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If you bought a houseplant over the past year, you’re not alone – a new study revealed 2 in 3 young Americans grew their houseplant collection over the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe it’s all the time spent indoors, or maybe Millennials are finally embracing their nurturing side, but “plant parenthood” is all the rage as we wrap up 2021:
- 6 in 10 agree “pets are the new kids, and plants are the new pets”
- 35% of singles say owning a houseplant is a “turn on,” while 1 in 3 married people say having a houseplant helps them wait before having kids
- Top 3 houseplants: Succulent, Aloe Vera, Cactus
- People spend an average of $74 annually on house plants
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of respondents (57%) said having a houseplant supported their mental health, while 81% rely on houseplants when they are far from nature.
Take a look at the full study on Millennial houseplant parenthood, and let me know if you’d like to share this fun data in an upcoming story.