In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of houseplants with Millennial’s. This has been evident over social media sites such as Instagram, Pinterest & YouTube where there are many accounts of dedicated plant owners displaying their designer houseplant collections in their living spaces.
With houseplant attractiveness on the increase, more and more students have begun to buy their own. My survey launched this week (Wednesday, 22nd January) and I hope to find out what are the main causes for the increased popularity and the factors that are instigating others to avoid botany. By delving into questions such as what respondents were first thinking when they imagine houseplants, I can find what aspect of plant keeping is of most interest to the plant community and tailor future articles to cover these subjects in My Green Study. As a third-year Zoologist I will be using the data I gather as part of my final year dissertation.
If you are a student and happy to give your thoughts on houseplants then please scan the QR code below, or follow this link to the survey: https://bit.ly/30Lyc7A
Since September we have been setting up various social media accounts and our own website dedicated to students. We are also organising houseplant meet ups where students can ask us on the University of Reading campus any advice they need. Our previous event in December was a success and gave away approximately 250 plants away for free as well as many students bringing in their own houseplants to swap for a different species or ask for advice.
If you are a student and have a love for the indoor planted world – or even if you despise houseplants – then please take 5 minutes to complete my survey to help me better understand the reasons behind peoples level of interest in houseplants.
Please follow this link to the survey: https://bit.ly/30Lyc7A
Thank you very much for taking part!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me for any more information.