May 03, 2021 2 min read

One of the biggest trends to come out of the pandemic era has been houseplant buying. When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, lives and livelihoods were all on a stand still crisis. People all over the globe are longing for a link to the outside world and nature. With this void, many looked to fill the empty spaces they were spending time in: our homes, apartments, and our social lives. 

This plant curiosity and ability to purchase plants online has created a healthy addiction among plant parents alike. With Instagram showing off the likes of plant collectors, influencers, and compulsive buying abilities this trend has become a fulfilling hobby, although expensive & time-consuming.

The increase in houseplants purchasing was largely attributed to millennials decorating their homes, in the Pre Pandemic era, but within the matter of months, it hit all universal demographics. People stuck at home turned to houseplants as a hobby looking for something to take care of & nurture. Plants help spruce our surroundings, reduce our stress levels, and improve our mood. If we dare say that one good thing has come out of this pandemic, it’s caused many to take the time and notice what's missing in their lives since we were spending more time indoors. 

This worldwide pandemic has gradually made us discover a need to appreciate nature and update our nest. Many needed a new responsibility and companionship to enrich life in lockdown. Houseplants provide a physical connection with nature that was missing from an increasingly screen-based world. Caring for plants also arms us with an escape from daily anxieties, contributing beauty and proof that life could still flourish in the darkest times. Moreover, plant buying has become more fulfilling than other obsessions-worthy things. It comforts our souls and brings an entirely new ambiance to our homes. 

Plants appeal both to our desire for a beautiful environment and help us feel we are needed. More than any other decorative trend, plants give us a purpose: they need to be cared for and nurtured or they will die. We've all had our share of killing a plant, but that didn't stop us from trying to get it right again. 

Houseplants have taught us to live and thrive. As people continue to work from home, creating a pleasant home environment filled with greenery continues to be a priority for many.


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