National Houseplant Appreciation Day

Study after study has shown how beneficial houseplants can be to people’s mental and physical health. Houseplants are known to boost productivity, creativity, and mood, and they do all of that while reducing stress.

They also clean the toxins out of indoor air, produce oxygen, and act as a sound buffer. In other words, just about every home or office could benefit from the use of strategically placed plants.

A good day to add plants to your indoor environment is on National Houseplant Appreciation Day. This day falls annually on January 10th and encourages everyone to try out some plants at home or at the office.

The History Of National Houseplant Appreciation Day

This holiday was first created way back in 2012 by the Gardening Network. They created this holiday to encourage people to take care of their houseplants, especially during the cold winter months. It has since gone on to be a holiday that encourages people to “adopt” their first houseplant. After all, houseplants really make indoor spaces so much better.

Some Quick Facts About Houseplants

Since we’re all on the subject of houseplants and how they make our lives better, we thought that we’d do some additional research and find out a little bit more about this subject. After all, we don’t want to celebrate National Houseplant Appreciation Day without knowing as much as we can about houseplants, do we? So, with that being said, let’s check out the following facts.

  • Most houseplants come from the tropics.
  • People have been growing plants indoors since ancient times.
  • Indoor plants not only remove air pollution but also allergens.
  • Studies have shown that houseplants absorb sound and reduce stress levels.
  • Offices with indoor plants tend to have higher rates of productivity.
  • Plants really do enjoy music and grow better in the presence of it.
  • Some plants can be toxic to cats and/or dogs, so people should carefully choose the ones they place in their homes.
  • Most plants are easy to maintain.
  • Many plants benefit from having their leaves dusted occasionally so their pores don’t get clogged.

Observing National Houseplant Appreciation Day

Anyone interested in observing this holiday can do so in many different ways. They can add to their current collection of houseplants, they can give houseplants as gifts, or they can shop for their first-ever houseplant.

It’s also a good day to learn more about houseplants and the benefits that they offer people. And while people are observing this holiday, they can use the hashtag #HouseplantAppreciationDay to spread the word about it online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 10 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
January 10 Friday
Last year (2023)
January 10 Tuesday
Appreciation & Honor, Nature & Environment