Indoor plants, also referred to as houseplants, make the perfect gift. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a gift for your best friend who just happens to love gardening or you are looking for a gift for that special someone. House plants can work great for any and every occasion. One thing that makes house plants such great gifts is the fact they can survive longer than a few short days.
Flowers don’t last long. They might be pretty but they will be dead within 4 days max. That’s what makes houseplants the perfect gift. They can last months and in some cases years if properly taken care of. Indoor plants are also not the type of gifts that get thrown into the nearest closet. People actually cherish them. The key is to find the right plant for the right person.
If the gift is for someone who doesn’t really enjoy taking care of plants you should make it a point to get one that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. Get one that is easy to care for so they will be more likely to keep it around for a while. Here are 3 of the best houseplants to give as gifts.
Houseplant #1 – The Bonsai Tree
You will hear me talk a lot about this particular plant because I simply love it. Bonsai plants make the perfect indoor plant for two reasons. They grow very slow and they don’t require a lot of maintenance. That makes them great for both office gifts and home gifts. They are miniature in stature and come in a variety of different forms. The bonsai represents harmony and longevity. If you are looking to add a little distinctiveness to a space this is the way to do it.
Houseplant #2 – The Lucky Bamboo
If you know anything about bamboo you know its beautiful. Bamboo is a woody grass plant that has stalks that are very tall and jointed. If you want to give a gift that’s easy to maintain this is the perfect one to give. It is by far one of the easiest houseplants to care for. You can get lucky bamboo arrangements in a variety of different shapes and sizes. You can also get some very interesting decorative pots.
All you will need to do is replace the water once every 7 days. You will also need to keep it out of direct sunlight if you want it to grow the right way. The lucky bamboo is believed to bring wealth and good fortune into any home its in.
Houseplant #3 – Flowering Plants
Last but not least we will talk about flowering plants. There are several different flowering plants that make the perfect gift. Just know flowering plants require quite a bit of upkeep. That means they are not the perfect houseplant for those who aren’t plant lovers. Orchids make the best flowering plants because they provide several weeks of amazing blossoms. For best results be sure to give the orchids indirect sunlight and special fertilizer every week.
You can easily find any of these plants online at some of the best flower retailers out there. Do your research and find the best one for your situation.