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National Houseplant Appreciation Day (January 10)
Check out the weird holiday National Houseplant Appreciation Day on Jan 10. Learn the history of houseplants & get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of National Houseplant Appreciation Day
National Houseplant Appreciation Day was established by The Gardener’s Network. They wanted an official opportunity to recognize the benefits of houseplants, especially after the holidays when all of the decorations are taken down.
Around 500 BC, houseplants were only used by wealthy families on their rich estates as decoration pieces. Servants were hired to maintain these plants. In the 1600s, the idea for having conservatories and greenhouses were written about by the agricultural expert Sir Hugh Plant (perfect name, right?!) in his book “The Garden of Eden.”
Then in the 1800s, the terrarium was developed which allowed plants to be transported across the ocean, making it much easier to get plants from other cultures and climates.
In 1989, NASA published a study that showed plants may improve the air quality for indoor spaces. Every elementary school student knows that plants turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. Some plants are better than others at helping with that.
Plants also release moisture into the air, conditioning it with refreshing humidity that can actually make your house feel cooler! What’s more, many houseplants are easy to care for and have an array of household uses that help you save money.
Household plants are also great for their therapuetic value. They can help lessen symptoms of depression, anxiety, and dementia. They can also improve productivity and performance in the workplace and in school.
Ideas for National Houseplant Appreciation Day
Other than getting a houseplant yourself (or taking care of the ones you already have), here are some ideas for celebrating Houseplant Day!
These house plant sugar cookies are quick, easy and fun to make with royal icing and a food writer! Grab the free printable tag below to make a darling gift for the plant lover in your life. What a perfect treat for National Houseplants Appreciation Day!
The EPA has ranked indoor air pollutants as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. When you consider how much time we spend inside, it’s easy to see why. Houseplants can help with that! Learn all about it on National Houseplants Appreciation Day.
Dreaming of filling your house with plants? Well, your dream can come true on National Houseplants Appreciation Day! Here are some tips to help you map out the perfect, dreamy room just overflowing with succulents. And no, that does not mean you actually have to squeeze a succulent into every nook and cranny in order to be happy with your space. There are tons of ways to spread out your collection and create the illusion of a full collection, without buying every succulent you see.
There’s something really soothing about gardening, but not when you're killing your houseplants! Here are ten easy house plants that are difficult to kill - perfect for a beginner on National Houseplants Appreciation Day!
Hanging and trailing houseplants make great aesthetic decor pieces for the home. If you have a good space near a bright window, or a corner that needs filling. A hanging plant is a great decor option. Add one to your home on National Houseplants Appreciation Day!
Although many houseplants thrive in low light, watering can still become an issue. A tip for those who forget to water their plants often is to have an indicator plant. An indicator plant is a plant that when not watered enough will not die quickly, but rather the leaves will droop. Keep this plant where you can see it on a daily basis. If you notice that the plant it wilting or drooping, it is most likely time to water all of the plants in the home. Learn more about this on National Houseplants Appreciation Day!
It's National Houseplant Appreciation Day! That means getting new houseplants… but which house plant should you choose, to align with your zodiac sign? Each sign comes with different traits, and we can bear this in mind when choosing the perfect houseplant.
Do you have houseplants in your home? These indoor plant care tips will help you keep them looking healthy and happy! Learn about the most common houseplant problems on National Houseplants Appreciation Day, and get lots of indoor plant care tips to help solve them.
For this project these grapevine wreaths stand out as much as the Ivy and rosemary plants they are made with. The circular shape of the grapevine wreath is perfect for a ring topiary, and this is the perfect projet for National Houseplants Appreciation Day!
Whether it's your raised bed garden succumbing to drooping plants and leaves or your indoor houseplants and herbs — there are many reasons why your plants might be drooping. Unfortunately, diagnosing the issue can be difficult and you're often left trying one thing after another to no avail. However, isolating the reason why is the most important thing. Let's examine why plants start to droop on National Houseplants Appreciation Day and why they seemingly sicken and what can be done about it.
Current obsession – metal stamping. It’s a fantastic way to personalize jewelry and gifts, as well as add farmhouse or rustic touches around your home. On National Houseplant Appreciation Day, make some cute garden markers for your plants!
Growing succulents indoors is easy! Succulents are wonderful plants to grow in your home. In addition to being tolerant of a variety of temperatures and lighting situations, succulent houseplants are simple to grow. Learn about the top 8 succulents to grow in your house on National Houseplant Appreciation Day!
Do you have any sea glass from last year's summer beach vacation? If so, then make this sea glass planter for your home on National Houseplants Association Day! This simple terra cot clay project will add some beach flair to any potted plant.
If you are keeping your house clean and love house plants then you need to clean these too! After all, if they’re covered in dust, not only does it look unappealing it is also bad for the plant too! Try to clean dust from your house plants regularly to keep them healthy on National Housesplants Appreciation Day!
Whether or not you are a plant lover, the chances are that you’ve heard of the otherworldly air plants. Yes, these fascinating plants grow in the air, with no soil or container needed, which may explain why they have become so popular in the last few years. Learn all about them on National Houseplants Appreciation Day!
There is nothing cuter than a giftable piece of decor that has your child’s handprints or fingerprints on it! Check out this adorable DIY for kids – a fingerprint flowerpot craft! It's the perfect way for kids to celebrate National Houseplant Appreciation Day!
Did you know that you could make eggshell water for houseplants and have your own organic plant food? You only need 3 things, eggshells, water and a container. Learn how to spoil your plants on National Houseplant Appreciation Day!
If you want to naturally clean and purify the air in your house, you simply need a few houseplants. However, since some houseplants can be toxic to cats and dogs, you need to make sure you choose one of these best pet-friendly houseplants. Read this post on National Houseplants Appreciation Day to learn more!
When choosing plants for bathrooms there are many factors to consider. While moisture is readily available, light is often limited. Some bathrooms are even windowless. Beyond how well a plant will survive in the environment air purifying plants are some of the best choices for bathrooms, due to the chemicals that tend to get used in there. Today on National Houseplant Appreciation Day, find out which ones are the best!
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this wooden planter box from wood shims. No power tools required! You can leave this project as bare wood, or paint it whatever color you like. Here’s how to make an easy wooden planter box for your plants on National Houseplant Appreciation Day!
Repurposing household items is a great way to save money and hold on to items with sentimental value. Take a look at these creative repurposed planters for inspiration, then make your own to celebrate National Houseplants Appreciation Day!
You probably love having plants in your home. They add color and life to any room. But if you have houseplants, you may have also dealt with mealybugs before. They are small, white bugs that look like cotton balls. On National Houseplants Appreciation Day, learn how to get rid of these pests!
Many people seem to think that if they don’t have all day sunlight streaming into their home, they cannot successfully grow houseplants. But the truth is, there are tons of houseplant varieties that do not require (or want) a lot of direct sunlight to thrive. Find out more on National Houseplants Appreciation Day!
Love succulents? They are one of the easiest plants to care for. In most environments they can live indoors or outdoors as long as they are near a window. They need minimal waterings. In most cases, several times a week, once a week or even less. Succulents are so adaptable and they make the cutest terrariums too. To celebrate National Houseplants Appreciation Day, learn how to clone them!