If you don’t already own houseplants, then you’re not in with the times. Due to lockdowns happening across the world and the fact that more people are living in urban areas, there has been a rise in indoor gardening and you can probably see this based on your friends’ Instagram stories. Being stuck at home and indoors without access to parks until recently have encouraged more people to take up indoor gardening.
Europe is notably the region of the world where gardeners share pictures of their own indoor garden the most, with 16,783 posts with the #urbanjungle tag posted on Instagram from the Old Continent. North America is next with 9,402 posts using the #urbanjungle tag, while Asia takes third place with 5,439 posts.
The type of plants that plant owners grow is also dependent on their geographical area, according to a study conducted by Budget Direct Home Insurance. While indoor plant posts feature a wide variety of greenery, some houseplant species generate more attention than others on social media. Here are the top three most popular plants to grow.
Immediately identifiable for its blue-green rosette, the echeveria is the number one houseplant on Instagram, with over a million pictures with the #echeveria tag on the platform. While you can find over 1,000 varieties of this cactus in all sorts of textures and colors, the echeveria is very easy to grow for indoor gardeners as it only needs bright sunlight and occasional water.
With over 500,000 posts on Instagram, the crocus is the second favorite houseplant of indoor gardeners. While crocuses are among the first flowers to herald spring, you do not have to wait until then to enjoy their cup-shaped petals. You can force them to bloom in mid-winter if you start growing the bulbs in October. However, keep in mind that this indoor plant is highly toxic for cats and dogs.
The third most popular plant on Instagram is none other than the haworthia, which has been photographed in more than 444,000 posts with the #haworthia tag. Striped, spotted or chunky, the leaves of this succulent can take various shapes and forms. Haworthias are known to be very self-reliant and only need to be kept away from direct sunlight.
Here is the complete list of top 10 indoor plants most commonly photographed by wannabe botanicals on Instagram:
Source: AFP Relax News
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