Before you decide to donate a potted plant, consider that it needs constant maintenance. If the recipient has not shown sympathy for crop production, is often on the road or is not too inclined to care about someone, it is better to choose another gift.
The main advantage of the plant is that it will purify the air in the apartment and improve the microclimate. In addition, studies have shown that being close to flora reduces stress and helps you to relax.
The choice of the plants, which can be presented as a gift, is even more extensive than the list of "reasons". Indeed, in fact, absolutely any houseplant can become a gift - the only question is who it is given to and whether it will be able to provide proper care:
Florists who are passionate about the cultivation of rare species can be presented with exclusive novelties or the plants they collect.
For those who keep a large collection of plants, any "reliable" species that does not require special conditions will do.
For those who have a strict style in the interior, a gift in the spirit of "furnishings" is more suitable. With poor landscaping at home, it is better to choose real "Spartans" who are content with minimal maintenance.
If a bouquet is literally replaced with a houseplant, the choice should be made in favor of flowering species, strewn with flowers.
Houseplants are chosen as a gift in the same way as an ordinary bouquet - taking into account your favorite colors, the symbolic meaning of plants and, if desired, even the influence of feng shui or "energy". The simplest advice always works: choose indoor plants that make you smile.
When buying houseplants as a gift, people often forget about the purely practical side. Having chosen a spectacular option, try to get "instructions" about its cultivation and requirements. It is better if the information is written down or printed for you (if there are no accompanying cards for the plant). The new owner will not have to clarify various little things himself. And you can always navigate whether a plant is suitable or not, and make the final choice.