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2021 Most Popular Houseplants (Plus Growing Tips)


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Houseplants provide your home with high-quality and long-lasting beauty that will make it stand out to your friends and family members.

If you’re looking for fun and appealing plants for your home in 2021, the following options are among the best and most attractive and should fit into most houses with ease.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) – A Gorgeous Flowering Plant

Peace-Lily

If you want a well-flowering houseplant, few options will meet your needs like this growth. They produce gorgeous white flowers indoors and bloom in the spring, thriving in various unique planting conditions.

Care Guide: Plant this flower in medium or indirect light in peat-based potting soil to give it the best chance to thrive. Avoid shade, as this plant enjoys light. You will need to water this plant regularly to keep the soil moist, specifically with filtered water.

Philodendron Brasil – A Great Hanging Plant

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The Philodendron Brasil is a reasonably compact and attractive plant that thrives well in many types of growing environments. Its unique green-and-yellow leaves create a beautiful style, one that goes well in many homes. Try to plant this growth in a hanging pot and place it in temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure that it flowers the best. You can expect steady developments throughout the year.

Care Guide: Provide this plant with bright but in-direct light to keep it healthy. It will tolerate low light but does best with more. Try to water this plant once the top half of the soil is dry and plant in a 50:50 mix of coco coir and perlite. Fertilize it monthly when actively growing but sparingly when not.

Snake Plant – Purifies the Air in Your Home

Snake-plant

If you want a plant that will make your home more comfortable, the Snake Plant is a great option. Maturing to about 6-12 feet in height, you’ll need pretty ample space for this plant to allow it to grow. Expect its rare blooms in the spring, if you are lucky. Thankfully, this plant’s unique snake-like leaves are attractive enough to make it an excellent option for many homes.

Care Guide: Sandy soil is best for this plant, as it needs a fast-draining type to stay healthy. Try to keep the soil pH just slightly acidic to slightly alkaline or balanced to avoid damage. Keep this plant in partial shade with low light conditions to help it thrive the best. Water only when the top half of the soil is dry, as this growth is prone to root rot if you water it too regularly.

Bird’s Nest Fern – A Great Beginner’s Plant

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Care Guide: Plant in loamy, moist, and well-drained acidic soil to get the best result with this plant. Expect a mature size of about 3-5 feet tall by 2-3 feet wide at its finest. Keep the temperature relatively warm (around room temperature or higher) and keep this plant out of direct sunlight to help it grow more smoothly. Water about once a week and aim at the soil to keep the plant dry.

ZZ Plant – A Great Mid-Sized Growth

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Homeowners who want a medium-sized plant that will fit into many different home areas will thrive with the ZZ Plant. It not only helps to purify your air but is very easy to maintain and doesn’t require frequent watering. However, try to keep this appealing-looking plant on a shelf or hanging up from the ceiling away from pets, as it can be quite toxic to animals when consumed.

Care Guide: Expect growths of about 3-4 feet tall when placed in well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH balance. Expect spring blooms of yellow-brown flowers that may attract bees or hornets if they get into your house. Place this plant in bright to low indirect light and try to avoid placing it in direct sun. Water at least once every few weeks or when the soil is dried to keep it healthy.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Column – Great for Large Spaces

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Do you have around 5-10 feet of space that you need to fill out in your home? If so, this plant is the choice for you. Capable of reaching up to 10 feet indoors, this plant produces small but appealing flowers and creates cleaner air whenever planted in your home.

Care Guide: Plant in loamy and medium-moisture soil with a light level of acidity. Try to keep this plant in partial shade and check the ground every day for dryness. You may not need to water every day but should try to keep the soil at least damp most of the week.

Money Tree – Another Hefty Plant

Money-Tree

When left to mature outdoors, the money tree can reach heights of 20-30 feet. Indoors, you can limit its growth with judicious pruning and other care steps. When it blooms in the summer, you can anticipate yellow and white flowers but may not see blooms indoors.

Care Guide: Place this plant in full sun to partial shade and keep the soil neutral or slightly acidic. The soil must be moist and well-drained, so make sure you water this plant when you notice soil dryness. Keep it in reasonably warm areas to avoid freezing issues.

Cast Iron Plant – Great for Low-Light Conditions

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This plant’s nickname is incredibly appropriate because it is a very low-maintenance and indestructible plant. You rarely don’t have to do a lot of watering to keep this plant in great shape. Expect growths of about three feet in height and creamy blooms in spring and summer.

Care Guide: Place this plant in just about any light environment for it to thrive. Partial shade is often its best zone, though it does fine in most places. Well-drained and slightly acidic soils are best for this growth. Water this plant when you stick your finger in the ground and feel no dampness.



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