For most people, choosing a gift is not an easy decision. On the one hand, we want the gift to be useful, and on the other, memorable. Potted plants are ideal for these requirements: they are still fresh flowers that will stand much longer than cut ones, will decorate the room and will remind you for a long time of the person who gave them. It may seem that an indoor flower will not be as bright a gift as a bouquet of bright buds. However, this is a living being that needs care and will gradually grow in front of the recipient, giving pleasant emotions throughout the entire lifespan.
To make the gift more elegant, you can always add a beautiful planter that will elegantly fit into the design of the apartment.
What kinds of indoor plants are suitable for a gift?
We believe that all plants are beautiful and deserve the honor of being a gift! However, if you don't know what to choose, we have prepared a list of the most popular ones:
Perhaps, one of the most fashionable plants that absolutely everyone likes. Surprisingly beautiful, diverse and unpretentious to care for, they look great in florariums and miniature gardens. Such a gift will definitely delight the person you love!
Taking care of these exotic beauties is much easier than it might seem. Indoor specimens are specially bred to be strong and resilient. They no longer need a tropical atmosphere: a cool place away from direct sunlight, a transparent pot and half a glass of water a week is enough. Flowering lasts longer than three months and pleases the recipient every year.
Bright and unusual, like a tropical bird, this flower attracts all eyes. The good news is, it's not whimsical at all. The secret of its flowering is not to plant the plant in a pot that is too large - the anthurium will not bud until its roots have mastered the soil.
A small indoor succulent, covered with a hat of bright flowers, is literally created to cheer you up! It grows well on any windowsill, regardless of the cardinal points. It tolerates any humidity of the air well, loves spraying and rare fertilizing.
Another cute succulent. It is believed that this plant brings good luck and material well-being to the house. It grows well on the southeast side (it is interesting that according to the rules of Feng Shui, it is there that the zone responsible for material well-being is located).
It has a good effect on the microclimate in the room, cleansing the air from all harmful impurities and chemical vapors. It is a tropical plant with a wide variety of species: the ficus can be a shrub, vine or small ornamental plant. The most popular indoor options are all varieties of Benjamin ficus.
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.