Mini pineapples are taking over social media — but they're not the only easy-care tropical plants you can grow at home

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You can grow your own pineapple at home. (Photo: Getty)
You can grow your own pineapple at home. (Photo: Getty)

Spending all day every day inside is stirring up some major cabin fever. A tropical vacation sounds incredible—but right now it’s nothing more than a distant wish. Since the beach has to wait, the next best thing is to transform your space into a tropical oasis. And now that we can ship live plants to our doorsteps, it’s easier than ever.

Naturally, social media is becoming obsessed with pineapple plants, because what’s more tropical than a palm with a little pineapple peeking up?

We found a pineapple plant, and eight other lush plants that you can have delivered to your doorstep to make your home feel like a getaway. Bring on the piña coladas. 

Parlor Palm

20” Parlor Palm (Photo: Bloomscape)
20” Parlor Palm (Photo: Bloomscape)

Perfect for new plant parents, this palm requires minimal maintenance—it does best in medium to low light and doesn’t need much water. Plus, it does a great job of improving indoor air quality. Let the soil dry out completely between waterings. Comes in a charcoal, clay, indigo, or slate biodegradable Ecopot.

Shop it: 20” Parlor Palm, $65, bloomscape.com

Orchid

20” Orchid Phalaenopsis (Photo: Bloomscape)
20” Orchid Phalaenopsis (Photo: Bloomscape)

If you love having flowers in your home, orchids are a great long-blooming, easy-care option. Place in bright but indirect sunlight—a south- or east-facing window is best. Mist regularly, and water once a week. This one comes in a speckled 4-inch pot.

Shop it: 20” Orchid Phalaenopsis, $80, bloomscape.com

Snake Plant

33” Live Snake Plant in Basket (Photo: Wayfair)
33” Live Snake Plant in Basket (Photo: Wayfair)

Ideal for your bedroom, this tropical beauty is unique in its ability to release oxygen at night. It’s one of the best plants for filtering the air of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene. Water it about once a week, being sure to let the soil dry in between waterings. Keep it by a window.

Shop it: 33” Live Snake Plant in Basket, $79, wayfair.com

Heliconia Collinsiana

12” Heliconia Collinsiana (Photo: Etsy)
12” Heliconia Collinsiana (Photo: Etsy)

This fast-growing plant will become drippy and lush with long, exotic blooms that last about three months. Keep it in the sun, letting the surface soil dry between waterings. 

Shop it: 12”  Heliconia Collinsiana, $15, etsy.com

Janet Craig

50" Janet Craig (Photo: Bloomscape)
50" Janet Craig (Photo: Bloomscape)

This air-purifying plant loves low light, and you won’t find anything more majestic. Wipe the underside of the leaves regularly with a damp cloth to make sure it can properly filter your air. Place it in a semi-shaded area and mist the soil with room-temperature water. Careful, it’s not pet-friendly. Choose from a slate, charcoal, or indigo Ecopot.

Shop it: 50” Janet Craig, $195, bloomscape.com

String of Pearls

String of Pearls Hanging Succulent Plant (Photo: Plants)
String of Pearls Hanging Succulent Plant (Photo: Plants)

With bead-like leaves, this lush trailing plant will fill that empty corner of your home. Plus, it thrives on neglect. Keep it in indirect sunlight, watering once a month in cold months, twice a month in warm months. Comes in a pretty ceramic ready-to-hang planter.

Shop it: String of Pearls Hanging Succulent Plant, $39 (was $45), plants.com

Meyer Lemon Tree

1 Gallon Meyer Lemon Tree (Credit: Etsy)
1 Gallon Meyer Lemon Tree (Credit: Etsy)

This sweet little tree is on-trend among florists and fruit lovers alike. It will produce sweet, thin-skinned lemons in a year and comes with micro buds at 18” tall. Water it thoroughly and make sure it gets plenty of sun (six to eight hours a day).

Shop it: 1 Gallon Meyer Lemon Tree, $59, etsy.com

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise (Credit: Bloomscape)
Bird of Paradise (Credit: Bloomscape)

This luxurious plant is large and tropical with big, glossy leaves and a fan base. Care for it by keeping it in bright indirect or bright light. Keep the soil moist in spring and summer, but allow the soil to dry between waterings in the fall and winter.

Shop it: Bird of Paradise, $195, bloomscape.com

Pineapple Plant

Pineapple Plant (Photo: Home Depot)
Pineapple Plant (Photo: Home Depot)

You may think you love all your plant babies equally, but when one with a tiny pineapple joins the family you might find yourself playing favorites. This tropical cutie comes in a chic 5-inch pot and should be kept in a bright window—only water until the top of the soil is moist and let it dry out completely between waterings.

Shop it: Pineapple Plant, $30, homedepot.com

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