On Take Your Houseplant For a Walk Day on July 27, you’re likely to come across people carrying potted plants in their arms or on a stroller. These are proud plant parents who just want to provide their houseplants with the very best care. Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day is a fantastic day for you and your house plants to get some exercise. It will allow you to bond with your plants, and enable you to care for them to reach their maximum potential.
On this day, enthusiastic plant growers take their indoor plants outside for a walk to enjoy additional sunlight during the summer days. Along the way, houseplants get accustomed to their neighborhood as they are exposed to new surroundings.
History of Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day
Indoor gardening dates back to ancient times, with the early Greeks and Romans pioneering the practice of growing indoor potted plants. Older civilizations like India, ancient Egypt, and China also made use of potted plants, but mostly in courtyards and outdoor spaces.
Later in the 17th century, the practice of growing houseplants gained momentum when Sir Hugh Platt, an English agricultural authority, wrote about the possibility of cultivating plants indoors. Soon after, people all over England built glasshouses and greenhouses to showcase their exotic plants.
Take Your Houseplant For a Walk Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy. It is a copyrighted holiday, meaning that if you intend to use this day to raise money, you must first inform the creators and come to an agreement.
This holiday was initially printed in Chase’s Calendar of Events. The creators’ aim for Take Your Houseplant For a Walk Day is to help people provide a healthy environment for their houseplants. In addition, the walk is supposed to make the plants sense the change in their situation and make them more robust.
It is believed that plants have a sense of knowing their surroundings, so changing their environment once in a while is healthy for them. By taking your indoor plants for a walk, you increase their sense of understanding and wellness.
So, if you see your neighbor pushing their houseplant on a stroller down the street or in the park, don’t freak out. They’re simply looking out for the best interests of the plant.
Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day timeline
People take their cultivation of indoor houseplants to new heights, with ferns, cast iron plants, and Kentia palms being the most popular.
Potted houseplants become available on the market for the first time.
Plant lovers create indoor jungles, often paired with hand-built ceramics, macramé, and nature-themed decor.
Stylish designers limit their greenery to thoughtfully placed focal plants that match well with polished surfaces and geometric designs.
Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day FAQs
Can I put my indoor plants outside for the day?
Taking your houseplant and moving it outside suddenly could cause it to fall into a state of shock and die.
How long can an indoor plant live?
The average lifespan of a houseplant ranges from two to five years.
Can you reuse potting soil?
Don’t throw out the used potting soil—it’s just as usable after a plant has lived in it as when it’s fresh out of the bag.
Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day Activities
Share with others
Let your friends and neighbors know about this unique day by bringing your houseplants together so they can happily mingle. Post pictures and share how you’re marking the celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #TakeYourHouseplantForAWalkDay.
Relocate your plant
Moving your beloved plant to a different part of the house is beneficial. This allows the plant a breath of fresh carbon dioxide in the new location.
Give your plants more room
After coming back from the walk, the perfect end to Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day would be to re-pot your plants. Doing this gives them a new space to breathe and grow.
5 Fun Facts About Plants
You can bond with your plants
Bonding with your plants (e.g. by taking them for a walk, talking to them, or playing encouraging music) helps them stay healthy.
Most common houseplants came from the tropics
They’re used to growing under the canopies of tall trees, that’s why they do well living under the shade of a roof in your office or home.
Plants reduce noise pollution
Plants with thick stems and leaves have been proven to effectively reduce noise through deflection, absorption, and refraction of sound waves.
They boost creativity and memory
When you are near plants, your brain is relaxed and you think and communicate more clearly.
Plants love music
Houseplants respond well to music and it encourages their growth, so turn up your playlist!
Why We Love Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day
It allows us to be weird for a day
Take Your Houseplant For a Walk Day is on the unusual side as far as holidays go. A chance to be officially weird? We’ll take it!
It spreads awareness about the importance of plants
Indoor plants have numerous benefits for our physical and mental health. This day lets more people know about their importance.
We meet other people’s plants
On Take Your Houseplant For a Walk Day, we get acquainted with the plants of friends, neighbors, and strangers. Our plants make new friends as well.
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