Giving a live plant this holiday? You're the best! Here are our top tips to ensure your gift is a hit!Read the list or jump straight to the FREE downloadable tip-sheet.
Plants shouldn’t be left in covered airless boxes for long. If giving in person, try wrapping just the container and leave the top of the plant free to breathe.
2.Does your giftee have cats and dogs?
Check the plant's toxicity to pets before making your purchase. Check the ASPCA's Poisonous Plant database: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants
3. Have plants delivered later in the year as a surprise if you aren't sure your recipient will be home during the holidays.
The unexpected gift can really brighten someone’s day. You can tell them the plant is on it’s way or let it be a total surprise. It’s up to you.
4. Do some research.
Add some growing tips to make it easy for your giftee to care for their plants
5. Try adding a book or other accessories to make your gift extra special.
For example if you are gifting an edible plant add on a cookbook and some cooking utensils to transform it from a gift to a complete experience!
6. Be mindful of how giftees will carry gifts home if you meet face to face and bring the plants with you.
Plants are allowed on airplanes both in checked bags and as carry-on items. However, they must fit either under the seat or in the overhead compartment.
Consider if this can be done without damage to the plants before gifting.