Watch the trend: Meet the next hot houseplant

Welcome to Trend Watch, the Home Accents Today feature that stays ahead of the curve by alerting you to shifts in consumer attitudes and behavior that we think may affect home furnishing down the road. We glean news and information from the world beyond furnishing – from fashion to architecture to food – and ask experts to predict what this might mean for our industry.

Watch the trend: Meet the next hot houseplant

directionPlant parents may want to note the trendiest houseplant on the market – Geogenanthus ciliatus, available from Costa Farms and winner of the “Best New Foliage” award at the Tropical Plant International Expo. According to a recent story in the New York Times about botanical hunters scouring the world in search of the next “he” plant, Geo, as this newcomer is called, has “slightly coiled buds, almost black and a thick leaf that suggests it would be difficult to kill” Could this tropical trend have an effect on perennial vegetation?

expert.: Katie Dubbo, President, Garden Media Group

Expert opinion“Geo hasn’t spread yet, it’s still in the rare plant collector stage,” Dubow said. “Plants have multiple stages, the first of which is where there is not enough [of them] to be mainstream [so] They are “rare” and collectible. the last [phase is] Saturate every Walmart across America, and the different steps in between. Geo is in the first stage.”

What Dubrow sees as a trend in the plant world are indoor plants that do double duty. Think of houseplants that bloom, carnivorous plants, scent plants and variegated plants. Specifically: Alocasia Dawn, Nepenthes Vivid Machine, and Lavender Sensational.

“The fiddle-leaf fig is still the best-selling large houseplant on the market, and I don’t see that changing. I see plants going in and out of style and any perennial plant that has tried to keep up with trends will kill themselves trying,” Dubbo said.

Geogenanthus ciliatus

Lauren Roses is the Home Accents Today Product Editor, responsible for selecting and compiling product stories and trends, and overseeing product submissions, cover introductions, and market debuts. Lauren has studied at the University of Arizona and has lived in San Diego, California, and New York City. Prior to joining Home Accents Today, she worked in marketing and project management for several prominent interior design and real estate professionals. In early 2018, Lauren returns to her hometown of North Carolina where she enjoys reading, animals, hiking, and spending time with family.

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