The holidays always sneak up on us and holiday gift shopping for the people in our lives can sometimes be easier said than done. Especially when it comes to plants! We think plants make the best gifts, but not everyone has a green thumb, so how do you find the right one for them? We've got you covered with everything from Canadian rare plants to houseplant fertilizer. Gifting via plant delivery is the way to go during the busy month of December.
Order by December 14th to make sure your friends receive their new amigo or home decor gift before December 24th!
Why not give the gift of an air plant and a unique gift card? It's the perfect present for someone who you're not quite sure what to get for them. (who knows what your manager even likes?) An air plant is a fun and unusual one that will surely stand out from the rest. With a gift card, it's a win-win. No effort is required on your part and they can choose their preferred present!
Jade Pothos | Aurora
Looking for the perfect gift to give a new plant parent? Look no further than the pothos jade plant! (or check out the classic Golden Pothos). Aurora, nicknamed after her family lineage Epipremnum Auruem, is a great choice for the beginner in your life. Not only does she come with easy-care instructions, but with her lovely vibrant green and yellow leaves, what's not to love? And did we mention how forgiving she is?
Pothos jade is probably one of the least likely plants to die from neglect, even if the recipient doesn't turn out to be a perfect plant parent. (There's also a book for that) The greatest gift of all is to watch as someone else experiences their first plant parenthood journey!
Anthurium Clarinervium | Dora
If you're looking for the perfect gift to show your quirky friend how special they are, look no further than the Anthurium Clarinervium – otherwise known as Aurora! This rare plant is perfect for a friend who loves to be one-of-a-kind, and she's easy to care for too. Aurora enjoys bright indirect light, should be kept slightly damp and can be fertilized very rarely. Just make sure you warn your giftee that she is toxic to pets!
For a gift that keeps giving, why not give them the chance to propagate a plant? The hanging propagation tube duo is an endlessly intriguing present - watch as new leaves sprout from a set of plant pals that can hang together like ornaments!
Peperomia Obtusifolia | Ronaldo
Have friends with doggo's? Meet Ronaldo, otherwise known as the Peperomia Obtusifolia! In Brazil, the Peperomia plant is known to be gifted as a sign that 'everything will be alright, and sometimes that's exactly what a pet parent needs to hear.
As luxurious as he looks, caring for this plant is easy! All you need to do is keep him in bright indirect light, water him when the soil dries out and wipe down the leaves occasionally. Plus, its dark green leaves will provide a pop of color and texture to any home — your friend's pup can admire him without fear of ingestion! It's a paw-fect present that everyone can enjoy.
Road Kill Cactus (M) | Ethelbert
If you're looking for an unforgettable gift, why not give the gift of Ethelbert? Known more commonly as Consolea Rubescens or Road Kill Cactus, Ethelbert makes the perfect companion for your adventurous friend. A native of roadways in Sonora, Mexico and California deserts, this resilient guy requires less water than other desert cacti.
So it's low-maintenance and simple to care for. Plus, while other plants are losing their liveliness in the winter months, Ethelbert may give you yellow flowers in late December if he's happy! A great reminder of journeys old and new — we could all use an Ethelbert cactacompanion this year!
Fiddle Leaf Fig | Eileen
Trying to find the perfect gift for a friend who works from home? Treat them to their very own Eileen - otherwise known as a Ficus Lyrata or the famous 'Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree!' It's an office space must-have and will look stunning in any home.
With the perfect lighting conditions and careful maintenance, this lady will bring cheer throughout the holiday season and for many years after. Simply give Eileen access to some partial sunlight and make sure she doesn't get too cold. Her iconic leaves are impressively large and she commands attention wherever she stands. Eileen could help remind anyone to take breaks from their desk once in a while!
Money Tree | Bucky
If you have a friend who is always shooting for the stars and manifesting their wildest dreams, a Pachira Aquatica or money tree, also known as Bucky, is really the ultimate gift! If you believe in Chinese folklore, Bucky is believed to bring its owners abundance, good luck and financial prosperity due to the trunk resembling a bundle of coins or money.
For your lucky friend, there's no better way to encourage them than with a special holiday gift that promotes financial wellness and boosts luck in all realms of life. Plus, Bucky is an attractive presence in any home – he can be left alone in its pot or easily trained as a bonsai tree! Give the gift of Bucky and watch magical things start happening all round! We can always hope that money grows on trees…
Snake Plant | Kaa
If you have a friend that doesn't have much window space to work with, might we suggest the Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii? Kaa is the perfect housemate. He won't complain even in the darkest of basements, nor require you to keep an annoying frequent watering routine. Lucky for your friend - this little guy likes it that way. An extra large snake plant is a gift that is guaranteed to keep giving! While you aren't looking, he grows up so quickly- like a sneaky sneaky sssssnake!
Parlour Palm | Vicky
Looking for a gift that perfectly embodies your friend’s ‘don’t care about the holidays and just take me to Mexico’ attitude? Then Vicky, otherwise known as a Neanthebella or Parlour Palm, is the perfect option. With vibrant green fronds swaying gently in the breeze, Vicky will have your friend daydreaming of the ocean waves they can’t wait to dip their toes in this summer. Plus, she's a delightful addition to any mimosa brunch because you could use her leaves to craft a summer cocktail. Cheers to that! Give the gift of a tropical oasis vibe.
Coconut Palm | Coco
If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for your home decor queen/king and plant stylist friend, look no further than Coco Nucifera – otherwise known as Vicky! The Coconut Palm is a unique, striking plant that will bring life to any room.
A slow-growing, beautiful tropical plant, Coco tolerates occasional forgetfulness about watering and can survive in any environment but will do much better with high humidity and bright light. The gift-ee will love their new feng shui loving pal. New pots for plants are another gift that will throw them into blissful re-arrange mode, just in time for the new year!
Zygo Holiday Cactus | Holly
Do you know anyone who loves the holidays as much as Holly? She's the kind of Amigo who gets excited about stringing up twinkly lights and making gingerbread houses. There's just something about the holiday season that brings out the best in her. Also known as the Schlumbergera Truncata or Zygo of the holiday cactus varieties, this lil’ gal is sure to bring a smile to your friend's face year-round. Not only is she easy to care for, but she also loves to put on a show. When spring rolls around, she'll start to bloom brightly colored flowers.
Lastly, like the coal in a stocking, we give you Maximus the Watering Can. He is a functional part of our holiday decor and also loves this time of year; he’s a gift that says "Hey, I think you are a solid friend!"
Sssst. Don’t forget to send off a fun Holiday card with your gifts! What are your favourite tropical house plants to give? Let us know over on Instagram!