31 Beautiful Plants to Gift and Receive This Holiday Season

Fall ushers in cooler climate, shorter days, and musings of the upcoming vacation season.  With a little bit of planning, a plant from the backyard (or backyard heart) makes a considerate reward for the particular giftees in your listing.  

Whether or not you’ve got houseplants or backyard alternatives in thoughts – or each – this listing of lovely crops to reward and obtain this vacation season is bound to attract reward inspiration for all sorts of gardeners and nongardeners alike. 

A hand-selected plant makes an ideal alternate for any vacation event, like household visits, festive get-togethers, and workplace events. A well-gifted plant makes a beloved reward for academics, coworkers, associates, and household.

Amaryllis

For a tailored reward that spans the weeks of the vacation season, contemplate gifting an amaryllis.
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Hippeastrum
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Full solar to half shade
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18-24 inches
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8-10

Amaryllis makes an attractive reward to span the weeks of the vacation season with massive, daring blooms in varied colours. For a tailored reward, plant a single amaryllis bulb in a pot barely bigger than the bulb, leaving the highest half of the bulb uncovered. Use sheet moss to cowl uncovered soil as a novel flourish, creating a sublime reward that may develop and bloom with the season. Amaryllis can take six to eight weeks to bloom, so it’s excellent to provide in early November for flowers across the holidays.

The enjoyment of amaryllis lasts past a single season. Plant them instantly within the backyard in hotter climates after the ultimate frost. Retailer bulbs in a cool, darkish, dry place in colder climates till repotting the next fall season. 

With so many lovely amaryllis varieties, take pleasure in choosing the right bulb in your recipient.  Amaryllis ‘Crimson Lion’ is shiny pink, ‘Apple Blossom’ is a beautiful pink, ‘White Christmas’ is pure white, and ‘Sweet Cane’ has striped petals of pink and white – simply to call a number of!

Christmas Cactus

A close-up of a Christmas Cactus. The vibrant, unique pink flower takes center stage, its petals bursting with life. The surrounding leaves create a striking contrast with their deep green color and segmented structure, accentuating the flower's elegance.
The Christmas cactus is understood for its simplicity in upkeep and propagation.
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Schlumbergera bridgesti
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Half shade
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top


As much as 2 toes tall
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11th of September

Christmas cactus is a well-liked houseplant that’s simple to take care of and propagate – supreme for sharing and gifting!  Aptly named for its bloom time, Christmas cactus blooms for 4 to 6 weeks close to the vacations. Buds emerge alongside branches in late fall and turn out to be billowy blooms in winter, starting from white to pink to purple.

Able to create extra cacti? Observe a number of easy steps for propagating Christmas cactus in spring. These child cacti will probably be set for gifting come vacation time.

Paperwhite narcissus

A close-up reveals the enchanting Paperwhite narcissus, featuring pure white flowers with sunny yellow centers. The delicate blossoms exude a sense of purity and grace, while the yellow centers draw the eye, adding a touch of warmth to the composition.
Planting a cluster of paperwhite bulbs in a shallow bowl full of soil or pebbles makes an attractive reward.
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Narcissus tazetta
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Full to half solar
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16-24 inches
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8-11

Paperwhites deliver a bouquet of vacation cheer to the reward plant alternate. Fast-flowering bulbs bloom inside 4 to 6 weeks of planting. ‘Ziva’ is a basic selection with crisp white blooms on tall stems (and a musky scent). For a lighter and sweeter perfume, search for cultivars like ‘Inbel,’ ‘Ariel,’ and ‘Nir’ out of your native nursery, or order instantly from growers.  

Paperwhites are small bulbs that make the best affect planted in numbers. For a beautiful reward, plant a bundle of bulbs in a shallow bowl full of soil or pebbles. Place bulbs one inch aside or much less – they deal with crowding effectively and current many blooms.

Poinsettia

A close-up of a Poinsettia showcases its dark pink flowers with vibrant yellow centers, creating a visually striking contrast. The lush, green leaves that envelop the flowers further enhance the plant's beauty, adding a rich backdrop to the captivating blooms.
Initially from Mexico, these crops can attain a top of 15 toes within the wild.
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Euphorbia pulcherrima
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Half solar
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2 toes
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hardiness zones


11th of September

Poinsettias are historically related to the vacation season across the globe. Wild specimens originate in Mexico, the place they will develop to fifteen toes tall. The colourful, compact crops we have a good time right now can be found in varied colours and patterns, from shiny pink to white to pink to blotched, with merry names like ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘Winter Rose,’ and ‘Plum Pudding.’

The poinsettia performs finest indoors, in oblique mild, out of drafts, and away from heater vents and fireplaces to keep away from withering leaves.

Not able to half together with your poinsettia after the vacations? Prolong the poinsettia’s life by pruning it again in March or April, place it on a sunny windowsill, and transfer it exterior when temperatures heat. Await reblooming!

Rosemary

A close-up of Rosemary plants with vibrant green leaves gracefully adorning the branches and forming a dense canopy. The leaves are slender, needle-like, and green in color. Each branch carries the essence of freshness and culinary delight.
This versatile herb is hardy year-round in hotter zones and thrives indoors in a sunny spot.
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Salvia rosmarinus
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Full solar
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3-6 toes
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8-10

Rosemary brings kind and perfume to the vacation house, making it a perfect reward for the gardener or chef. Better of all, it may well go proper into the backyard after the winter season. 

Reward a rosemary plant already pruned into conical or normal tree varieties for a novel twist on the herb, or pot up a basic upright or trailing selection in an ornamental pot. Rosemary ‘Barbecue’ has sturdy stems that can be utilized in grilling, ‘Arp’ is extra chilly hardy, and ‘Tuscan Blue’ cascades in a container or as a groundcover.

Rosemary grows indoors fairly effectively, given a sunny location and well-drained soil. In hotter zones, rosemary is hardy year-round. Blue blooms cowl stems of evergreen needles in early summer time, attracting pollinators to the backyard. Benefit from the lemony scent all through the season, and add taste to vacation dishes with contemporary herb clippings.

Crimson Anthurium

A close-up of  the striking beauty of a Red Anthurium, with its vibrant red spathe in full bloom. The glossy, heart-shaped leaves provide a stunning contrast in rich green hues. The anthurium exudes an exotic charm that's both captivating and elegant.
A stately plant like an Anthurium is an ideal reward symbolizing hospitality.
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Anthurium scherzerianum
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Half shade
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18 inches
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11-12

Anthurium is related to hospitality, so what higher reward than a stately plant that may dwell indoors in nearly any spot? Anthurium boasts vibrant spathes year-round for the house, workplace, or floral association. Crimson anthurium options daring pink spathes (colourful leaves) atop a base of heart-shaped deep inexperienced leaves, making it a festive selection for winter.

Share the hospitality of anthurium again and again by dividing the plant in spring. Take away any offsets from the mom plant and pot new shoots in small containers to develop and provides.

Cyclamen

A close-up of Cyclamen plants with clusters of delicate pink and red flowers. These flowers, resembling miniature butterflies, add a touch of whimsy and elegance. The green leaves complement the flowers, creating a harmonious natural display.
Cyclamen undergo a summer time dormancy interval to save lots of power.
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Cyclamen persicum
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Partial shade
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6-16 inches
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11th of September

Talking of heart-shaped leaves, cyclamen supply a candy selection for the vacation season in white, pink, purple, pink, or bicolor flowers. Cyclamen blooms from November by means of April, giving months of shade and energetic rising till summer time dormancy – once they thrive on neglect.

As a result of cyclamen originate within the Mediterranean – with cool, moist winters and heat, arid summers  – they expertise summer time dormancy to preserve power. Throughout this time, transfer cyclamen to a cool, darkish spot (no have to water). Crops reemerge within the fall to start actively rising and blooming as soon as once more.

Lemon Cypress

A close-up of Lemon Cypress reveals gracefully arching branches adorned with lush, needle-like leaves. The leaves are vibrant green and create a soothing visual contrast.
When saved indoors as a houseplant, lemon cypress thrives in shiny mild and morning solar.
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Hesperocyparis macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’
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Full solar to half shade
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10 toes
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7-10

Lemon cypress provides a pop to the vacation setting with its effective, shiny yellow needles and conical kind. A tidy evergreen with a good, uniform behavior, lemon cypress is on the market in dwarf varieties like ‘Gold Crest Wilma,’ well-suited for containers. Recent, lemony-scented needles complement its hanging shade.

Use lemon cypress as a backyard specimen or in a container so as to add vibrant shade and effective texture in opposition to a backdrop of deeper greens. As a houseplant, lemon cypress wants shiny mild and morning solar (avoiding sizzling afternoon solar, which might injury the plant) and weekly watering so the soil doesn’t dry out. 

Camellia ‘Yuletide’

A close-up of Camellia ‘Yuletide' showcasing a mesmerizing red flower with yellow center. The intricate petals form a captivating pattern, while the lush green leaves in the background provide a calming backdrop. This composition is a delightful symphony of color and beauty.
Pollinators like bees and different bugs are equally drawn to camellias.
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Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
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Half shade
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8-10 toes
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7-10

A beautiful evergreen shrub, camellias bloom in fall and winter, relying on selection.  Camellia ‘Yuletide’ blooms all through the vacation season, when shiny pink flowers distinction shiny, evergreen leaves. 

Camellia ‘Yuletide’ lends a lush look to the panorama year-round, and the hanging winter blooms are a pleasure when little else is blooming. Pollinators agree!  Camellias entice bees and different bugs as flowers present a helpful meals supply.

Camellias develop finest within the American South, preferring a partial or full shade location. The reward of a basic camellia brings years of enjoyment (and low upkeep) to the backyard.

Hellebore

A close-up of a Hellebore plant featuring cream-colored flowers with delicate purple linings in the center. The green leaves provide a lush backdrop, creating a beautiful contrast in this botanical composition.
These four-season perennials have a clumping development sample and regularly unfold.
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Helleborus orientalis
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Half to full shade
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18 inches
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4-9

Hellebores, or Lenten Roses, function massive, cupped-shaped nodding blooms atop darkish inexperienced palmate leaves. Perennials that bloom in late winter/early spring, hellebores grace the backyard with evergreen or semi-evergreen leaves, relying on local weather.

Closely hybridized, hellebores bloom in varied colours, from creamy white to tender pink to wine pink, with single or double flowers. A four-season perennial, hellebores kind a clumping behavior and might slowly unfold to naturalize a woodland backyard.

Orchids

A close-up of Orchids showcasing their striking light vibrant purple flowers. Their elegant leaves, with roots firmly planted in a brown pot, add a touch of natural grace to this stunning floral arrangement.
Phalaenopsis orchids are an ideal selection for including a contact of magnificence to your vacation decor.
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Orchidaceae
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Full to partial solar
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6-10 inches
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9-12

A basic addition to any interiorscape, orchids add a sublime flare to the vacation season.  Go for a available, beautiful Phalaenopsis selection for a dependable, easy-care orchid.  Phalaenopsis stems produce numbers of enormous, shiny blooms without delay.

Oncidium orchids, or Dancing Girls Orchids, host blooms that resemble clothes with lengthy skirts dancing on tall stems (cue the “eight women dancing” chorus).

These epiphytes can develop outside in heat climates, absorbing water and vitamins by means of uncovered roots. Develop orchids indoors, a minimum of throughout winter months, in colder climates.

Meyer Lemon

A close-up of Meyer Lemon fruits, displaying their vibrant yellow hue. Surrounding them are the luscious dark green leaves, which enhance the appeal of these citrus gems with their rich and healthy appearance
The Meyer lemon tree’s yellow-orange fruits are sweeter and fewer acidic than different varieties.
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Citrus x meyeri ‘Improved’
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Full solar
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8-10 toes
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8-11

Meyer lemon bushes produce ample candy lemons, have wealthy inexperienced evergreen foliage, and bloom twice a 12 months with deliciously sweet-smelling clusters of white blossoms. Finest planted in late winter, Meyer lemon bushes deliver a showy, aromatic culinary plant to the backyard.  

Meyer lemon bushes are a hybrid between a lemon and a candy orange or mandarin, making the yellow-orange fruits sweeter and fewer acidic than different varieties. The shrubby type of the Meyer lemon makes it simpler to develop in containers and prune than different fruit bushes.

Cash Tree Plant

A close-up of a Money Tree Plant, with its lush green leaves. The plant's structure is characterized by its unique and captivating form, making it a captivating addition to any indoor garden or decor.
This adaptable houseplant thrives in various circumstances, even low-light environments.

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Pachira aquatica
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Half to full shade
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top


6 toes
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10

The cash tree plant is related to prosperity, success, and optimistic power, making it an ideal reward for the brand new 12 months. An adaptable houseplant, the cash tree is well-suited to numerous circumstances and never finicky, tolerating low mild circumstances. The cash plant is commonly offered with a number of stems braided right into a trunk. It has shiny palmate leaves, the houseplant type of a tropical tree.

As a tropical plant, the cash tree prefers shiny, oblique mild and dries out a bit between thorough waterings. It’s going to forgive occasional neglect and is a superb selection for brand spanking new and skilled plant mother and father.

Lavender

A close-up of the branches of Lavender in full bloom, revealing their soothing lavender-colored flowers and delicate spikes. This enchanting botanical display embodies the calming and aromatic essence of this lovely herb.
These aromatic flowers will be harvested for indoor bouquets by taking clippings and drying them.
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Lavandula spp.
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Full solar
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top


3 toes
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hardiness zones


5-8

Lavender brings an invigorating perfume into the house any time of 12 months, and its calming properties could also be useful throughout busy holidays. Beloved for its silvery foliage, purple bloom spikes, and plenty of makes use of – from cleaning to rest to culinary – lavender is gorgeous within the backyard. Whether or not it’s one of many many types of English, French, Spanish, or Dutch lavender, blooms entice hummingbirds, bees, and different pollinators.  

This sun-loving Mediterranean perennial thrives in arid, heat summers and funky winters.  It’s drought-tolerant and a fantastic companion to rosemary and different dry-condition perennials.  Lavender is a present that retains on giving. Take clippings and dry them for aromatic bouquets indoors.

Zuzu Plant

A close-up of a Zuzu Plant with lush, vibrant green leaves. The leaves are arranged in a symmetrical pattern, forming a compact rosette. Each leaf glistens with moisture, reflecting the light.
These ZZ crops thrive in environments with low to shiny, oblique mild.
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Zamioculcas zamifolia
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Half to full shade
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top


2-3 toes
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hardiness zones


11th of September

The Zuzu, or ZZ plant, is a well-liked houseplant as a consequence of its structural type of arching stems and low upkeep wants. Zuzu provides a contact of architectural greenery with strong stems and plush oval leaves. It requires little water and might enhance air high quality by filtering unstable compounds.

Zuzu is on the market in darkish inexperienced, deep purple, and variegated varieties, including curiosity to the indoor backyard and making a novel reward possibility. ZZ crops tolerate low to shiny, oblique mild and develop effectively in fluorescent lighting – excellent for the house or workplace.

Caladiums

A close-up of potted Caladiums, showcasing their enchanting light pink leaves adorned with intricate green veins and delicate linings. The pink leaves have a delicate, almost ethereal quality.
Often known as angel wings, caladiums are cherished for his or her decorative foliage.
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Caladium spp.
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Half to full shade
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top


18-24 inches
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hardiness zones


11th of September

Caladiums, or angel wings, are prized for his or her ornamental foliage and arrow-shaped leaves.  Placing colours dapple every leaf in veins and blotches, creating flags of shade. 

Caladium ‘White Christmas’ options crisp white leaves lined in darkish inexperienced veins and edges, brightening its spot within the backyard or house. Extraordinarily simple to develop (and reward!), buy caladiums as potted crops or small bulbs. 

Caladiums are tropical and like heat climates, so deal with them as annuals or houseplants in chilly winter zones. They make a spectacular show in a mass or as a border planting underneath a tree cover, however even a singular pot brings colourful curiosity to the houseplant assortment.

Prayer Plant

A close-up of a potted Prayer Plant with green leaves featuring striking red linings. Each leaf has slender stalks, adding an elegant touch to their appearance. The plant is housed in a clean, white pot that complements its vivid foliage.
This plant is ideal for inside hanging baskets, low bowls, and dish gardens.
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Maranta leuconeura
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Half shade
height
top


10-12 inches
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


11-12

Prayer plant is a tropical plant with hanging foliage and leaves that fold at evening, resembling arms in prayer. Leaves of the prayer plant open by day with daring patterns in deep purple and inexperienced hues. Leaf undersides, evident when crops fold, are deep pink or purple. 

Prayer crops make lovely inside hanging baskets. They’re additionally supreme in low bowls and dish gardens and supply a considerate reward in the course of the holidays.

Flapjacks

A close-up of Flapjacks, revealing their distinctive paddle-shaped leaves stacked like pancakes. The leaves exhibit a captivating blend of lime green with deep red edges. In the background, other potted green plants provide a lush backdrop.
These hanging crops thrive indoors in well-lit containers with minimal water.
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Kalanchoe luciae
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Full solar
height
top


12-18 inches
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


9-10

Not only for breakfast anymore, flapjacks are drought-tolerant succulents with a wonderful identify and architectural construction to match, positive to be a speaking level when exchanging presents. Leaves are paddle-shaped and stacked like pancakes, in colours of lime inexperienced with deep pink edges.  Flapjacks develop effectively in containers indoors in shiny mild, with little water, or outside in heat climates.

Succulents characterize an unlimited world of thrilling crops in all shapes, colours, and textures.  Combine and match them in an ornamental pot for a enjoyable, eclectic vacation reward. Tiny, lovable succulents in a small vessel additionally make a flexible reward in any alternate. With little care necessities, succulents can brighten any area.

Begonia ‘Angel Wing’

A close-up of Begonia 'Angel Wing' highlighting its remarkable leaves and blooms. The deep green leaves are embellished with silvery dots and have a unique wing-like shape. Clusters of pendulous red blooms dangle gracefully from arching stems, creating an elegant and vibrant display.
Angel wing begonias are supreme indoor houseplants with long-lasting blooms and hanging foliage.
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Begonia coccinea
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Half shade
height
top


12-30 inches
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


10-11

Cane-type begonia, or angel wings, are prized for his or her richly patterned foliage and frilly, colourful blooms. Silvery dots mark deep inexperienced, wing-shaped leaves with pink underside.  Clusters of pendulous white, pink, pink, or salmon blooms droop from arching stems.  

Angel wing begonias make a superb houseplant and might dwell indoors year-round, providing excellent foliage plus an extended bloom time. Pretty on a windowsill or inside hanging basket, many types have been bred for a extra compact kind, bolder leaf sample, and longer bloom time – a really distinctive reward!

Decorative Pineapple

A close-up of an ornamental pineapple reveals a mini blue-violet pineapple nestled amidst spiky green leaves. The vibrant pineapple stands out with its unique colors and textures. This plant is a captivating blend of nature's beauty and artistry.
This decorative model of the pineapple is known for its engaging foliage and cute, small fruit.
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botanical identify


Ananas bracteatus
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solar necessities


Full solar
height
top


3 toes
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


11-12

Decorative pineapples aren’t identified for edible fruits however reasonably for hanging foliage and lovable, miniature pineapples. The strappy leaves are colourful and wealthy in texture in white variegation and pink, with pink pineapple fruits. Fruits are produced as days get cooler and shorter, making it a candy vacation reward.

Olive Tree

A close-up of an olive tree with green and purple fruits hanging gracefully from the branches. The juxtaposition of the richly colored fruits against the backdrop of lush green leaves is a visual treat. The olive tree showcases the harmony of life and abundance.
As a considerate and enduring reward, the olive tree is a sublime selection.
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botanical identify


Olea europaea
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solar necessities


Full solar
height
top


25 toes
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


8-11

An emblem of peace and friendship, contemplate extending the olive department (or tree) this vacation season. Olive bushes boast a beautiful type of evergreen leaves with a swish behavior.  Slender leaves are – you guessed it- olive inexperienced and have a silvery underside.

One of many oldest fruit bushes, olives have an extended historical past within the backyard and the house. Tiny white blooms cowl the bushes in late spring and turn out to be ripened fruit from October by means of December. 

Recent olives will be cured for consuming, pressed for oils, or left for wildlife as a meals supply. A sublime plant with a wealthy cultural historical past, the evergreen olive tree makes a long-lasting reward.

Blue Star Fern

Positioned on the shiny wooden floor of a well-furnished white house, a potted Blue Star Fern displays its elegant green leaves. The plant exudes a sense of serenity and natural beauty, while its white pot complements the interior decor, creating a tranquil atmosphere.
With its deep lobes and silvery blue-gray fronds, the blue star fern earns its celestial moniker.
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botanical identify


Phlebodium aureum
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solar necessities


Half to full shade
height
top


12 inches
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


8-13

Blue star fern will get its stellar identify from silvery blue-gray fronds with deep lobes. One of many best ferns to develop as a houseplant, its distinctive shade, texture, and structural foliage deliver a swish and modern really feel to the indoor backyard. The blue star makes a beautiful vacation reward that may shine in any house backyard.

Comparatively carefree as ferns go, blue stars want medium to shiny, oblique mild and ought to be watered when floor soil feels dry. Keep away from watering the crown of the blue star, the place epiphytic roots and stems are vulnerable to rot if saved too moist. 

Norway Spruce

A close-up of a Norway Spruce highlights brown cone-like structures hanging from the branches. The Spruce's needle-like leaves form a dense and textured canopy, making it a classic and enduring addition to any natural landscape.
To handle its development in Zone 7 or colder, contemplate planting it in a container outside.
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botanical identify


Picea abies
sun-requirements
solar necessities


Full solar
height
top


40-60 toes
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


2-7

A basic Christmas tree-shaped evergreen, generally formed into spirals or topiaries, Norway spruce makes an attractive addition to the winter patio.

A hardy evergreen in zone 7 or colder, maintain Norway spruce in a container exterior to manage development (ultimately, nonetheless, Norway spruce will outgrow a pot and must be planted within the panorama). For rock gardens and smaller areas, search for dwarf varieties.

Monstera

Placed on a brown surface, a potted Monstera plant exhibits its striking leaves. The lush green foliage contrasts beautifully with the pristine white pot and background wall, creating a stunning visual composition that exudes elegance and minimalism.
The monstera deliciosa captivates indoor gardeners with its irresistibly massive and energetic look.
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botanical identify


Monstera deliciosa
sun-requirements
solar necessities


Half to full shade
height
top


4-5 toes
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


10-11

Unmatched within the houseplant jungle, monstera makes an enormous tropical assertion with massive, lush leaves with pure splits and gap patterns. Monstera deliciosa means “scrumptious monster,” and plenty of indoor gardeners can’t resist its deliciously outsized and energetic kind. Suited effectively to container tradition, monstera leaves attain a dramatic one to 2 toes lengthy.

For a novel vacation reward, contemplate Monstera variegata – a cultivar that homes smaller leaves than deliciosa however with hanging white and inexperienced variegation. Extremely sought-after dramatic crops within the houseplant market add a stylistic container choice to the house (assume Phantom of the Opera in masked-leaf kind).

Gardenia

In this garden, numerous Gardenia plants showcase a beautiful bed of white blooms, evoking a sense of purity and serenity. These delicate flowers contrast with the vibrant green leaves beneath, creating a striking visual harmony.
In colder areas, be sure you deliver your gardenias inside for the winter.
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botanical identify


Gardenia jasminoides
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solar necessities


Half shade
height
top


4-6 toes
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


7-10

In case you catch the sweetest perfume wafting from white blossoms on a shrub of darkish inexperienced, shiny evergreen leaves, it’s notably a gardenia. Finest fitted to gardens within the American South, take pleasure in gifted gardenias in a patio container in the course of the vacation season and later planted within the backyard. In colder climates, deliver gardenias indoors to overwinter.

Indoors, attempt a gardenia close to a shiny window. Gardenias will be finicky if circumstances aren’t fairly proper, particularly inside, so transfer the plant outside as temperatures heat.

Holly

A close-up reveals a robust Holly plant, featuring a sturdy wooden branch. Its deep green leaves exude a sense of strength and vitality, while bright red fruits add a pop of color and festive charm.
With quite a few holly species accessible, the probabilities for landscaping are limitless.
botanical-name
botanical identify


Ilex spp.
sun-requirements
solar necessities


Full solar to half shade
height
top


4-15 toes
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


6-9

Hollies brighten the winter panorama with their shiny evergreen leaves and vibrant pink berries that present meals for wildlife, winter curiosity, and pleasure as festive ornament in the course of the vacation season. With so many species of holly, panorama makes use of haven’t any finish.  At vacation time, the reward of ‘Christmas Jewel’ holly might present a flexible and becoming possibility for the backyard.  

‘Christmas Jewel’ is a dense, upright, and compact holly of pyramidal kind requiring no cross-pollination to fruit. Found as a pure hybrid in South Carolina, ‘Christmas Jewel’ has massive pink berries in winter and tiny white flowers in spring, attracting birds and bees.

Ficus Bonsai

A close-up of a Ficus Bonsai showcases a cluster of lush green leaves, their glossy surfaces reflecting the ambient light. Each leaf appears meticulously sculpted, contributing to the bonsai's overall elegance and aesthetic appeal.
Bonsai presents an thrilling reward possibility for each adults and kids.
botanical-name
botanical identify


Ficus retusa
sun-requirements
solar necessities


Half solar
height
top


Varies
hardiness-zones
hardiness zones


10-11

Bonsai is the artwork of rising decorative crops in dwarf kind by controlling development with pruning methods. Nearly any tree or shrub will be bonsaied and might dwell for years in bonsai kind with correct care and information of specialised methods. Through the holidays, bonsai makes an thrilling reward for adults and kids alike, providing a connection to nature in a enjoyable and novel method.

A simple indoor bonsai plant is the ficus tree. Obtainable in a variety of pot sizes, reward a full and well-shaped specimen. The recipient can benefit from the bonsai in its gifted kind with elective consideration, pruning as desired because the plant grows.  

Eucalyptus

A close-up of Eucalyptus featuring slender branches adorned with lance-shaped leaves. The silvery foliage shimmers under the sunlight, creating an ethereal quality. The unique combination of slender branches and silvery leaves defines the characteristic allure of the Eucalyptus tree.
The silver greenback gum boasts eye-catching, erect stems adorned with round, silvery leaves.
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botanical identify


Eucalyptus cinerea 
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Full solar
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top


30 toes
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hardiness zones


8-10

Eucalyptus, or gum tree, has a refreshing menthol perfume, silver greenback foliage, and peeling bark. The ‘Silver Greenback’ gum is one in all over 700 species of Eucalyptus, all native to the area of Australia, New Zealand, and surrounding islands. 

‘Silver Greenback’ produces showy, upright stems lined with silvery, spherical leaves and is superb for flower preparations and drying. Place a sprig within the bathe for a refreshing aroma or in an ornamental vase or wreath kind.

Norfolk Island Pine

A close-up of a Norfolk Island Pine reveals its distinctive leaves, resembling delicate fronds or miniature Christmas trees. They are arranged in a spiral pattern, creating an exquisite natural symmetry. The vibrant green color of the leaves adds to the visual appeal, making it a captivating botanical wonder.
A tropical plant that appears like a cold-hardy tree, Norfolk pines make nice vacation presents when adorned with strings of small lights.
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botanical identify


Araucaria heterophylla
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Full solar to half shade
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top


3-200 toes
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hardiness zones


10-11

Norfolk Island pines function effective, tender evergreen needles in a free pyramidal form for a lush look any time of 12 months. Enhance with strands of tiny lights for a festive reward in the course of the vacation season, helpful as a tabletop tree.

Norfolk Island pine is just not a pine in any respect however a local to the South Pacific. Norfolk Island pine thrives as a houseplant. You’ll be able to transfer them outside throughout hotter months or develop them indoors year-round.

Pear Tree

A close-up of a Pear Tree showcases its sturdy branches, adorned with lush green leaves. Among the foliage, plump green pears with a hint of brownish color dangle, promising a bountiful harvest. The scene is a testament to nature's ability to bear both life and sustenance.
In spring, these pear branches burst with quite a few white blossoms.
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botanical identify


Pyrus communis
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Full solar
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top


8-30 toes
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hardiness zones


3-10

Pears have lengthy been related to the vacation season. December is Nationwide Pear Month, as many pear varieties ripen within the late fall, yielding the deliciously juicy fruit as a season’s specialty. Different varieties ripen all through late summer time/early fall, bringing taste because the climate turns chilly.

The symbolism of the pear tree is different and deeply rooted. It’s related to abundance and longevity. The pear has appeared all through historical past, making the reward of a pear tree an attractive plant with international origins.

Give pear bushes grown in containers from dwarf rootstocks for a compact, shorter plant. They will develop in shrubby, tree, or espaliered varieties alongside a trellis. Come spring, pear branches bear tons of white blossoms able to greet pollinators.

Staghorn Fern

A potted Staghorn Fern is shown displaying its unique, antler-like leaves that spread gracefully in all directions. The stark white wall in the background accentuates the fern's natural beauty. The contrast highlights the plant's elegance and makes it a striking indoor display.
The broad, blue-green fronds of Staghorn ferns resemble the forked antlers of deer or elk.
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botanical identify


Platycerium bifurcatum
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Half to full shade
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top


3 toes
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hardiness zones


11th of September

Staghorn fern fronds are blue-green, broad, and deeply lobed, resembling the forked antlers of deer or elk. Staghorns make a good-looking reward potted in a container or mounted on a bit of wooden or bark. Develop them indoors in colder months. 

Staghorns create coppery shields round basal frond clusters, and epiphytic roots take in water and vitamins. These shields multiply and overlap because the fern grows and establishes extra fronds in fairly a hanging behavior.

Remaining Ideas

As a gardener, there’s nothing extra pleasant than giving (or receiving!) a brand new plant for the house or backyard. However you don’t must take pleasure in gardening to relish a residing plant, particularly in winter. The reward of nature presents a connection past the fabric hustle and bustle of the vacations. Have enjoyable selecting an impressed plant for the right recipient in your listing, and possibly bask in a cheerful plant reward for your self!

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