8 Celebrities Reveal Their Favorite Houseplants

Celebrities, they're just like us - they love houseplants and these are the ones they love most!

By: THURSD. | 17-05-2023 | 7 min read
Indoor Plants
Joanna Gaines fiddle leaf fig tree

Houseplants have become a beloved trend in recent years, bringing a touch of nature into our homes and providing a range of benefits, from improved air quality to mental health benefits. With their unique beauty and varied forms, houseplants have captured the hearts of people around the world, and their popularity only continues to grow, and are even adored by very popular celebrities worldwide.

8 Celebrities and Their Favorite Houseplants to Have at Home

As you may already be aware, houseplants offer a way to connect with nature and bring a sense of calm and tranquility into our homes. With the increasing urbanization and technology-driven lifestyles, houseplants have emerged as a way to reconnect with the natural world and bring a bit of greenery into our daily lives. Studies have shown that having plants in our homes can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve productivity and focus, and promote relaxation. Read the article 'These Are the Trending Houseplants for 2023' to know what other houseplants are taking over this year!

These are only some of the few reasons why even worldwide celebrities love having houseplants at home and you're about to know 8 of them and their favorites to have indoors.

1. Gigi Hadid - Snake Plant

To start off the list of houseplants that celebrities love we have the Snake plant, a very popular choice among plant lovers around the world. The snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a popular choice among celebrities, including Miranda Kerr and Gigi Hadid.


Gigi Hadid black and white picture
Photo: @gigihadid


This plant is known for its sleek, upright leaves and is easy to care for, making it a great option for beginners. It can thrive in low-light conditions and doesn't need to be watered frequently, so it's perfect for those who don't have a green thumb.


snake plant in green jar
Snake Plant


2. Kelly Ripa - Succulents

Kelly Ripa is a fan of succulents, which are known for their low-maintenance and drought-resistant qualities. She often shares photos of her succulent collection on social media and has even given them as gifts to her co-hosts on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'.


Celebrity Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa


For Kelly Ripa, succulents are her favorites as they are easy to care for, require minimal watering, and can thrive in a wide range of indoor environments. Secondly, they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, making them a versatile and attractive addition to any home decor. Many succulent species have air-purifying properties, helping to remove toxins from the air and improve indoor air quality. Finally, succulents are known for their ability to propagate easily, making them a great option for plant enthusiasts who want to grow their collection without having to purchase new plants. 




3. Jennifer Aniston - Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise houseplant, also known as Strelitzia Reginae is a favorite among many celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres. This plant is known for its large, tropical flowers that resemble a bird's head and is perfect for adding a pop of color to any space.


Jennifer Aniston loves bird of paradise houseplant
Photo: @jenniferaniston


However, it requires bright, indirect light and consistent watering, so it's not the easiest plant to care for, but the results are actually incredibly beautiful. Read more about it in the article 'Bird of Paradise - Is the Strelitzia The Queen of the Tropical Indoor Plant World?'.


Origin of the Bird of Paradise houseplant on Thursd
Bird of Paradise


4. Beyonce - Cacti and Succulents

Beyonce is a fan of cacti and succulents and often shares photos of them on social media. She even created her own line of cacti in collaboration with the plant company 1-800-Flowers. Cacti and succulents are perfect for those who are new to plant parenting, as they require very little maintenance and can thrive in low-light conditions.


Beyoncé Cactus plants
Photo from Pinterest.


5. Miranda Kerr - Orchids

Miranda Kerr is a fan of orchids, which are known for their elegant and delicate blooms. She often shares photos of her orchid collection on social media and even collaborated with the plant company 'The Sill' to create her own line of orchids.


Miranda Kerr celebrity is a fan of orchids
Photo: @mirandakerr


Orchids can be a bit tricky to care for, as they require specific conditions such as high humidity and filtered light, but they're worth the effort for their stunning blooms.




6. Joanna Gaines - Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Joanna Gaines is known for her signature farmhouse style, which often incorporates natural elements such as wood and plants. One of her favorite plants is the fiddle leaf fig tree (Ficus lyrata), which she often uses in her designs.


Joanna Gaines Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Photo by Joanna Gaines.


This plant is known for its large, glossy leaves and can add a touch of drama to any space. However, it requires bright, indirect light and consistent watering, so it's not the easiest plant to care for.


Fiddle-Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata) - plants on Thursd
Ficus Lyrata


7. Michelle Obama - ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia) is a popular choice among celebrities, including Rashida Jones and Michelle Obama.


Michelle Obama celebrity that loves houseplants
Photo: @michelleobama


This plant is known for its glossy, dark green leaves and is extremely low-maintenance, making it perfect for those who are new to plant parenting. It can thrive in low to medium light and doesn't require frequent watering, making it ideal for busy people.


Interior decoration with plants ZZ plant on Thursd
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia


8. Karlie Kloss - Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa is another favorite among celebrities, including Kylie Jenner and Karlie Kloss. This plant is known for its large, tropical leaves and can grow up to 10 feet tall when given the right conditions. It requires bright, indirect light and consistent watering, but the results are worth it - a healthy monstera can transform any room into a lush jungle. There are so many Monstera varieties you'll want to know about, so go ahead and read 'All The Different Types of Monstera Plants You Want To Know About'.


Karlie Kloss in yellow dress
Photo: @karliekloss


Now that you have an idea of the celeb favorites, it's important to know why houseplants are a great addition to your indoor spaces and how they'll change not only the appearance of your home but also your mood and can have health benefits as well.


Monstera Deliciosa Houseplant is good for in the shade - on Thursd.
Monstera deliciosa


Although starting a houseplant journey may not always be easy, here's an article that will help you start the adventure: '5 Houseplants for Beginners That’ll Help You Start Your Plant Journey Right Away'.

Why Else Should You Incorporate Houseplants in Your Home?

In addition to their therapeutic benefits, houseplants are also appreciated for their aesthetic appeal. From the lush, tropical foliage of the Monstera to the delicate petals of orchids, each houseplant offers a unique beauty that can enhance the ambiance of any room. As we spend more time indoors, the importance of creating a comfortable and visually appealing environment has become increasingly clear, and houseplants offer an easy and affordable way to do just that.


Big leaf houseplants featured


Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to the surge in houseplant popularity, as more people spend time at home, looking for ways to create a comfortable and inviting space. With the rise of remote work and social distancing measures, houseplants offered a way to connect with nature and bring a sense of peace and tranquility into our homes. Read the article '7 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Plants at Home' to know exactly how having plants at home can boost your health.

Houseplants have also become an important part of sustainable living. As more people become aware of the environmental impact of their daily actions, they are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Houseplants offer a way to do just that, as they help purify the air and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in our homes.


Header and feature images by Joanna Gaines.



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