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I want to give a gift to a friend who doesn't like cut flowers, I normally would default to an orchid but wondered if anyone can suggest something a little more exciting my budget is £20 - £25

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beccatavender
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
tara73ziva
tara73ziva3 weeks ago

Peace lily, flamenco plant, Azalea that is just a few off the top of my head but there’s lots more to chose from

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

I'm not a gardener, I have the opposite to a green ginger 😁

So had to look up these plants, I really liked the flamenco plant I have never heard of this, is this easy to look after?

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva3 weeks ago

beccatavender they like a well drained soil and a mist spray of room temperature water and are best kept out of direct sun as it burns the leaves

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

I have no recommendations at all. I gave up years ago because everything I had died. I even managed to kill a Spider plant and that's no mean feat.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
3 weeks ago

A succulent arrangement maybe? They don’t need much watering or care but look good

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock3 weeks ago

emmabeckz I was going to make the same suggestion. They are very in vogue at the moment

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Pjran
Pjran3 weeks ago

A red anthurium looks exotic and thrives on neglect or over watering. Lovely glossy leaves and unusual flowers that last months upon months.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

Looked up this plant its really attractive plant will make a great gift 🌹🌺

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Pjran
Pjran3 weeks ago

beccatavender I have a couple of these plants, the latest one was gifted to me. My original one is about 10 years old and flowers every year for months.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon3 weeks ago

A snake plant can make an amazing gift! You hardly need to water them - just make sure not to put them in direct sunlight. Thats all!

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

I am definitely increasing my knowledge of plants every time someone mentions a plant I have to look it up 😁

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE3 weeks ago

beccatavender same here ...I'm off to Google 'snake plant - thanks .... SweetCinnamon ....I'm really into plants but never came across that before..... ... haaaa ... just back from Google ... 'Mother in law's Tongue ...... yep...and I have one ..... AND I learned something else..... thanks LD!!!!!!!

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels3 weeks ago

beccatavender does your friend have a conservatory? Do they even like plants? Also, do they have pets, if so, which type of pet as some plants can be toxic to certain animals?

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

She is a really keen gardener, the orchid I bought her 5 years ago is still going strong, she doesn't have a conservatory, and she has cats. She has just redecorate her kitchen during lockdown, repainted cabinets etc so thought as I haven't seen her for over a year that it be nice to get her a gift

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels2 weeks ago

beccatavender there are a number of plants that should be avoided if she has cats:

https://www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice/home-and-environment/dangerous-plants

https://icatcare.org/advice/cats-and-poisonous-plants/

At least whichever plant you choose will last longer than a box of chocolates. Chocs don't last long in my home 🤣🤣

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 weeks ago

On mine, also there is always the temptation that I would eat them and have to replace just before seeing her😁😃@HappyTravels

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dawarwick
dawarwick2 weeks ago

A lovely monstera (Swiss Cheese Plant) would be a wonderful choice - they need minimal care

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lornaae
lornaae2 weeks ago

I'd recommend succulents - very minimal upkeep required and they look lovely 🙂

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

I think that's a good idea as I think she will put it in her kitchen, will try to get the pot to match her kitchen colours 🙂

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lornaae
lornaae2 weeks ago

beccatavender that sounds like a great idea! Hope you manage to find a pot that matches 🙂

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

I went for this in the end Image

lornaae

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lornaae
lornaae2 weeks ago

beccatavender that looks lovely, good choice I’m sure your friend will love it🙂

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE2 weeks ago

beccatavender I like that .... especially since it's a gift .... and it'll be easy to care for too. Where did you buy it from ? ....guess it was probably local to you tho.

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva2 weeks ago

Good choice and easy to look after

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rossruby1977
rossruby19772 weeks ago

There’s a house going near me for 10million would that be suitable for your plant ?

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