If it seems like literally everyone has a monstera plant, well, you wouldn’t be totally wrong. In fact, it’s the most popular houseplant in 16 states, according to All About Gardening, which analyzed Google Trends data from the last five years to determine which houseplant each state had searched for the most.
After the monstera, also known as the Swiss cheese plant, the next most popular plant, according to the study, was the fiddle-leaf fig with seven states searching for it, followed by the Chinese money plant with six states. Surprisingly, the hardy snake plant (one of our personal faves) was the most popular in just two states. The most popular plants in each state seemed to have surprisingly little regionality, indicating that plant parents searched for plants based on their own personal preferences, and less so based on the specific climate conditions of an area.
This low-maintenance plant constantly creates offspring, making it easy and fun to send guests or visitors away with a little gift. Don't worry, this is one spider that you won't mind hanging around your house.
One of the hardiest plants we've ever cared for, the snake plant almost thrives on neglect. Water it thoroughly every few weeks, keep it around indirect sunlight, and let it surprise you with lots of growth.
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