Our living spaces have become so much more than that in the past year. Many people have been adding more and more houseplants to their space to create a pleasant atmosphere that boosts wellbeing.
In fact, Brits on average spend more than £300 a year on houseplants. It’s the younger generation who seem to be immersing themselves in indoor gardening. For example, 18–24-year-olds spend £414.84 per year on houseplants, buying 4 new houseplants a month.
But it’s not just money that is being invested, it’s time too. Taking ‘green breaks’ to care for houseplants is a great way of stepping away from the screen and engaging with nature. The findings showed that 16 minutes per week is the average spent tending to houseplants. This adds up to approximately 14 hours per year.
David Domoney will have an exhibition at Chelsea Flower Show 2021 which highlights the importance of houseplants and their benefits to our wellbeing and mental health. It is called ‘My Houseplant Changed My Life’ and is supported by Miracle-Gro®.