16 Houseplants That Make the Best Gifts


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Hi! Today I’m going to show you my favorite houseplants that make the best gifts. Pick a plant, pick a pot, and get it delivered to that special someone!

It’s not always easy finding the perfect gift for people, but it just got a lot easier with these 16 plants that are both beautiful and practical. You’ll be able to find something for every occasion, whether you’re looking for an anniversary gift or just want to spruce up your besties desk at work! Because these houseplants don’t need much water or a ton of light they’re great low-maintenance plants that even a serial plant killer can keep alive!

And the best part – they are all available on The Sill.com so you can select the perfect plant, a beautiful planter pot, and then have it shipped directly to their home!

houseplants to give as a gift

16 Houseplants That Make the Best Gifts

Searching for a houseplant that’ll make an incredible gift for a friend or family member? No problem – I’ve got you covered! I’ve rounded up the best houseplants to give as gifts. The best part – they are all available on The Sill.com so you can select the perfect plant, a beautiful planter pot, and then have it shipped directly to their home!

1) ZZ Houseplant

The ZZ Plant is characterized by its waxy green leaves above the surface of its potting mix, and its large potato-like rhizomes underneath. These rhizomes store water, making the ZZ a hardy, drought-tolerant houseplant that only needs water every few weeks.

Why the ZZ is Great For Beginners?

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ) houseplant is one of the best plants for beginners because it’s easy to care for and it does not require a lot of attention.

It can survive in low-light conditions and this makes it an ideal bathroom plant but, as mentioned above, they are also great for people who have trouble keeping plants alive because the ZZ houseplant is one of the easiest to take care of. Read more about caring for a ZZ plant HERE. 

ZZ plant the Sill

2) Hoya Heart Plant

The Hoya kerrii is commonly called the Hoya Heart Plant because of its green heart-shaped leaves. This single leaf cutting is a fun, whimsical way to show your plant love. It is partially rooted but does not have a node. It will stay as an adorable heart-shaped leaf for years to come.

hoya heart

3) String of Pearls

String of Pearls is a lovely addition to any room with a bookshelf or elevated spot it can trail down. It’s a cascading succulent that trails quickly and can propagate easily due to its shallow roots and ability to grow new ones easily.

 Quick Facts

  • The Scientific Name: Senecio rowleyanus. Common Name: String Of Pearls. Other Name(s): String-of-Beads.
  • The String of Pearls plants are beautiful pearl-looking succulents with trailing stems. Sometimes people say they look like little green peas. This is because they like direct sunlight and to have room to grow and trail downwards. It is important to have them in a well-draining pot and not to over or underwater them.
  • Read more about String of Pearls HERE: How to Care for String of Pearls

string of pearls

4) Monstera Deliciosa

Nicknamed the “swiss cheese plant”, the Monstera deliciosa is famous for its quirky natural leaf holes. These holes are theorized to maximize sun fleck capture on the forest floor.

Quick Care Tip: Let There Be Light

Monsteras love bright, but indirect light. They will tolerate living in low-light, but it will grow very slowly, have fewer slits in the leaves, and possibly appear very leggy.

I have a few Monsteras; two in our south-facing bedroom balcony window, one in our kitchen window, and two in the foyer next to the bay window. During the winter and fall, I use a plant light to supplement when there is less sunlight. Remember to rotate it every so often so that it gets light on all sides.

monstera houseplant

5) Aglaonema Wishes

Embrace color with this unique Aglaonema cultivar, Wishes. A fitting name since the Aglaonema is said to bring luck, fortune, and general positivity to those who grow it. Whether you believe in its hidden powers or not, there’s no denying this colorful plant will bring joy to your space.

aglaonema wishes plant

6) String of Dolphins

The String of Dolphins is characterized by glossy, dolphin shaped leaves that grow on hanging tendrils. It would be a great addition to any room with a bookshelf or elevated spot it can trail down. It is an easy to care for succulent, making it the perfect plant to add to your collection.

string of dolphins

7) Majesty Palm

The Majesty Palm is a popular tropical palm known for its graceful, long green fronds. It is a slow growing plant, but when well cared for can reach up to 10 feet in height, giving your space instant jungle vibes. Sized to ship best, our large Majesty Palm arrives with room to grow as it adapts to your home’s conditions.

majesty palm

8) Holiday Cactus

There’s something wonderfully nostalgic about the Holiday Cactus. Also called the Thanksgiving Cactus, Christmas Cactus, or Easter Cactus—depending on bloom time and leaf shape—the pet-safe Schlumbergera is a favorite winter succulent. This plant ships in different stages of its bloom cycle and can arrive without buds. The color of its flowers vary: pink, red, white, or lavender.

holiday cactus

9) Coffee Plant

You might be surprised to know the same plant that grows your morning coffee beans is a popular, low maintenance houseplant! Although it’s unlikely this plant will produce berries inside, its attractive shiny green foliage will liven up any interior space.

coffee plant

10) Monstera Adansonii

Monsteras are famous for their quirky natural leaf holes. These holes are theorized to maximize sun fleck capture on the forest floor. A cousin of the Monstera deliciosa, the leaves of the Monstera adansonii, or “Adanson’s monstera”, are slightly smaller and their holes more pronounced and lives to climb as it grows and matures.

Quick Facts

  • Monstera adansonii aka “Swiss Xheese Vine” makes a perfect evergreen houseplant for both beginners and experts, since it’s easy to care for and exotic in appearance
  • Because it doesn’t grow as fast and as big as the Monstera Deliciosa, it is perfect for smaller spaces. 

monstera adansonii

11) Money Tree Plant

Said to bring good luck and fortune, the Money Tree is the perfect plant to add to any room of your home to create good Feng Shui. It is known for its resilience, ease of growth, and fun braided trunk.

money tree plant

12) Philodendron Prince of Orange

The Philodendron Prince of Orange is a unique hybrid famous for its remarkable leaves, which change color as they mature from yellow to orange to dark green. Although compact, it can get grow quite broad and reach up to 2 feet tall indoors if well cared for.

philodendron prince of orange

13) Bird of Paradise

With its broad vibrant green leaves, the Bird of Paradise brings a touch of the tropics to any room. It is named after its unique flowers which resemble brightly colored birds in flight. The Bird of Paradise thrives in warmer conditions with plenty of sunlight.

bird of paradise plant

14) White Orchid

With its elegant stems and vibrant white flowers, this Phalaenopsis orchid makes any space feel more chic. You may notice a small amount of blooms on your orchid upon delivery. These blooms will open quicker in a warm indoor setting. The Phalaenopsis will typically bloom about once a year, for up to three months. After a blooming cycle, the flowers will wilt and fall off. This is the orchid’s way to store up energy to re-bloom again next season.

White Orchid Plant

15) Lemon Cypress

The Lemon Cypress is known for its unique chartreuse color, light citrus scent, and compact shape. It thrives in bright light with thorough waterings, and can be enjoyed indoors year-round or outdoors when temps reach above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Send this lovely little conifer to loved ones near and far to spread holiday cheer.

lemon cypress tree

16) Bird’s Nest Fern

If you’re looking for the perfect tropical houseplant, look no further than the popular Bird’s Nest Fern. Known for its tropical fronds that grow out of a central rosette, this plant will add vibrant pop of green to any space all year long. It is one of the easiest ferns to care for indoors.

birds nest fern

Looking for more plants?? The Sill is a plant subscription box that delivers gorgeous plants, planters, and planting supplies to your doorstep once a month. Shop for houseplants online HERE.

houseplants to give as a gift


1) ZZ Houseplant | 2) Hoya Heart Plant | 3) String of Pearls | 4) Monstera Deliciosa | 5) Aglaonema Wishes | 6) String of Dolphins | 7) Majesty Palm |8) Holiday Cactus |9) Coffee Plant | 10) Monstera Adansonii | 11) Money Tree Plant | 12) Philodendron Prince of Orange | 13) Bird of Paradise | 14) White Orchid | 15) Lemon Cypress | 16) Bird’s Nest Fern

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