Did you Know That It Is National Indoor Plant Week? Are You Celebrating?

by | Sep 21, 2021 | 4 comments

It’s the third week of September and it is time to celebrate National Indoor Plant Week! Of course, I celebrate every day and think everyone should have a few in their homes and offices. During this week in 2012, I gave a plant to my daughter for her desk at her office.

It is proven that plants in the workplace add to the productivity of the workers, improving their moods and decreasing sick days.

Silver satin pothos
Sorry for the blurry picture……the plant is repotted and ready to go to the office

National Indoor Plant Week and my daughter

Even after complaining about the jungle atmosphere here when they were young, now both of my daughters have numerous plants in their homes. Since they’ve been surrounded by them since birth, they wouldn’t feel at home without some. They both do a great job of keeping them alive and thriving and I tell them it’s in their blood.

Sitting on her desk

National Indoor Plant Week for Everyone

There is a houseplant out there for every person and for every home. There are choices for low light, medium, and high light.

The key is finding the one that fits the conditions you have in your home. Don’t buy a cactus or succulent if you only have a north window. If you have a south or west window, don’t place a spathiphyllum lily or a fern there unless you plan on hanging a sheer curtain.

Try to match the plant to the light you have and the care you can give it. Then your plant will be healthy and thriving and you will be a happy plant parent.

Boston fern
My heirloom fern in the east window

Grandma’s Plants

I came by my love of houseplants through my mom and grandma. Mom had a fern, which I have a piece of (see above) and have had since 1985 and I now own her fern, as well. Read more about her fern here. It was given to her in 1957 by my Great-Grandma Eldred at her bridal shower. 

My Grandma Baldwin and  Grandma Eldred always had African violets in bloom and leaves rooting in baby food jars to make more. Grandma Eldred also had ferns, amaryllis, bromeliads, grape ivy, and a croton. I came by my love of houseplants naturally.

African violets on windowsill
My grandma’s violets on her East window sill

Houseplants are Therapy

Houseplants are touted as being therapy, and I believe it. My favorite thing to do is re-pot houseplants because it’s relaxing, and it makes me happy. (My husband wishes fewer plants would make me happy…..)

Plants as Therapy
Plants as Therapy by Elvin McDonald

During National Indoor Plant Week go out and buy a house plant and see if it doesn’t make you happier. Are you celebrating National Indoor Plant Week? 

Have a great plant-filled week, plant friends!

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  1. chinnaddington

    I am very happy to read this block Thank you for letting us know

    • Lisa Steinkopf

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoy it!

    • Lisa Steinkopf

      Hi Corina,
      I took a look and it is a very nice plant shop! Good luck in your new endeavor!


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