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Move Over, Fiddle-Leaf Fig! These Are the 5 New 'It' Plants of 2021

Move Over, Fiddle-Leaf Fig! These Are the 5 New 'It' Plants of 2021

Give your home a fantabulous appearance by adding these five ‘it’ plants of 2021.

As we continue to thrive this 2021, the houseplant trend seems to grow even more popular. From Aglaonemas to ZZ plants, you name it, we have it. However, did you know that there is a new group of ‘it’ plants of 2021? Curious to find out which houseplants are having a moment in the sun? Check out our list of the new ‘it’ plants of 2021 that you should definitely add to your collection!


Calathea Rattlesnake

Calathea Rattlesnake is one of the new ‘it’ plants of 2021 because of its bold patterned foliage with deep purple undersides, which resembles rattlesnake tails. Calathea Rattlesnake is an ideal choice for new plant owners.

Sunlight: Calathea Rattlesnake will do best in medium to low light.

Water: Keep the soil damp, but not saturated.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Calathea Rattlesnake loves humidity and moisture, so mist it often!

Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear plants, or Colocasia, are tropical plants that have very large heart-shaped leaves. It’s best to choose a large container for your Elephant Ear plant since it can grow between 3 and 5 feet tall.

Sunlight: Elephant Ear plants prefer a large amount of filtered sunlight to survive. 

Water: Water your Elephant Ear plant when the soil starts to feel a little dry.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Elephant Ear plant requires high humidity, so it’s best to use a humidifier in the room where the Elephant Ear plant is located.


Lady Palm

Lady Palm is an exceptionally good houseplant, so it’s not a surprise that it’s one of the ‘it’ plants of 2021. Lady Palm can clean toxins from the air, such as ammonia, carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and xylene. They are also easy to care for, which makes them an excellent plant for beginners!

Sunlight: Lady Palm thrives in bright, indirect sunlight.

Water: Keep the soil damp, but do not overwater.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Mist the leaves often to keep their fronds clean from dust.​


Polka Dot Plant

Also known as the Pink Polka Dot Plant because of its colorful foliar displays. However, be careful where you place your Pink Polka Dot Plant because it’s toxic to pets.

Sunlight: Bright, indirect light is ideal for the Pink Polka Dot Plant.

Water: Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Pink Polka Dot Plant requires moist air, so mist it several times a day.​

Sterling Silver Scindapsus

Sterling Silver Scindapsus is a close relative of MonsteraPhilodendron, and Pothos. Sterling Silver Scindapsus is one of the ‘it’ plants of 2021 that’s not the easiest houseplant to get your hands on because it’s only exclusively available to plant collectors. It’s a slow-growing tailing houseplant with gorgeous leathery tear-drop-shaped leaves that has a silvery sheen. Plus, it’s easy to grow, which is one of the reasons why it’s the ‘it’ plant of 2021.

Sunlight: Sterling Silver Scindapsus thrives in medium to bright, indirect light.

Water: Water every 1-2 weeks, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Sterling Silver Scindapsus can be toxic if ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and small children.​

So there you go! Which of these fascinating ‘it’ plants of 2021 are you planning to get? We’re definitely eyeing on the Sterling Silver Scindapsus!

Help your houseplants get back in shape with these spring gardening tips from our favorite green thumbs! Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.

Whatever houseplant you choose to transform your home into a lively oasis, you’ll definitely need a stylish planter to display your plant baby in. No matter what your style, there’s an Omysa planter that will be perfect with your garden and home’s décor. From ceramics to fiberstone, check out Omysa’s Shop and add it to your cart!

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