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Posted by Russ Griffin on January 8, 2015 Plants

How to Celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day

Now that the kids are back at school and the chaos of holiday gatherings and preparations are behind you, there’s nothing to keep you distracted from whatever happens to be going on outside. Until February when we find out whether the groundhog sees his shadow, winter is here, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Houseplant Appreciation Day couldn’t fall at a more appropriate time than January 10th.

Why Celebrate National Houseplant Appreciation Day?

The purpose of houseplant appreciation day is to help people not only see the benefits of having houseplants, but encourage people who may not have ever grown indoor plants, to find a plant that appeals to them, and try their hand at growing it. It’s also intended to be a way to help kids learn about plants, and because houseplants are different than garden plants, they are much easier to take care of, and you get to see the rewards of your efforts, a lot sooner.

Pothos is a great choice for anyone who doesn’t want to fuss with a plant that needs a lot of care. Pothos is one of those super easy-to-grow plants that even grows in windowless places – which is why they’re popular in office environments. Not just that, you can sort of neglect hem and they thrive. Just water the plant when the soil is dry.

Rubber Tree – is another low-maintenance houseplant. This showy plant has shiny large oval-shaped dark leaves that are either green or burgundy – like the wine. Because the leaves are so thick, they provide the plant with water – in the form of a quasi reservoir. Though it’s fussier than pothos, a rubber tree is a nice choice for anyone who wants a plant that makes a big statement. Put one in the living spaces in your home, or put one in your office. After all, houseplants are supposed to improve productivity, thinking, creativity, and even help people focus on whatever they are doing.

Chinese Evergreen is another lush plant that consistently looks good and adds a lot of ambiance to any room you put it in. With the looks of an exotic plant because of the variegated leaves with different shades of green or cream color. It’s a hardy plant that doesn’t demand a lot of care, which is why it’s good for houseplant beginners or anyone who wants a showy plant that is happy without much care.