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10 Plants We Predict Will Trend This Autumn

by Elise and Madison September 24, 2019

10 Plants We Predict Will Trend This Autumn

As we turn the corner into a new season, we’re always keeping our eyes open for the plants everyone will be going crazy for - and we think we’ve got our green thumbs on what those up-and-coming plant stars will be. From hot new houseplant trends to classic plants that never go out of style, read on for our predictions of the plants that will be featured in plant shops and homes this fall!

 

Variegated Rubber Plant in Wally Eco Olive

1. Ficus Elastica Tineke
Dappled tones and a hint of color… The painted-on look of the leaves of the variegated Rubber Plant are too enchanting and whimsical to deny for autumn!

Care Tips

  • Water: Low; once every 2 weeks. Do not water until the top 2-3" inches of soil is dry.
  • Light: Medium to high; its leaves can lose variegation in low light.
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Tips: You should regularly dust the leaves of this plant.
  • Blooms: Houseplant varieties rarely bloom or yield fruits.

  

Philodendron Hope in Wally Eco Terracotta

2. Philodendron Hope
Does the Philodendron Hope’s leaf shape not scream autumn? There is something glamorous, yet moody about this shape that we can’t get enough of…

Care Tips

  • Water: Low; once every 2 weeks. Do not water until the top 2-3" inches of soil is dry.
  • Light: Medium indirect light; can tolerate higher light levels with periodic fertilizer.
  • Humidity: Medium to high
  • Tips: Rotate this plant frequently to keep it looking its fullest as it leans towards sunlight.
  • Blooms: None. 

 Satin Pothos in Wally Eco Stone

3. Satin Pothos
The Satin Pothos is a muted, elegant trailing plant perfect for a fall-to-winter transition with the silvery sheen of its patterned leaves. Leave it to the trails to add a bountiful cascading effect! 
Care Tips
  • Water: Low; once every 2 weeks. Do not water until the top 2-3" inches of soil is dry.
  • Light: Low to medium
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Tips: Though this plant is actually not a Pothos (and neither is the Silver Philodendron a Philodendron; they are different varieties of Scindapsus pictus), it is just as hardy as Pothos varieties and the care is about the same.
  • Blooms: None.
 
 
Polka Dot Begonia in Wally Eco Espresso
4. Polka Dot Begonia
This witchy plant brings in dark, dramatic colors paired with the polka dots and striking leaf shape, radiating fall vibes all around.
Care Tips
  • Water: Low to medium; once every 2 weeks. Do not water until the top 1-2“ inches of soil is dry. This plant doesn’t like to dry out completely.
  • Light: Medium to high indirect light
  • Humidity: High
  • Tips: Prune it back when it gets too tall, ideally in autumn. This plant grows relatively fast indoors.
  • Blooms: These Begonias can grow a cluster of white flowers. Remove them when they’re done blooming and they can flower again. 
 
Medallion Calathea in Wally Eco White
5. Calathea Medallion
Cranberry-colored backs with striking patterned leaves on top: the Calathea Medallion is the perfect cocktail to nestle into a corner of your apartment to add that pop for the colder months.
Care Tips
  • Water: Medium; keep soil moist.
  • Light: Medium to high indirect light; the leaves can get sunburned in direct light.
  • Humidity: Medium to high; mist regularly.
  • Tips: Many people have love/hate relationships with Calathea, as they can be extremely fickle and almost always require distilled water, or at the bare minimum, water that has been sitting out overnight. We'd never suggest a Calathea to a newbie, as the learning curve can be quite frustrating.
  • Blooms: None. 
 
 
Kimberly Queen Fern in Wally Eco Charcoal
6. Kimberly Queen Fern
The Kimberly Queen Fern is so versatile! Just like a little black dress, you can dress it up or down and it goes with just about any aesthetic, from a posh apartment to a desert themed oasis. 
Care Tips
  • Water: Low; once every 2 weeks. Do not water until the top 2-3" inches of soil is dry.
  • Light: Medium to high indirect light
  • Humidity: High
  • Tips: The long fronds of Kimberly Queen Ferns may turn pale green when it needs more water. Avoid watering with hard water; try distilled water or water that’s been sitting overnight.
  • Blooms: None 
 
 
Cast Iron Plant in Wally Eco Stone
7. Cast Iron Plant
Could this be the new Fiddle Leaf Fig? The Cast Iron Plant sure does the trick with its soft and wispy leaves, and its impactful dark colors are perfect for cozy autumn days.
Care Tips
  • Water: Low; once every 2 weeks. Do not water until the top 2-3" inches of soil is dry. The less light this plant gets, the less water it needs.
  • Light: Low to high indirect light
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Tips: This plant is almost indestructible and can survive in almost any conditions. When it gets too much light, it will let you know as its older leaves turn brown.
  • Blooms: The Cast Iron plant may produce small, inconsequential flowers near the soil.
 
Burgundy Rubber Plant in Wally Eco Terracotta
8. Burgundy Rubber Plant
Robust and sophisticated with large glossy leaves, it doesn’t get much darker than the Burgundy Rubber Plant!
Care Tips
  • Water: Low; once every 2 weeks. Do not water until the top 2-3" inches of soil is dry. If the Rubber Plant is more mature, it will feed faster than surrounding plants.
  • Light: Medium to high indirect light
  • Humidity: Low
  • Tips: An excellent addition to living walls for its unexpected upright foliage and overall plant hardiness.
  • Blooms: None.  
 
 
Red Aglaonema in Wally Eco Espresso
9. Red Aglaonema
The Red Aglaonema is a plant that encompasses all the traditional warm autumn colors. Bonus points for being super easy to care for!
Care Tips
  • Water: Low; once every 2 weeks. Do not water until the top 2-3" inches of soil is dry.
  • Light: Medium
  • Humidity: Low to medium
  • Tips: While traditional green variegated Aglaonema can do quite well in low light conditions, the colorful varieties need more light to create such vivid hues.
  • Blooms: None.   
Snake Plant in Wally Eco Charcoal
10. Sansevieria
…Because we don’t think #sansevieriasunday is going anywhere anytime soon! The Snake Plant has elements that we think will stick around for awhile: it's compact, easy-peasy to care for, and the coloring is too exotic not to love.
Care Tips
Water: Low; once every 2-4 weeks. Do not water until the top 3-4" inches of soil is dry.
Light: Low to high indirect light
Humidity: Low
Tips: While it's advised to water every 3-4 weeks, we'd be lying if we said we haven't gone months without seeing much die off. Sansieviera is a great choice for new plant parents!
Blooms: None. 

 





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