Fresh flowers are always fabulous, but now you also can snap up some of the hottest indoor plants on the market. Greening up your home has never been easier.

By Christie Calucchia
September 11, 2019
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Houseplants not only look stylish, but study after study has found that they also offer a host of mental and physical benefits. These leafy lovelies have the ability to remove certain toxins from the air and they’re even thought to relieve stress—plus they enhance almost any decor scheme with freshness and life. No wonder their popularity has taken off in recent years. According to a study published in April 2019 by the National Gardening Association, houseplant sales have soared to $1.7 billion, a nearly 50 percent increase compared to sales numbers three years ago. Much of that meteoric rise in interest is attributed to the social media stardom these plants are currently enjoying, particularly among 18- to 35-year-olds.

All that demand is spurring online retailers to increase their offerings, including sellers you might not immediately associate with potted plants. Now you can turn to 1-800-Flowers.com for gorgeous bouquets as well as fiddle leaf fig trees and an array of other trendy houseplants. It recently expanded its Plant Shop to include nearly 150 plants, from super cute succulents to elegant orchids

“Plants are truly having a moment,” says Alfred Palomares, Vice President of Merchandising for 1-800-Flowers.com. He's especially excited to see indoor plants "enjoying increased popularity among new audiences seeking their urban design aesthetic and wellness benefits.”

We agree—the more plants, the better, as far as we're concerned! Whether you're new to growing houseplants or are inspired to expand your collection, these 10 popular selections now offered by 1-800-Flowers.com are a great place to start. Each of them comes in a chic, neutral-colored container so they’re ready for you to style in any room as soon as they arrive. Prices range from as little as $40 for an Aloe vera plant perfect for a tabletop to about $200 for a four-foot-tall fiddle leaf fig. All of these plants can be conveniently delivered right to your door with two-day shipping to most locations nationwide. And they'll even come in a sturdy gift box, perfect for sending to that friend who has everything already. 

Aloe Vera

You might recognize the name Aloe vera from the label of your go-to skin-care products, but the plant itself makes for a stylish addition to any home. This evergreen succulent doesn’t require much upkeep other than a little water every two to four weeks. Topping out at about 12 inches tall, place it on a shelf or tabletop that gets direct or bright, indirect sunlight.

Buy It: Aloe Vera Plant, $40

Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia may have a mouthful of a name, but it is easy on the eyes and easy-going when it comes to care. Its large leaves feature light yellow centers set off by green edges. It grows best in evenly moist soil situated in bright, indirect light. This plant is available in three sizes (10 inches, 18 inches, and 30 inches tall) so you can select just the right size for anything from an office setting to a cozy living room.

Buy It: Dieffenbachia Plant (Dumb Cane), from $40

Fiddle Leaf Fig

This super trendy houseplant measures about 46 inches tall when it arrives, but it can grow another foot or more in height over time. It thrives in bright, indirect light and higher humidity so use a humidifier or spritz it with water every other day or so. And don't forget to dust those big, beautiful leaves every once in a while.

Buy It: Fiddle Leaf Fig Floor Plant, $200

Majesty Palm

Opt for this pretty palm for a refined, sophisticated look in just about any space from a bedroom to a sun room. Reaching about 42 to 46 inches in height, this plant prefers bright, indirect light, even moisture, and high humidity (use a humidifier if you live in a dry climate or heat your home in winter).

Buy It: Majesty Palm Floor Plant, $110

Money Tree

Traditionally thought to bring luck and prosperity, this 40-inch-tall plant features large, glossy, green leaves and a braided trunk. Whether or not it will add to your fortune, a money tree will bring some pizzazz to a living or dining room. It isn't particular about light as long as you don't place it in direct sun, but it does prefer higher humidity levels.

Buy It: Money Tree Floor Plant, $90

Parlor Palm

The perfect addition to a small shelf or desk, parlor palm boasts abundant fronds that reach about 11 inches in height. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can also adapt to environments with lower light. With regular misting and moist soil, it will stay green and fresh for years to come.

Buy It: Parlor Palm Plant (Neanthe Bella Palm), $40

Pilea peperomioides

Sometimes referred to as the UFO plant because of the saucer shape of its flat, green leaves, this plant only needs water when its soil is dry. Measuring 11 inches tall, it makes a lovely centerpiece on the dining room table or on display in the front entryway. Just be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight.

Buy It: Pilea Peperomioides Plant, $60

Snake Plant

Called the snake plant because of its long, narrow, reptilian leaves, this one is great for low-maintenance plant parents. It will tolerate darker corners and only requires watering when the soil is dry. It's available as either a 14-inch-tall plant perfect for a tabletop or a 40-inch-tall floor plant.

Buy It: Snake Floor Plant (Sansevieria), from $50

ZZ Plant

ZZ plant makes a statement with its 25-inch-tall stems clothed in sturdy green leaves. It can survive a bit of a drought if you forget to water it for a while, but it appreciates a drink whenever the soil feels dry. It can grow in low light, but bright, indirect light is best.

Buy It: ZZ Floor Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia), $110

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