If it seems like literally everyone has a monstera plant, well, you wouldn’t be totally wrong. In fact, it’s the most popular houseplant in 16 states, according to All About Gardening, which analyzed Google Trends data from the last five years to determine which houseplant each state had searched for the most.
After the monstera, also known as the Swiss cheese plant, the next most popular plant, according to the study, was the fiddle-leaf fig with seven states searching for it, followed by the Chinese money plant with six states. Surprisingly, the hardy snake plant (one of our personal faves) was the most popular in just two states. The most popular plants in each state seemed to have surprisingly little regionality, indicating that plant parents searched for plants based on their own personal preferences, and less so based on the specific climate conditions of an area.
Here are the most popular houseplants in each state, and if you’re wanting to add another to your mix, here are our favorite places to shop for plants.
This easy-to-grow favorite likes bright, indirect sunlight, and enjoys massive popularity from 16 states around the country.
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
This ficus can be a bit temperamental, but give it a good soak every two weeks and lots of indirect sunlight, and it’ll be happy as a clam.
- South Carolina
Originally from southern China, this plant with coin-shaped leaves and thin stems is as attractive as it is easy to care for. Cuter still, new leaves are called pups!
- North Dakota
There are many species of calathea (including the prayer plant that shows up later in this list) and most have broad leaves with colorful variegation for unexpected pops of color.
A pretty vining succulent that needs very little watering, the string-of-pearls—an accurate description—brightens the higher-up spaces of the home.
This low-maintenance plant constantly creates offspring, making it easy and fun to send guests or visitors away with a little gift. Don’t worry, this is one spider that you won’t mind hanging around your house.
- New Jersey
With its impressive height and large, fluttery leaves, the bamboo palm exudes a sense of calm and peacefulness for folks in two states.
- Rhode Island
Like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, this dracaena is unique and can flower with the right conditions. When it does, you’ll see why it’s named how it is.
- New Mexico
The pet-friendly money tree is said to bring you wealth and good fortune, even for furry friends who can be major troublemakers.
One of the hardiest plants we’ve ever cared for, the snake plant almost thrives on neglect. Water it thoroughly every few weeks, keep it around indirect sunlight, and let it surprise you with lots of growth.
Though only Delaware and Mississippi chose this as their favorite, aloe vera’s healing properties make it a useful plant to have around.
The plant gets its name from the movements of its leaves. Known as nyctinasty, the leaves move in accordance with light and humidity, perking up during the day and lowering at night.
This vining plant grows quickly, and doesn’t require much water. In fact, you should only water when its leaves start drooping to avoid root rot.
- South Dakota