At Pretty Cactus Plants we believe that plants make great gifts. 

Here's why... 

Plants are a great reminder of nature’s beauty and they bring the calm of the outside in to our homes. Plants offer a symbolic statement of simplicity, steady growth, and to take care of ourselves on a regular basis. 

Flowers are beautiful, don't get us wrong. There is something about receiving a bunch of flowers that makes your feel special. But they will only last for a short period of time. 

Chocolates are amazing - I'm all for chocolates, but once they're gone, they're gone. And when they're at Pretty Cactus HQ, chocolates disappear very quickly. 

Wine - see chocolates!

Where as plants offer a long term gift option. With the right care, a plant given as a gift will last for years - maybe even a lifetime. 


What plant should you give as a gift?

When thinking about what plant to give as a gift it is worth keeping in mind the person who will be receiving it.

  • Do they have plants already?
  • Do they have pets or children?
  • What is they're house like?
  • How much are you going to spend?

Plants are all different and as such have their own care requirements. 


Here's our top pick of houseplants which make great gifts! 

Marimo Moss Ball 

This is an aquatic plant that will certainly be a unique gift. Popular in Japan, they are given as gifts of love, affection and good luck.

They come in small jars and can easily be popped on a shelf, or desk. Caring for them in minimal, all that is needed is a change of water once every 2 weeks. 


Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica) 

Pachira aquatica is a popular choice as a houseplant. It is quick to adapt to changes in its environment. All plants are great for fengshui, but it has been said that this Money Tree when placed in the home or office will create positive energy/chi, bringing prosperity and good luck. With this in mind, the Money Tree is often given as a gift for birthdays, weddings and housewarmings. 



Calatheas symbolise new beginnings. This meaning comes from the saying to ‘turn over a new leaf’, which is what the plant does when closing up at night and opening again in the morning. Great for someone in a new job, or moving house. 


Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera) 

A perfect present for anyone that wants instant results with minimal care. Plus Monstera are the plants literally taking over the internet. They're ever popular on Instagram and make a great gift for those emulating the Instagram lifestyle. 


Snake Plant (sansevieria)

If you spot a blog on this website that doesn't mention Snake Plants, drop us a line. These are the best plants for EVERYTHING! 
An easy care plant which can be left alone of weeks on end. Whether for someone with a busy life style, a jet-setter or in an Air BNB snake plants are a great choice. Minimal care. Look great. Last forever.