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Pets are often huge parts of their owners’ lives to the point where
many may not be able to envision their lives without pets. But
according to a study, people under 40 lean toward planting
companions instead of animals.
A recent study revealed that over 60% of people under 40 think
“pets are the new kids, and plants are the new pets.” The pandemic
might have an impact on the increase in house plants since people
spent more time inside their homes. According to the study, two in
three young Americans became “plant parents” over the pandemic.
The most popular plants among the survey participants are
succulents followed by Aloe Vera and cactuses, which are some of
the easiest plants to care for and after often the plants of choice for
new “plant parents.” If you’re looking for a plant that is a little more
hip, the “trendiest” plants are monsters, fiddle leaf fig and air plant.
If you don’t know what to get the Millennial or Gen z in your life, or
aren’t quite ready to commit that puppy, consider a houseplant.
The typical houseplant keeper has at least four plants.
The oldest of which is five years-old. Two-thirds of respondents
prefer just buying houseplants over gardening because
they’re easier to care for. In fact, most respondents spend
just five minutes each week tending to their plants. Singles
add they’re more likely to be interested in a new partner who
owns houseplants, with 35 percent calling it a turn-on. As for
what plant parents are naming their “kids,” the most popular
choices include “Keanu Leaves,” “Fernie Sanders,” and
“Edgar Aloe Poe.”
I think that having plants as pets, kind of ties back into our
need to nurture and take care of something and grow and blossom. With the economy the way it is, I can definitely see
people that can’t afford a pet, but just some dirt and seeds
and this little plant will fill that gap that I need to. It’s
providing something. I definitely think that it can fill in that
void that people have
To identify as a family and parent has reached out beyond
the outline of traditions, but the message of taking care of
each living creature with respect and love has remained
The cultural shift towards becoming more eco-conscious and
pushing to go green means that people have been trying hard to
reduce their damage to the environment and to help rebuild it in
any way they can. Fostering plant growth is a great way to get
started fighting back in this way.
This compounds nicely with rising awareness of the benefits to
health and happiness that having plants around affords. Whereas
traditional pets breathe out carbon dioxide like we do, plants take
that stuff in, along with a ton of harsh and unhealthy chemicals in
the air, and turn it all into sweet, clean oxygen that works to heal
our bodies and sharpen our minds. All of these factors mount to
make the choice between a plant and a pet much more of a
contest to some and a complete no-brainer for many.
For those looking to decorate their living space with plants
and have never done it before, there are quite a few things to
consider. Such as; how much lighting they would have in
whatever area they were trying to decorate and then if
they’re wanting more of a hard-to-kill plant or one that’s
going to take a little bit more attention and then you should
have it kind of spread out in your retail shelves or open book shelves space. Interestingly enough Houseplants can become addictive
because although being affordable, houseplants can increase
health, productiveness and wholeness. Houseplants also
give us the feeling that everything is calm and in its place,
helping to sustain positive relationships between
housemates. For many people, those feelings feed the need
for more houseplants.
A substantial evidence base already exists that
demonstrates how exposure to green space is very good
for us. Living and working in a greener environment is
associated with better mental health and lower all-cause
mortality, from conditions such as circulatory disease and
asthma, while cutting obesity levels through encouraging physical activity.