Tips for Celebrating Houseplant Appreciation Day

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Even though December’s holidays are over, you don’t have to give in to the winter blues this month! Don’t underestimate the fun and usefulness of lesser known holidays, including Houseplant Appreciation Day on January 10th. Although it doesn’t have the fluff of last month’s holidays, you can celebrate the day by decorating your Collegiate Communities apartment with plants or learning how to revive one you already have by following the tips in this month’s blog.


Buy a plant.

The first step to celebrating houseplants firsthand is to get some to put into your home! If you haven’t previously had much of a green thumb, don’t worry. You can still participate in the fun. Check out this article about forgiving houseplants great for indoor gardeners with brown thumbs. They’re all beautiful and low-maintenance: the perfect combination for an indoor garden. You can also check out this article for more easy indoor house plants that won’t die on you.


Make a craft.

There are plenty of ways you can show off your plants in your apartment, beyond even buying one of the bigger plants listed in the articles we listed. If you have a spare frame in your home, try this DIY floating pressed botanicals craft to set against a window. Let the light shine through it for a natural, enchanting look. If you have any teacups or china in your cupboard that you don’t normally use, put them to good use by making these teacup succulent gardens.


Revive your plants.

If you already have plants, take a moment to take care of them this month. If your plants are dying, check to see if they’re really dying before getting rid of them. The fingernail test will help you see if they’re worth saving. Just scratch a bit of the bark. Green tissue underneath shows that the stem is alive; brown means it’s dead. Refer to this Care2 article for more details about determining the life of your plant and reviving dead-looking plants.


What ways do you decorate or care for plants in your West Lafayette, IN, home? Leave your tips in the comments so we can try them out. Have a fun Houseplant Appreciation Day!