Have you ever heard of a holiday to celebrate our house plants? This holiday, celebrated every 10th of January, was created by the folks at The Gardener's Network to remind people, who must have given less care to their houseplants during the busy holiday season, to attend to their houseplants; and to celebrate the benefits of having houseplants and to encourage growing them. And why not? If there are pet holidays, friendship days, and the like, why not a holiday for your houseplants. And don’t you think it’s really timely to celebrate it after the holiday merrymakings when people were busy partying, shopping, and even out on long holiday vacations?
Let’s face it, all of us are probably, in one way or another, guilty of caring less for our houseplants during these days. And just about after we have taken down our colorful and festive Christmas decors for another year that we finally see our houseplants sitting or hanging calmly, sometimes looking arid, waiting for you to notice them once again. That’s when you realize you have actually neglected them for a while.
Well, good thing, because of the Houseplant Appreciation Day, we are always reminded to get back to our houseplants and to shower them with more attention and love. And while the holidays are filled with excitement, post-holidays, can sometimes be sulky especially since it’s winter and there’s less sun. You find it hard to get on our feet back to work and school. This is the day to appreciate the importance and benefits of having them around. Houseplants are therapeutic, and lifts your mood and the overall aura of your home. They definitely give out that sense of life and positivity inside your homes or even the office. They give us back the energy we have lost during the holidays to kickstart the year.
If only houseplants can talk, they are probably so happy that there is a Houseplant Appreciation Day and are looking forward to the 10th of January every year to reconnect with you. So don’t you miss out on this day to spend time with your lovely houseplants who patiently waited until the holidays are over.
Houseplant Appreciation Day encourages you to grow and keep houseplants, especially in the winter months. It allows you to feel nature again as you get your hands soiled while caring for them; after all it’s a long way to spring, when you can finally get out into your gardens again. These 5 points are worth keeping in mind as you celebrate this day with your houseplants.
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If you still do not have any houseplant, or just have a couple, maybe it’s time to consider buying a new houseplant (or two) on this day. Spread the positive vibes and inspire others to start the habit by giving a houseplant to a friend especially the elderly. Teach your kids about caring for plants and their benefits. Finally, enjoy the rest of the winter season with your houseplants and be ready to spend time in the sun with your garden plants come spring.
Growing houseplants is pretty effortless and don’t require too much attention as much as our garden plants. They can be watered occasionally; and need little sunlight. In fact some plants do not need sunlight to survive. There are a lot of ideal houseplants to choose from. Some take very little space and can even be hung. Depending on your taste, here are some of the more popular houseplants to keep.
There are a variety of air plants, and some flowering ones too. They are fun because you can actually display them in so many ways –on stands, terrariums, and even in fridge magnets. They are super low-maintenance since they absorb most of what they need from air. A good soak in water every few weeks, and mists in between, and they are good. So if you are type who stay out for long days, this is a good choice for you.
This trailing plant is probably one of the most tolerant plants to keep indoors. It can survive in low and bright light so you can put it just about anywhere at home. Just give a little water to keep the soil moist.
A variety of Aglaonema, this bright pink plant is as striking as it is simple to care for. It can tolerate low light, but if you want the striking colors to come out more, put it where there is brighter indirect light. Just like other low-maintenance houseplants, it prefers to dry out between waterings. So much for a colorful, low-maintenance touch to your home.
Start the year with positive vibes. With winter still in the air, add more color and liven up your home with relaxing houseplants. Put them where you spend more time in the house; where can see them more while sipping a warm cup of tea or coffee.