It goes without being said that at Garden Media Group, we LOVE plants. We think, write, promote, market, and revel in all kinds of plants and horticulture accessories day in and day out.
But, today, January 10th, we want to stand on rooftop gardens and shout our love for one special kind of plant today: the houseplant! In fact, January 10th is and always will be houseplant appreciation day.
After all, we’ve got a heck of a lot to be thankful for; houseplants are more than just a pretty face—though they truly are beautiful, aren’t they? Go ahead, revel in the day!
Buy a new houseplant, share your love by gifting a plant, sing to your plant today, whisper a thank you in its leaves, whatever works for you, works for us too! As long as you celebrate and appreciate the houseplant, we (and your houseplants) will be more than happy!
Check out a few of our absolute favorite tidbits about houseplants below! And please, share your favorite fact or houseplant with us!
1. Houseplants keep us healthy!
They clean the air for us every minute of the day. Houseplants absorb up to 87% those nasty volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that hide in ordinary house products, like paints, carpets, and computer inks. Thanks for keeping the air fresh! Want more info? Mozy on over to 02 for you.
2. Houseplants make us think better.
Honest. Pop a houseplant by your desk at work or in your creative space at home and watch your juices start to flow. Creativity, productivity, and awareness are all boosted by a houseplant. Those green machines look harmless, but boy, are they powerful! Adding a houseplant will make your mind work better in nearly every way!
3. Houseplants make the perfect accessory.
Yes, they prove their worth every day with their physical, mental, and spiritual payoff. Houseplants not only have the power to transform you, but your room too. Have a room in your home been looking a little drab lately? Don’t change the paint color and add even more VOCs to your home. Just pop a plant!
4. Houseplants connect us with nature on the daily.
Most of us spend 90% of our time indoors, which makes nature-deficient disorder very real. Yet, we innately need to be connected with the wondrous world around us. Houseplants help us bridge this gap. One tiny little houseplant with its shiny leaves and breathtaking blooms reminds us of the beauty of the entire world.
5. Anyone can grow a houseplant, really.
We just don’t buy that whole bit about black thumbs. Anyone can care for a houseplant. It just has to be the right houseplant for you. You need to be invested in its survival and believe in its very real powers. Plus, with Costa’s Plants of Steel, there’s just no excuse!
Whewf! That was sure hard to narrow down to five, but now you know why we truly l-o-v-e our plants.
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