For the past few years, olive trees, spotted begonias, and branches in elephant-size vases have dominated our feeds, but now there’s a new green goddess in town. According to EasyPlant’s 2024 Trend Report, sales of the Dracaena Janet Craig Compacta (aka dracaena deremensis) have doubled in the past couple of months, making it the houseplant of 2024.
And while the name might not roll off the tongue as easily as “monstera,” the African plant is a solid choice for adding greenery to your space because it’s fairly easy to care for and can thrive in a variety of light, even if your home doesn’t get direct beams of sun.
As for care, you only need to water it once a week or when the soil dries down 2 to 3 inches, says August Laska, owner of The Old Yew Plant Shop, a favorite of Jeremiah Brent’s. “Additionally, it’s one of the top plants with air-purifying qualities, keeping our spaces fresh with oxygen and free from toxins.”
Style-wise, the spiky clusters of leaves make a statement wherever you put them and no matter what your home’s…