Potted plant options for mum

Fresh flowers are a very popular gift for Mother’s Day. Of course, there are many of us out there who would like to present mum with something that will last longer than a couple of weeks. A potted plant could be just what you need to make mum smile for months or even years, depending on the variety you choose. Here are some important points to consider before making your choice.

Quality plants

Not all growers are made equal and, in some cases, plants look great in a shop but they don’t last long once you bring them home. Quality is, therefore, an essential point to keep in mind when choosing any potted plant. If you want to make sure that you make the right choice, you should take a moment to look around at flowers and plants online. An online florist should offer a satisfaction guarantee which is just the kind of peace of mind you need.

High versus low maintenance

Each type of potted plant has its own unique needs and preferences. Some require frequent care and attention while others are very low maintenance. If mum is very busy or does not usually have much time to tend to plants, you should look for one that will benefit from not being fussed over every other day. Of course, if she is an experienced gardener, she will have no trouble keeping even a fussy plant alive and well.

For every occasion

It is also worth mentioning that some plants are suited for specific occasions. The poinsettia, for instance, is associated with the festive season so you should avoid this type of gift for Mother’s Day. Instead, look for a plant that will express your affection and appreciation.

Annual or perennial

Annuals will bloom in the most fantastic manner but they will only bloom for a single season. Perennials may not produce a big show during their first year of life but you can be sure that they will brighten up her home for years to come. Again, this type of potted plant will need the right care in order to ensure that it lasts from the one bloom cycle to the next.

With all of this in mind, you are now ready to begin your search for the perfect potted plant for mum! Your florist might also have some great offers in the line of bundle gifts such as plants with chocolates, a bottle of wine or even a bright balloon. Take your pick based on mum’s preferences.