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10 Houseplants That Make the Best Gifts

Searching for a houseplant that’ll make an incredible gift for a friend or family member? No problem.

“While pleasing to the eye, houseplants symbolize growth and change, making them the perfect housewarming gift for those starting a new chapter in their lives,” says Sophia Faban, a representative for Urban Stems.

“They’re also known to be helpful to the mind, body, and spirit with air-purifying and soothing properties.” Whether you’re looking for a plant with symbolic meaning (of friendship, love, or the like) or one that thrives with little to no care, there’s bound to be one available for everyone on your list. Plants add a touch of greenery to every space, and, therefore brighten up any room.

The next time you’re in the market for the best houseplants to gift, spare yourself the legwork and shop one of the Here

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Marimo Moss Ball

$25

This aquatic algae can survive in essentially any level of light or environment with little to no maintenance, crowning them the perfect gift. Known to bring luck in regards to love, life, and prosperity, Marimo moss balls make the ideal pick-me-up gift to send to a friend you’re thinking of or missing.

Calathea Beauty Star

$35

Known for its striking pink and white striped pattern, the beauty star will quite literally become a star of your home. During the day, its leaves will open up from the center and in the evening, it’ll close up like hands in prayer, which is why it’s nicknamed the “prayer plant.” It’ll thrive in environments that mirror the humid tropics and needs to be consistently misted to boost its humidity.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

$42

Famous for its broad, vibrant green leaves with veining, the fiddle leaf fig prefers a stable environment. As its namesake suggests, it can be as fickle as a fiddle when your home temperatures fluctuate. Warning: In order to survive, this plant needs bright sunlight.

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