My home garden is kept visually elegant by using similarly-hued pots for the cacti and palms. The pots are brown and black, featuring the greenery of the plants. This year, many of the cacti bloomed twice, which is unusual.
©M-J de Mesterton
Aloe vera plants make excellent hostess gifts. They are low-maintenance and always useful in wound-care applications. Because the aloe vera plant needs very little water or care, it is also the perfect plant for a college dormitory room both as a natural healing salve and a bit of elegant greenery. ~~M-J