Figure 1. Love for plants
You may have noticed that house‐ plants have all of a sudden come back into fashion. Keeping and caring for plants indoors has gone from being something that preoccupies the older generation to a full-blown leafy love affair.
Millennials, especially, fork out up to thousands of dollars to grow their houseplant collection.
There’s no doubt that social media has played a considerable role in taking houseplants back to the glory days of the 80s. Surely, you remember your parents or grandparents tenderly watering the then-famous spider plant. Everyone had one; they make so many tiny 'spiders' that with just a few strategic snips, you could gift a small baby plant to the whole neighbourhood!
Now, years later, this "sharing is caring" attitude has returned to create a new generation of plant parents. The only real difference is the fact that social media platforms now make it so much easier to connect with fellow enthusiasts.