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How Millennials Are Bringing Houseplants Back Into Style

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People filling their homes with houseplants is apparently a trend that comes in waves, according to the Washington Post. Though millennials are frequently accused of killing industries left and right, from diamond mining to Applebee's, they're now being credited for a resurgence in home growing. Houseplants first became popular following the Industrial Revolution, explains author Tovah Martin, who has studied the rise and fall of potted greenery through history. Folks were moving in droves to urban environments, and the psychological benefits of having something growing inside were needed—though they probably didn't see it that way. The popularity of plants in the house often coincides with times of great cultural turmoil.

“It’s very cyclical,” Martin told the Post. “I think the current cycle has a lot to do with people hunkering down. A houseplant is therapeutic. It gives you something to nurture.”

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