SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Mini-plant pots are gaining popularity, as city residents can satisfy their green thumbs at their homes and offices without having to deal with the complications associated with taking care of big plants.
According to a report by online retailer 11st Street on March 5, sales of mini-plant pots through its online platform in March increased 128 percent compared to the same period last year.
Sales of mini-succulent plant pots also increased 102 percent. Succulent plants need to be watered only once every 10 days, and thrive in tight and shady spaces.
Sales of tillandsia, a species that gets its energy by absorbing particulate matters in the air and therefore requires no soil, increased 107 percent, as they became widely known as air-purifying plants.
Special plant pots that tilt to indicate that water needs to be added are also a hit at 11st Street, as sales have increased 107 percent. Pots that can be hung on the wall as frames and shelves for plants are also selling more rapidly, as their sales have increased 96 percent and 85 percent respectively.
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)