Here are our perfect Christmas indoor plant gift ideas. No matter who you’re buying for, we have the perfect meaningful, interesting and exotic present ideas for you to gift a Christmas indoor plant.
1. ZZ Plant | Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia plant makes a perfect Christmas indoor plant gift for many reasons. Firstly, who wouldn’t want to receive such pretty foliage? The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia’s feathery leaves are wonderful for creating dappled, kaleidoscopic shadows and sparking ambience in twinkly rooms.
Moreover, this plant only requires watering every couple of weeks and can tolerate almost any condition except direct sunlight, so you can give it to someone who doesn’t have ample gardening knowledge, and it’s very unlikely they’d ever kill their lovely gift!
2. The Lucky Bamboo
We’ve included this in the list of plant gift ideas for Christmas because we love the sentiment behind the Lucky Bamboo and its alluring backstory. If you want to give a plant gift that is rich with meaning and symbolism then this is the plant for you.
This plant has sparked many legends due to rumours that it bestows good fortune, luck and feng shui to those who care for it. Allegedly, the more stalks your plant produces, the more prosperity you will receive. If one of your loved ones has fallen on misfortune recently, why not inspire them with hope for the new year by gifting this meaningful present?
These plants are very easygoing, boast gorgeous lance-shaped leaves and grow happily in most spaces. You can find different variants, including the Lucky Bamboo 'White' | Dracaena sandriana 'White' and the Lucky Bamboo 'Gold' | Dracaena sandriana 'Gold.'
3. The Sweetheart Plant
Sweetheart Plants are thus named due to their heart-shaped leaves, which is why we think they’d make for romantic or simply love-inspired plant gift ideas for Christmas. These wonderful plants trail gracefully and are perfectly suited to hanging baskets. They thrive in low light conditions and due to their glossy, strong appearance, will transform dark, dingy spots into spaces of natural zen and vibrancy. Check out this Green Sweetheart Plant | Philodendron scandens and Sweetheart Plant 'Brazil' & Bengal Basket.
4. Candelabra Cactus | Euphorbia eritrea
The Candelabra Cactus is native to Native to Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia. As you would expect to be the case for a cactus, this succulent is highly self-sufficient, so your gift-receiver won’t need to worry about watering it during the long, cold months that follow Christmas.
Although Cactuses aren’t conventionally wintry or indeed Christmassy, we think they make unusual, quirky gifts - perhaps for one of your more eccentric friends or family members! Another timely Christmas indoor plant.
5. Pineapple Plants
We love Pineapple Plants for the fact they’re fun, a bit silly, and produce actual pineapple fruits - a gift within a gift!
Do you have any friends or relatives who love travelling but haven’t been able to go abroad recently? Why not bring a bit of tropical warmth to them, right into their home with this Ananas comosus variant. This plant produces a single ornamental, exotic fruit at the centre of a crown of delicately coloured foliage. The fruit is edible, although is not as sweet as the supermarket versions we’re used to, and many actually find it a tad bitter. With this in mind, it might be wise to provide a little ‘how to use’ card with your Christmas pineapple plant gift!
6. Christmas Pots
Whilst you’re busy gifting sweet, meaningful plants this December, we would also recommend including a festive pot with those Christmas indoor plants.
Both the festively-named Merry and Berry pots are great additions when it comes to plant gift ideas for Christmas. These come in a range of sizes, so you can match them up with the plants you’ve chosen. They both come in rich, seasonal colours - forest green and deep maroon, and are made from traditional terracotta, glazed and fired for an earthy, dappled effect. Each pot is unique, so you can give as many as you like, safe in the knowledge that no two pots are the same.
7. Hanging Hearts
How many ways are there to say ‘I love you?’ Too many to count! But we are particularly fond of the idea of expressing love, gratitude and sentiment by gifting this beautiful South African Hanging Heart plant. This plant trails delicately from a hanging pot or ‘Kokodama’ - a biodegradable handmade coconut fibre bowl made in Sri Lanka.
This plant’s succulent vines are shaped like perfect little hearts and the effect of hanging them up is a vibrant web of strings of hearts, spiralling down in an endless display of affection. The perfect Christmas indoor plant!
8. The Bruce Spruce and the Prickly Pine
These are two of the more conventional of our plant gift ideas for Christmas. The Bruce Spruce is a mature pine tree, native to the forests of North America. The Prickly Pine is a small pine native to the Appalachian Mountains in the United States.
Unlike disposable Christmas trees, which shed their pines and die at the cessation of the festive period, the Bruce Spruce and the Prickly Pine are living evergreens. The beauty of this is that the memory of Christmas day and the love symbolised by gift-giving can prevail long after the gift paper has been unwrapped. Your gift and affection will literally grow in the months and years after you’ve parted with it, embodied by this little Christmas plant.
9. Aralia Fabian | Polyscias scutellaria 'Fabian'
We are in love with the glossy leaves of the Aralia Fabian and its deep, forest green and festive maroon leaves. This plant is pretty all year round, but its image is especially fitting with Christmas day.
Native to Polynesia, the Aralia Fabian also brings warm and positive energy, according to feng shui. If you like the feng shui meaning behind the foliage - why not gift this houseplant for Christmas and pop a line in the receiver’s Christmas card letting them know what it bestows.