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I come from a long line of plant addicts. My mom literally breeds snake plants, my grandma never visits without bringing me yet another philodendron, and my little sister's idea of the perfect Saturday is either spent in her garden or at the local plant nursery. We're a family obsessed with all things green.
We aren't the only ones, either—plants are incredibly popular right now (there are even entire Instagram accounts dedicated to them). And according to Erin Marino, brand director at The Sill, some are more popular than others. In an interview with Apartment Therapy, she revealed the top six trendiest houseplants for fall. Below are her top picks, plus where you can get both the live and fake version of each.
Not only will the dark colors of the rubber tree pair perfectly with your fall decor (Erin describes it as having "moody leaves"), but it's also one of the easiest types of ficus plants to grow inside. Just how easy is it? You only have to water it once every one to two weeks. A.k.a you don't have to have a green thumb to have a rubber tree.
You may know the calathea medallion plant as the "prayer plant." That's because, according to Erin, its leaves move with the sun—so when day turns to night, the calathea's leaves move upward in a praying motion. She adds that like the rubber tree, these are popular for fall because of their dramatic coloring.
Oversized tropical plants are definitely having a moment, and one way to get the look is with the Bird of Paradise plant. However, Erin cautions that it isn't the easiest plant to keep alive—it requires a somewhat humid atmosphere to thrive so you'll have to mist it frequently to keep it happy and vibrant.
If there's one plant that's taken over our Instagram feeds, it's the Monstera. Bold and statement-making, the tropical plant is great for indoor use because it can thrive in almost any light. And while it's been "in" for awhile now, Erin told Apartment Therapy that she doesn't think it's going to go out of style anytime soon.
Lusting over pictures of plant-filled rooms with crawling vines and waterfalls of leaves spilling over shelves? Then you'll definitely want to add a philodendron silver to your collection. Not only does it grow and spread very quickly but Erin says it's a must-have for fall due to the unique pattern on its leaves which look like paint splatters.
Snake plants are notoriously some of the sturdiest, easiest-to-grow houseplants. This miniature version of everyone's favorite plant is often more striped and textured than its larger counterpart so it adds a unique accent to any room. Bonus: It only needs to be watered once every two weeks!
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