Perfect plant gifts for all plant parents

With Valentine's Day fast approaching and Mother's Day not far behind, we thought we'd share a handy plant gift guide to help you find the perfect present for your loved one. Since each plant has its own look, level of care needed, and even meaning, plants can be a really thoughtful gift to give to those important people in your life.

What makes plants such great gifts?

Houseplants are pretty awesome. Okay, we might be a little biased over here, but don't just take our word for it!

Research has shown that houseplants can:

  • help improve air quality
  • reduce stress
  • support cognitive health
  • boost productivity
  • improve your mood.

So, gifting plants can be super beneficial for the recipient, far beyond the aesthetic!

Our top 7 plant gifts

1 - Spider plant

Meaning: luck & good health

Care level: very low maintenance

Retro is back, and the Spider Plant is the ultimate edition to an 80s-inspired home (or a bit of nostalgia for those of us who remember the 80s as though they were only yesterday!).

Best known for its air purifying properties, this little green firework can be displayed both on a worktop or hanging to show off its spider-leg-like leaves in all their glory. Better yet, it's pet friendly and easy to propagate, so they could build their own little army of baby plants to expand their collection or share with friends.

 Spider Plant

2 - Swiss Cheese Plant

Meaning: longevity and respect towards others (particularly elders)

Care level: low maintenance

Now, this is one species that every plant lover needs in their collection. If the plant fan you're buying for doesn't have one, it's a pretty safe bet to pick this one. The Swiss Cheese Plant instantly adds a tropical feel to any home with its large, rich, green, coloured leaves. A firm favourite amongst plant enthusiasts, it's the one that's always in influencers' homes and is perfect for posting on Instagram.

Swiss Cheese Plant

3 - Chinese Money Plant

Meaning: the hint is in the name - good luck, money and fortune

Care level: low maintenance

The Chinese Money Plant is well known for bringing good luck, but it's also a symbol of friendship. Like the Spider Plant, it's easy to propagate yourself, so if you'd like to, you can get plenty of new smaller plants from the original one - a gift that keeps on giving!

This is another pet-friendly plant, so if your recipient is both a pet parent and a plant parent, this could be right up their alley.

Pilea peperomioides

4 - Weeping fig

Meaning: unity & leadership

Care Level: easy in the right conditions but great for an experienced plant owner

The weeping fig has long, arching branches and pointed leaves, making it an attention grabbing feature in the home. In time, this little sapling can grow into an elegant tree that can reach around 1.8m tall.

Another contender for those who'd like to give the gift of cleaner air, this purifying plant is definitely not one to be overlooked.

Ficus houseplant

5 - Syngonium

Meaning: the spirit of spring, youth, new ideas and inspiration

Care level: very low maintenance

It's said that the five-lobed shape of Syngonium's leaves represents the five Feng Shui elements: water, fire, earth, wood, and metal. It is very shade tolerant, so it can thrive in any home, and the fact that it is easy to care for makes it a great gift for anyone, no matter how green-fingered they may be.

This plant has an air of whimsy, transporting you back to your youth with pictures of fairies, nymphs and elves running through the forest.

Syngonium houseplant

6 - Aloe Vera

Meaning: loyalty and endurance

Care level: very low maintenance

In ancient Egypt, Aloe Vera was famously known as 'the plant of immortality', and they used it to treat a range of ailments. Now, it's found in many beauty products, but it's also still a great treatment for burns and bug bites.

This classic houseplant is the ideal choice for that forgetful person you know won't always remember to water it. Don't worry, Aloes are very drought tolerant compared to other plants, so the occasional missed drink won't bother them too much. Another pet-friendly option, an Aloe is a must for every home.

Aloe Vera houseplant

7 - Calathea Rufibarba

Meaning: devotion and focus

Care level: very low maintenance

Calathea Rufibarba, also known as the Furry Feather or Velvet Calathea, is a flowering plant native to north-eastern Brazil. It falls within the prayer plant family and stands out thanks to its fuzzy, fur-like under leaf texture.

This distinctive little plant is easy to care for and pet friendly, but it's also a little less obvious, so if your recipient already has a few plants, there's a good chance they don't have this one!

Calathea Rufibara houseplant


There are an abundance of reasons why houseplants make great gifts, but what's even better about those at Geb & Green is that our houseplants are grown in a peat free medium, and everything from the packaging to our delivery is made as sustainable as possible. Find out more about our peat free plant ethos and why going peat-free in your houseplant choice is important here.

If you still haven't found the perfect plant for your loved one, check out our full houseplant range here. Happy plant-giving!