Which Houseplants Make the Best Gifts?

Plants are more than the source of greenery that adds beauty to our homes and gardens. They are the true gift of nature that purify the air and revitalize any space with positive, calm, and soothing vibes. Plants make excellent gifts for several occasions that keep on giving. Whether you are looking for a Diwali gift or a housewarming present, houseplants are best to extend love and wishes for your dear ones and make their celebrations special.

We have put together a list of easy to care indoor plants that would make thoughtful and long-lasting gifts for your friends and family.

1. Peace Lily

Peace Lily is an excellent indoor plant known for its ability to neutralize toxic gases found in the air, such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide. Peace Lily has beautiful flowers and glossy green leaves that make it quite desirable to plant lovers. It requires medium to low light to thrive and only needs to be watered when the top of the soil is dry.

2. Snake Plant

Popularly known as mother-in-law’s tongue, the snake plant is an easy to care indoor plant that can survive in low light and water conditions. It has been ranked as one of the best indoor plants by NASA that purifies the air by absorbing toxins through its leaves, such as formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, and nitrogen oxide. The snake plant is also known to release moisture in the air and lessen airborne allergies.

3. Spider Plant

Spider plant is one of the best houseplants that can survive for a long time in low-light conditions. Its fast-growing vines multiply quickly to create a very dense appearance. The plant is named so because of its spider-like leaves that can be grown in hanging baskets or pots. Spider plant purifies the air by removing toxic chemicals, such as benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene, and formaldehyde.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a tough, drought-resistant plant that can also survive snow and frost. This plant stores water in its leaves that you can keep in bright, indirect light and water occasionally. Aloe vera absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at night that makes it an ideal bedroom plant. The gel of the aloe vera plant contains antioxidants that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and used as a treatment for burns, sunburns, sores, and constipation.

5. Jade Plant

Jade plant is a popular succulent plant known to bring good luck to its owners that makes it a desirable housewarming gift. Jade plant has a miniature, tree-like appearance that makes it appealing to use as a decorative plant. It is important to ensure that the jade plant is watered properly but remember not to overwater it. Water your jade plant when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. The jade plant needs full sun in order to grow properly.

6. Areca Palm

Areca palm is another popularly grown indoor plant that thrives well in bright, indirect light. It is a visually appealing indoor plant that eliminates certain pollutants from the air and produces clean indoor fresh air to breathe. You need to clean its leaves every day and keep it in the sun once every three to four months. It has been certified non-toxic to cats and dogs by ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

7. ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia is one of the lowest maintenance indoor plants that only need to be watered thrice a month and doesn’t require a lot of light. It has wide, attractive, and dark green leaves that reflect sunlight and brighten up space where it is planted. ZZ plant is also an air purifier that absorbs harmful toxins, such as toluene, xylene, and benzene from the air. This plant also produces quite small flowers from mid-summer to early autumn.

These are some of the best indoor plants to gift your loved ones on special occasions and help them stay close to nature.

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