We analyzed the Google Trends data to find out the Most Popular Houseplants in the United States of America. This list will surprise you!
Trends are for everything, and even the plants are a part of them! After having a look at the analysis done by the furniture company Joybird, we revisited the Google Trends Data for the year 2020 and made a list of 12 Most Popular Houseplants in American states!
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Most Popular Houseplants
1. Aloe Vera
Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis
Popular In: Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia
What Makes it So Popular: Medicinal properties, air-purifying capabilities, low maintenance
Aloe vera is the number one houseplant, and its popularity is unmatched. Americans love growing it indoors.
Here are some exceptional science-backed benefits of Aloe vera
Popular In: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, North Dakota, California
What Makes them So Popular: Easy to care and maintain, low watering needs, and shallow roots
Succulents also hit the charts with Jade Plant, Panda Plant, Christmas Cactus, Burro’ Tail, and Hens-and-Chicks. But what’s more interesting is the people of Alaska search for succulents more than any other indoor plant.
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3. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
Popular In: West Virginia, Nevada, New Hampshire, Kansas, Utah
What Makes it So Popular: Can grow in low light, many varieties, low maintenance
The snake plant came second in the Joybird list, but our analysis shifted it to number 3. This versatile plant looks great in homes, and the dwarf varieties become great tabletop centerpieces. Check out its many varieties here.
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Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Popular In: Oregon, Columbia, Washington, Vermont
What Makes it So Popular: Low maintenance, tolerance to low light, health benefits, oxygen-producing houseplant
Pothos is as popular as a snake plant. Maybe because not only it’s a low maintenance houseplant, but it also removes pollutants such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene from the air. Read about all the amazing benefits here.
Want to grow pothos indoors? Here’s all the information you need
Botanical Name: Philodendron
Popular In: Montana, Washington, Oregon, Alaska
What Makes it So Popular: Attractive foliage, tropical appearance, easy to grow
Many varieties to choose from, the heartleaf philodendron, is most popular among all. What makes philodendron so popular is its adaptability–It can grow indoors in both hot and cold climates.
Check out our article on growing philodendron indoors here
6. Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum
Popular In: Alabama, North Dakota, Nebraska
What Makes it So Popular: Air-purifying plant, lush foliage, and bracts
7. English Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera helix
Popular In: Rhode Island, Delaware, Indiana
What Makes it So Popular: Improves air quality, spiller, foliage shape, low care
Looks like the trailing ivy houseplant is very, very popular. What makes it so desirable is probably the way it adds a touch of green in indoor space.
Botanical Name: Peperomia
Popular In: Colorado, Connecticut, Maine
What Makes it So Popular: Drought tolerant, ornamental foliage, many varieties
Peperomias look so good indoors and their small size and easy to grow nature make them well-liked among indoor plant growers. Some of the best peperomia types are listed here!
Botanical Name: Calathea
Popular In: New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New York
What Makes it So Popular: Stunning bold foliage, unique markings, low light
When it comes to ornamental houseplants, no one can beat the aesthetic calatheas. We also added them to our list of beautiful houseplants.
Here is all you need to know on growing calathea indoors
Botanical Name: Bromeliaceae
Popular In: Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana
What Makes it So Popular: Toleratent to low-light, air-purifying ability, ornamental flowers
Bromeliads are one of the most gorgeous houseplants and people from Florida and Hawaii love growing them. Pick the best one from its varieties here.
Here’s all the information you need to grow bromeliad indoors
11. African Violet
Botanical Name: Saintpaulia
Popular In: New Hampshire, Montana
What Makes it So Popular: Low light plant, colorful flowers
African violets have been in the top charts as a houseplant for decades. The colorful blooms and plumped green foliage make for an eye-candy addition in any room!
Check out our article on growing African violet indoors here
12. Lucky Bamboo
Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana
Popular In: Iowa, Tennessee, Wisconsin
What Makes it So Popular: Considered to bring good fortune, easy to grow, compact size
Here’s all the information on growing lucky bamboo
Other Popular Indoor Plants Worth Mentioning
According to Joybird
Apart from the plants made in the list above–Spider Plant, Ponytail palm, Chinese evergreen, Jade plant, Fiddle Leaf Fig, and Kalanchoe are also very popular.