Gift Guide: Ideas for your favorite black thumb

At Léon & George we don’t believe in the concept of the “black thumb”— no expertise is required to enjoy the benefits of owning an indoor plant! But let’s be real: there’s no denying that we all have a friend who, despite their best intentions, struggles to keep their plants alive. Read on to find gift inspiration for that person in your life who aspires to be a better plant parent.

Self-watering spikes

Self-watering spikes: a ticket to never watering again.

Self-watering spikes: a ticket to never watering again.

You don’t need to go on vacation to merit using a self-watering system. For those who are inconsistent or forgetful in their watering habits, these Punchau terracotta plant waterers could be the perfect solution, and could lead to potentially never having to water again.

Plant Sensors

A plant sensor can help monitor the plant’s nutrient and moisture levels, as well as whether or not it’s getting enough light.

A plant sensor can help monitor the plant’s nutrient and moisture levels, as well as whether or not it’s getting enough light.

Plant sensors like the Mi Flora can help you monitor not only the moisture and nutrient levels of the soil (goodbye, overwatering!), but also the temperature and light conditions at any given time.

A foolproof houseplant care book

Plant care tips for those who need them!

Plant care tips for those who need them!

There are plenty of fantastic plant care books out there, but why not give a gift with a little edge? How Not To Kill Your Plants is not only an attractive book for the coffee table, but also a practical guide to caring for houseplants.

A Stylish watering can

A stylish watering can  for watering (and remembering to water) plants in style.

A stylish watering can for watering (and remembering to water) plants in style.

Could watering be easier with a more stylish watering can? Though it may still be up for debate, one thing is certain: if it lives in your living room (and in your line of sight), there are higher chances of actually using it. We love Houseplant Journal’s sleek design (which comes with a soil aerator built in!), or this minimal German watering can available in three different colors.

An indestructible plant

The philodendron brasil: an easy care plant for even the blackest of thumbs.

The philodendron brasil: an easy care plant for even the blackest of thumbs.

Give them a plant they can’t kill, like the philodendron brasil. Philodendrons are incredibly hardy plants that grow in almost any conditions and are very forgiving when it comes to neglect. Plus, this plant comes with foolproof care instructions as well as lifetime access to a virtual plant doctor