Cultivating an indoor plant is thought to have positive effects on mental health and wellbeing, and a snap of a succulent is a sure way to get some Instagram likes. But just how green are your fingers? From cutting down on “plant miles” to reusing plastic pots, British gardeners, botanists and environmental campaigners have shared ways to keep your horticultural hobby sustainable.Houseplants are on the rise, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which says average sales in the second half of last year were up 60% on the previous year. Why houseplants are replacing owning a pet Watch: Can plants breathe new life in your office? Wellbeing and air purifying: the truth about houseplants The trend has been attributed to eco-friendly, health-conscious millennials who want to bring the great outdoors into their inner-city flats and nurture something “real” in an increasingly virtual world.Around four in five 16-24-year-olds own at least one houseplant and a fifth of owners bought them to boost their health and wellbeing, a RHS survey suggests.If they can get some good photos along the way, even better. The hashtag #plantsofinstagram has been used more than 4 million times. Plant milesWith the craze has sprung up a… Read full this story
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