Our favourite plants for Dad!
We have collated a range of the coolest, most easy-going plants for Dad this Father’s Day because we know it can be a gruelling task trying to hunt for the best gift each year. We’ve made it as simple as possible for you to choose the perfect gift. So you can sit back and relax knowing we’ve got you covered. These are some of our most popular easy to care for (and easy to love) plants that will make the perfect gift for dad this year.
If you were searching for an extravagant-looking gift then look no further. The truth is in the name - the delicate arching fronds of the Butterfly Palm prove that this is a superior plant. The Butterfly Palm is an eccentric and easy-going plant that will wow dad! Originating from tropical Madagascar, the Butterfly Palm only needs a weekly watering. An occasional misting of its leaves would be appreciated by the Butterfly Palm to replicate the humid environments found in Madagascar. Its tall and elegant features truly make this a Father’s Day worthy gift.
Another easy-going plant is the much-loved Monstera Deliciosa (also known as the Swiss cheese plant) with its iconic graphic leaves. This is one of the coolest plants you can get for dad with its easy-going and calming nature. They have the ability to grow and climb very quickly and easily, making them such a thrilling and satisfying plant to watch grow. Monsteras are acclimated to the tropical environments of South America which means that bright, indirect sunlight is optimal for this icon, and weekly watering sessions are ideal.
The climbing Satin Pothos is another easy to care for and easy to love plant. One of the most intriguing features of this trailing beauty is its variegated silver dotted leaves. You would normally find this plant in South-East Asia where it likes to climb over tree trunks or grow along the jungle floor. Due to its tropical origin, watering every 1-2 weeks is ideal, and low to bright, indirect sunlight will help this gorgeous plant to thrive and flourish. The Satin Pothos can be taught to trail and tumble from a shelf, or it can climb a wall in dad’s home (with some assistance) to bring to life a quiet corner.
The Parlour Palm is an eccentric and easy-going plant originating from Mexico. Not only is it easy to care for, but it’s also pet-friendly and will brighten even the darkest corners of Dad’s home. This is certainly a gift worth giving.
The Peperomia Watermelon is characterised by its round leaves that resemble the watermelon fruit. Originally from South America, this plant is used to low-light rainforests where it would receive indirect sunlight and minimal amounts of hydration.
The ZZ plant is quite the character with its dark green, thick, waxy leaves. The best part about this plant is that it’s one of the easiest plants to take care of, which is ideal if your dad is a first-time plant parent! All it needs is low to bright indirect sunlight and a fortnightly watering - this may even drop down to once a month in the winter months. Its leaves provide the most intricately detailed silhouette and it is the perfect plant to bring to life a dark corner in dad’s home.
Another easy to care for plant is the Snake Plant, originating from tropical Africa. As a result, it only needs watering every 2 weeks similarly to the ZZ Plant because it is used to growing in very hot, draught-vulnerable areas. There isn’t a plant quite as unique as the Snake Plant with its spiked, vertical leaves and its easy-going nature. It also provides your space with fresh air as it has air-purifying qualities.
The Mini Monstera may seem small in size, but its growth is speedy. Given the right conditions, the Mini Monstera enjoys humidity which can be achieved by placing it in the bathroom, kitchen or surrounded by other plants which all work together to create a bubble of humidity around themselves. To ensure that the Monstera grows the best that it can, place it in bright, indirect sunlight. Low light levels will stunt its growth potential, so make sure you’re giving it exactly what it needs!