A Gift Guide to Potted Plants for Loved Ones (or Yourself)


A Gift Guide to Potted Plants for Loved Ones (or Yourself)

Looking for a unique gift for a loved one? Why not give the gift that grows?

There’s no better gift for yourself or for a loved one than a beautiful potted plant. Indoor plants bring color into a home, liven up any living space, and can even improve the quality of the air. They come in all shapes and sizes, and with a little care and attention, they can live and thrive for years.

 Here are some of our favorite plant gift ideas, and tips on how to pick out the best potted plant for a friend or special someone that says “I love you.”

Why Potted Plants Make Great Gifts

Plants give without asking much in return.

There’s such an incredible variety of indoor plants available and it’s never been easier to fill your home with plants. However, many people are at a loss when it comes to choosing potted plants that are easy to care for indoors. 

Thankfully, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are lots of indoor plants available that make great gifts and are very easy to care for. 

Here are some reasons why we think potted plants are such a kind and thoughtful gift:

Like Your Love, They Grow

Potted plants, unlike cut flowers, will only grow more beautiful as time goes on. If you want to give someone a gift that’s a continual reminder of your love and affection, pick a potted plant instead of cut flowers.   

It’s an Activity To Do Together

Caring for indoor plants is a low-impact, high-reward activity that anyone can do, regardless of age or ability. With potted plants, you can work together to water, fertilize, and care for the plant. This is a great way to spend time with the people that you love.

They Fill Your Home With Life

By giving an indoor plant as a gift, you offer the opportunity for your friend or loved one to be surrounded by life and beauty. This is a great reminder for someone who needs a positive change in their life or has recently suffered a loss.

Romantic Plant Gift Ideas

There are many plants that speak the language of the heart. Try gifting one of these plants to a loved one for a truly unique way to say “I Love You:”

Philodendron Heartleaf

Philodendron Heartleaf is a plant that symbolizes love due to its heart-shaped leaves. This full, trailing plant is perfect for a loved one’s bookshelf or sunny windowsill, so it can cascade its heart-shaped leaves downward.

Buy Potted Bloomscape Heartleaf Philodendron

Money tree plant

 The Money tree plant is a uniquely-shaped tree with a braided stem and vibrant leaves. It’s thought to symbolize positive energy and good luck, which is a beautiful sentiment to offer a loved one.


 Gift Yourself One of These Plants

Picking out a plant for a friend or loved one may inspire you to purchase a plant of your own. After all, why shouldn’t you treat yourself to a meaningful plant gift?

Dracaena Marginata Open Weave

The Dracaena Marginata Open Weave is a particularly unique conversation-starter. Its wavy trunks and spiky top makes a striking complement to the art in any living space.

Buy Potted Bloomscape Dracaena Marginata Open Weave Indoor Plant

Peperomia Ginny

The gorgeous Peperomia Ginny requires minimal care and is perfect for beginner indoor gardeners. 

Buy Potted Bloomscape Peperomia Ginny


This trendy tropical has large, impressive leaves. It is fast-growing, easy to care for, and fun!

Buy Potted Bloomscape Monstera Indoor Plant

Indoor Plant Gifts Shipped Safely Directly to You

Never has it been easier to give the gift of green. 

Our plants are shipped safely within the continental U.S. and fully grown when they’re delivered, so you know they’ll offer a consistent accent to your home for years to come. When you order from us, we make sure to provide detailed care instructions for each plant, so you know exactly how to keep it thriving. 

And yes, we offer the option to attach a free gift note!

Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or yourself, you can find the perfect plant for anyone in our online plant shop