In recent years, there's been a newfound appreciation for the houseplant. One theory? Less outdoor space means more indoor plants. And with wellness being a huge trend, bringing nature indoors (especially during these stressful times) makes a whole lot of sense. Or, you know, millennials just can't afford pets, so they're settling for the next best option — cuddling a cactus.
But origins of the houseplant trend aside, we're here to talk about what has risen from it: the plant lady. She's dominating Instagram (with more than half a million #plantlady posts), and is clearly great at keeping things alive (unlike us). On any given Sunday, you'll find her finely misting the leaves of her fiddle leaf fig — we only aspire to be as hale and positively glowing as the plants in her possession.
It may be a jungle out there, but we're getting our inspiration from the inside of the following homes:
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.