Whether you’re a houseplant aficionado or have been considering getting your first houseplant, that’s plenty of reason to be excited about National Houseplant Day. Houseplants are an excellent way to bring liveliness and beauty into your home or office, so it’s no wonder there’s a whole day to recognize all the varieties and how they improve our lives every day.
If you haven’t heard of Houseplant Day before, or just want to know more about it, this guide is for you! Keep reading to learn more about the history of National Houseplant Appreciation Day and how you can celebrate at home.
National Houseplant Day History
January 10th is National Houseplant Day. National Houseplant Appreciation Day is a holiday that was created by The Gardener’s Network as an opportunity to acknowledge all the value houseplants add to our lives. One of the reasons January 10th was chosen to celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day is that many houseplants get neglected throughout the holiday season, so they generally need a little TLC this time of year.
The celebration of Houseplant Appreciation Day is all about caring for, loving, and growing houseplants. While National Houseplant Appreciation Day isn’t necessarily a major holiday, it’s still fun and rewarding to celebrate.
Celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day
Coincidentally Houseplant Appreciation Day comes just after the holiday season—when our homes can feel bare and lifeless after all the joy and dazzle of our decorations is gone—making it the perfect opportunity to add some vibrance back into your home.
Here are just a few ways you can celebrate Houseplant Day:
- Create your own terrarium. Terrariums are a great way to decorate tabletops and other open surfaces, not to mention they’re fun to make. Choose your own rocks, crystals, or other decorative elements to house the plant of your choice.
- Show your plants some TLC. Refresh your houseplants with a day of care. First take them outdoors to get some indirect sunlight, then rinse them off or wipe them down. Next, pull off any dead or dying leaves. Finally, repot any plants that need to be repotted. You’ll see that your houseplants will look more lively and healthy when you’re all done.
- Decorate your houseplants. If you already have a few houseplants, why not decorate them. Using beads, crystals, tiny lights, or even decorating the pots can give your houseplants and your overall aesthetic a refreshed look.
- Have houseplants delivered Order a houseplant delivery for yourself or a loved one in honor of National Houseplant Day. FTD can deliver a fresh houseplant straight to their front door or office for a fun and thoughtful surprise.
- Learn more about houseplants. Dedicate the day to houseplant education to learn how to best care for them, the benefits they offer, and how to decorate with houseplants. That way, you can be the best plant parent out there.
Decorating with Houseplants
Decorating with houseplants is a great way to add texture, color, and a bit of life into your home. Get beautiful greenery and blooming plants delivered to your home and start decorating. Some of the ways you can decorate with houseplants include:
- Hanging plants from the ceiling
- Putting potted plants on the floor
- Placing indoor potted plants on window sills or tabletops
- Using macrame hangers to hold your plants
How you choose to integrate your houseplants into your decor is up to you. Try rearranging your houseplants in different quantities, spaces, and combinations until it feels just right. When you’re figuring out where to put your decorative houseplants, keep in mind that most don’t thrive in direct sunlight, indirect sunlight is better. If you don’t have a lot of natural lighting in your home or apartment, you can also look into low light plants.
Houseplants are more than just a decorative element, there are many benefits to having houseplants in your home including:
- Cleaner air: Houseplants release moisture in the air, convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and remove contaminants from the air.
- Increased energy and alertness: Studies have shown that individuals often perform better when plants are in the room.
- Reduced stress and anxiety: Having houseplants in your home can create a more relaxing and soothing environment.
- Improved mood: When you combine all of the above factors, having live houseplants around you can improve your overall mood.
For these reasons, desk plants also make a great addition to your office or workspace. If your space is feeling a bit drab, consider adding a houseplant to see what a difference it can make in the ambiance and your daily quality of life. National Houseplant Day is a perfect excuse to buy your first houseplant!
While there are virtually endless options when it comes to houseplants, some of the most popular types of houseplants include:
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, there are plenty of houseplants that can flourish with the bare minimum including pothos plants, snake plants, and peace lilies. If you’ve struggled to keep flowers or houseplants alive in the past, consider one of these varieties as well:
- Spider plant
- English ivy
- Fiddle leaf fig
Check out our succulents and air plants that are very low maintenance.
Start Planning for National Houseplant Day
Get ready for National Houseplant Day by purchasing fertilizer, new pots, and anything else you’ll need to show your houseplants the love and care they deserve on this day. Ready to get your first houseplant? Do your research about common types of houseplants to see which is best suited for you and your environment.
FTD has you covered with quick and easy plant delivery. We have a diverse selection of indoor houseplants that are ready to thrive in your care. You can also send one of our vibrant houseplants to a friend or family member to brighten up their day. Whatever your plans for Houseplant Appreciation Day, take this opportunity to appreciate all the good houseplants have to offer.