Help! Need Recommendation for Flowering Plant

Hey Judy,
Need a recommendation for a flowering plant to get my wife for Mother’s Day. She loves plants, we have cats and kids, and she is really busy. Something pretty but doesn’t take much time or care. Appreciate your input.

Hi Marc,

I am really fond of Hoya Plants. They are succulentLearn the definition of a succulent plant and why they are called a "fat plant."s so all they really need is bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. and some water when you remember. They produce beautiful blooms that are so perfect looking they almost look like plastic flowers. Hoya Plants look good hanging (out of the way of kids and cats) and are non- poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched, immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.  More poisonous houseplant information and pictures of common plants that are dangerous to children and pets can be found in my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants plants just in case someone does munch a few leaves. There are so many different varieties but one of my favorite is the Hoya Calycina. It has a beautiful fragrant flower and blooms for quite a long time.

White and purple Hoya Calycina
Hoya Calycina