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The most popular plant trends of 2020

Indoor and outdoor.

Sprucing up the backyard, tending to the garden and watering indoor plants are time-honoured weekend activities that bring calm and peace of mind.

In fact, research by Plant Life Balance found that 18 million Australians purchased a houseplant in the past 12 months. It’s a craze growing faster than devil’s ivy.

The research, conducted by Pure Profile, surveyed more than 1,000 Australians aged 18-65 who had purchased a potted plant in the past twelve months, meeting ABS benchmarks for gender, age group and state to produce a national sample of plant lovers.

Using this data, Plant Life Balance were able to identify the most popular plant trends of 2020. 

#1 Low Maintenance

The research identified large indoor trees and statement plants that are easy to care for, and resilient to a range of lifestyles, as a growing trend among plant parents.

Plants to try:

  • Dragon Tree
  • Rubber Plant
  • Olive Tree

#2 Natives

It seems that those tending to gardens and pot plants are opting for native, climate-resistant plants in the face of drought and a hot summer. Native plants rarely require spraying for pests, so they actually make for a more eco-friendly addition to your garden

Plants to try:

  • One-sided Bottlebrush
  • White Correa
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Kangaroo Paw
  • Dwarf Banksia

#3 Large plants

It isn’t just Plant Life Balance who are predicting trends this year. The Royal Horticultural Society’s 2020 gardening trends report has found that bigger is better when it comes to indoor plants, and that decorators will soon be using large, oversized indoor plants as statement style pieces, rather than just caring for the odd peace lily or snake plant here and there. 

Plants to try:

  • Monstera Deliciosa
  • Rubber plant
  • Golden palms

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