Houseplants are having a moment, with the cactus being crowned the most Instagrammable of all. According to a survey by HomeHow, an incredible 23 million posts have been dedicated to this spiky plant. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, indoor gardening has become a way for millennials and Gen Z to connect with nature and care for something living. 

Alice Vincent, a British author, believes that the popularity of indoor plants is rooted in the emotional connection that people have with nature. Gardening, she says, is a meditative activity that brings joy and solace. In a world where everything is expected to be fast, slick, and connected, having plants is like having pets. They need love, attention, and care, and they bring with them a sense of peace and connection to the natural world. As Carter, a passionate plant enthusiast, points out, “Plants are not a prop.” “They need light and food.” Taking care of a living thing can be a change from digital life and can be rewarding.

In conclusion, the popularity of indoor plants among millennials and Gen Z is a reflection of the yearning for connection with nature and the need for self-care in a fast-paced, technology-dominated world. Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or just starting, the joy and solace that come from caring for these living things are worth every penny and every moment. So, let’s embrace this trend and follow the light to become the best plant parents we can be.