Stumped on picking the best plant for your favorite new plant parent? We put together a little guide to help you find the perfect gift.
The first and most important question is: do yo know what their light conditions are in your lucky friend's home? If you're not sure, go with a Snake Plant (Sansevieria). Snake Plants are easy starter plants that can tolerate low or bright indirect light, so you know that no matter what the conditions are, it will do just fine. Check out our Snake Plant Care blog post here for more details.
If you know your friend only has low light, the plant to pick is the ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia). ZZ Plants are very tolerant of both low light and low humidity, making them a great option for new plant parents. Let them know to let the potting mix dry out at least half way between watering, which means it low maintenance as well.
Finally, if the plant parent to be has lots of bright light, go with any variety of Peperomia. Think of Peperomia as the succulents sophisticated sister. They like lots of bright, indirect light, they're tolerant of low humidity, and the potting mix can dry out completely between watering. It comes in lots of colors, variegations, and shapes, so there's a perfect pick for everyone! We have a full blog post on its care that you can check out here.
To round it all out, add a decorative pot and our Plant Parenthood booklet to get them started out on the right foot on their journey to becoming an expert plant parent you'll want to plan a cutting swap with!
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