Raksha Bandhan Special: Eco Friendly Gifts for Your Siblings

There is no denying the fact that the world is full of pollution causing agents. Air, water, land and noise pollution is everywhere and no place is out of its reach. However as compared to other world countries, India is struggling a lot to curb this problem. Harmful emissions from vehicles and celebration on festivals like Diwali keeps on adding to the this problem. It is not always the job of environmentalists or NGO’s or government to control the pollution. It is the responsibility of each and every individual to do their bit and contribute. Start small by not littering and planting more trees. Creating awareness around your vicinity, family and friends is also important. Gifting a plant is a small step in the right direction.

Take a look at these following plant types and enjoy the festive season with your siblings!

Eco-friendly gifts or green gifts have a unique status for being clever and thoughtful. They help us to lower the carbon content and also encourages other people to change their habits too. To do something great for the society, one has to start the journey from home. This Raksha Bandhan, when you would be buying nice gifts for your brothers and sisters, just pause for a second and think about the green gifts. They are easy to maintain, add a life to your home, and keep you in great state of mind and body. So, why won’t you bring these wonderful plants home?

Amazing Bonsai Plants: Very simply, Bonsai means tray planting or miniature planting. This is an art of planting which was pioneered by Japan. The prime objective of bonsai are primarily observation for the viewer, and the enjoyable exercise of effort and imagination for the grower. In comparison with other plant growing processes, bonsai is not meant for production of food or for medicine but, bonsai plantation emphases on long-term farming and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container. You may look out for these plants: Japanese Maple Bonsai, Trident Maple Bonsai, and Dwarf Pomegranate, Chinese elm Bonsai, Wisteria Bonsai, or Magnolia Stellata Bonsai.

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Lucky Bamboo Plants: The Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment is the art of Feng Shui and Lucky Bamboo is a plant that profusely propagates this theory. Placing Lucky Bamboo plants in various positions in your house actually draws positive energies to your home, thus, making you prosperous. A balance of the five elements fire, water, earth, air, and ether or sky or spirit is necessary to grow in life and lucky bamboo helps us achieve that.

Now, there are various stalks of lucky bamboo in the market and you should know which one to take home. The most popular one is the two stalks of lucky bamboo that doubles the luck in every sphere. 3 stalks mean happiness, long life, and wealth. With five bamboo stalks, there would be positive development in emotional, intuitive, mental, physical, and spiritual spheres. 6 stalks makes sure you get great prosperity and wealth while 7 refers to a great health. So, study well which one your siblings require and surprise them.

Herbs N Kitchen Plants: Kitchen is the place from where lovely dishes come out and therefore is generally place where pungent smell resides. Placing the herbs and kitchen plants would mitigate this problem to an extent. And you don’t have to depend on the grocery store for simple garnishing to adding flavors to your food. Thus gifting herbs and kitchen plants like chives, basil, chili parsley etc. would be an enjoyable gift for your siblings. Coriander, lavender, lemon balm, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme etc. are few common plants that are perfect as kitchen decorations. Use colorful pots to add more life to your kitchen.

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Air Purifying Plants: In our household there are so many things that emit dust particles and other substances. From wall paints to refrigerator, carpets to garments, toxic gases come out. Spider plant, dracaena, ficus, peace lily, Boston plant, snake plant, etc. can be really great air purifying plants. They can remove the unwanted ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia. Placing them in drawing room, library, stairway, balcony, lobby, etc. would bring in purer air to breathe in your home.

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Terrarium Plants: These are indoor garden in a glass jar and nowadays, these are the most sought after plant gifts. Friendship Plant, Variegated Spider Fern, Watermelon Peperomia, Starfish Plant, Silver Nerve plants etc. can be considered while building a terrarium. There are two kind of terraria, one is open and the other is closed. Closed terraria generates fabulous environment for plant growth, as transparent walls allow for both heat and light to enter. In open terraria, you can manage the water and light as that is accessible. IN both the ways, they offer a breath-taking sight. And thus, it is one of the topmost gifts that you can eye for this upcoming Raksha Bandhan.

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So these amazing green gifts can be giving to your siblings this Raksha Bandhan so that they can have a sense of pride for doing something good for the environment. These plants are perfect as home decor items, on your work desk to improve the aesthetics of the house and many other ways.