Statistics from the Flowers & Plants Association show a near 30% year-on-year increase in pot plant sales in the UK for July.
Data collected for the FPA from retail sales figures shows that unlike last July, where pot plant sales showed a sharp decrease in popularity, July 2009 has seen a boom in pot plant sales — continuing a trend in popularity since March.
Top choices include lilies and orchids.
FPA communications manager Sarah Holland said: "The rise in pot plant trends suggests that some people are preferring to buy indoor plants as a longer-lasting decorating choice in favour of cut flowers, as sales of cut flowers have not shown the same year-on-year increases. The top choices for pot plants are orchids, lilies and other flowering plants, showing that UK consumers enjoy buying something floral for the summer months."
Subscribe to Horticulture Week for more news, more in-depth features and more technical and market info.