Get ahead of the crowd with these indoor plant predictions from the all-knowing Plant Mom.
If we were to seek out a fortune teller to predict which plants we'd be coveting in the upcoming year, we would go no further than Joyce Mast, the plant prognosticator also known as Bloomscape's "Plant Mom."
With over 40 years in the plant and flower business, and as curator and plant advice columnist, of sorts, at the greenhouse-to-consumer online plant shop, Joyce has the inside scoop on what's trending, and these are the things she predicts will be big in 2020.
The old guard: Maranta red prayer plant and bird of paradise
Popular succulents persist: Cacti and euphorbias
Colorful foliage will make a splash
- Marantas, like red prayer plant and neon prayer plant
- Alocasias, like polly and pink dragon
- Tradescantias, like the purple-magenta-tinged zebrina
- Split leaf philodendrons, like Monstera deliciosa and the finer leaf Adansonii variety
- Watermelon and ginny peperomias
Plants that harmonize with blue
And the big winner will be: The money treemoney tree (Pachira aquatica) as 2020’s trendiest indoor plant. And why wouldn't this beautiful baby be the star of the new year? Its braided stem, as you can see in the top photo, provides more interest to its already interesting foliage, which brings to mind both a tree and a palm. And the added bonus: In Feng Shui practice, the money tree brings positive energy and good luck to its caretaker – sounds like a perfect plan for 2020.
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