UK: Research on the most popular plants and those with biggest surge in popularity

The green-fingered team over at Flowercard has dived into search trends data to reveal the most in demand houseplants of now, those who have seen the biggest surge in popularity and those which will be trending in 2021. In the research, a top 50 has been given (click here for the full research), in this article below, the top 10 plants with biggest increase in popularity and the top 10 most popular plants are shown. 

Top 10 houseplants with biggest increase in popularity (10 years)

2020 - The year of the cactus? 
The top five houseplants with the biggest popularity increase are different types of cacti. These plants are all low maintenance and an excellent choice for amateur green fingers.

Top 10 most popular houseplants right now

The #1 favourite is the Aloe Vera
People seem to love a plant that can multitask, and the trusty Aloe Vera does just that. "Not only does it look great, but it also has medicinal properties, being used for everything from treating burns to settling an upset stomach."


  • Houseplant Trends:
    Using Google Trends data, we analysed the popularity of over 100 houseplants over the past decade. We were able to do this by finding the percentage increase in popularity of each plant between the time frames of 2010-2015 & 2015-2020 respectively.
  • Most Popular:
    Using the common and scientific name for each plant, we took worldwide historical search data from October 2019 - September 2020 and found the houseplants with the highest combined search volume.

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