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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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