Top 15 Best Plants to gift and their Symbolism

by Sadabahar Greens Pvt. Ltd.

Just like flowers and plants have a language of their own. Every plant symbolizes something different, and knowing plant symbolism will help in picking the right and best plants to gift and décor.
Gifting plants can do many things, but most of all it means wishing good luck and telling someone that you care. Gift green friends to your friends to express your emotions with liveliness. Plants gifts are considered the best corporate gift option and professional gifts are the best gifts for plant lovers. Plants are best choice for office gifts, birthday plants gift and friendzone gifts.

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  1. Ficus Bonsai

Botanical name: Ficus retusa
Ficus bonsai always tops the list, when talking about the best plants to gift employees and relatives m. Its woody and ‘s’-curved trunk, accompanied by a distinct foliar pattern of flowers, gives it a visual of a miniature tree. Bonsai is a Japanese term that is associated with growing ornamental plants, and dwarf trees in the container. It is the best plant to give on any occasions and fest.

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  1. Peace Lily

Botanical name: Spathiphyllum
Fragrant flowers and beautiful foliage, the peace lily is a perfect gifting plant for pleasant occasion. The Peace Lily plant symbolizes purity, rebirth, innocence, and tranquility. It is a flowering air purifying plant, and giving a peace lily means you wish them peace and support in the place of plants. Gift peace lily when you want to let someone know that you support them, and when you wish to express sympathy plant.

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  1. Lucky Bamboo

Botanical name: Dracaena sanderiana
Lucky bamboo symbolizes wealth, prosperity, luck, longevity, and love. Different layers of the lucky bamboo plant represent different things within the plants. Two layers are for love, Three layers represent for long and happy life, Five Layers represent wealth, Seven layers represent health, Eight layers represent growth, Nine layers represent luck, & Ten layers represent perfection. Gift best lucky bamboo when someone is starting a new chapter in their life.

  1. Jade Plant

Botanical name: Crassula ovata
The long-living jade plant is admired for its thick stems that are covered with fleshy and oval leaves. You can give this plant even a black thumb, as it requires very little care and watering of the plant. The Jade plant takes the appearance of a miniature tree, as it matures. The pink-white flowers of the jade plant also emerge from winter to spring.

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  1. Christmas Cactus

Botanical name: Schlumbergera
The drooping branches of the Christmas cactus plant are covered with prickly thrones. The green leaf-like flattened segments on branches are actually modified stems, whereas the spines are modified leaves. The eye-catchy flowers in the shades of yellow, red, pink, white, and even lilac can be relished during Christmas time.

  1. Orchid

Botanical name: Orchidaceae
The profound overlapping of three petals and three sepals of the orchid flower makes it exceptionally stunning flowers. The orchid comes in a wide array of colors ranging from white, blue, yellow, pink, red, and orange. The leaves are dark green & glossy, whereas the flowers have a complementing yellow-green eye.

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  1. Money Plant

Botanical name: Narcissus papyraceus
Money plants resemble good fortune and wealth. Gifting a money plant is a perfect way of wishing someone to get luck and happiness in whatever they do. It is a flawless gift for someone who is starting their business, career, or making new investments.

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  1. Norfolk Island Pine

Botanical name: Araucaria heterophylla
This pyramidal shaped Norfolk island plant adds an aesthetic dimension to interiors. Its branches are densely covered with pine-like narrow evergreen leaves of this plant. The trunk has upright growth with spreading branches that ends up giving it a pyramid shape.

  1. Bird’s Nest Fern

Botanical name: Asplenium nidus
The evergreen fronds of the bird's nest fern drape in a fashion that symbolizes the nest of the bird. The large fronds are light green in color and have wavy edging. This bird's fern plant can be a great return gift that can work as both an indoor or a landscape accent.

  1. Croton

Botanical name: Codiaeum variegatum
Croton is going to be a great choice if considering any vibrant plant to give to friends. Flushed with a multitude of colors, this plant adds a vivid touch to interiors. The lance to linear-shaped leaves showcases the combinations of business, green, white, orange, pink, red, crimson colors that are due to the presence of anthocyanin compounds.

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  1. Cactus

Botanical name: Cactaceae
One may think that gifting cactus plants or succulents can be a bad idea. Cactus plants are often misunderstood as harsh and insensitive due to the thorns and pricks. Cactus plants symbolize endurance, persistence, and toughness. Gifting a cactus plant to someone means telling them that they never give up and that you care for them. Since the Cactus plant keeps negative energy and misfortunes away, it tells the recipient that you want to protect them. It is best to give to someone who is going through a bad time, to let them know that they are strong plants.

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  1. Succulents

Botanical name: Succulents
The rising popularity of succulents is the result of their very low maintenance and hardy nature plants. Succulent plants are famous for their fleshy leaves and stem that they use to retain water for a prolonged period. Coming in vast variations, some popular ones are Burro’s tail, the crown of thorns, zebra, stonecrop and snake plant.

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  1. Philodendron Plant

A gorgeous air-purifying foliage plant, the philodendron plant is a pretty low-maintenance plant. This plant resembles health, abundance, growth, and beauty(love for nature). This plant has been a muse for many modern artists. Gifting a Philodendron plant to someone telling them that they are beautiful, or a gift to someone who is in the growing phase of their life. Plant lovers will surely appreciate a Philodendron plant as a gift.

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  1. Snake Plant

The NASA recognized air purifier plant is perfect for gifting plants. They not only purify the air but help many allergies, and are known for releasing positive energy. It symbolizes cleanliness and persistence. Gifting a snake plant means telling someone that you care for their health, and wish them a healthy life ahead. Snake plants make a perfect housewarming gift.

  1. Aloe Vera Plant 

The Aloe Vera plant has many medicinal benefits and is known as the ‘plant of immortality’ by Egyptians. Since Cleopatra credited aloe vera for her well-nourished beautiful skin, it symbolizes beauty, healing and protection. It is perfect to be gifted to someone you wish to convey your care, and for someone who believes in holistic health.

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