Since we’re in the lead-up to Houseplant Week (celebrated January 8-14 this year), we can’t imagine a better time to discuss the latest houseplant ideas than now.
The beginning of a new year welcomes the beginning of new beginnings at home, and choosing the best indoor plants is sure to give your home an easy and natural refresh – and this year’s trend is big, beautiful and absolutely amazing.
Big houseplant trend for 2024
Without it being so trivialLarge houseplants are set to be this year’s biggest trend in the world of indoor plants. So, if you are looking to improve the current houseplant setup in your living room, be aware that in 2024, the size of houseplants will be increased He is better.
“We expect ‘big is beautiful’ to be the real trend to watch out for this year,” begins Patti Willems, PR director at sustainable plant pot manufacturer, elho. Echoing the same idea, “Bold, striking houseplants are expected to be hugely popular in 2024,” says Claire Hooper, Plant Area Manager at Hillier Garden Center Winchester.
Patti also predicts that biophilic design (aka designing to connect humans with nature) is at the forefront of living room trends, and choosing these large, statement plants is the perfect way to give the home a boost of nature. Not to mention, it helps improve the mood at home.
Better yet, Claire assures us, “Living rooms are the perfect place to display large foliage, which can elegantly frame key pieces of furniture and transform the interests of the room, resulting in a more elegant space.”
More and more, we’re seeing people opting for an “urban jungle room” vibe, which is another home decor trend that these gorgeous houseplants will enrich.
So, if you want to get involved in this year’s latest houseplant trends, where should you start? Here are our (and experts’) top picks for extra-large houseplants to start your oversized houseplant collection.
Of course, who would we be if we didn’t start this mini-tour without first mentioning the famous Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant? Given the popularity of this houseplant, there’s a chance you already own one of these little guys and may have tried propagating a Monstera as well.
“Monstera deliciosa is known for its unique leaf pattern with large holes,” Claire begins, “which makes it an eye-catching addition to any interior design.”
To keep your Monstera leaves healthy and properly care for and maintain them, Claire recommends placing them in a fairly bright location away from direct sunlight.
“Water it regularly to keep the soil moist and feed it every fourth watering cycle. However, be careful not to over-water, and maintain a fairly warm environment between 20°C to 30°C.
Bird of paradise
Bird of Paradise is another great houseplant that’s perfect for this year’s hottest plant trends and is often mentioned when thinking of bathroom plant ideas.
“The joy of plants.” Experts at the Dutch Flower Council confirm that this houseplant adds a cheerful touch to the home, with its large banana-like leaves and distinctive shape.
Its vibrant green foliage is sure to complement any room’s color palette, and its upright growth allows for creative design solutions, such as using them as hanging plants to add visual interest to any room.
As for caring for these beauties, keep your bird of paradise near a bright, indirect light source. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can burn its leaves. Make sure to keep it away from drafts as well, as it prefers a warm environment.
As for our latest expert picks, the Kentia palm is nothing less than a beautiful addition to the bold botanical trend if you’re keen on the look of an indoor tree.
“Its elegant fronds have a feather-like appearance, adding a touch of sophistication to any living room,” confirms Claire. Palms are also known for their ability to filter toxins in the air, making them not just a visual aid but also a health aid.
To keep your Kentia palm healthy, keep it in a bright location out of direct sunlight. It can adapt to lower light levels and thrives in temperatures ranging from 16°C to 24°C, Claire explains. “Be sure to allow the top layer of soil to dry before each watering session to maintain its vitality,” she advises.
If you’re one of the lucky ones and already have these houseplants in your current arsenal, consider yourself ahead. And if you’re on the fence about whether now is the best time to buy houseplants, rest assured that there are plenty of ways to care for houseplants during the winter.
So, go big or go home, right?