No matter if you’re looking for a quick Christmas gift at the last minute or if you’re simply wanting to bring something to the holiday dinner you’ve been invited to, a plant is the ideal gift that keeps on giving.
When it comes to indoor plants, not all plants are ideal for giving as a Christmas gift. If you’re unsure whether the recipient has a green thumb or a brown thumb, you’ll want to opt for a plant that’s easy to care for and beautiful at the same time.
Here is a list of the best plants for great Christmas gifts:
Aloe – This popular plant is ideal as it’s pretty all on its own, but it also serves a purpose. If you have a burn and need something to apply to it, you can break off a piece and rub the gel on your burn or wound. Minimal water requirements make this an easy to care for plant.
Succulents – Again, this plant requires minimal water and is readily available in all shapes and sizes. You can collect one or several and set them out in an attractive arrangement.
Amaryllis – This pretty plant offers up gorgeous blooms that will give you a glimpse of spring during the gray days of winter. Pretty blooms will brighten any gloomy winter day.
Orchid – Elegant and pretty, you can find these in a variety of colors and scents. If you’re looking for something lovely and elegant that smells good, you can’t go wrong with this plant.
Lucky Bamboo – While this isn’t a true bamboo, it grows in water and will grace any window. Put it in a lovely vase or a pretty jar and let it grow to its hearts content. You’re sure to appreciate the speed at which this plant grows. The more the merrier when it comes to this plant.
Christmas Ferns – If you’re looking to provide a touch of greenery, then this is the plant for you to give. It stays lusciously green all winter long and will be ready for your gift recipient to transplant it outside come spring. What a lovely reminder in the garden throughout the year.
Air Plants – This fascinating plant will have everyone staring. A truly clever and unique gift that simply can’t be beat. Plant it wherever desired and remember, you don’t have to put this in dirt or water and you’ll never have to feed it either. One of the easiest to care for plants ever. Just give this plant a gentle mist now and again and you’ll be rewarded with a unique and pretty plant that has everyone talking about it.
Paperwhites – This lovely plant has an abundance of white flowers gracing its green stems. Ideal for growing in pebbles to dirt, you’re sure to appreciate how easy this bulb grows. Requiring minimal care, it will look lovely for weeks to come and can be planted outside if desired in the spring.
Christmas Cactus – Lovely pink or red flowers (and occasionally white) grace this unique succulent. It can provide a touch of green to an otherwise boring tabletop. Leave it in the dark for 12 hours per day for 4 weeks and you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous blooms to grace your room for a few weeks.
These plants are all make great Christmas gifts and will tell the recipient that you were thinking of them. Don’t go to your next dinner party or holiday event empty-handed. Take one of the best gifts your hostess will ever receive and you’re sure to be the guest that they invite back next year.
I would like to thank Jonathan Leger for this providing this great information and resource for plants that make wonderful Christmas gifts. Indoor plants have proven health benefits, they clean the air naturally, add beauty to any decor, and help you live a natural and green-lifestyle. Anytime you want to show your appreciation to someone indoor plants are a great choice. If you would like to know more about Jonathan please visit the link below.
Jonathan Leger is a member of the Garden Writer’s Association and a gardening enthusiast. He runs a site dedicated to the history, education and care of knockout roses at “knockoutroses.”