“I want to get my friend a plant for her birthday next week, but she lives across the country. What plant would travel well and wow her when she opens it?” —Steve, Boston
We know that you may be a bit hesitant about ordering plants and having them shipped a long distance, but rest assured that these resilient greens can handle even the most complicated of transit mishaps.
There’s a variety of hardy choices, but it’s the Pilea that we’re recommending this time around — for more than its reputation of arriving looking as happy as ever. Beyond showing up to your friend’s door with all of those coin-shaped leaves intact, this plant comes along with some extra friendship importance.
Because the cuttings of this plant are able to root so quickly, it’s very common to give these clippings away to others to spread those positive Pilea vibes.
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