Calling all Plant Parents, let’s celebrate; National Houseplant Appreciation Day on January 10!
Houseplants have been one of the most bought items during the pandemic, offering a pleasant distraction from the world’s happening.
Houseplants do more than bring a splash of green into our homes, and National Houseplant Appreciation Day is all about raising awareness of the numerous benefits of tending an indoor plant.
Houseplants make wonderful roommates—they’re quiet, easy to care for, and fun to look at—and National Houseplant Appreciation Day is all about celebrating our love for our indoor greenery. So to commemorate your inner green thumb, with five ways you can honor National Houseplant Appreciation Day.
History of National Houseplant Appreciation Day
National Houseplant Appreciation Day was established by The Gardener’s Network, turning it into an official opportunity to remind people of the benefits of houseplants. So often, with the holiday season fading into the past, people’s homes tend to lose some of their beauty and joy. Removing all red ribbons and greenery from decked-out halls can make things feel a bit stark. But this exact timing makes National Houseplant Appreciation Day the perfect opportunity to brighten up anyone’s home with the sharp splash of green that a living plant provides!
How to Celebrate National Houseplant Day
1. Buy A Plant (For Yourself or Someone Else) Plants make a great gift for yourself or someone else. Not only are indoor plants aesthetically pleasing, but studies show that horticulture therapy and growing plants can improve mental health. Having greenery in the home can boost mood, relieve stress and anxiety.
2. Repot Your Plants
Remembering to replant foliage that has outgrown its pot is easy to push off. But, if any of your plants need to be repotted, National Houseplant Appreciation Day is a great day to do it.
3. Upgrade Your Plant Supplies
Revamp your plant care regimen with new supplies. Shop for some fun such as watering canisters, rocks, soil, shovel, and pots. Buying new equipment can motivate you to actively care for your houseplant and increase the quality of care.
4. Let's Get Social
Dedicate a post to show gratitude for your favorite houseplants. Just as plants are aesthetically pleasing in the home, many people enjoy a glimpse of greenery through the screen. Documenting your plants through photos or a time-lapse video can also be a fun and rewarding way to see your plants' growth.
5. Prune and Keep Your Plants Pretty
Do the plants around your home need sprucing up? Start by trimming and pruning dead or infected leaves. Simple upkeep can make plants look nicer and live longer. However, keeping infected leaves attached to the plant can harm it as the infection can spread. Cutting off rotten leaves will allow the plant to focus on providing nutrients to the rest of itself.
Let us know how you are celebrating!