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Gardenista Gift Guide: For the House Plant Horticulturalist

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Gardenista Gift Guide: For the House Plant Horticulturalist

November 8, 2012

Note to my family (and anyone else who wants to buy a holiday gift for an indoor gardener): The theme this year is splurge. Allow me to clarify.

This does not mean you need to spend millions. “Splurge” is simply a gift that’s best in class and designed to last for years–a shiny plant mister that feels satisfyingly solid, a miniature terrarium beautifully crafted to catch the light, or thoughtfully designed accessories that make it a pleasure to care for even the most oversized or finicky house plants. For instance:

Above: From Score & Solder, a 5-inch-square Small Cube Planter, handmade of glass and lead-free solder, balances gracefully on one point. It cradles its content–quartz crystal, rocks, sand, and activated charcoal are included–as reverently as if it were displaying Elizabeth Taylor’s 33-carat diamond ring. It’s $110 from Totokaelo.

Above: Other, larger glass planters are also available from Totokaelo, at prices ranging up to $364, for the Quartz No. 1 Terrarium (R), which is 13 inches high.

Above: For humidity-loving plants such as orchids and tillandsias, a Nickel Plant Mister from Terrain is $24.

Above: A practical gift, the Aluminum Potted Plant Roller on wheels has a twin ball-bearing system and the ability to lock the wheels in place. Manufactured in Germany, it is 62 € from Manufactum.

Above: Above: An AGUO Watering Can is $80.99 to $110.69 depending on size from Lumens.

N.B.: To make sure we’ve got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our House Gifts section.

Finally, get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various houseplants with our Houseplants: A Field Guide.

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