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The Best Plants to Give as Housewarming Gifts

Sarah Logie

As Content Strategist at BrighterBlooms.com, Sarah is smitten with words and a fanatic for flowers, particularly cut florals and house plants. With a love for curating compelling content, she also enjoys furthering her plant knowledge along the way!

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Sarah Logie

Plants offer a plethora of benefits, but one of our favorites is their gifting potential. They’re the epitome of new beginnings, growth, and change – some are even known to represent wealth and good fortune – so giving them as a housewarming gift is perfectly appropriate. Nothing says, “Welcome home!” like a new plant to decorate the homescape.

Plants liven up any space, and there’s so many varieties to choose from, many of which are extra easy to care for. Whether you’re looking for something to enhance your new home or celebrating someone else’s new pad, plants are the way to go. Let us help you take the guesswork out of finding the right varieties – check out some of our favorite house and outdoor or patio picks below!

Indoor Plants

Alocasia Black Velvet

With green, almost black, heart-shaped leaves and prominent white veins with purple undersides, the foliage of Black Velvet is like no other. And its large, soft leaves are covered in tiny hairs that give the look and feel of velvet. Perfect for adding a touch of elegance to the home while being easy to care for, Black Velvet is your best bet!

Black Velvet

Pancake Plant

The unique, succulent-like leaf shape and texture make the Pancake Plant an immediate topic of conversation. But don’t let looks fool you, while the Pancake Plant is small in stature, it easily adapts to a variety of soils and requires minimal maintenance, making it ideal for even those without a green thumb! 

Pancake Plant

Ponytail Palm Tree

This one-of-a-kind Palm stores water in its trunk, making it drought tolerant and an ideal gift for even a novice. This fun and exotic tree is easily grown indoors or out and is sure to attract attention. In the summer, the Ponytail Palm will produce white flowers along the stalk just above the crown for added beauty. 

Ponytail Palm

Mickey Mouse Alocasia

This specimen is the perfect companion for other indoor plants because of the unique individual coloration on each leaf. The deep green foliage is a great compliment to any space, and the lobed leaves closely resemble Mickey Mouse’s ears, hence the fun name. And no two leaves are the same, adding to its rare nature.

Mickey Mouse

Bromeliad Plant

This plant specializes in removing harmful toxins as it redistributes oxygen into the air. Bold and bright blooms effortlessly demand to be the topic of conversation. While most plants grow in conjunction with the seasons, the lifecycle of this show-stopper is dependent on its age and living conditions.   

Bromeliad Plant

Money Tree

As a symbol of wealth and prosperity, the Money Tree rounds out our top choices for indoor plants. Its stunning, braided trunk and vibrant green canopy of leaves are sure to catch the eye. The Money Tree easily adapts to a multitude of containers and can therefore be easily kept as a small indoor plant or gradually replanted to larger pots for outdoor or patio spaces.

Money Tree 

Outdoor Plants

Knock Out® Rose

While known for their symbolism of love, Knock Out® Roses are the perfect gift to boost a friend's new landscape or patio. Their bright, continuous blooms are sure to kick up the curb appeal a notch or two. Between the variety of colors to choose from, the long-lasting flowers and the hardiness, you can’t go wrong gifting a Knock Out® Rose Bush or Tree.

Double Knock Out® Rose

Hass Avocado Tree

A picture perfect addition to any patio or landscape, the Hass Avocado Tree is sure to be the gift that keeps on giving. This tree is meticulously grown so that it’ll fruit faster than other market Avocado Trees, providing incredible, fresh taste. Surprisingly, this fruit bearing tree requires little maintenance to ensure a healthy crop.

Hass Avocado

Love Hydrangea

Bring life to a new landscape with the gorgeous pink color of the Love Hydrangea Shrub. This eye-catching Hydrangea offers up large, double flowers that contrast perfectly with dark stems and vibrant green foliage. Uniquely stunning with long-blooming ability, this variety will quickly enhance any patio or landscape.

Love Hydrangea 

Pink Muhly Grass

This fun, wispy ornamental grass offers up the best color and texture to create a dreamy landscape. Perfect for planting in-ground or in containers on patios, this drought tolerant grass shows off its vibrant colors between late summer and into fall. Fast-growing, and easy to maintain, the Pink Muhly Grass can adapt to nearly any environment.

Pink Muhly Grass 

Plumeria Plant

The abundantly fragrant, tropical blooming Plumeria Plant is sure to catch quite a bit of attention between April to November. The sweet fragrance of its exotic blooms will bring a subtle hint of paradise regardless of your location. Looks can be deceiving, because while the Plumeria may look finicky and hard to take care of, the truth is, it’s highly adaptable to a variety of climates. 

Plumeria Plant

Julia Child Rose

Buttery yellow color, sweet aroma and easy care combine to create the one-of-a-kind Julia Child Rose. Add in disease resistance and continuous, multi-layered petals, and you’ve got an effortlessly stunning rose. Perfect for planting in garden beds and cutting for flower arrangements, any new homeowner will be delighted to receive this gem! 

Julia Child Rose

As you can see, the options are limitless when it comes to gifting plants. Whether you choose container plants or landscape plants (or a few of each!), you’ll be hard pressed to find a better housewarming present. Any new home is begging for the fresh color and appeal that plants provide. Keep some for yourself and gift some to others – they’ll be a wonderful, welcoming addition to brighten and fill any space! 

For more plant inspiration, check out our Gift Plants and House & Patio Plants collections! 

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Sarah Logie

As Content Strategist at BrighterBlooms.com, Sarah is smitten with words and a fanatic for flowers, particularly cut florals and house plants. With a love for curating compelling content, she also enjoys furthering her plant knowledge along the way!