According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for indoor plants and flowers were 12.41% higher in 2017 versus 2000.
Between 2000 and 2017: Indoor plants experienced an average inflation rate of 0.69% per year. In other words, indoor plants costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $22.48 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, indoor plants inflation was lower.
In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 5.44%, significantly above the average yearly change for indoor plants during the 2000-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), price inflation for indoor plants was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Indoor plants and flowers: