Plants We Saw Trend in 2022

By: Lively Root
December 23, 2022
Plants We Saw Trend in 2022
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We saw a lot of continuing and new trends throughout the last year. While a lot of these trends were expected, some were entirely surprising! Let's do a planty year in review of what plants we saw trending over the last year! 


Stromanthe Triostar 


Stomanthe Triostar

The complete variegate foliage of the Stronmanthe Triostar (Stromanthe sanguinea) is striking, with brilliant pink colors. The extreme shades make it an obvious addition to anyone's collection that can keep them humid enough! It may be grown outside in hot, humid climates, but it thrives indoors and is more usually used as a house plant.

Triostars thrive in warm, humid environments, which is why they make an excellent houseplant when placed in a window with enough indirect light. However, keep the plant away from radiators and air conditioners.

Because the leaves will grow in the direction of the light, turning the plant around once a week can assist guarantee a nice, uniform distribution of the leaves. Misting can also aid in the creation of the necessary humidity.

Stronmanthe Triostars should be potted in healthy, well-drained soil that is kept damp but not wet.



Peperomia 'Ginny'


Peperomia Ginny

Peperomia Ginny is a popular multicolored houseplant that requires little maintenance. The plant is grown for its colorful and brilliant foliage with unique variegation and red edge.

The Peperomia Ginny plant is native to the rainforests of South America, where it thrives below the thick, dark canopy of the trees. The Peperomia Ginny is well-known for its stunning and remarkable foliage. The plants feature a deep green center with a pink or crimson edging and milky variegation. The leaves are thick and luscious-looking, despite the fact that the plant is not a succulent.

These plants can be found in garden centers or nurseries, but seeds are hard to come by. Cuttings are the most common source of new peperomia Ginny plants. Tricolor Peperomia, Red Edge Peperomia, and Peperomia Ginny are all names for the same plant.



Ficus Ruby Rubber Tree

Ficus Ruby Rubber Tree

Ficus Ruby is a robust, colorful evergreen plant with red-pink and white variegation that is native to tropical India and Malaysia. The variegation requires more light than the ‘Burgundy’ type, thus maintenance is comparable to other rubber plants.

It won’t thrive in low-light environments, so put it somewhere with plenty of indirect light. Keep the soil moist at all times by watering. Ficus elastica contains latex, which is hazardous to the skin and lethal if eaten, so pet owners and others allergic to latex should avoid it.


Setosa Grey Star

Setosa Grey Start 

Ctenanthe setosa ‘Grey Star’ – the Calathea Grey Star – has brilliant silvery green leaves with thin dark green veins and an eye-catching purple underside. It comes in a variety of sizes but always with a striking appearance.

Calathea Grey Star is a member of the Ctenanthe genus, which includes Calathea, Maranta, and Stromanthe. The Marantaceae family includes these indoor plants, which are also known as prayer plants or never never plants because they fold their leaves up as if in prayer each night and then back down the next day.

They feature fine hairs on their stems and are quick growers, generating new leaves on a regular basis when kept in ideal conditions.


Philodendron Pink Princess


Phildendron Pink Princess


Did the pink leaves at the top of this blog catch your eye? For good reason, the stunning Philodendron Pink Princess is at the top of many plant collectors’ wish lists. The pink princess is extremely unusual in the plant world, with deep green, heart-shaped leaves with bubblegum pink variegation.

The pink princess philodendron is a tropical aroid of the Araceae family that is native to the country of Columbia. Notwithstanding its exorbitant price, this vibrant plant is rather simple to maintain. However, there are a few crucial considerations to do to guarantee that the variegation on the leaves is maximized. While the pink princess has flowers, the spathes are small in comparison to the plant’s leaves, and they rarely flower indoors.


Hoya Rope Plant


Hoya Rope Plant


The Hoya rope plant, also known as the porcelain flower or wax plant, has curling leaves. The thick, waxy foliage and beautiful blossoms of this semi-succulent, perennial vine-like plant are well-known. They are native to India, but are most typically kept as houseplants in North America, where they are thought to be simple to care for, slow-growing, and long-lived, making them ideal for new plant owners.

The Compacta type, unlike the Hoya carnosa, has a pendulous growth habit, and the trailing vines and leaves look lovely when hung over ledges or in hanging baskets.

Another feature that makes this plant appealing is its lovely pinkish-white and tiny star-shaped flowers. They occur in ball-shaped clusters from early spring through the end of summer. Flowers can survive for several weeks on healthy plants, and healthy plants flower frequently.

If you’re new to houseplants and want something that won’t take up too much of your time, a Hoya rope plant might be the answer.


Calathea Rattlesnake
Calathea Rattlesnake

It should be noted to newcomers that Calathea Rattlesnakes are difficult houseplants to care for, but if you give them the attention they require, you will be rewarded with a stunning display of leaf. This calathea species is native to the Brazilian rainforests, and its common name comes from the unusual decorative decorations on its leaves.

The huge leaves have a variegated pattern with varying hues of green and a wavy pattern along their edges, and the plant can grow up to 30 inches tall. With their gorgeous purplish-red tones, even the undersides of the leaf are eye-catching.

Rattlesnake plants are not often recommended for a beginner’s houseplant collection. In terms of heat, light, and moisture, they have extremely specific needs. When you see the magnificent ornamental leaves that the plant produces, it may be worth the extra effort.