Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day (July 27)

Please enjoy this nice stroll around the Auraria Campus hosted by a plant.

Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day, July 27, was created by American film, TV, and voice actor, Thomas Roy, and his wife, Ruth. The point of this oddly specific observance day is to expose plants to a new environment, one they might not experience otherwise, as it is specific to houseplants. For this off-beat holiday, we decided to take an Aloe plant for a nice stroll around the Auraria campus.

“Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell, and respond to environmental cues and dangers. They do this with the aid of hundreds of membrane proteins that sense microbes or other stresses,” states ScienceDaily via a study done by University of Alabama at Birmingham.

According to Nationaltoday.com, in the latter half of the 17th century houseplants gained momentum and popularity, especially in England. Reflecting on plant culture today, we all know someone who has a plethora of houseplants that have only ever known the indoors. A little time is the sun can help them adapt to all sorts of environments so get out there with your houseplant!