Jan 10th: Houseplant Appreciation Day

I appreciate my Christmas cactus. It requires little attention (I think) and it is a nice memory from an English course I taught last autumn at a hospital.

Houseplants actually have many benefits in the same way as trees outside do. There are loads of studies proving the positive, productivity-improving and happiness-enhancing magic of green, live things sitting motionless in your bedroom/lounge/office/wherever. Plants help increase oxygen levels and cleanses the air around us, they also have wide-spread effects on decreasing fatigue and aches and pains.

I celebrated by buying a friend for my Christmas cactus.

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Say hello Piikki

I feel like I’m sort of cheating as I ended up with another long-life-you-have-to-try-really-hard-to-have-it-die-on-you-plant. Like choosing China in Rise and Rule of Ancient Empires.

But it called my name, and I looked at it and it was true love, it told me its name was Piikki (‘Spike’, named after that character from Land Before Time) and so I had to take him home. <3

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Spike

But all in all, houseplants are less effort than dogs, healthier than kale, prettier than modern art and greener than spinach. Go for them! 

Take care of them, give them a moment, appreciate them.

Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day! 

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Cacti pals

2 Replies to “Jan 10th: Houseplant Appreciation Day”

  1. May Piikki grow tall and strong like her uncle on our window sill!

  2. I’m not surprised Piikki stole your heart – he is really cute!

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