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National Houseplant Appreciation Day 2023: Date, Facts about Houseplant

By mid-January, the vast majority of our holiday decorations and Christmas trees have been removed from our homes. National Houseplant Appreciation Day 2023 occurs annually on January 10 and serves as a reminder that the end of the holiday season does not mean the end of the freshness and vibrancy that houseplants bring to our homes.

If you have post-holiday blues, this is the perfect opportunity to brighten up your home with a beautiful plant that you can enjoy throughout the year. National Houseplant Appreciation Day is dedicated to bringing attention to the numerous advantages of caring for an indoor plant. Houseplants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen that we can breathe, thereby improving the indoor air quality.

Additionally, plants release moisture into the air, conditioning it with a reviving humidity that can actually make a room feel cooler. In addition, many houseplants are low-maintenance and have a variety of uses that help you save money. On National Houseplant Appreciation Day, whether your green thumb has led you to amass an impressive indoor garden or you’re just considering a low-maintenance cactus for your desk, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and join us in bringing the outdoors inside.

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Facts about Houseplant

They generate oxygen

Houseplants can contribute a surprising amount of oxygen to the air, despite their size. Plus, they produce this oxygen by utilising the carbon dioxide we exhale. They purify the air like miniature recycling plants. All plants and animals have a metabolism that burns oxygen for energy, but during the day plants can use their green pigment to convert sunlight into a form of stored energy. They release oxygen into the air for us to breathe as a byproduct.

We can use them

There are numerous edible plants that can be grown indoors, ranging from small herbs in window boxes to proud citrus trees in large containers. In addition to the obvious advantages of growing your own food, it’s satisfying to use the plants you’ve cultivated at home. Some non-edible houseplants are also useful, such as the aloe vera plant, whose thick, pointed leaves can be snapped open and applied to minor burns, scrapes, and even sunburned skin. Additionally, it can be utilised as a natural eye makeup remover, shaving cream, and even a remedy for bad breath.

They serve to cool the air

This invigorating plant odour is not just oxygen. Believe it or not, a houseplant will actually lower the indoor air temperature. In addition to oxygen, plants produce humidity, and this additional moisture cools the air. Some plants produce more humidity than others, so you can choose a plant that produces the desired amount of moisture in the air. In general, desert plants produce less humidity than their tropical counterparts. The amount of moisture that temperate plants release into your home varies, while flowers and other scented plants also release odour particles.

NATIONAL HOUSEPLANT APPRECIATION DAY DATES

Year Date Day
2023 January 10 Tuesday
2024 January 10 Wednesday
2025 January 10 Friday
2026 January 10 Saturday
2027 January 10 Sunday