Doom and Bloom: The Growing Millennial Obsession with Houseplants
Young adults are turning into plant parents as a manifestation of deep mourning over the planet they are inheriting — The droughts were so bad that Western Australia’s vast Wheatbelt region was blowing away. This wasn’t a fluke; it was the new norm. By 2014, the area’s winter rainfall had declined 20% since the 1960s. Dry periods had grown increasingly severe — the winds, unrelenting and erosive.