New Year is right around the corner, and you’ve already probably started to prepare for the celebrations. But how much thought have you put into what gifts you could give your loved ones? Cakes, sweets, and cookies are so overdone; even the most expensive of these items is unlikely to impress anyone. If you are looking for something different and affordable to gift that will also leave a lasting impression on the recipient, we have an amazing idea for you: plants. The collection of beautiful plants we have here will make for amazing presents this year. Check out the best options—
Knit Lucky Bamboo is not actually a bamboo plant; it’s a plant variety from the Dracaena family. This vital Feng Shui plant is a common sight in Indian homes. Place the lucky bamboo near a window that receives indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause its leaves to become scorched. It can be grown in clear water, which should be changed every two weeks, or in soil. Once can easily shape the bamboo plant into a variety of organic forms with some careful pruning.
Lucky bamboo is reputed to be nearly indestructible. However, it needs to grow in the right conditions. This includes proper light, temperature, potting media, and fertilizer. It is impossible to kill a lucky bamboo plant with all of these factors taken well into consideration. Lucky bamboo is sensitive to chlorine and other chemicals found in tap water. So, it’s best to water it with distilled or filtered water.
Araucaria is also known as the Christmas plant. There are around 20 species in a total of Araucaria. These are breathtakingly beautiful plants that you can grow both indoors and outdoors as ornamental plants. They, however, need some care and maintenance. They can reach 80m in height and live for quite a while if nurtured in the right conditions. Araucaria requires bright, direct sunlight and needs to be watered when the topsoil has dried. You can decorate your home with Araucaria for the entire Christmas season. Tradition says that decorating this tree brings good luck. Araucaria has many benefits. One of the benefits is its ability to purify the air. So, it’s highly beneficial both culturally and health-wise to have a Christmas tree in your house.
Aglaonema is an evergreen perennial herb with stems that can grow erect, decumbent, or creeping. The crown is usually made up of broadleaf blades. The wild species often have silver and green variegation. Aglaonema plants are slow-growing and only slowly reveal their trunks. It is a decorative plant and one of the most popular interior landscaping options. Aglaonema is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. One can grow it in almost any environment, but then the variegated variety requires more light.
Dracaena Kedarnath is the most popular subtropical plant that can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. These plants can reach a height of up to three feet indoors and have a bushy structure. Dracaena leaves can go up to one foot in length and two inches wide, which is great if you love large leaves. The plant looks exotic and can add to the aesthetic value of any indoor space. The plant thrives well at an average temperature. Bear in mind that they don’t prefer temperatures below 18c. A spot that is close to an east- or west-facing window is ideal. Don’t forget to maintain the potting media’s moisture at all times. During the winter season, it’s advisable to decrease watering, but make sure you don’t let the soil dry. It’s important to keep the plant humid, and for that, practice misting its leaves frequently.
5. Jade Plant:
These are good luck plants that also attract wealth. Feng Shui practitioners recommend Jade for good feng-shui. Never let a jade plant’s soil dry out completely. However, be mindful while watering as root rot might result from overwatering. To grow properly, they need full sun. And they may become stunted when they don’t get sufficient sunlight.
Aren’t these some really amazing plants to gift this New Year? Well yes! They look stunning, convey deep meanings, and are easy to take care of. Not just that, but they also radiate good vibes. The vibes are so pure and positive; they will infuse any home with an unmistakable sense of warmth. So, present these to your loved ones this festive season and make the recipients feel special.