Most Popular Houseplants in America

It is no surprise that there has been a resurgence in houseplants since the pandemic. With people spending more time at home, brightening up spaces with houseplants just made perfect sense. New research has even shown us the most popular houseplants in America. 

Google Trends data revealed the most Googled houseplants in America by state.  According to, Monstera deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant), is the most popular houseplant in America in 16 states.

Monstera deliciosa

Popular Houseplants in America
Swiss Cheese Plant

The Swiss Cheese Plant is easy to care for and thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Monstera deliciosas are evergreens and especially popular for their large, vibrant leaves. A favorite in sixteen states.

  1. Alaska
  2. Arkansas
  3. California
  4. Connecticut
  5. Hawaii
  6. Indiana
  7. Kansas
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Minnesota
  10. New Hampshire
  11. New York
  12. North Carolina
  13. Ohio
  14. Utah
  15. Vermont
  16. West Virginia
Popular Houseplants in America
Ficus lyrata
  1. Alabama
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Idaho
  4. Iowa
  5. Oklahoma
  6. South Carolina
  7. Tennessee

Ficus lyrata is commonly known as a Fiddle leaf fig. The plant that can grow up to ten feet tall with the right amount of indirect sunlight. However, ficus lyrata can be a bit finicky. It loves a good drink every two weeks and lots of indirect sunlight to thrive. This was the second most popular houseplant for seven American states.

Chinese Money Plant

  1. Missouri
  2. Nevada
  3. Georgia
  4. North Dakota
  5. Oregon
  6. Washington
Pilea peperomioides

The Pilea peperomioides or Chinese Money Plant is perfect smaller spaces. A Southern China native with with coin-shaped leaves and thin stems. It thrives in bright, indirect sunlight.  Easy to care for and even easier to propagate via pups. Six American states searched for this beauty the most.


  1. Arizona
  2. Colorado
  3. Texas
Popular Houseplants in America

The Calatheas prefer medium to low indirect light. However, never allow it to receive direct sunlight as this can cause sunburn. There are many species of Calathea with broad leaves and colorful variegation.

String Of Pearls

  1. Louisiana
  2. Maryland
  3. Michigan
String Succulents

The Senecio rowleyanus, now Curio rowleyanus is best known as String of Pearls. Definitely a stunner as a hanging plant. However, this vining succulent is just as lovely on a shelf or dresser. Learn more about String of Pearls care here.

  1. Illinois
  2. Montana
  3. New Jersey
Spider plant
Chlorophytum comosum

The Chlorophytum comosum is most commonly known as the Spider plant. Perfect as a hanging plant and loves bright, indirect sunlight. Can be easily propagated via its pups.

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Wyoming
Lucky Bamboo

The Bamboo plant is commonly referred to as Lucky Bamboo. Perfect for low light spaces. However it will really thrive in bright, indirect light.

  1. Maine
  2. New Mexico
Dracaena Fragrans
Corn Plant

The Dracaena fragrans plant is commonly called the Corn Plant. Give her proper care and she will flower!

  1. Kentucky
  2. Nebraska
Guiana Chestnut
Guiana Chestnut

The Guiana Chestnut plant is commonly referred to as the Money tree. Supposedly this beauty is known to bring you wealth and good fortune. As an added bonus, it is pet-friendly.

  1. Delaware
  2. Mississippi
Popular Houseplants in America
Aloe vera

Known for its low water requirements and ease of care, it is no wonder why Aloe Vera makes the list. Specifically known for its healing properties.

  1. Pennysylvania
  2. Virginia
Popular Houseplants in America

One of my personal favorites. I love how many different varieties are available from this SUPER easy houseplant. Very low water needs and basically thrives on neglect. Learn more about Snake Plant Care here.

  1. South Dakota
Golden pothos

Although only one state searched this beauty the most, it is by far one of my favorite easy-care houseplants. Commonly known as known as Devil’s ivy and a lovely hanging houseplant. Learn more about the many pothos varieties here.

Prayer Plant

  1. Florida
Popular Houseplants in America

Maranta leuconeura or Prayer Plant was only the top searched houseplant in one state. The plant literally “prays” at night by closing its leaves. Although, it perks back up during the day.

For those of us who have been in the plant game for a while, it has been refreshing seeing so many new “plant parents”.  More time at home and plants all over social media is keeping the plant game alive and I couldn’t be happier.

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