People shop for plants at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, on February 7.  Photo: Sam Tsang
People shop for plants at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, on February 7. Photo: Sam Tsang
Environment

Letters | Boom in demand for indoor plants has a dark side

  • The new obsession with indoor plants is driving poaching of wild plants and increasing production that carries a large ecological footprint
  • To be more sustainable, indoor plant lovers can propagate plants themselves from seeds or cuttings and swap plants with people in the community

People shop for plants at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, on February 7.  Photo: Sam Tsang
People shop for plants at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, on February 7. Photo: Sam Tsang
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