The Best Plants to Give as Gifts to Grads

By: Lively Root
May 10, 2023
The Best Plants to Give as Gifts to Grads
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Your graduate has worked hard to get where they are. Their success is an inspiration to us all and we want to celebrate with you!
As you're shopping for gifts for your favorite grad, we thought we'd help make it a little easier by curating a collection of plant gifts perfect for the occasion. 
Our collection includes classic good luck plants that bring prosperity and fortune like the ever-popular Money Tree as well as blooms to replace cut flowers, easy care plants that are perfect for new college students in dorms or apartments, and even some plants that will make great additions to their workspace. We know you'll find something here that's the perfect fit for any graduate in your life!

money tree

The Money Tree

Looking to bring some luck and fortune into your grad’s life? We've got just the thing: the Money Tree. The Money Tree is no ordinary plant it's a symbol of good fortune, and it's known to bring wealth and good luck to those who care for it.  


Ficus Ginseng


The Ficus Ginseng

The Ficus Ginseng is a bonsai suitable for beginners. This pot-bellied trunk tree has a small, compact shape, making it ideal for those who are new to the art of growing bonsai trees. The Ficus Ginseng is a great choice for graduates because it's a tree that symbolizes new beginnings.

The Pink Flamingo Flower

Flower bouquets are beautiful and all, but they’re not exactly long-lasting. And if you’re looking for something that will last for months or even years, you may be better off gifting someone a blooming plant instead. The Pink Flamingo Flower plant is striking, and you can see why it's called that right away.

Calla Lily

The Calla Lily

Calla lilies are the sweetest, most elegant flowers you'll ever meet.
They're graceful and simple, but they have a complex beauty that's all their own. The Calla Lily is the perfect gift to give a graduate moving into their own space. The flowers come in hybrid hues and are great for those who want to add a touch of color to their dorm.


The Easy Peasy Plant Collection

The Easy Peasy collection is a group of 4 plants (Golden Pothos, Snake Plant, ZZ Plant, and the Bella Palm) that are ideal for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time and space. These low-maintenance plants can survive almost anything and will thrive in almost any condition! These plants are perfect for new grads that are moving into their first apartment and want low maintenance and good vibes.

Cool cactus collection

The Cool Cactus Collection

Our desert cacti quad is a stellar choice for the grad that likes unique greenery. This set of four Cool Cactus Collection will be a welcome addition to your graduate's new home, and they'll look great on their desk or bookshelf.

If you're in a time crunch. We've got you covered. Check out our gift card, or the best last-minute gift of all: a subscription to our monthly plant delivery service!
Live plants are so much more than just a gift- it's a symbol of the person they have become. Our live plants will remind them of their success and achievements and inspire them to continue working hard toward their goals. Check out our entire collection of Graduation Gifts.