For those of you who enjoy taking the long and scenic route, long-length cruises are definitely for you. There’s something about making the journey the holiday itself that really creates a sense of romanticism and while it may be more costly than usual forms of transport, it’s definitely worth the while. As someone who doesn’t cruise often, I decided to spend 19 days traveling around Oceania on a luxury cruise that wound up being way better than I ever could have imagined. Rather than spending all that money on flights and hotels, the luxury cruise had everything I needed for a luxurious holiday and the novelty of being a unique way to see the world.
The cruise was based mainly around Australia and New Zealand and I traveled on the Silver Muse, a luxury 596 passenger ship with all the luxuries of a modern hotel. Each cabin comes with its own butler, bathroom, and mini-fridge (which gets restocked daily) and it’s own balcony! There are 8 different restaurants on the ship – each with their own tasty menu’s that you can sample over the course of your trip. There are also saunas, gyms, libraries, swimming pools and loads of entertainment to keep you busy over the course of the trip. Then again, simply kicking back and relaxing on the tanning deck is also an amazing way for you to spend your weekend.
You’ll get to stop at some of the most iconic places in New Zealand and Australia as well. But the best part about the trip is that you also get to stop at some of the less-known gems that either country has to offer. These include secret, volcanic hiking routes and trips to totally vacant islands. Ultimately, while traveling like this does cost a little more than usual, the luxury, peace and simply the fact that it’s a totally unique experience, all make it worthwhile.
30+ Funny Tweets About Millennials Reviving the Plant Industry
If you were born in the late ’80s or ’90s, have developed a concerning caffeine addiction, and consider Harry Potter and Friends to be nostalgic pieces of media, then congratulations — you’re a millennial. But, there’s another aspect of the millennial stereotype that the internet loves to make fun of, and that’s their love of collecting houseplants. These 30+ tweets perfectly capture what it’s like to be a plant-loving millennial.
Nature Is My First Language
When you’re a teenager, you tend to look at the lifestyle habits of older people and wonder why anyone would ever become so boring. This Twitter user used to scoff at adults who filled their houses with plants, but now, they dedicate their life to taking care of their leafy children.
For some reason, most people notice that their love of horticulture seems to set in when you hit your late-20s. It may seem boring, but teens just don’t understand.
Taking Plant Parenthood to New Levels
The Onion is a satirical news site that has been around since the ’90s, poking fun at whatever current affairs and pop culture stories are trending at the time.
This Twitter user felt like she was seeing one of their articles come to life when she noticed a millennial hipster carrying a pothos plant in a BabyBjorn sling. We know that people tend to treat their plants like their offspring, but this is taking the concept a little too far.
A Farewell Kiss
Being a plant mom or dad requires a high level of care and attention. You must remember to water your beloved babies on a regular basis, and ensure that their quality of sunlight and soil is at an optimum level at all times. Some people feel such a parental attachment to their plants that they even kiss them!
This gentleman thought that it would be the best way to show his devotion before leaving for vacation. To each their own…
A Professional Plant Person
If you’ve ever been in the presence of a keen botanist or horticulturist, you will relate to this hilarious tweet. These plant experts are not afraid to tell you how to take care of your house plants in precise detail.
And they are usually willing to tell you exactly what you are doing wrong in the process. So, be warned. If you go to buy a plant from one of the pros, prepare for some stern words of instruction.
Sad Plant Dad
The lonely cat lady stereotype has been around for decades in the media. The character was originally intended to mock spinsters or single women who lived alone, but today’s feminists have reclaimed the term as a badge of honor.
This Twitter user wanted to embrace the lonely cat lady lifestyle, but alas, their landlord didn’t allow pets. So, they settled for the next best thing — becoming a sad plant dad. At least being a plant parent is less expensive!
Diversity = The Spice of Life
The weird thing about being a millennial is that some of your friends are married homeowners with kids, while others are vibing in their rental apartments with 15 house plants and zero responsibilities. If you’re in the latter category, you’ll definitely relate to this tweet.
Next time your parents question your life choices and tell you to stop buying plants, simply tell them that “diversity is beautiful!” Here’s a reminder that it’s okay to do things at your own pace!
Feel Like Giving Up?
Maintaining a healthy house plant is a big responsibility. And sometimes, with all of the hustle and bustle of life, your green pals can fall by the wayside. Even the most dedicated plant parents will have killed a few of their favorite additions to their garden or nursery. It’s just part of the circle of life!
This clever tweet captures the reality of being a beleaguered plant owner who sometimes feels like giving up and letting their flowers slowly die.
Oh, You’re Still Here
While looking after a plant is pretty different from raising a pet or a real human baby, there are some similarities. For a start, you have to make sure that they have enough sustenance to stay alive.
This woman feels grateful for the fact that she does not have any children or pets of her own, because her general parenting style can be summed up by the phrase, “oh, you’re still here.” If you’re this forgetful, please avoid pets/kids.
Just Saying Aloe
Forget right-swiping on Tinder and Bumble. Millennials have found a new way to find love, and that’s through the world of plants. Okay, this tweet isn’t very realistic, but it definitely sums up the classic cheesy sense of humor beloved by millennials.
Imagine casually standing at a bar and being handed a plant, only to be told that your suitor just wanted to say ‘aloe.’ Would you be head over heels, or would you run in the opposite direction?
Bad Plant Mom Support Group
Not every millennial woman is a natural plant mother. Just ask this Twitter user, who’s looking for a support group for otherwise stylish millennial women who can’t seem to keep their plant babies alive. You can almost imagine what these meetings would look like.
Just imagine a room full of trendy 20-somethings with side-parted hair, wearing skinny jeans. You can bet that they would be drinking almond milk lattes, eating avocado toast, and complaining about their wilting monstera plants.
Just Checking In
Apparently talking to your plants is good for them. We cannot back up this claim with any kind of scientific explanation or data, but according to this Twitter user, plants enjoy hearing their owner’s voice.
This, in turn, has led to some excruciating small talk with their green friends every single day. Just like those awkward water cooler conversations in the office, except with less dialogue and more long, painful pauses. Have you tried speaking to your plants?
Don’t Anger the Experts
The internet is full of fandoms and communities. Most online spaces can be home to dedicated experts who feel the need to religiously gatekeep their interests. This Twitter user made the mistake of angering some hardcore botanists on an online forum.
She admitted to overwatering her fiddle leaf fig tree, much to their disdain. Twitter trolls are nothing compared to the angry gardeners who can be found on horticulture forums. You don’t want to get on their bad side!
Date a Plant Dad
It’s safe to say that the bar isn’t exactly high for millennial men. If you have any single friends, they will tell you that the dating pool can be pretty pathetic. If you meet a man with a clean home complete with fresh bed sheets and a few potted plants, you have hit the jackpot!
This Twitter user feels like a king because he manages to fit the criteria for the perfect man. If he has plants, he’s BF material.
That Makes Sense
Okay, so this is freaky. One Twitter user pointed out that millennial plant lovers are particularly attracted to succulents. This seems weirdly appropriate when you realize that succulents are juicy, hydrated plants that thrive in challenging conditions and grow in tiny pots.
This might resonate with the millennial who’s trying to stay afloat in a global economic crisis, living in a tiny rented apartment, and trying to keep up a skincare routine. Is it normal to feel jealous of a plant?
Addicted to Buying House Plants
When life is getting you down and you need to cheer yourself up, there’s only one option for the modern millennial. And that is buying a new house plant from the store. However, plants can be pretty expensive.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to cover impulse buys like aloe plants and fiddle leaf fig trees, it can be a pretty depressing experience. This Twitter meme sums up the sheer disappointment that ensues when you leave the store empty-handed.
Adulting Isn’t Easy
Nothing says ‘mid-30s millennial’ like a clean house, a decent exercise regime, and a selection of freshly watered house plants. This Twitter user felt like she had her life together, and even contemplated rewarding herself with some freshly baked banana bread.
It can be tough to keep up with the responsibilities of actual grown-up life. Adulting isn’t easy! And sometimes you have to embrace the millennial clichés. We all get older eventually, even if we still feel like kids.
The Struggle Is Real
Did we mention that adulting is hard?! One of the most annoying aspects of mature grown-up life is the fact that you have to pay bills. When you leave the nest, you can no longer rely on your boomer parents to keep you fed, watered, and warm.
And so, millennials have to juggle keeping the heating bill low whilst also keeping their beloved house plants at a comfy temp. If you’re a plant parent, you’ll understand. The struggle is real.
Finally Getting a Balcony
Millennial plant mothers are versatile and resilient. They can somehow manage to cultivate an entire nursery of plants in a cramped apartment with hardly any natural light. But, getting a home with a balcony is a real game-changer.
Suddenly, you have access to a world of green goodness that was simply unattainable when trying to grow house plants indoors. This meme is a ridiculously accurate depiction of what happens when these green-fingered goddesses finally bag their own balcony.
Raising Plant Babies
Like all stereotypes, the millennial plant parent persona can wear a bit thin sometimes. People like to poke fun at these types of caricatures, especially Gen Z teens who find the whole thing cringeworthy.
This sarcastic Twitter user was not a fan of stressed millennials comparing watering house plants to taking care of actual human babies. And we have to admit, they kind of have a point. It’s safe to say that raising a child is a bit more difficult.
Fitting the Stereotype
While other people like to mock the millennial stereotype, this Twitter user has decided to throw caution to the wind. They have embraced their status as a young adult who embodies everything about the yuppie hipster brand.
They water their plants just like they brew their pour-over coffee in the morning. They probably do this while watching old reruns of Friends or listening to an early 2000s throwback playlist on Spotify. We get it. You were born in the ’90s.
Cries in Millennial
As one of the first generations of digital natives, millennials love nothing more than to post online using slightly dated internet slang and irrelevant Tumblr or Reddit memes. And Gen Z’ers love to make fun of their millennial friends by mocking phrases like “adulting” “I did a thing” or “I was today years old when…”
This Twitter user proved their status as an internet oldie when A) they talked about their plant addiction and B) they typed “*cries in millennial.*”
Succulents and Britney Spears
If you’re a true millennial, you probably enjoyed watching the controversial Free Britney documentary. This woman sadly damaged one of her beloved succulent plants while watching the show, earning a true millennial badge of honor.
Staying in on a Saturday night with a weighted blanket also marks her as a true millennial, because socializing and going out with friends is so last year! At least this lady is embracing her identity as a true plant-loving, Britney-worshipping millennial. #FreeBritney, right guys?
Welcome to the Club
Aging is a natural part of life. You can’t escape it. While some people officially feel old when they settle down and begin having children, other people notice they are approaching adulthood in different ways.
For example, this woman realized that she was a true millennial 30-something as she began checking on her plant propagation on a daily basis. Once you have committed to the plant mom life, there’s simply no going back. You have officially become an adult.
A Millennial Valentine’s Day
Ah, Valentine’s Day. The perfect day to celebrate your special someone and shower them with thoughtful gifts. Most people tend to go for the classic options of chocolates and bouquets, but millennial couples tend to express their love in a different way.
A true millennial V-Day involves purchasing giant house plants for your significant other. Because nothing says ‘romance’ like a huge, green tree in the corner of your living room. Plus, it’s less responsibility than a puppy or baby.
World’s Worst Millennial
While many of the people on this list have fully embraced their millennial identity, this Twitter user is having doubts. They can’t quite get their head around their inability to keep their plants alive. Isn’t it a rule of life that all individuals over the age of 25 immediately become botany experts?
Because that’s what the stereotype would lead you to believe. Unfortunately, this poor lady doesn’t feel like she lives up to the expectations of a 21st-century millennial.
Dreaming About Monsteras
You know you’re a legit millennial when you have literal dreams about getting good deals on house plants. The monstera is a rather expensive house plant that’s popular with millennials because of its trendy, tropical leaves.
Placing one of these bad boys in your living room is guaranteed to give you some interior design points. Plus, your Instagram photos will look awesome. So, we can understand why this woman was dreaming about finding one of these babies on sale.
The Bohemian Dream
Everyone wants to achieve the bohemian dream. Imagine living in a trendy penthouse apartment full of exotic house plants and expensive craft supplies. Your macrame wall would hang on the wall, perfectly complimenting the vintage record player, with some soft indie-folk music echoing through your home.
We can all dream, right? This woman can’t help but imagine that retail therapy will solve all of her problems, helping her access her dream millennial lifestyle with the click of a button.
The Green Grandkids
Some people cringe at the thought of labeling themselves as a millennial, even if they fit all the stereotypes of their generation. Plus, it’s kind of a cliché to describe yourself as a plant parent, even if you’re a childless 30-something-year-old with a house full of succulents.
However, this Twitter user had to face the fact that she was a legitimate millennial when her mother started referring to her plants as her “grandchildren.” At least she had got the hint.
Living Her Best Millennial Life
This Twitter user realized that she had been living the millennial dream when she purchased an iced coffee and a house plant in the same day. It’s no exaggeration to say that these two items are symbolic of the 21st-century millennial lifestyle.
Starbucks has become a dietary staple for most young adults, and no apartment is complete without a collection of succulents and other fabulous plants. Imagine if the iced coffee was made with plant-based milk! Hashtag blessed.
A True Millennial Move
The first book in the Harry Potter series was released in 1997, making millennials the target demographic, as most of them were in elementary school at this point. The smash hit films starring Daniel Radcliffe were released throughout the 2000s, so many 20 and 30-somethings truly feel like they grew up with Harry and his pals.
However, naming your house plants after Slytherin characters is the pinnacle of cliched millennial behaviour. According to this tweet, cringeworthy millennials must be stopped.
Full Millennial Mode
We all make impulse purchases from time to time. When you’re at the store, it’s just too easy to grab items and forget that things actually cost money. In this person’s case, they just kept buying, until they realized they had successfully embodied every millennial cliché in the book.
In a nod to their emo teen years, they bought some black eyeliner. They then completed the millennial trifecta with a potted plant and a Starbucks coffee. A true #adulting moment.
Letting the Team Down
If you’re a true trendy millennial, you will know that pothos plants are super stylish. Also known as Devil’s ivy, these elegant plants are often placed atop shelves and cabinets, allowing the Rapunzel-style leaves to hang down in mid-air.
This stressed-out millennial hit the nail on the head with her witty tweet. She acknowledged that she was letting the team down by failing to own one of these pretty plants. Step up your game, sis.
Can’t Get Enough
As we approach the end of the list, we imagine you’ve got the message. But, we still can’t stress this enough — millennial women love their plants…a lot.
This Twitter user accurately described the impulse that takes over many millennial women when they move into their own apartment. They become overcome with an insatiable desire to fit as many plants as possible into their homes, no matter how small. We can’t explain the phenomenon. That’s just the way it is.
Asking The Big Questions
Boomer journalists love writing think pieces speculating on the reasons why millennials are having children at an older age than previous generations. We can’t help but think that the dire economic conditions and competitive housing market have something to do with it.
This hilarious tweet flips the stereotype on its head, as the writer suggests a new idea for a Forbes article. Why are millennials waiting until their 20s to become plant moms? We would definitely give that a read.
It’s Your Lucky Day
If you are a cash-strapped millennial with a house plant addiction, you will probably appreciate this tweet. This person was told that they should probably save more and spend less of their money on expensive plants. So, they devised a genius plan. They started entering social media giveaways!
It turned out that Lady Luck was on their side, and before they knew it, they were on their way to collect their new prayer plant. Now, that’s an epic win.