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5 of the most popular plants that will make the best gift for a loved one!

It's the season to be jolly, lalalalalaa la la la la 🎶 Well if that doesn't immediately put you in the December mood, we don't know what will. The December month is wonderful, but it can also be quite stressful. 'Oh, what should I give to my sibling this year' or 'Gee, my friend has really got everything by now'. This list of the 5 most popular and beautiful plants will really help you out. Anyone who is even the slightest bit fond of greenery in their home will be delighted with one of these plants as a gift! There is simply no way around it. We will now guide you through the top 5, we are curious to know which plant you pick as a gift for your beloved friend/partner/relative.

1. String of hearts - Ceropegia Woodii

Ceropegia Woodii 'String of Hearts' is a super popular hanging succulent. It gets her name from her too cute, heart-shaped leaves that drag gracefully downwards. The String of Hearts plant has delicate silvery-grey-green leaves with a pretty pattern and a green to purple underside. Yes she will, when unwrapped, really be the topic of conversation! Fortunately, this sweet hanging plant is also easy to care for. So ideal for plant lovers of all skill levels!

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2. Calathea Orbifolia

The Calathea Orbifolia is an impressive lady. Surely she really outshines the other Calatheas when it comes to the width of the leaves. These amazing oversized green leaves are decorated with beautiful silver stripes. Yes, with this plant as a gift, you really do give something unique. Like many Calatheas, the Orbifolia is also known as 'The Living Plant'. This means she is a real show-off during the day when she opens her leaves. As night falls, she slowly closes them again for a good night's sleep. So with this gift, you immediately have a great story, see if the recipient of this gift believes you or needs to see this for themselves first?!

Orbifolia inspirational

3. Philodendron Scandens Micans

People absolutely love this Philodendron Scandens Micans, and we totally understand why. She has beautiful heart-shaped leaves that are velvety to the touch. In addition, she has another special feature; the colour of her leaves change depending on the light! From deep green to full purple, every moment of the day she surprises you with a beautiful palette of colours. This plant really is a party to look at every day. Great gift then right?

Scandens inspirational

4. Syngonium Mottled

The Syngonium Mottled! She has beautiful arrow-shaped leaves with a mottled pattern on them. The colours can range from dark green to white, making each leaf a beautiful work of art. She is naturally a climber and gets cool aerial roots to grab onto something. This also makes her very easy to propagate. With this plant, you are actually giving a true work of art as a gift, pretty cool right!

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5. Strelitzia Nicolai

The Strelitzia Nicolai is a super trendy plant and that really won't change easily. Logical, because who wouldn't want this green beauty in their home? This Strelitzia is a nice big plant to give and so the recipient can immediately enjoy this full green beauty with jungle vibes. In South Africa, this plant has been spotted reaching heights of 10 metres! This just doesn't happen indoors though, but don't be surprised if it grows even taller. Good to mention when giving her as a gift.

Strelitzia inspirational

Does this list include the perfect gift for your loved one? Then you are welcome! If you are looking for something a bit different or are looking for a very small plant or a king-size plant. No worries. On our website, we have plants in many different sizes, colours and shapes. The perfect gift should be among them! PLNTS.com wishes everyone happy holidays!

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November 07, 2022
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