Calling all plant parents: We know that adorning your living room with lush, sprawling greenery is more than just a hobby—it’s an obsession. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that studies have shown that surrounding yourself with plants can relieve anxiety and help you feel more relaxed, comfortable and soothed at home. Or maybe it’s because you’ve become transfixed by the way your monstera’s large, holey leaves glisten in the afternoon light. Regardless, one thing is for certain: Once you go green, you don’t go back. So, we called on Lindsay Pangborn, Bloomscape’s Gardening Expert, to see what’s trending in 2022. The big takeaway? It’s time to take a more avant-garde approach to greenery.
“With more people spending the bulk of their time at home, plants are also coming into their own as a form of artwork,” Pangborn explains. “In place of a traditional piece of art, designers are using large statement plants or curated groupings of smaller plants to create focal points within a room.”
Read on for three plants that are popping up everywhere, plus expert tips on how to style and care for them.