The 8 trendiest house plants right now, and how to take care of them!

Trendy house plants that are easy to take care of 

Has anyone else noticed that greenery is having a major moment right now? It's nearly impossible for me to scroll through my Instagram feed without seeing at least one house plant in every georgous interior space that I come across. House plants are now a staple when it comes to interior decorating, so I'm here to share what I think are the eight trendiest house plants right now, and how to take care of them. 

The Snake Plant

The Snake Plant also sometimes known as the mother-in-law's tongue, is probably the easiest house plant to take care of.  This plant has variegated leaves that grow upright, and some varieties leaves have yellow or white edges. It has small white flowers that bloom only seldom. The Snake plant will grow well in a whole range of different lighting conditions. The air should be somewhat dry, and so should the soil. You only need to water this plant, once the soil has completely dried out.

The Bird Of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise, also known as Stelitzia reginae was once considered an outdoor plant, but more frequently the Bird Of Paradise has become a popular indoor plant. The plant's banana leaf like leaves are simply beautiful, and can add a lot of personality to any room. The Bird Of Paradise needs bright light, including some direct sunlight to bloom well. The Bird Of Paradise also requires the soil to be continually moist throughout the year, and they prefer high humidity.

The Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is the cool kid in town. It's bright green leafs have made their debut in The New York Times Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, and just about every other cool blog out there. Fiddle leaf figs need bright light, so choose a spot where it'll get plenty of light for as much of the day as possible. Just make sure your tree won't have sun shining directly on it, since that can damage the leaves. As for watering, you'll want to water when the top inch of soil is dry, but the soil directly below that is moist. The easiest way to tell if it's dry is to stick your finger in the soil.

The Air Plant

The Tillandsia, or Air Plant which is much smaller in size, is equally notable since it does not require soil to grow. Most species of Tillandsia absorb nutrients and water through their leaves. This makes them super easy to care for, and fun to decorate with, allowing you to prop your air plants in baskets, shelfs, or in small geometric vases. Basically the possibilities are endless! Air Plants need to be in a space where they receive ample air flow, and bright but indirect light. Water them weekly by misting them with a spray bottle anywhere from 2-4 times a week.

The Monstera

The Monstera also known as the Swiss cheese plant, Mexican breadfruit, or hurricane plant. The Monstera has unique large glossy green leaves with deep splits and holes, which make for a beautiful house plant. Put the Monstera in any room, and it adds instant sophistication. Monstera plants like standard indoor temperatures (68–86 °F), and prefer high humidity and filtered, indirect light. Water when the top quarter-to-third of the soil feels dry to the touch.

The Saguaro Cacti

Another easy house plant to take care of is the Saguaro Cacti, a drought friendly plant that is sure to add major style to any given interior. Since cactus come from the desert, you want to emulate what happens in a desert. It pours heavily for a day or two and then does not rain for many days, months, or even years. With that in mind, you should water thoroughly when you water, and then wait a while before you water again. Desert cacti require a lot of lighting, so make sure this plant is in a space where it receives the most light in your home.

The Rubber Tree Plant

The Rubber Tree plant is what I predict to be the up and coming house plant. The Rubber tree plant is very sculpturesque, making it extremely photogenic which is perfect for any interior design lover. The Rubber tree plant needs bright light but prefers indirect light that isn’t too hot. Some people recommend putting it near a window that has sheer curtains. The rubber tree plant also needs the right balance of water like any other plant. During the growing season, it needs to be kept moist, and during the dormant season it may only need watering once or twice a month. It is also a good idea to wipe off the leaves of your rubber tree houseplant with a damp cloth or spritz it with water.

The Yucca Plant

Did you know the Yucca plant is one of the top air cleaning house plants? It's true the Yucca plant has been proven to remove many harmful toxins from the air. Put a Yucca Plant in a room, and you automatically have a beautiful focal point, plus a sophisticated pollution-absorbing device. A win, win if you ask me! Now, I'm ever more pumped that I picked up one of these bad boys from Ralph's grocery store today. It was on sale for $24 at Ralphs! Who would have thought?!

Yucca plants are somewhat drought tolerant, making them a pretty easy house plant to take care of. They need bright, but indirect sunlight, and the right kind of soil with excellent drainage. Yuccas are very susceptible to diseases such as root rot when left in saturated soil. Growing yuccas in containers will require a 2 to 3 inch layer of rocks in the bottom of the container to promote drainage. Otherwise, water will collect in the bottom and become stagnant making it more prone to disease.