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These Are the 10 Trending Houseplants for 2024

These beauties will influence what you choose for your home because another year means another list of houseplants you should have.

By: THURSD. | 28-02-2024 | 7 min read
Indoor Plants
Houseplants that are trending in 2024

New year, new plants, new greens to keep embellishing your favorite spots with the world's greatest gift: nature. Filling up spaces with green is becoming seemingly popular, besides the fact they aesthetically add an extra value to spots and they are good for our health as well. With the start of 2024, trend forecasters have brought out these 10 houseplants that will be seen invading every home.

Meet the Trending Houseplants for 2024

Is your fiddle leaf fig acting a little too... simple? Is the Monstera in the corner gradually becoming white noise in visual form? Don't worry, lovers of indoor plants, to stay on the cutting edge, here's a complete compilation with the ideal verdant match for your house with these 10 already trending 2024 houseplants.

1. Dracaena Janet Craig

Named the houseplant of 2024, Dracaena Janet Craig is known for its elegant, dark green leaves and air-purifying properties. It is a low-maintenance option that adds a touch of elegance to any room.

 

Dracaena Janet Craig trending houseplant
Trending 2024 houseplant: Dracaena Janet Craig
Photo: @easyplant

 

To care for Dracaena Janet Craig, make sure it receives at least 4-8 hours of bright indirect light per day, water when 1/3 to 1/2 of the soil in its pot is dry (around every 10-14 days), keep the temperature between 15-30° Celsius (60-85° F) and maintain higher humidity levels if possible.

2. Bambino Fiddle Leaf Fig

The Bambino Fiddle Leaf Fig, aka  Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig, boasts glossy, compact leaves that will excite any fiddle leaf fig enthusiast. This dwarf variety has smaller, more compact foliage than its cousin, the Fiddle Leaf Fig. Growing upright, this variety will continue to grow tall rather than short, as its common name suggests.

 

Bamboo Fiddle Leaf Fig houseplants
Meet the Bamboo Fiddle Leaf Fig houseplant
Photo: @hoosierboyplantco

 

For optimum growth, this trending 2024 houseplant prefers a bright location with plenty of indirect light. It can acclimate to lower light levels, but this could hinder its growth. The Bambino Fiddle Leaf Fig prefers moist soil, not wet. Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry before rewatering and do not be alarmed if you notice hard water marks appearing as white residue on the leaves. This is simply the buildup of chemicals found in tap water. You may opt for filtered or distilled water.

 

Bambino Fiddle Leaf Fig houseplants growing tall

 

To best care for your houseplants, it is essential to know how much light they need. Read the article 'How Much Light Do Your Houseplants Require? Here's a Guide' to know more and keep them healthy for a longer time.

3. White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai)

Native to subtropical South Africa, the White Bird of Paradise graces our spaces with glossy, long, broad leaves towering to great heights, playfully hanging like birds in flight. A royal plant, if there ever was one, it received its scientific name, Strelitzia Nicolai, from Her Highness Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz of England - lover of botany and the arts.

 

Streliztia Nicolai trending houseplant
Strelitzia Nicolai decorating a living room by @thuis.bij.nadja

 

White Bird of Paradise grows best in a space with bright direct light, where the sunlight streams inside directly, and can also adapt to spaces with bright indirect light, where the sun rays are diffused. Avoid placing it in spaces with low light or spaces without natural sunlight. On your houseplants' first few days at home, you may notice one or two leaves turning yellow or dying; this is not cause for concern. Simply cut the leaves, and new, better-adjusted leaves will grow. As new leaves grow, older ones may turn yellow and die. This is a natural cycle of plants; old leaves die to make way for new, healthy growth.

 

A plant lover with her White Bird of Paradise houseplant
Strelitzia nicolai by @planteoasen

 

4. Ficus Audrey (Ficus Benghalensis)

Ficus Audrey is India's national tree. In its natural habitat, the canopy can cover a large area and provide excellent shade in the warm climate. The Ficus Audrey, like most Ficus trees, prefers to be in an area with plenty of bright, indirect, or direct sunlight. This plant will need to be acclimated to long periods of direct sunlight and will not tolerate low light. Ideally, place Audrey directly in an eastern-facing window, or a few feet away from a southern or western-facing window.

 

A trending houseplant is the Ficus Audrey
Ficus Audrey by @houseplusplant

 

5. Swiss Cheese Plant

Years can go by, but one thing is certain— the Monstera deliciosa houseplant will never not be trending within houseplants. Also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, with its unique, holey leaves, this houseplant is easy to care for and adds visual interest to any space. It's an ideal choice for those wanting a touch of the tropics without the fuss.

 

Swiss Cheese plant is the perfect houseplant to decorate spaces
Monstera deliciosa

 

6. Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)

The jade plant isn't just a plant; it's a symbol of luck and good fortune. Its compatibility with midcentury aesthetics makes it a stylish choice for home decorators. It's a popular houseplant with simple indoor care requirements and a very long lifespan of up to 70 years with the proper care. This plant is slow-growing—gaining only about five centimeters (two inches) of height per year, but it can reach a total height between 0.9-1.8 meters (three and six feet).

 

A beautiful jade plant to place in indoor spaces
Jade Plant by @greenheartstation

 

This 2024, there's also a list of plants that'll give you good luck and fortune. Read more about them in the article 'The Best 12 Plants That Give Good Luck and Fortune in 2024'.

7. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia, also known as the ZZ Plant, is a tropical perennial native to Eastern Africa. It has grown in popularity around the world in recent years due to its ability to withstand a wide range of conditions—a highly dependable houseplant that can tolerate low light and requires little water. The ZZ, also known as the 'Zanzibar Gem', produces smooth, naturally shiny leaflets that range in color from bright lime in youth to emerald green in maturity. Individual leaflets are typically one to three inches long and emerge from thick, slightly bulbous stalks that originate from large, water-storing rhizomes hidden beneath the soil. When taken care of appropriately, it shines on its own.

 

Watering a ZZ plant
Zamioculcas zamiifolia by @riverbendnurseries

 

8. Variegated Alocasia Frydek

Another variegated plant you can expect to see more of in 2024 is the gorgeous and elusive Variegated Alocasia Frydek.  Variegated plants are beautiful because each leaf is a surprise — you never know what type of variegated pattern you’ll get.

 

Variegated Alocasia Frydek houseplant
Variegated Alocasia Frydek is a wonderful addition to your houseplant collection for 2024. Photo by @ihugplants



This plant is likely to appear on your favorite plantfluencer's page, as it is slightly rarer and more difficult to obtain than the other houseplants on this list. Alocasias, particularly the Variegated Alocasia Frydek, can be picky about their growing environment, making it a little more challenging to take care of for beginners, but if you're a real houseplant lover, you'll achieve it.

9. Monstera Esqueleto (Monstera Epipremnoides)

The impressive Monstera esqueleto is another monstera species predicted by Mercado to dominate Instagram in 2024. This stunning houseplant is distinguished by its large, fenestrated leaves and climbing growth habit. It looks very similar to the popular Monstera adansonii, but its leaves are much larger, reaching up to 0.9 centimeters (3 feet long) when mature.

 

Monstera Esqueleto trending houseplant
Monstera esqualeto by @wildvine.plants

 

This is definitely one of the 2024 favorite houseplants from what the start of the year has been!

10. Satin Pothos (Scindapsus Pictus Exotica)

The Scindapsus pictus exotica, also known as satin pothos is a trailing plant with thick leaves and striking silver variegation. It has a similar growth habit and care requirements to pothos plants which makes it a popular choice for plant experts and beginners alike. Its gorgeous leaves, trailing growth habit, and ease of care will make it a popular sight on Instagram in 2024. Style this beauty on a wall shelf or in a hanging planter to enjoy its long, trailing vines.

 

Scindapsus Pictus Exotica houseplant
Scindapsus pictus exotica by @plantsbymelissa

 

Which houseplant do you think will become your favorite and will be dominating the spaces in your home for this long year ahead? Not only are these houseplants already trending this year, but there are houseplants for every type of occasion and space as well. Read the article '6 Houseplants That Add Vibrancy to Dim Rooms' to get an idea of what plants your darkest rooms need to elevate them to the maximum.

Make 2024 the year of houseplants at your home!

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