When you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, look no further than a potted plant. It has the power to say “thank you” or “happy birthday” like nothing else can. If you’re stumped, though, on how to make this idea a reality, you’re in the right place. Check out our tips below on creating potted plant gifts:
1. Remember, it’s much easier to match a plant to a pot than vice versa, so pick out your pot first and foremost.
2. If the person you’re putting the potted plant together for is new to gardening, go with succulents. They are a great plant for those lacking a green thumb because they thrive on neglect.
3. Unlike tip number 2, if the person you’re creating the potted plant for loves gardening and has plenty of experience in this field, select some kind of orchid or lily for his or her gift. That’s because they require a lot of attention in order to flower over a long period of time.
4. Before you hand off the potted plant to your loved one, make sure to sprinkle a handful of controlled-release fertilizer over it. It doesn’t matter what type of plant you ultimately chose, this is an important tip for all potted gifts.
5. If you end up giving out your potted plant gift during the springtime, it’s crucial that you water the plants with a liquid feed ahead of time. This encourages new growth, so that your plants keep developing instead of dying off.
6. Similar to tip number 5, you should prune all of your spent flowers right before you deliver the gift. This way, you’re making room for any new foliage that will grow in the future.
7. Since there may be some time between when you create your potted plant gift and when you actually give it to its rightful owner, it’s vital to keep an eye on how your plant is doing. This of course includes misting your plants regularly with water, so that it stays healthy and alive.
8. The presentation of your gift is just as important as the plant itself. That’s why you should go out and buy gift tags, flower buttons, ribbons and fabric wrap. After all, you want to make a visual masterpiece.
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