Planthroposcene Trend - Living in an Urban Jungle

What is Planthroposcene? A plea for nature to move into contemporary interiors for a better quality of life

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Author: House of Eden

Rest, slowing down, attentiveness and mental health. The needs of our time outgrow their dynamism for a fast pace and constant urge to optimize. The solution to the challenges of modernity lie in a return to the original: Nature and thus justifies the hype around the Planthroposcene Trend - an aesthetic way of giving more importance to nature in everyday life.

What does the Planthroposcene even mean?

The Planthropscene Era describes a time marked by the intertwined relationship between humans and nature. It's about bringing people and plants into harmony. And that is through their integration into the private sphere, into Architecture or in the design of public spaces like eco hotels. The goal: A deep, valuable relationship with nature.

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Closely related: The biophilia, "the love of the living". Above all, the approach counteracts the contemporary urban landscape and brings together nature and urban structure. Meaning, that nowadays buildings and public spaces consider a natural landscape. Biophilia describes the fact that nature is increasingly finding its way indoors. And thus represents a future-oriented concept.

Green room concepts support aesthetics and well-being

That architecture and nature are not a contradiction are proven by projects such as the vertically farmed skyscraper in Milan. With a bit of green, living and working spaces can appear much more lively. No wonder, then, that plants are playing an increasingly important role for interior concepts. The foliage forms a successful contrast to the often simple architecture. In this way, plants create a relaxing haven in the often sober, fast-moving world.


Additional benefit: Even if plants do that Indoor climate do not improve significantly, they have been shown to help with loneliness and depression. In addition, morning plant care can give our everyday life a natural, decelerating rhythm.

From the Stone Age to the Planthroposcene Era

But where exactly are the beginnings of the Planthroposcene Era trend? As archaeological finds from the Neolithic prove, people began cultivating plants around 12.000 years ago - at that time exclusively as a source of food. Even today numerous self-caterer are enjoying Urban Gardening in big cities, providing them with fresh fruit and vegetables from own cultivation. In addition, however, gardening also has a positive effect on the psyche and well-being and actively contributes to environmental protection.

Beyond the aspect of sustenance, plants have also been used for decoration and recreation for more than 2.000 years. While exotic plants were often still considered an expression of prosperity at the time, many plants are no longer unaffordable today. Today, with the Planthroposcene Era, the close connection between humans and plants is increasingly coming into focus; Interiors and balconies become greener; everyday life more plant-based.

Green helpers in the office

In the workplace plants are also helpful in terms of stress-relieving effect and can increase creativity, concentration and productivity to increase by 15 percent. In addition, they offer another, tangible benefit: the foliage catches sound waves and thus ensures more calmness in the office.

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With Planthroposcene from a natural highlight to the full-in jungle

Whether a subtle cactus on the window sill or the lush Monstera as an eye-catcher - there are no limits to the imagination when choosing the right indoor plants. After a hesitant start, some develop a taste for greenery and turn their home into a real jungle. Discover which green is particularly suitable for beginners and which plants are among the 6 most popular office and indoor plants here.


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