8 Common Houseplants That Are Popular for a Reason

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Fiddle Leaf Fig

The upright, tree-like Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) is known for its large, durable leaves. "Its unique leaves and upright stature make it a standout in home décor.

Snake Plant

Easy to care for, the Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata) thrives in various conditions. "Its stiff, upright leaves with gray, silver, or gold edges add a modern touch to interior.

Spider Plant

Perfect for beginners, Spider Plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are low-maintenance. "Their arching leaves create a fountain effect, ideal for homes and offices.

Wax Plant

Known for its thick, leathery leaves on trailing stems, Wax Plants (Hoya) produce star-shaped flowers in bright light, adding charm to any space.


Monstera (Monstera deliciosa), with its large, split leaves, offers a striking visual display. 

ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is popular for its glossy leaves and ability to thrive in different light conditions. "It s gained popularity in the last decade," notes Bunting.


Pothos (Epipremnum sp.) is a versatile, easy-care plant. "Its leaves vary from green to cream-striped, and it can climb or trail beautifully. It s perfect for low air circulation areas like offices and bathrooms.

Tree Philodendron

The Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum) boasts large, glossy, lobed leaves. "It complements home décor and thrives in warm, humid conditions.