Why The Internet Is Obsessing Over These 5 Houseplants

Houseplants can be intimidating. And there is nothing worse than spending time and money on a plant that dies shortly after bringing it home.

That's why researching before you purchase an indoor plant makes so much sense. But researching plants can seem like an endless maze.

So, what's the solution? We used Internet search data to shortcut the research process to find beautiful plants with simple care requirements.

Epipremnum aureum is more commonly known as Devil's Ivy. Between the scientific and common nickname, pothos has amassed 312.4 million views on TikTok. With an upward trend on Google to an average of 40.5 thousand monthly searches.

The Versatile Pothos Plant

Out of the 21 well-known pothos varieties, the new Costa Farms release, Baltic Blue, was a breakout in Google trends data with a 1250% rise in searches. The Baltic Blue features green leaves with a blueish tint that becomes more pronounced in the right conditions and as the plant matures.

Pothos plants can tolerate low-light areas in the home. Allowing them to thrive in places other plants would struggle. Give these plants slightly acidic, well-draining soil, and avoid overwatering.

The TikTok study found that aloe vera is the most aesthetically attractive houseplant, with over 2.3 billion views under the aloe vera hashtag.

Aloe Vera Plants: Grow Your Own Gel

On Google, aloe vera is searched on average 33.1 thousand times a month, with an upwards trend of searchers looking to grow and care for the plant. Aloe vera is known to have numerous benefits, be relatively easy to maintain, and thrive in sunlight and warmer temperatures.

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