If you still haven’t bought gifts for your mom, or if you’re looking for something unique to give her during Mother’s Day, plants are always a good option.
This is because aside from being beautiful, plants also come with an impressive slate of benefits, all of which make them a wonderful addition to any home.
Here are some of the best plants you can give to your mom on Mother’s Day:
Triostar stromanthe - Native to Brazil, the Triostar is known for its elegantly-shaped leaves and their signature green, cream, and pink splotches.
Aside from being an exquisite-looking specimen — some plant keepers often keep this as a pocket-friendly alternative to the exquisite Pink Princess Philodendron — the Triostar is also quite easy to maintain.
To get the most of your Triostar stromanthe, place it in a spot which gets lots of bright, indirect light, which will allow it to maximize its coloring. Triostar stromanthe plants also require a humid environment, which you can provide with the help of humidifiers. Lastly, make sure to keep its soil moist but not soggy, in order to prevent its roots from rotting.
Phalaenopsis orchid - Nicknamed the moth orchid, the Phalaenopsis orchid is native to the tropical regions of Asia and Australia, and is most known for its showy blooms and thick leaves.
It is also known for its ease of care, making it the perfect gift for a mom who may not have the time to care for a more fussy specimen.
For instance, all a Phalaenopsis needs is a moderately bright indoor spot to grow in, as well as good watering every 7 to 10 days.
Bromeliads - Native to the tropical regions of America and Africa, bromeliads are famous for their beautiful flowers and their interesting leaves.
Despite their seemingly-exotic appearance, bromeliads are actually very easy to care for, with the plants only requiring the following: Bright, indirect sunlight, high humidity, optimal airflow, and good, well-drained soil.
Calathea roseopicta “Dottie” - A plant hailing from the tropical regions of Central and South America, the Dottie is well-regarded for its dark green leaves with beautiful hot pink variegation.
While it is just a bit more temperamental compared to the usual houseplant, the Dottie makes up for it with its beauty, which makes it the perfect addition to any home.
To ensure your Dottie’s optimal growth, make sure to place it in a location that receives medium to bright indirect sunlight, place it in a well-draining soil mix, and water it frequently. You should also add a humidifier, as this plant hails from steamy jungles, and prefers high humidity.
Ponytail palms - More closely related to agave and yucca plants than actual palm trees, the Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) is native to eastern Mexico that’s noted for its rosettes of long, green, leathery leaves.
As a desert plant, the Ponytail Palm is drought-tolerant, slow-growing, and requires very little maintenance, making it ideal for people who don’t have that much experience with plants.
A very undemanding plant, the Ponytail Palm only requires the following to grow well: bright, indirect sunlight, fast-draining soil, and sparse watering.
Whatever plant you choose to give to your mom on her special day, make sure to plant them in pots and planters by Pots For Plants!
Not only are our planters designed to be efficient enough to be used for nurseries and greenhouses — they all come with drainage holes and are made from durable materials — they are also aesthetically pleasing enough to be put on display!
Beautiful plants deserve beautiful planters — get yours from Pots For Plants today!
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