Now that the Christmas trees are coming down....let's celebrate #NationalHousePlantAppreciationDay <3
NATIONAL HOUSEPLANT APPRECIATION DAY ACTIVITIES
1. Get a houseplant —and appreciate it
After the wreaths and holly of the holidays, our wintertime houses can seem a little dreary. National Houseplant Appreciation Day is the perfect opportunity to pick up some greenery that will brighten up your home year-round. If you already have a houseplant, try moving it to a new place in your home. The change will refresh your attention so you can appreciate your plant more. Just make sure the plant's new position gets the same amount of light!
2. Decorate your houseplant
The holiday season is over, but you can still enjoy a decorated plant in your home. Put your houseplant in an eye-catching place and spruce it up (no pun intended). If your plant is sturdy enough, you can hang beads, ornaments, or even jewelry from it. For more flexible plants, try crepe paper or ribbon, and on non-edible plants, tinsel or glitter make fun alternatives. Worried about damaging your houseplant? Decorate the dirt at the base of your plant with plastic cake decorations, or give the outside of the soil pot a makeover.
3. Visit a plant nursery
There are plenty of baby plants in grocery stores that are looking for a good home, but the folks at a nursery will be able to help you pick a houseplant that is right for you. All plants need sunlight, water, and nutrients; however, the amount of each differs between plants. A sunny window ledge with daily water is perfect for certain plants, while others prefer more dappled sunlight and water once a week. With an idea of where you'd like to put your plant and how often you'd like to care for it, the experts at your local nursery will be able to match you up with the perfect houseplant.