Five Houseplants: Lovely Gifts for the Holidays

 

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For those hard to buy for adults in your life, you may find that a beautiful, healthy houseplant does the trick. And you may not want to give the same old poinsettia. For those who enjoy the beauty of nature brought indoors, healthy indoor plants are a wonderful choice. There are literally thousands of varieties to choose from, but here are five good choices for houseplants that will bring color to any home.

 

Coleus: with their rich red colors these are a good choice for your home. They need bright light, but be careful not to overwater them. A daily misting will keep them happy.

 

African Violet: give them moderate indirect light, keep the soil moist and dead leaves and blossoms pinched off. Avoid drafts and you’ll have lovely year-round blossoms.

 

Rubber Plant: This is a natural air purifier. With its bold and shiny green leaves this is a handsome plant for your home.

 

Moth Orchid: these come in a variety of colors—white, pink, red, green, yellow, orange and purple. And, they’re easy to care for with low to medium light, moderate watering, usually every other week, and cool temperatures.

 

Lemon Butter Fern: the golden-green fronds have rounded edges to give the plant a delicate look. It can grow as large as 3-4 feet tall and 4 feet wide.

 

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