Huffington Post was the latest media outlet to report on the love affair between the millennial generation and houseplants. According to the website, the plants are more than a fad. They give millennials — many of whom have delayed marriage, children and home buying, largely for economic reasons — something to connect with.
“People are designed for connection and nurturing, but with more millennials waiting until later in life to have babies and settle down, young people are turning to plants,” said Lily Ewing, a therapist in Seattle who also happens to be a millennial and plant enthusiast.
Like other such articles, this one mentioned that Instagram is the place where more millennials show off their plant collection, trade ideas and immerse themselves in houseplant culture.
The OAN’s own Digger magazine reported on houseplants in a March 2018 cover story, which you can read here. Likewise, Digger retail/gardening columnist Mike Darcy mentioned houseplants in a recent column.