Celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day

HouseplantsHouseplant appreciation day is a great way to celebrate the benefits houseplants bring to our homes. Houseplants are completely on trend right now so it’s no surprise there is a whole day dedicated to appreciating them. Not only are houseplants aesthetically pleasing and a great way to soften interiors but they are unbelievably good for us to have around. Many houseplants even remove large amounts of common toxins from the air around us. There is a plant for everyone so celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day with these ideas!


Choose your next plant on Houseplant Appreciation Day

  • Aloe Vera not only looks fantastic but it’s easy to look after and needs minimal water. The fleshy stems can be used to ease skin conditions and heal burns. The ‘gel’ inside the stems can be removed and kept in the fridge for use when needed.
  • Stretlitzia reginae, the stunning ‘Bird of Paradise’ may take some years to flower but when it does, it’s worth the wait. That tropical feel can’t be beaten as the exotic flower head blooms into the shape of a bird.
  • Senecio is the perfect trailing for a Macramé hanger. Needing very little water and a indirect sunlight it will suit most homes and always draws attention.
  • Monstera deliciosa has made a huge come back. From dark green, glossy foliage to the much sought after white Monstera, they are a stunning addition and really very easy to care for. If you start with a smaller plant and pot up as it grows, make sure you have the ultimate spot for it because they can get beautifully big.


Learn about the benefits of plants on Houseplant Appreciation Day

Houseplants can help to remove Benzene from the air which is found in paint and cleaning products, also Trichloroethylene which is found in solvents and refrigeration. Placing Sansevieria plants in your bedroom is a great idea as they are one of the few plants that continue to convert CO2 to oxygen at night time. There are numerous other benefits to having a house full of plants so enjoy them and take your pick!


Give a houseplant to a friend on Houseplant Appreciation Day

This day is all about sharing the joy of houseplants so why not share the pleasure with friends and family? If you have your own houseplants why not take some cuttings and give them as presents, collect seeds or divide mature plants. There is the perfect houseplant for everyone, from flowering orchids to herbs in pretty pots and large palms, houseplant appreciation day is all about spreading the word and joy that houseplants can bring us.

Visit our garden centre for all the plants and ideas you need to grow your own houseplant collection.

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