Gifting a plant is a great way to express your affection for your loved ones. Plants are known to improve our sense of wellbeing. For some people, plants provide companionship, and the regular care routine gives them a sense of purpose while watching their plants grow over time fills them with a sense of achievement. Very few gifts can match the enduring joy of gifting plants. Here are some suggestions that could make the perfect gift for someone on your list.
The red leaves of a poinsettia are widely associated with Christmas. Poinsettia are native to Mexico and flower naturally during late autumn and winter, however Aussie growers have manipulated the plants’ natural cycle to get them to flower over the summer Christmas.
Potted Poinsettia can also be transferred to a garden where it can grow up to four metres tall. Rewarding your loved ones with its beautiful red colour year after year making it a truly lasting gift.
Terrariums make a great Christmas plant gift. Terrariums are a miniature garden housed in a glass container that can be used as a centrepiece, hung from a ceiling, or on a wall.
While you can purchase a ready made terrarium, assembling a DIY terrarium kit can offer your family an engaging activity to create a heartfelt gift and you can also include an object of significance in the terrarium to personalise your gift.
Terrariums come in different shapes and sizes making it suitable for different spaces. If you’re looking for a plant gift with low maintenance, sealed terrariums are designed to be self-sustaining. On the other hand, open terrariums will require care every 1-3 days depending on what plant you put in the terrarium. Tropical plants are more needy while a terrarium cacti or a succulent needs little care.
Their longevity and ability to survive in difficult conditions have inspired different cultures to associate aspiring values to this plant. The most commonly associated values are persistence, strength, and unconditional love.
Gift a mini succulent to express your unconditional love or as an expression of encouragement to your loved ones.
Mini succulents take up small space and are a great gift for anyone who is time poor, as they can get away with little care, just remember to place it in a room with bright indoor lights.
A perfect gift that keeps giving. The three most common varieties grown in Australia are Eureka, Lisbon and Meyer. If your gift recipient lives in an apartment, dwarf lemon trees can be a great option. They can be grown in pots, and only grow up to two metres tall making them easier to manage. On the other hand, it can be a great addition to almost every backyard.
If all else fails and you’re stuck for a last minute idea this Christmas, then there’s always the option of a Bioweed gift card. Available in five different increments that start from just $25.