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5 top plants for Easter gifts

Arum lily. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Arum lily. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

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Thanks to the smashing blog at Thompson & Morgan, here are five of the company’s favourite houseplants to give friends and family this Easter…

White Arum Lily

The glamorous white spathes of the arum lily rise above glossy, silver-flecked leaves. Exotic-looking foliage remains attractive all year round, even when the plant is not in flower.

Traditionally associated with Easter, this beautiful plant makes the perfect centrepiece for any table, from £8.99.

Joseph's Coat. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Joseph’s Coat. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

Joseph’s coat (Croton)

Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum Mrs Iceton, better known as Joseph’s coat has striking technicolour foliage which eventually grows to 1 metre tall.

Large, oval, glossy leaves have mottled patterns in brilliant red, gold and green. Each evergreen leaf is different, creating a superb focal point in a warm conservatory or bright kitchen, £29.99.

Bird of Paradise Flower. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Bird of Paradise Flower. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae will transform any conservatory into a tropical paradise with vibrant orange flower heads, resembling exotic birds, on vertical stems up to 1.8m tall.

Large, grey-green foliage, reminiscent of banana leaves, form a handsome plant even when not in flower. Enjoy it on the patio over the warm summer months, £6.99.

Gardenia Deluxe. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Gardenia Deluxe. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

Gardenia Deluxe

Exquisitely scented, the elegant creamy-white, double blooms of Gardenia Deluxe are beautiful against its glossy dark green foliage.

This popular house plant brings a real touch of class and a gorgeous spring perfume to any room, £9.99.

Impatiens niamniamensis. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Impatiens niamniamensis. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

Impatiens niamniamensis

From £5.99 from Thompson & Morgan

Also known as the Congo Cockatoo or the Parrot Plant, this rare and much sought-after tropical beauty is easy to grow. Its unusual flowers dangle like bright little exotic birds.

Growing to a height of 90cm, it makes a spectacular conservatory plant and will bring a sense of the tropics to a sheltered outdoor dining area all summer, £5.99.

All these Easter gift plants are available at www.thompson-morgan.com.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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