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Instagram’s most popular houseplants revealed!

All around the world we can’t get enough of houseplants – with more than 4 million posts on Instagram a fair indication! So what plant tops picture popularity? The clickable cactus scooped the polls with 23 million posts. See how your favourite flora rated.

Survey by British home ideas site Homehow

From Homehow: 


Figures over the last year have certainly proven our love and obsession for plants is here to stay. From cactus to Swiss cheese plants, it seems we not only love the way they look but, we are also becoming more familiar with the added benefits of greenery in our homes.

Whether you are green fingered or not, it seems our obsession is even more transparent on social media, with more than 4 million posts for #houseplants on Instagram.

The most Instagrammable

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the cactus plant is the most Instagrammable addition to any home interior with 23,948,259 hashtags! 

Known for its striking shape, size, and colours, it is the perfect accompaniment to your living space, whether it be perched on a windowsill, or displayed on your shelves. Not to mention cactus’s only need to be watered occasionally.

Following in second place is Hoya, with its distinctive waxy almond shaped foliage and scented flowers. With more than 2 million posts on Instagram, it seems it’s one of the most popular to display. 

In third place is Monstera, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant. This dark green, glossy holed leaved plant is a striking addition to the home and is tagged 1,653,211 times on Instagram.

The list! Is your much loved kitchen ledge cohort on here? Or is it time to change up, perhaps to a flowering cacti?

And because life isn't fair, with winners there are also often losers. 

The least Instagrammable

It may be known as a sunburn soothing agent, but the Aloe Vera plant is an easy going/low maintenance succulent. However, despite its tropical aesthetics, it is the third least Instagrammable houseplant with 98,863 hashtags.

Thereafter, String of Pearls has 44,539 tagged posts on Instagram. And although HomeHow found it’s the second least favourite for homeowners to post, it’s certainly recognisable for its spherical, marble-shaped balls and trailing sterns that can grow to 2m.

Thereafter, String of Pearls has 44,539 tagged posts on Instagram. And although HomeHow found it’s the second least favourite for homeowners to post, it’s certainly recognisable for its spherical, marble-shaped balls and trailing sterns that can grow to 2m.

In last place is Dracaena Fragrans, also known as Corn Plants or ‘false palms’ due to their resemblance to the palm tree. And despite having been around as indoor plants since the mid-1800s, these African evergreens are tagged just 38,434 times.

And lastly for a breath of fresh air

Most Instagrammable Air Purifying Plants

Snake plant – 300,605 hashtags

Chinese Evergreen – 242,599 hashtags

Least Instagrammable Air Purifying Plants

Aloe Vera – 98,863 hashtags

Ficus – 51,303 hashtags 

And you thought it was difficult photographing animals! Well it looks like our plant friends need a bit of thought and attention before they are let loose in social media land as well.

Story by: Trendsideas

03 Jan, 2021

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