As well as looking wonderful in real life, plants are also incredibly photogenic. It's no wonder then that they’re so popular on Instagram. Many plant influencers — or plantfluencers — fill their profiles with deep green leaves, trailing fronds, and fabulous flowers. Here are 10 plants that are so popular with followers, we think they deserve their very own profiles.
#10: Rubber plant
The rubber plant is one of those plants that thrives in any spot in the house. It boasts incredible good looks and even better features: out of all the ficus plants, the rubber plant or Ficus Elastica is the best at removing toxic substances from the air in your home.
#9: String Of Pearls
Who doesn’t know the string of pearls plant? This hanging succulent stands out because of its round leaves that — no surprises here — look just like emerald-green pearls. Place it in a bright spot with partial shade and water it once a fortnight. Job done.
It’s not just Ceropegia's flowers that are so unusual you wonder how nature ever dreamt them up. This plant’s leaves also have a unique fairytale beauty, hence its alternative name String Of Hearts. In photographs, the plant looks just like a verdant green waterfall.
#7: Oxalis Triangularis
Also known as false shamrock, Oxalis Triangularis has fabulous dark purple leaves and pale violet flowers. The more light the plant gets, the more magnificently the flowers bloom. If you fancy adding some eye-catching colour to your interiors photographs, this is the plant for you.
#6: Cereus Hildmannianus
Cereus Hildmannianus is type of cactus that hails from South America. The young plants are a gorgeous blue-green colour, and turn a richer, darker green the older they get. Cereus Hildmannianus also flowers with gorgeous white blooms — definitely something to get your camera out for.
#5: Boston fern
This plant brings a tropical feel to interiors, and does exceptionally well in a shaded, damp spot. You'll often see it in bathroom photos, where its happy in the humid conditions. It’s easy to care for too: as long as you make sure the soil is always damp and the surroundings don't drop below 15 degrees, it'll do just fine.
#4: Epipremnum Aureum
If you see a luscious hanging plant on Instagram, there’s a good chance that it’s Epipremnum Aureum, otherwise known as Devil’s ivy. This popular plant grows incredibly quickly and has brilliant at purifying the air around it. You can hang it anywhere except in direct sunlight: an excellent home accessory.
#3: Pilea peperomioides
First popular in the 1970s, the Pilea peperomioides is back on sideboards up and down the country once again. Remarkably, this easy-to-care-for plant, whose alternative names include pancake plant and Chinese money plant, is a member of the stinging nettle family. Now that's something most Instagrammers don't know!
The sturdy grey-green leaves of Echeveria sometimes feature a hint of rosy pink. It’s a great plant in tiny houses, and excellent for the ‘gram.
With its splendid giant leaves, Monstera or Swiss cheese plant is an unforgettable statement piece at home. It’s no surprise that this plant is a source of constant inspiration for the worlds of fashion and art, and it's why it’s one of the most popular plants on social media. Its size and stature means this plant is perfect as a decorative room divider or air purifier, while its design aesthetic boosts the impact of any photograph.
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