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5 Houseplants That Make the Perfect Gift

Houseplants make for the perfect gift, especially when you are already considering getting someone flowers. Let’s take a look at the best houseplants for gifting.

Aarushi Chadha
5 Houseplants That Make the Perfect Gift
5 Houseplants That Make the Perfect Gift

If you are considering gifting somebody flowers, then you might want to rethink. Houseplants make for better gifts than flowers. First of all, houseplants last longer than a bouquet of flowers. Therefore, they are a constant reminder of our loved ones’ sympathy, love, and affection for us.

They also create less plastic waste overall. Houseplants are good for our health as they help us keep in touch with nature and even purify the air. The green foliage and beautiful flowers produced by a houseplant also put people in a better mood. Houseplants can be gifted on many different occasions, many houseplants even symbolize prosperity, wealth, good luck, and tranquillity.

Things to consider before gifting a houseplant:

  1. Plant size- When you consider gifting a friend or family member a houseplant then you should definitely consider the size of the plant when it is mature. You must also make sure that the plant you choose will be comfortable in the surroundings of that home. For instance, make sure that the houseplant you plan on gifting will get proper light in the home.
  2. Plant care and management- While gifting a plant to a novice, it is important that you pick a plant that doesn’t require constant attention and that is relatively easier to grow without prior experience.
  1. Pet and child-friendly plant- If the person to whom you plan on gifting a houseplant to has a child or pet, then you should pick plants that are non-toxic. You can also choose to gift them a plant that they can use. For instance, if your friend likes to cook, then gift them herbs.

5 Best Houseplants for Gifting:

1. Orchids- The orchid plant is an excellent houseplant that is easy to maintain and that will add beauty and elegance to any home. This plant produces beautiful vibrant flowers on slender green branches. They can really elevate and brighten any space. Orchids require a lot of indirect sunlight to grow properly and thrive in extremely humid conditions. They do not need to be watered extensively. The orchid plant is usually gifted to first-time homebuyers as it stands for thoughtfulness, fertility, love, and beauty.

Orchids
Orchids

2. Spider plant- A spider plant is a great gift for all gardeners because everyone can grow this plant without hesitation. This plant can thrive in drought-like conditions and only needs to be watered when the soil is dry. Plus, it even purifies the air in its surroundings.

Spider Plant
Spider Plant

3. Calathea Beauty Star- Calathea Beauty Star might be an expensive plant but this beautiful plant is totally worth its price. This plant elevates the appearance of its surroundings with its striking pink and white striped pattern. Other than its unique pattern, the leaves of this plant tend to open up from the centre during the day and at night it folds up like hands in prayer. It is recommended to keep this plant next to a humidifier as it thrives in a humid tropic environment.

Calathea Beauty Star
Calathea Beauty Star

4. Peace lily- In many cultures, it is a common practice to gift peace lilies to first-time homeowners because it symbolizes tranquillity, innocence, purity, and rebirth. It also represents that you wish the giftee peace and support in their life. This plant is easy to take care of and even purifies the surrounding air.

Peace lily
Peace lily

5. Money plant- The money plant is another popular houseplant that is traditionally gifted as it symbolizes good fortune and wealth. This plant is usually gifted to a person who is starting a career or is entering a new business venture. They are also non-toxic when consumed by children or pets. It can be left in relatively low light conditions but needs to be watered carefully and regularly. Improper watering can lead to a myriad of issues. For instance, overwatering can cause the plant to attract bacteria which can lead to fungal infections.

Money Plant
Money Plant
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