Pot plant sales up 30%, says Flowers & Plants Association

Pot plant sales are up 30%, according to the Flowers & Plants Association (FPA).

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."

 

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