These Are 2021’s Most Popular Houseplants, According to Instagram

These Are 2021’s Most Popular Houseplants, According to Instagram

Whether you’re a first-time plant parent, or you frequently welcome new houseplants into your life, there’s a green companion for everyone. In a new study, has analyzed Instagram hashtags to find the most popular houseplant. Their research looked at 50 different houseplants and how many hashtags each one had on Instagram. They then ranked them based on the highest number of posts.

From ever-popular picks to the rising stars of the houseplant world, consider these popular Instagram-approved species for your next buy.

A great “entry-level” houseplant that requires little maintenance and basically thrives on neglect is a cactus, with some variety being able to live for up to two years without any water. Thanks to its durability and its ability to look fantastic in any design aesthetic, cacti are an ever-popular pick among the Instagram crowd—the hashtag #cactus has over 18 million posts.

Coming up in second place is aloe vera, with 4.4 million posts. A win-win all-around, not only do aloe vera plants look great and demand little attention, but they’re also a firm favorite among DIY skincare advocates. They moisturize, soothe sunburn, and can reduce the signs of aging.

In third place are monstera plants, with the #monstera hashtag containing over 2.7 million posts. This Instagrammable houseplant is drought-tolerant and can thrive in low levels of light. Plus, Swiss cheese plants are one of the most effective for reducing air pollution. Get your own for less than $15 at Trader Joe’s.

Other popular houseplants on Instagram include philodendron (1,702,614 posts), eucalyptus (1,661,163 posts), begonia (740,646 posts), air plant (704,610), calathea (685,058 posts), anthurium (659,442 posts), and Pothos (653,636 posts).

This $0 Hack Plant Shop Pros Swear By Makes Potting Big Plants a Breeze

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Molly Williams is a born-and-raised Midwesterner transplanted in New England, where she toils in the garden and teaches writing at a local university. She is the author of “Killer Plants: Growing and Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Other Deadly Flora.” Her second book “Taming the Potted Beast: The Strange and Sensational History of the Not-So-Humble Houseplant” is forthcoming in spring 2022. You can find her online at @theplantladi and

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This Company Is Offering Plant Insurance for People Who Don’t Trust Their Gardening Skills

This Company Is Offering Plant Insurance for People Who Don’t Trust Their Gardening Skills

It seems that for nearly every kind of mishap, there’s an insurance policy. Health insurance, car insurance, and renters insurance all exist to protect you and your stuff. And if you accidentally neglect your houseplant? There’s now insurance for that, too.

The first is for baffled gardeners who can’t figure out why their houseplant is withering. Send in a photo of the sick plant, and once the flora doctors take a look, they can give you personalized care tips and life-saving advice.

The other option, Plant Resurrection, also offers health advice, but in the event that your houseplant doesn’t make it (RIP), the company will replace it with a new one. Take note, though, that the plan only covers plants purchased from Horti.

Both insurance plans hope to give novice gardeners support from the experts so that, in time, they too can develop a green thumb.

“Instead of feeling nervous when bringing a new houseplant home or helpless when leaves start to brown, we want people to feel confident and hopeful as they begin to understand their nature for nurture,” said Puneet Sabharwal, Horti founder and CEO. “These plans are designed to help our community feel confident to foster those connections for years to come.”

Plant Reassurance is priced at $4.99 a month, while Plant Resurrection is available for $9.99 a month. Horti recommends trying out a three- to six-month subscription length so clients can learn how to properly care for their leafy babies.

You can learn more about Horti and their insurance packages here.

The Bouqs Company Launches Its First-Ever Dried Collection

The Bouqs Company Launches Its First-Ever Dried Collection

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The new bouquets bring the signature Bouqs style with their longest-lasting flowers yet. Each one will add a pop of color to any room and are sure to keep your space looking fresh throughout the rest of 2021, and beyond — after all, dried flowers have heaps of staying power and, with the correct maintenance, they can still look as vibrant as the day you bought them for years to come.

Designed to fit any space, the six styles feature a palette that will suit every design aesthetic, whether neutral hues or bold colors are more your vibe. Ranging from $79 to $99, check out a few options from the new collection below: