New research reveals Yorkshire’s passion for houseplants

The humble houseplant has become a must-have home accessory in Yorkshire, with 45% of people believing they make a home instantly stylish, whilst one in ten (11%) Yorkshire residents are using house plants as a practice run for a pet – the most likely region in the UK to do so. 

An overwhelming majority (98%) of Yorkshire residents credit house plants with positively boosting their mood whilst 89% feel a real sense of pride and achievement in being able to keep a plant alive.  

One in five (19%) of those living in Yorkshire admit to regularly talking to their plants, whilst seven percent play music to them and a further 15% admit to naming their plants.  

16% have such a deep bond with their houseplants that they worry about them when away from home and six percent even admit to talking about their plants as if they’re children. In fact, house plants have now risen the ranks to become the top ‘new home’ gift with over a third (36%) saying this is their go-to gift, with alcohol (19%) taking the second place spot.


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