This Is The Most Talked About Houseplant For 2022

Regardless of the type of social media user you are, it's more than likely that you're aware of the ongoing viral indoor gardening trends on Instagram, Tiktok, and Reddit. But is the act of bringing nature inside our rooms another flourish-and-fade swing in home reno? Well, no, and here's why: each and every one of us who has plants indoors is enjoying firsthand the benefits of these nature-given creatures, and for this reason, we just can't let them go.

Besides, many of us are beginning to develop strong bonds with our favorite potted, flowery, green babies. And speaking of benefits, Healthline wrote that plants improve the quality of indoor air, reduce stress levels, and help us recover from illness faster. Prevention also explained how indoor plants could make our room more comfortable, boost productivity, make us feel accomplished, and promote our mental wellbeing. Can you now see that it's a no-brainer that indoor gardening is here to stay?

Now, whether you're just joining the trend and want to know the best indoor plants to start with or you've been an indoor gardener for a while and want to learn what's trending, here are the three most talked-about houseplants for 2022.

Three houseplants you'll see everywhere in 2022, ranked

Recently, SRQ Media reported on research conducted by experts at Clear It Waste. The report discusses the most talked-about houseplants online, and on the list, the Pothos plant (Epipremnum aureum) came first with 10,205 posts and 5000 mentions on Reddit alone. According to Guide Design, the Pothos plant (aka Devil's vine) is the easiest-to-grow low-light plant for air purification. It features shiny heart-shaped leaves of 4 to 12 inches in length in green, blue, or chartreuse. They also caution that Photos plants can be mildly poisonous if ingested and should be kept near a window that receives indirect light.

The second on the list is Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) which shares features with Pothos plants. As sighted on University Of Illinois Urbana Champaign, both are vining plants and have the same heart-shaped leaves. But while the leaves of Pothos are shiny, those of Philodendron are rather dark. In an ABC News Network's list of nine potentially harmful houseplants, Philodendron comes first no thanks to its leaves containing a toxin called calcium oxalate. While the list doesn't discourage you from having this plant in your home, it is advisable to plant it out of the reach of children and pets.

And coming last on the list is the snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) which received a nomination on Balcony Garden Web's roundup of 10 most popular houseplants on TikTok. With 57.5 million TikTok views, the snake plant is popular for its amusing sword-like leathery leaves and the ability to remove air toxins and produce plenty of oxygen for ventilation. According to The Spruce, the snake plant is an evergreen that can grow up to 12 inches tall. It prefers direct sunlight in a loose, well-drained sand pot.