It’s time to start looking forward to the next year, and that includes looking for new indoor plants. Whether you just want to know what plants you can expect to see in stores or are looking for a gift for the plant lover in your life and aren’t sure where to start, we can help! We’ve got the inside scoop from Breanna Sherlock, an in-house plant expert for the plant care app Planta. Here are the top five plants you can expect to see rise in popularity during 2023.
Hoyas are fantastic plants that come in a wide range of varieties. From beginner-friendly, low-maintenance hoyas to more challenging and finicky varieties, there’s a hoya for every home gardener! With their diverse appearances, hoyas can match even the most specific interior decor themes.
Looking for some varieties to get your collection started? Here are a few favorites:
- Hoya publicalyx
- Hoya latifolia
- Hoya multiflora
Orchids are known for their bright colors and unique shapes and patterns. What you might not know is just how many kinds of orchids there are. The orchid family contains over 23,000 species, and each of those species breaks down into multiple cultivars or varieties. As time goes on, more orchid types are discovered or created, which means there are new orchid options to explore.
In addition to different colors and patterns, there are a variety of growth habits. These include terrestrial orchids, like the Macodes petola and Ludisia discolor, which grow on the ground, and epiphytic orchids, such as Cattelya and Dendrobium, which grow on tree branches.
A rubber tree, or Ficus elastica, has been rising in popularity to rival its cousin, the fiddle-leaf fig, and it’s easy to see why! With glossy leaves, a variety of colors and patterns, and a beginner-friendly care routine, rubber trees make excellent houseplants. As a bonus, they’re easy to propagate, so you can create a garden full of beautiful rubber trees or pass the cuttings on to friends and family to share the love. Thanks to the internet and dedicated gardeners, some rarer varieties, such as the Ficus shivereana, is much easier to find.
Across all plant species and families, something you can expect to see trending in 2023 is variegated plants. These leaf patterns are so beautiful and interesting, they draw the eye and are sure to start conversations. You can find classic white and green variegated foliage alongside colors like lime, pink, red, and yellow. This pattern is available in more plants than ever, making it incredibly accessible.
Pothos has been popular for years, and it shows no sign of slowing anytime soon. These lovely vines are easy to care for and propagate and come in a variety of fun leaf shapes and colors. Perfect for pots and hanging baskets alike, you can find pothos in every shade of green, plus variegated varieties with white and yellow. For avid collectors, the newest variety, Global Green, is still fairly rare. With its stunning green-on-green variegated leaves, Global Green is certainly a fine prize!
You can’t go wrong with these plants. Whether they’re your old favorites or entirely new to you, they’re worth keeping an eye out for. You can expect to see a lot more of them in 2023, especially as new varieties become more widely available.
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