere on social media, while others seem to be relegated to the shadows as far as social media is concerned?

No, we never had either. But now that the topic has been raised, we’ve got answers to a question you may not have even known you had!

The key to popular Instagram posts with house plants comes down to one word: aroids.

what’s an aroid?

Good question. Common houseplants like pothos, philodendrons, alocasias, Monsteras, ZZ plants, aglaonemas, Arrowhead vines, colocasias, and others are aroids. They are all related – and they are all somewhat dramatic and photogenic.

the trendiest and most popular house plants to buy in 2021 (and beyond) if social media influence is your aim

Aroids are consistently among the trendiest and most popular house plants to buy in 2021 (and beyond) if social media influence is your aim.

Meaning that all of the members of this family have interesting and distinctive leaves. In some cases, they provide consistent bright pops of pink. None of them are outrageously expensive. And most are reasonably low maintenance.

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What’s not to love about aroids? Not much, other than the warning that some of them are not child and pet friendly. We’ve noted that in our listing below, but be sure to check before you buy any house plant – little ones and fur babies come first!

Here are 10 of the most popular house plants – all aroids – that are the trendiest on social media and Instagram in 2021. Maybe one of these is for you!

10 popular house plants that are among the trendiest on social media in 2021

 

The trendiest and most popular house plants on social media to buy in 2021.

1. Pothos.

Pothos is one of the most popular indoor house plants of 2021, and will likely continue to be in years to come, because it makes for a striking focal point, especially in a pretty hanging basket, like this one from Terrain.

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2. Philodendron.

Philodendron is a classic, and practically no-fail houseplant because it’s so easy to grow. The plant also helps naturally purify the air – no wonder it’s both timeless and trendiest. Pothos is a close relative of Philodendron, so they’re easy to confuse. Lots of people grow them together. We love this Phiodendron Heartleaf in its deep indigo blue planter.

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3. Colocasias

Commonly known as the “elephant ear” plant, the most popular of the Colocasias is Colocasia esculenta: the “Black Magic” variety. They provide a stunning backdrop for lighter colored plants – or an eye-catching graphic statement on their own.

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4. Monsteras

Two different kinds of Monstera are generally used as houseplants: Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii. Fun fact: they are one of the few aroids that produces edible fruit. While they are beautiful and dramatic (thus their popularity on social media) parents of all kinds be warned: monsteras can be irritating to cats, dogs, and humans if consumed.

 

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5. ZZ Plants

This ZZ plant from The Sill is a perennial best-seller on the site. That’s probably because in addition to its graphic, architectural silhouette, the ZZ is a hardy, drought-tolerant houseplant that only needs water every few weeks.

 

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6. Aglaonemas

Who doesn’t love a pretty pink plant? This Aglaonema Wishes from The Sill would be perfect for almost any room in the house. Even better? Aglaonema is said to bring good fortune and positivity to those who grow it. Count us in.

 

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7. Arrowhead vines

The vibrant Arrowhead plant is often used as a complement to the darker greens of other popular house plants. With white leaves edged with a narrow band of green, it’s unsurprising that Arrowhead vines are among the trendiest house plants on social media in 2021.

 

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8. Alocasias

Also known as the African Mask plant or Elephant Ear plant, the Alocasia isn’t actually African at all. It’s native to Asia (this one, from BloomsyBox, is from Istanbul). Be aware: Alocasia is toxic to people and animals, so take care to keep these away from children and pets.

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9. Anthurium

While it appears that this pink anthurium from The Sill has blush-colored flowers, in fact this member of the aroid family is all leaves. The “blooms” are modified waxy leaves. Each one can last up to eight weeks, and new ones appear fairly often. So you’ll have a flamingo pink house plant (which photographs really well for Instagram!) on hand pretty much all the time.

 

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10. Calathea

The Calathea Pinstripe is among the trendiest house plants on Instagram and social media in 2021, popular because of its stunning “painted” leaves.

 

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popular house plants that are among the trendiest on social media in 2021

That’s the intel we gathered on the most popular and trendiest house plants best to buy for likes on social media platforms like Instagram in 2021, including some extremely pretty pink ones. What do you think, dear reader? Is it time for you to expand your plant parenting duties and make room for one or two more? Stay wild.

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