If you're a plant lover, the desire to keep adding plants to your collection must be unsurprisingly familiar to you because there's nothing greater than bringing home new plants and developing a different bond with each on of your green companions.
However, one of the first things that most of us tend to check when we bring home plants is what they symbolize. What we want our houseplants to signify can differ based off of our personal preferences but in the end, the positive meanings they bring with them is what matters.
So, if you're looking to add to your collection but you can't decide which plant is most fitting for you, here's a list of 10 houseplants and the meanings behind them. Whether you're adding to your own collection or gifting to add to another's, these plants won't let you down!
10 Stunning Houseplants with Wonderful Meanings
1. Rubber Plant
When it comes to symbolisms, the Rubber plant really doesn't know how to disappoint. With its glossy, rounded, and dark green leaves, this plant symbolizes abundance, happiness, and wealth. It rounded leaves, according to Feng Shui beliefs, make it perfect for being placed in corners among the other plants indoors. These leaves soften edges and make corners look more welcoming.
By many cultures, the Rubber plant is also considered lucky, bringing wealth into any household that it graces.
2. Chrysanthemum Flowers
Beyond their unparalleled aesthetic appeal, Chrysanthemum flowers are more than just pretty faces. Generally, these stunners symbolize longevity, joy, optimism, and fidelity. However, Chrysanthemum flowers of different colors all symbolize different things.
White Chrysanthemum flowers symbolize loyalty and honesty, red flowers symbolize love and deep passion, while violet Chrysanthemum flowers symbolize a wish to get well and feel better.
Overall, these Chrysanthemum plants and flowers make for great additions to outdoor or indoor gardens, brightening up the place and adding more than just aesthetic value.
3. Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)
The Money Tree isn't just one tree. It's a few Money Trees that grow together and braid themselves to be bound to each other. The Pachira Aquatica has myths and legends that date back to centuries ago.
Across various cultures, Money Trees carry positive connotations often symbolizing prosperity and an abundance of everything desired. These trees, whether bought for oneself or gifted, are said to bring tons of good fortune to owners.
Now, who doesn't need a good dose of that?
4. Golden Pothos (Devil's Ivy)
Looking to buy yourself or gift someone something that appreciates the much-needed quality of being able to follow one's dreams? The Golden Pothos is potentially your best bet at conveying your appreciation for this.
Symbolizing perseverance and longing, Pothos plants are beautiful house plants that can also be made use of as hanging plants for an added flair. This plant perfectly symbolizes the desire and ability to keep reaching new heights and to keep achieving goals.
5. Monstera Deliciosa
Monsteras are pretty standout plants with their uniquely patterned leaves and larger than life presence. Also called the Cheese plant because of the appearance of its leaves, the Monstera Deliciosa is one of those large indoor house plants that give your home an elegant yet whimsical appearance.
This stunner symbolizes honor, longevity, and respect. It happens to make a perfect houseplant for someone who has strong values of respect and duty, especially in terms of their families.
6. Bamboo Palm Plant
If positive energy and vibes are what you're looking to bring into your house with plants, the Bamboo palm could easily be your go-to. With their stunning tropical appearance, these plants bring a hint of the tropics in your house.
They represent and symbolize peace, purity, and strength. They are also considered powerful symbols and harbingers of peace and harmony, in Feng Shui. It is also a very versatile and wonderful decorative houseplant due to which is also stands tall as a symbol for flexibility and growth.
Peperomia plants often have a variety of meanings and symbolize many different things. They are called the 'friendship plant' in various cultures and in Brazil, they are believed to bring luck. So, they are regularly gifted as plants that are tailor-made to say "everything will be fine."
Peperomia plants are also said to be harbingers of wealth and prosperity, and since these plants don't require direct or bright light all the time, it makes them the perfect additions to your indoor gardens.
8. Calathea Prayer Plants
The Prayer plants are named after their leaves that close up at night and look like hands that are praying. It is because of this that the plant now symbolizes gratitude, devotion, and focus.
In some cultures, the Maranta Leuconeura also happens to be a symbol and harbinger of good luck and prosperity. Since the plants' leaves close up at dusk, Prayer plants are also associated with spirituality and mindfulness, as it is said that the leaves close in gratitude.
9. Spider Plant
In various cultures, Spider plants are considered to be among the best house plants because of their ability to draw in good luck and positivity. The long, cascading and pointy leaves of the Chlorophytum Comosum have grown to represent stability in life.
Beyond their ability to bring in prosperity and good fortune, Spider plants are also excellent air purifiers which makes their addition to your indoor gardens an absolute must!
10. Carnation Flowers
While roses and sunflowers are usually what people choose to gift in bouquets, you could possibly to above and beyond wit carnations! They make for the perfect flowers to give the person you love because of their immaculate symbolisms.
Carnations represent devotion, love, and fascination. Their mesmerizing colors make them perfect as cut and ornamental garden flowers. These stunners are said to have gotten their names from the Greek word for 'coronation' as they were often used in and to make flower crowns at the time.
So, out of these stunners, which one is your choice? With their positive connotations and unparalleled aesthetic appeal, these indoor house plants and flowers are the perfect additions to your collection! Keep your plant happy alongside their other green companions... happy gardening!