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Top 10 Must-Have Houseplants in 2021

Top 10 Must-Have Houseplants in 2021

Looking for a new plant to add to your collection during lockdown 2.0? Take a look at our full list of must-have houseplants in 2021.

You’re not alone if you’ve caught the houseplant bug this year. 2020 has been the year that most of us upped our indoor plant game. From succulents to Monstera, millennials have filled their homes with the trendiest houseplantsFlowercard showed that the jungalow trend will continue in 2021, which got us asking, “what houseplants will brighten up homes in 2021?” Obviously, there have been some favorites over the past couple of months, such as low maintenance plants like Bunny Ear Cactus, Fishbone Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus, and Snake plant.

So if you’re on a hunt for a new plant to cheer up your home, these are the houseplants every plant parent must-have in 2021.


Fishbone Cactus

One of the most popular houseplants in 2021, the Fishbone Cactus is a type of succulent that resembles a fishbone. It’s also known as ric rac orchid cactus or zig zag. They’re easy to care for and low maintenance, which is perfect for new plant parents or busy owners. Fishbone Cactus thrives in indirect light, but it can tolerate periods of bright sun. Water when the soil is dry. Mist it occasionally for a little added humidity.


Bunny Ear Cactus

Bunny Ear Cactus or also known as Polka Dot Cactus is a flat, thornless, elliptical type of cactus. It’s safe for pets, but the glochids are mildly irritating to the skin. It prefers full light to thrive. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Place it in an area with low humidity.

Blue Star Fern

One of the houseplants in 2021 that will definitely gain popularity is the Blue Star Fern because it’s undemanding, and it can grow in low light spaces, which makes it ideal for dark corners or offices. Place it under low to moderate light and keep the soil moist at all times. It prefers a humid environment, so it’s best to put it in your kitchen or bathroom.


Mistletoe Cactus

If you want a houseplant that will add a spunk of personality to your space, Mistletoe Cactus is the one. It’s an interesting cactus that grows well in low to medium light, but it can take a little direct sun indoors. It prefers average to high humidity, so it’s best to place it in your bathroom or kitchen. Allow the soil to completely dry before watering.


Velvet Calathea

Predicted to be one of the most popular houseplants in 2021, the Velvet Calathea has dark, gorgeous, unique slender leaves that are deep green on top and a dark purple beneath. It got its name from the fuzzy texture of the underside of its leaves. Velvet Calathea is a great air-purifying plant that thrives in bright, indirect light. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Mist it regularly and wipe leaves with a damp cloth.

String of Hearts

The String of Hearts is a trailing succulent that has beautiful heart-shaped leaves on its vines. It’s best to pot it in a hanging planter and place it near a window where it can receive plenty of bright, indirect light. Water it when the soil.


Happy Bean Plant

Happy Bean Plant got its name from its bean-shaped leaves. It’s semi-succulent, so you only have to water it when the soil is dry. It needs bright, indirect light and occasional misting. It makes an excellent houseplant for beginners and small-space dwellers.


Chinese Money Plant

Popular for its rounded, glossy leaves, the Chinese Money Plant is easy to grow. If you’re looking for a chic, modern houseplant to add to your collection, give the Chinese Money Plant a shot. It thrives under moderate to bright, indirect light but will tolerate partial shade. Water when the soil is dry. One of the signs that your plant is thirsty when the leaves begin to droop. Chinese Money Plant needs high humidity to grow well, so we suggest using a pebble tray or placing it near a humidifier.


Snake Plant

Snake plant will be one of the must-have houseplants in 2021. Popular as an air purifying plant, it’s also perfect for people cursed with a black thumb. It can survive in the most unsuitable growing conditions. Snake plants will thrive in an area with bright, indirect sunlight or medium light. Water when the soil is almost completely dry. It’s best to place it in your bedroom since it helps improve the quality of your sleep.

African Milk Tree

If you’re looking for another easy to care for houseplant, the African Milk Tree cactus is the one. With its tall, rugged appearance, it’s perfect for décor in empty corners of your home since it can grow as high as nine feet. However, make sure to provide it with bright light and keep the soil slightly moist, but avoid overwatering it.

If you’re unsure of the whole plant parenting stuff, we suggest that you choose your plant according to your personality. Adding these houseplants in 2021 will not only improve the air quality of your home, but it can also boosts concentration, creativity, mood, and productivity, increase humidity and produce oxygen, provides privacy, and reduces colds, fatigue, noise levels, sore throats, and stress.

If you’re new and want to add the best indoor plants in your space, check out these houseplants for beginners. They are all easy to grow and tough-to-kill! 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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