CAN (PE): Digging in to a renewed interest in houseplants

Houseplants are not just for granny's house anymore — they can be seen on just about every blog, magazine and Instagram post these days.

The trend is toward easy-to-keep, anything with a bold splash of green, and all things cute and succulent.

Peter Meijer at Van Kampen's Greenhouses in Charlottetown noticed plants trending on social media and decided now was the time to order some in for customers to try.

"Upward trending on Instagram, big time — taking care of your plant babies," he said. "Interest is high."

"People want to care for something but maybe don't have kids, don't want the responsibility of a dog or a cat, but they want the responsibility of caring for something — a plant fits into their life really well."

Read more at CBC News (Sara Fraser)


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