Summer Plant Trends 2020

Summer Plant Trends 2020

White Wally Loop with Golden Pothos, and other assorted plants

As we ease into the summer months, we’re focused on what we think will trend in the plant world! For this segment, we’re breaking down the trends in a few different plant categories for you. We hope this gives you some good ideas for your next plant haul! Need a go-to plant shop? Check if any of these awesome shops are near you!


And, bonus, all of these plants do amazing in our planters! For 6" plants, we recommend the Wally Eco, and for 4" buddies, try them out in our new Loop hanging planters! 

Check them out here: Wally Eco | Wally Loop

Right: Spa Wally Eco with Dieffenbachia
Spa Eco with Dieffenbachia

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

1. Tropicals

Since our summer travels have been reduced or cancelled altogether due to COVID-19, we’re all about bringing the beach to us! Staycation 2020 is where it’s at: prepping your staycation scene can help you get that getaway you crave. The tropical beach look is easily attainable with our top tropical plants for growing indoors:

  • Elephant Ears (Alocasia, Colocasia)
  • Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
  • Cordyline
  • Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
  • Kentia Palm



2. Scented Plants

You may be spending more time at home this summer, so you should make sure your house is smelling like all the fresh summer scents! No need for scented candles when you have these sweet additions to your home. Here are our top picks for scented indoor houseplants:

  • Spearmint
  • Silver Drop Eucalyptus
  • Crown Jewel Gardenia


Grape HyacinthGrape Hyacinth

3. Kid-Friendly Plants

With COVID-19, it’s likely your kids have been home for longer than normal. Now that we’re hitting the summer months, they may be looking for something to do - a new summer hobby or activity! Plants are a great way to keep kids engaged by keeping a routine for watering & fertilizing, and nurturing plants can give kids a sense of responsibility. Here are our top kid-friendly plants that are safe (non-poisonous) and easy to care for:

  • Lamb’s Ear
  • Grape Hyacinth
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Jewelweed


Christmas CactusChristmas Cactus

4. Flowering Houseplants

Because summer is all about those bright colors, we’ve got some flowering houseplants to recommend! While some flowering houseplants may seem intimidating, many can survive with only a little attention. Here is a great starter list: 


  • Christmas cactus
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
  • Begonias


Venus Fly TrapVenus Fly Trap

5. Insect-Eating Plants

Unfortunately, summer = insects! If you’re tired of bug bites, spraying yourself with repellant, and constantly having bugs in your house, a plant can help with that! Plus….it's a win-win, since these little pests can be great food for certain plants. Here are our top carnivorous plants for beginners:

  • Venus Flytrap
  • Pitcher Plant
  • Butterwort


Keep up the good work, plant fam, and enjoy these new plants for your ever-growing plant families!