Buying gifts is hard, even for some of our closest friends and family. Indoor plants make for excellent presents, even if the person you’re getting them for doesn’t have a green thumb. But which indoor plants make the best gifts?
It’s a tricky question, but we think we have some ideas for plants we’re sure your friends and family will enjoy!
Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)
Known as the snake plant for its long, tentacle-like leaves that sprout straight up, the Dracaena trifasciata is an excellent décor houseplant. It has striking looks and is easy to maintain. The snake plant is an ideal gift for a developing green thumb, as it requires little water.
People also consider the snake plant to bring good luck because of its ability to absorb poisonous and toxic gasses in the air, such as benzene and formaldehyde. If you’re looking for a housewarming gift for a friend, the snake plant is one of your best options!
Ficus Tineke (Ficus elastica)
Like the snake plant, the Ficus Tineke doesn’t require much maintenance but still produces beautiful leaves. The Ficus Tineke is known for sprouting pink, yellow, and green leaves that look gorgeous and make it a pretty décor piece.
The Ficus Tineke is a relatively small plant. So people commonly place it on windowsills. For the best results and vibrant colored leaves, you should feed it once a month with indoor plant fertilizer.
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Commonly known as the swiss cheese plant, Monstera deliciosa is famous for the natural holes it develops in its broad leaves that resemble swiss cheese! It’s an extraordinarily unique plant, and the theory is that the holes help it capture more sunlight.
You only need to water this plant once every 7 to 14 days, and it lives best in indirect sunlight. At the very least, it’s a conversation starter!
Marimo Moss Ball (Aegagropila linnaei)
Want to go a little outside-the-box for an unorthodox friend or family member? Consider the marimo moss ball as a gift! These cute, fuzzy green balls that live underwater are not moss or plants but freshwater colonies of algae! These algae colonies grow in only a few lakes worldwide, most commonly in Japan.
The care for these algae colonies is effortless, as they don’t require food or sunlight, just some fresh, clean tap water in their bowl occasionally! People also see them as good luck charms, so they make excellent gifts for your closest friends and family!
Fun fact: Some Marino moss balls can live up to 200 years and get passed down between generations of families in Japan as family heirlooms!
Now you have some ideas on which indoor plants make the best gifts, so which will you choose? Do you want to give a Ficus Tineke as a housewarming present or a marimo moss ball to an old friend as a pick-me-up?