There’s no greater joy than seeing life grow and blossom before your very eyes. When you’re a kid, you might grow a tomato plant in your backyard or watch a green stem sprout from a dirt-filled styrofoam cup. Whether you create this life with your own hands or with the help of your parents or teachers, you learn the value of gardening and taking care of living things from an early age. Most of my college roommates had their own houseplants, and they were a great addition to the home, even if they attracted a few more bugs than I would’ve liked. They brought life into an apartment with limited natural light peering through. Plants are not merely an alternative thing to care for if your lease doesn’t allow pets! Most of us don’t get exposed to enough nature in our day-to-day lives, so why not get some vicarious exposure to those green things via plant memes?