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Posted by Chanda Mines on January 5, 2016 Plants

The Many Reasons to Appreciate Your Houseplants

houseplant appreciationThe winter season brings jackets, snow, and short days, and the coldest months of the year aren’t usually associated with green plants. However, that’s exactly when Houseplant Appreciation Day arrives. Safe from the wild weather outside, houseplants beautify our homes and remind us that winter can’t last forever.

Enjoy an Early Spring with Houseplants

With the fervor and excitement of the holidays at a close, January often feels like the true start of a long winter. Without the glow of twinkle lights and holiday decorations, our homes can feel a little quieter and dimmer as the winter rolls on.

Tending to your houseplants or bringing a few new plants into your home in January is an ideal way to celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day. Whether it’s a spathiphyllum plant for the waiting room of your office or a blooming azalea plant for your home’s entryway, your indoor plant will require very little care and will offer you benefits that go well beyond beauty.

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Spathiphyllum Plant

Houseplants That “Go the Extra Mile”

If you remember your elementary school science classes, you probably remember that plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. However, some houseplants put in a little extra work and purify the air, too.

NASA actually conducted a study about 30 years ago that measured the purification abilities of various popular houseplants, and came up with some surprising results. Popular indoor plants for beautifying your space and cleaning the air include umbrella plants, green pothos, and dracaena.

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Umbrella Plant

It’s Easy to Care for Your Houseplants

One of the best parts of a home decorated with houseplants is that they’re extraordinarily easy to care for and are ideal for anyone who fears keeping something alive. Some plants will survive for weeks without water, particularly when you place them in the bathroom near the humid air of the shower.

You don’t need to worry about your houseplants if you travel for a week or two and won’t return to water them for several days. Make sure your houseplant has adequate light before you leave and give it a good watering before you depart, and the plant should survive your absence without difficulty.

January 10th, Houseplant Appreciation Day, is an ideal time to find a beautiful indoor plant from Bagoy’s Florist & Home. Whether you’re a veteran plant caretaker, or you’re new to the joy of houseplants, they’re an ideal remedy for a cold winter day.

 

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