Moving into a new home is an exciting journey, and what better way to mark this fresh start than with living, growing housewarming gifts? Plants not only add colour and warmth to any space but also serve as natural air purifiers, enhancing the ambiance and boosting well-being. Whether you’re the one moving or seeking a perfect present for a friend, plants are a fantastic choice to create a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.
Here are some of our favourite low maintenance indoor plants and outdoor trees that will make the perfect housewarming plant gift for busy people or new plant parents.
Discover Our Favourite Housewarming Plants
Also known as a Snake Plant, the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is a great houseplant and excellent air purifier. This is truly one of the easiest plants to care for and adds dimension to any space with its uniquely pointed and striped leaves. These leaves mirror some qualities of succulents and can store water for a long period, so you can wait some time in between watering sessions. Mother-in-law’s Tongue is also an easy plant to propagate in a vase of water, which makes for a thoughtful housewarming gift to brighten up a new home.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, a Rubber Plant might be just what you need. This dark, tree-like plant is known for its majestic appearance and thick, burgundy leaves. A bright room with indirect light or a shady spot outside is the perfect place for a Rubber Plant. Bear in mind that this plant isn’t pet-friendly, so it might not be the best gift for a person or family with cats or dogs. Don’t worry — if you’re looking for pet-friendly housewarming gifts, we’ve got you covered!
Despite what the name suggests, Devil’s Ivy is a lovely and joyful plant to have around. Thanks to its air-cleansing qualities, low maintenance required and heart-shaped leaves, this tropical plant is a popular pick for working spaces to add a touch of colour and life to the office. Devil’s Ivy with its deep green bushy foliage can grow to about 1.4m, immediately upgrading any space it inhabits. A great gift for someone who works from home! This plant thrives in indirect light although it tolerates low light. Be careful not to overwater Devil’s Ivy — allow the top 3-5cm of the soil to dry between waterings.
Bird’s Nest Fern
The Bird’s Nest Fern is one of our favourite indoor plants! This indoor plant brings a tropical vibe to any space. The plant’s fronds form a rosette shape resembling a bird’s nest, which is how it got its name. Its pet-safe nature makes it a great choice for homes with animals. It loves bright, indirect light and adds a touch of the rainforest to your surroundings.
The Peace Lily is one of our best-selling indoor plants, and with good reason. This indoor plant is renowned for its air-purifying qualities, providing fresher, cleaner air. Its elegant white flowers add a celebratory touch to any space. Peace lilies are adaptable and thrive in various light conditions, making them a perfect choice for any home.
Moving on to our suggestions for outdoor trees as housewarming gifts — a meaningful and lasting gift that will bring people joy for generations to come. A symbol of freshness and healing, receiving a Lemon Tree as a gift for a new living space is sure to set you up for years of happy memories! Of course, a fruit-bearing tree also brings something else to the table in addition to its beautiful appearance and fresh presence, and lemons are a such versatile fruit that does wonders in cleansing the mind and body. The Lemon Tree is an evergreen tree that is a classic pick for backyard trees in Australia, bearing bountiful healthy and delicious lemons for several months each year.
Also known as Bay Laurel or Sweet Laurel, the Bay Tree is a versatile and evergreen tree that has been cultivated for their one-of-a-kind flavour and fragrance for centuries. Bay Trees can grow in full sun or part shade and are tolerant of drought and frost, making them suited for any new home. This tree is believed to be one of the oldest cultivated tree species, and continues to carry a great deal of cultural and symbolic importance. Native to the Mediterranean region, bay trees can grow up to 15m tall and their leaves are used in the flavouring of soups, stews and other hearty meals — perfect for adding aroma to a housewarming dinner!
An Olive Tree is one of the most widely loved trees in the world. It represents peace, hope, wisdom, prosperity, friendship and love — all welcome attributes for anyone moving into a new house. Apart from its age-old symbolic worth, Olive Trees thrive in various conditions and offers a touch of Mediterranean charm. This tree endures heat and strong winds, and can grow in dry and rocky soil. Although Olive Trees are tolerant for dry periods, it’s still important to water the plant regularly during the growing season and is fed with fertiliser. Watering can be reduced in winter months as long as the soil doesn’t dry out completely.
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No matter where you are in Australia, our housewarming plant gifts are available for Sydney or nationwide delivery (browse our selected nationwide products here). In Sydney, we offer same-day delivery to ensure your thoughtful gift arrives promptly to enhance the celebration.
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