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Wholesale Houseplants: Trends to Watch in 2024

by Plants for all Seasons

The houseplant industry continues to bloom, with new trends emerging each year that capture the imagination of plant enthusiasts and professionals alike. As we look ahead to 2024, several key trends are set to shape the wholesale houseplant market. From innovative plant varieties to sustainable practices, here’s what to watch for in the coming year.

1. Rare and Unusual Varieties

In 2024, there will be a growing demand for rare and unusual plant varieties. Collectors and enthusiasts are always on the lookout for unique additions to their collections, driving up interest in exotic species.

  • Variegated Plants: Plants with variegated leaves, featuring striking patterns and colours, will continue to be highly sought after. Varieties such as Monstera Albo and Philodendron Pink Princess are prime examples.
  • Uncommon Species: Look for plants like the Alocasia Azlanii, Anthurium Warocqueanum, and rare types of Hoya to gain popularity due to their distinctive appearances and rarity.

2. Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices

Sustainability is becoming a cornerstone of the houseplant industry. In 2024, expect a significant push towards eco-friendly practices and products.

  • Sustainable Sourcing: Consumers and businesses are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of their purchases. Wholesale suppliers will need to focus on sustainably sourced plants and transparent supply chains.
  • Biodegradable Packaging: The use of biodegradable and recyclable packaging materials will become more prevalent, reducing the environmental footprint of shipping plants.

3. Smart Gardening and Technology Integration

Technology is making its way into the world of houseplants, with smart gardening tools and apps enhancing plant care.

  • Smart Planters: Expect to see more planters equipped with sensors that monitor soil moisture, light levels, and temperature, providing real-time data to help optimise plant care.
  • Plant Care Apps: Mobile apps that offer care tips, watering reminders, and diagnostic tools for plant health will become indispensable tools for both novice and experienced gardeners.

4. Indoor Plant Scaping and Biophilic Design

The integration of plants into interior design, known as plant scaping or biophilic design, will continue to grow in popularity in 2024.

  • Vertical Gardens: With urban living spaces becoming smaller, vertical gardens and green walls will offer a space-efficient way to incorporate plants into homes and offices.
  • Plant Clusters: Grouping plants together to create lush, green corners will be a popular trend, enhancing both aesthetics and air quality.

5. Wellness and Therapeutic Benefits

The wellness trend shows no signs of slowing down, with houseplants playing a significant role in promoting mental and physical health.

  • Air-Purifying Plants: Plants known for their air-purifying qualities, such as Snake Plants, Spider Plants, and Pothos, will remain in high demand.
  • Therapeutic Gardens: Creating spaces dedicated to relaxation and mental well-being using houseplants will become more common, both in homes and workplaces.

6. Edible Indoor Plants

Growing edible plants indoors is set to become a major trend, combining the benefits of houseplants with the joy of homegrown food.

  • Herbs and Microgreens: Easy-to-grow herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary, as well as microgreens, will be popular choices for indoor gardens.
  • Fruit-Bearing Plants: Dwarf fruit trees and berry bushes suitable for indoor growing will attract those looking to add a productive element to their houseplant collections.

7. Minimalist and Low-Maintenance Plants

With busy lifestyles, many people are seeking low-maintenance plants that require minimal care.

  • Succulents and Cacti: These hardy plants, which thrive on neglect, will continue to be favourites due to their minimal water requirements and unique appearances.
  • Hardy Houseplants: Plants like ZZ Plants, Snake Plants, and Pothos, known for their resilience, will be ideal for those new to plant care or with limited time.

8. Personalised Plant Experiences

Customisation and personalisation will be key trends in 2024, with businesses offering tailored plant solutions.

  • Custom Plant Kits: Kits tailored to specific needs, such as beginner’s kits, office plant kits, or pet-friendly plant kits, will cater to individual preferences and requirements.
  • Subscription Services: Plant subscription boxes delivering new plants and accessories to customers on a regular basis will provide an ongoing, personalised experience.


As we move into 2024, the wholesale houseplant market is set to evolve with exciting trends that cater to a diverse range of interests and needs. From rare varieties and sustainable practices to smart gardening and personalised experiences, staying ahead of these trends will be crucial for businesses looking to thrive in the ever-growing houseplant industry. At Plants for all Seasons, we are committed to embracing these trends and providing our customers with the best and most innovative houseplant solutions available. Stay tuned for more updates and new arrivals as we navigate this vibrant and dynamic market together.

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