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Best HousePlants to Gift to Your Mom on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day 2020 is just around the corner. Maybe you have yet to choose the perfect gift. Consider one of these best houseplants for Mom on Mother’s Day. Plants are a lasting gift that shows Mom or Grandma your caring love each day of the year.
Under normal circumstances, you probably would have been busy planning a special day for the woman who has been there for you since the time you opened your eyes. Your mind would likely have been occupied by things like taking her to her favorite restaurant, spending the day together, getting her a nice little gift, etc.
However, as we all know, these aren’t exactly normal times. The world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic which is described as an “invisible enemy.” And unless you’ve already been hunkering down at your Mom’s place during this period of social isolation, spending the day with her might not be possible. <Read about health benefits for Mom>
A Mother’s Day gift to cherish throughout the year
While a family gathering to honor Mom might be out of the question, getting your mother an awesome gift to show her how much you love her is still very much appreciated. You can be creative and different on this Mother’s Day, unlike any other in recent memory.
Many people choose cut flowers for gifts. These can be ordered and received on the same day, making it an easy, though not inexpensive, choice. But flower bouquets rarely last over 5-10 days. When their beauty fades and they dry to crispness, they are tossed into the garbage, forever gone.
Instead of buying a short term gift of cut flowers, consider getting her a unique plant that appeals to her aesthetic sense. Some of the best houseplants for Mom are truly a lasting gift.. The potted plant becomes a living reminder of the bond of love you share with her.
But what are the best plants to gift to Mom on Mother’s Day? With so many choices, confusion might take hold. To help you, we’ve rounded up some gorgeous picks of the best Mother’s Day plants that she will surely adore. Consider these a good starting point when considering which might be the best houseplant for your mom on Mother’s Day.
The first thing to consider when getting a plant gift for your Mom is that it should be easy to grow and elegant. In this regard, the lucky bamboo will be perfect. Other than being easy to maintain, it is known as a plant of prosperity, health, and fortune. Don’t we all wish these things for our sweet mothers? So, consider getting your favorite woman a lucky bamboo to add a refreshing feel to her home.
We have all given our Moms those traditional floral bouquets. Yes, they are wonderful and a depiction of how much we care for them. But, it’s good to shake things up every now and then. So, think out of the box this time around.
How about considering something that will make an impact when most corners and window ledges at your mother’s place already feature something of the green variety? The gardenia is what you need and it can be the perfect potted plant gift. It is easy to maintain, grows well in humid conditions (about 60%), and needs bright but indirect light most of the time.
If your mother is more of the artsy type, then the peace lily will certainly appeal to her aesthetics. It is low maintenance and can even tolerate a bit of over-watering if you happen to accidentally do so. On top of that, the leaves are glossy and green with the plant going on to produce some spectacular white blooms.
Orchids are a sign of both respect and admiration. Isn’t that what you want to demonstrate to your dear mother on this special day? Hence, the orchid phalaenopsis. Also called “moon orchid” and “moth orchid,” this low maintenance garden beauty will be perfect if your mother is a busy woman.
All she has to do is maintain adequate moisture and place it in bright but indirect sunlight. After that, she can sit back and enjoy the blooms for a number of months. Pick a fancy pot with it to add some extra fizz to the décor of the place, and your Mom will surely feel the love.
Sweet Succulent Heart Garden
Your Mom sure did a great job at nurturing you for the best part of two decades. However, that doesn’t mean her skills with regard to taking care of a house plant would be the same. She may not have a green thumb.
In such a scenario, it is best to get her a low-maintenance collection of succulents that she only has to water a couple of times a week. Enter the “sweet, succulent garden.” This assorted variety of plants and flowers can be crafted in a variety of shapes. You might even choose a heart-shaped planter that will further show your love for your mother.
Amazon Elephant’s Ear
Scientifically known as Alocasia amazonica, this plant will add a regal aesthetic to your mom’s well-maintained living room or bedroom. It is a promise that she will instantly fall in love with the large, spear-shaped, rich-green leaves ribbed with silver lines. Amazon Elephant Ear is the talk of every tea party, and mothers love for its easy maintenance and breathtaking aesthetic appeal.
If your mom likes pretty plants in pretty pots, she will instantly like Bromeliads as a Mother’s Day present. These air plants (epiphytes) are very convenient to grow in small pots and can withstand indoor growing conditions. You can buy a bunch of Bromeliads that are available in a wide range of hues and patterns. Hang them on the wall of your mother’s kitchen and surprise her with your green-love when she wakes up this Mother’s Day!
Howeia (Kentia Palm)
Does your mother enjoy peaceful evenings, reading books as she rests on her favorite couch? Add life to her favorite relaxing spot by gifting her with Kentia Palm this Mother’s Day. These Palms are a symbol of resilience and can make up for a perfect present that depicts how much you value the resilience and love of your mother. Kentia palms are also very easy to maintain and can appeal in the empty corners of any space.
Quick Fact: Queen Victoria made sure to add Kentia Palm in all her favorite residencies.
A couple of glossy Boston ferns will be perfect for the superhero mother who simultaneously grappled with you and your siblings’ tantrums while making sure you are all well-fed and loaded while going to school (or anywhere else for that matter).
These are wonderful natural purifiers when hung indoors and will also look good on your Mom’s patio/deck. You have spent many an afternoon in that place while she looked after you and took a breather from a long day at the same time. Now is the time to give it a refreshing makeover and you do not need much light to do so. Boston ferns can be easily kept in a fully or partly shaded place.
The DIY Garden
Since you have come of age, give your mother a brand new “baby” to tend to. That would be a DIY garden, and it is guaranteed to create a lot less fuss than you ever did as a child. Some varieties come with a self-watering system that lets you know via lights when to water and provide plant food. Easy to care for systems provide great enjoyment for all, including people who might be less abe to attend to daily upkeep.
A countertop garden, it does not require any soil or a large space to thrive. It comes with a custom herb seed collection, but you may choose a different one that includes fragrant lavender, zinnias, micro petunias, edible flowers, etc.
Celebrate Mother’s Day in Green Spirit!
It’s a day to show your Mom just what she means to you, and nothing says love like a living reminder of it in her living room or hallway. Try one of these plant gift options and be ready to have your Mommy grinning from ear to ear. You will certainly be happy with the outcome.
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