In days gone by, when you received a plant, you gave it pride of place and kept it alive. A present like this and the cutting given to you by your grandmother had sentimental value. Nowadays you buy a plant at the supermarket for a few euros then you throw it away when it no longer pleases you. Plants have been degraded to fashion accessories, comparable to candles and cushion covers. These plant cushions represent 'the new attachment'. They will last a long time and you can hold them tight.