National Houseplant Week: The UK’s Favourite Plant, Revealed

To celebrate National Houseplant Week, 9th–15th January, sustainable accessories brand, Wave, has collated Instagram data to reveal the most popular houseplants in the UK.

With over 3.6 million hashtags, Monstera has been crowned the UK’s favourite houseplant, followed by Philodendron (2.5 million hashtags) and Amaryllis (700k hashtags).

The data revealed that:

  • The Monstera is the UK’s most popular houseplant, with over 3.6 million Instagram hashtags.
  • Philodendrons and Amaryllis followed in 2nd and 3rd place.
  • The sustainability expert explains the importance of keeping houseplants and their effects on our planet.

Ross Longhorn, the founder of Wave and sustainability advocate, explains the benefits of having house plants on your property: “At Wave, we’re on a mission to try and encourage the change we want to see in the world and National Houseplant Week is a great time to celebrate the benefits of houseplants on the environment and encourage people to fill their homes with lots of greenery.”

“Not only do houseplants brighten up your home and create a calming environment, but they also help to reduce carbon emissions by changing carbon dioxide into oxygen. This ultimately helps to reduce the impacts of climate change, helping to create a better future for our planet.”