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A new report from Tree Triage has found the different gardening habits of Americans, including how much money each one spends on houseplants annually.
In a survey of 1,000 homeowners, the company learned that the average person shells out about $172 on flora each year.
That might not seem like a huge amount compared to the thousands of dollars spent by some truly-obsessed plant parents, but it’s still a good chunk of money for herbs and vegetables.
One explanation why many are spending so much on plants is that they always have to replace the greenery they’ve killed. According to the study, 87% of respondents have overwatered or underwatered a houseplant, while 52% blame their accidents on a lack of knowledge, and 60% admitted they simply forgot.
The city with the most plant casualties? Spokane.
“This may be because people living there also must deal with Washington’s rainy weather, so they have to make sure they don’t overwater their plants when Mother Nature is at work.”
“More than 2 in 3 (68%) Americans try to grow their own food, and it pays off for them in more ways than one,” the report wrote, adding: “… 92% also say their food tastes better than grocery store food.”
The study also touches on topics like what people plant, how much Americans spend on yard maintenance, and the average cost of fixing outdoor damage from severe weather. You can read the full report at Tree Triage.