The Best Houseplants for Hostess Gifts
5 Houseplants Any Hostess Is Sure To Love
The season of St. Nick is upon us, and with gatherings more common again these days (thank goodness!), you might be pondering some interesting gift ideas for that hostess with the mostest in your life. While many often default to a bouquet of flowers, bottle of wine, or tin of cookies—why not take your hostess gift-giving to the next level with something that will live on well beyond the holidays?
Houseplants make for wonderful, interesting hostess gifts, keeping in mind that there are a few different types of indoor house plant owners. Some might love the idea of a houseplant but don’t care to put too much time or attention into them; others might already have a home full of houseplants and would be happy to add another member to their plant family.
Regardless of what category your hostess falls into, we’ve got a few ideas for you!
Succulents are ideal hostess gifts because they are relatively easy to care for, but they also come in many different and interesting textures, shapes, colors, and sizes. Succulents are typically "from dry areas" with thick, fleshy leaves that retain water quite easily. This translates as the perfect gift for a hostess who doesn’t have a ton of time or might just be prone to forgetting to water their houseplants.
The heartleaf philodendron includes a large family of houseplants that come in various interesting colors and sizes, making them a great unique gift that any hostess is sure to love! Generally, you will find philodendrons that fall into one of two categories: climbing and upright. Their tolerance of low light and easy-going attitude makes them an excellent choice for newbie houseplant owners or those who just don’t care to put too much time and attention into their houseplants but still love to have them around!
If you’re looking for a unique hostess gift that blooms just in time for the holidays—look no further than the Christmas cactus! They have flat, glossy branches and are stunning with tubular-shaped, pink, red, yellow, or purple flowers. Christmas cactus prefer bright, indirect light (preferably in an east-facing window) and should be kept cool following their blooming period. If cared for properly, blooms will last quite a long time and will give your hostess several bloom cycles throughout the year.
A hardy indoor plant, pothos is a beautiful trailing vine that is surprisingly easy to grow. Its dark green leaves speckled with white, cream, or yellow variegation look gorgeous on a bookshelf, in a hanging basket, or even across a tabletop or mantle. They are incredibly tolerant to low-light conditions but will also fare well in medium to high light, and they can withstand a forgotten watering or two. With even the most basic care, your favorite hostess will be able to enjoy their pothos plant with minimal supervision for years to come.
Air Plant Terrarium
If you love giving unconventional, interesting hostess gifts and you fancy yourself a bit of a DIY king or queen–consider gifting an air plant terrarium this Christmas! They are super affordable and easy to make. Head to your local garden center to grab a few supplies (glass terrarium, pebbles, moss, etc.) and a few quirky little air plants. Smaller versions can even be used as Christmas tree decor, or a larger version can act as a conversation-starting centerpiece.
Houseplants make for a far more interesting hostess gift than your average bottle of wine. Head to Rogers Gardens to browse our selection of gorgeous houseplants, as well as home decor and more!