There is a new trend rising fast in the United States – certain types of houseplants. People are searching on social media and search engines looking at for these. houseplants. TikTok has had more than 3.125 billion views, and Google has 136 thousand monthly searches for just five plants.
Houseplants can be daunting. You can spend time and money on a plant that dies shortly after bringing it home. That’s why you should research before you purchase an indoor plant.
Where two experts found the answers
They searched Google & TikToK for trends. The data found was no surprise, aside from the new Baltic Blue Pothos plant. These houseplants are excellent beginner-friendly plants, and it’s great more people are learning about them.
- Pothos plant
Epipremnum aureum, more commonly known as Devil’s Ivy. Looking at statistics of the scientific and common nickname, Pothos has totaled 312.4 million views on TikTok. Plus on Google an average of 40.5 thousand monthly searches.
Out of the 21 well-known Pothos varieties, Baltic Blue was a breakout in Google trends data with a 1250% rise in searches. The Baltic Blue features green leaves with a blueish tint that becomes more pronounced in the right conditions and as the plant matures.
- Aloe Vera plants: grow your own gel
The TikTok study found that aloe vera is the most aesthetically attractive houseplant, with over 2.3 billion views. On Google, aloe vera is searched on average 33.1 thousand times a month.
- Snake plants
Snake plants are probably the most beginner-friendly plants available. They thrive in virtually all light levels, from full sun to low light. Plant in loamy, slightly acidic potting mix, and avoid overwatering.
The plant, known for absorbing toxins, ranked highly on TikTok with 161.9 million views. On Google, there are more than 201 thousand searches monthly for snake plants. For its scientific name, Dracaena trifasciata, there are 9.9 thousand searches every month.
- Swiss Cheese Plants (Monstera deliciosa)
The Swiss Cheese plant, known by its scientific name, Monstera deliciosa has 242 million views on TikTok videos. Google search data shows 40.5 thousand monthly searches.
The plant is trendy mainly because it’s relatively easy to take care of and rarely gets any diseases — ideal for anyone wanting to get into houseplants.
- Fiddle-leaf fig tree
The Rounding out the top five is known scientifically as Ficus lyrata.
The fiddle-leaf fig on TikTok has 94 million views, also the hashtag ‘ficuslyrata’ has 15.6 million views, leading to a total view count of 109.6 million — the fifth-highest number.
Results on Google showed 12.1 thousand monthly searches for Fiddle-leaf fig trees.
The plant can grow up to ten feet tall and thrives in bright spots that aren’t in direct sunlight-making them perfect for many locations throughout the home
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