Sympathy Plants Guide: Choose The Right One For A Celebration Of Life

Written by: Adam Binstock



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Sympathy Plants

Memorial plants are a popular idea and thoughtful sympathy gift to express your condolences to family members.

In this guide, we'll help you to choose the perfect sympathy plant for your Celebration of Life Ceremony.

We'll also recommend how and where to buy the best sympathy plants.

What type of Sympathy Plant should you buy?

When it comes to choosing a sympathy plant or even sympathy flowers, for memorial services the first thing to understand- it's the thoughtful gesture that counts. These nature inspired sympathy gifts are a thoughtful way to offer condolences and show that you are there for them.

Below are a list of our favorite and most suitable sympathy plants for all types of ceremonies, including funeral services.

White Lily Plants

White Lily Sympathy Plants

White lilies plants are a popular sympathy plant and thoughtful condolence any service. Typical local florist arrangements contain around 3-6 white lilies inside a lush green plant. With good care, these wonderful plants can live for more than 10 years, making them a lovely long lasting gift.

Symbolism & Meaning

Often called the peace lily, these funeral flowers represent purity, innocence, and a return to peace. Also in some cultures, a white lily symbolizes the soul's renewal and a new beginning.

These plants are suitable for

  • Someone who wants to show their sympathy and respect to the grieving family with an elegant beautiful plant.

  • Perfect lush plant for an innocent soul, therefore a very suitable tribute for a young life.

  • To recognize that the loved one is now at peace. Maybe they suffered before passing.

  • For a person who would prefer a low maintenance plant in this difficult time.

Gardenia Plants

Gardenia  Sympathy Plants
Gardenia Sympathy Floor Plants

Gardenia sympathy plants are also another popular gift for offering condolences. These lushes plants, with white blooms and sweet fragrance, are suitable for indoors and outdoors.

Symbolism & Meaning

Gardenias symbolize peace, purity, and love, making them an appropriate sympathy gift for a celebration of life. Their lush white blooms and soothing fragrance offer a thoughtful reminder of comfort and sympathy.

Succulent Sympathy Plants

Succulent Sympathy Plants

If you're looking for something more unique with different colors, succulent sympathy plants might be the perfect choice.

Succulent funeral plants are know for their their resilience, variety, and easy maintenance. Used as outdoor or floor plants, they're a thoughtful way to express sympathy and celebrate a loved one's life.

Symbolism and Meaning

Succulents can withstand harsh condition and tough environments. Therefore these plants symbolize resilience, growth, and the ability to overcome adversity. Therefore they are appropriate to celebrate the life of someone was know for their strength and courage.

These plants are suitable for

  • For a friend or family member that wants to express their deepest condolences and sympathy

  • For an eco conscious person who appreciates unique flowering plants.

  • Someone who will value the symbolism of enduring love and the capacity to thrive in adversity.

Other Popular Sympathy Plants

  1. Aloe Vera Sympathy Plant: These green plants symbolize healing, protection, and affection.

  2. Orchid Plants: A perfect plant for someone that embodied love, elegance, and strength.

  3. Sansevieria Sympathy Plants: These unique looking green plants represent good luck, endurance, and resilience.

  4. Bamboo Funeral Plants: Another popular plant for loved ones, it symbolizes strength, good luck, and humility.

  5. Calathea Funeral Plants: Known as the "prayer plant" it represents new beginnings and a fresh start.

  6. Philodendron Plant: Symbolizes health, growth, and healing, reflecting the journey of life and the process of grieving.

Buying Sympathy Plants

There are plenty of places to buy Memorial Plants online and also at your local florist. If you're buying online, you'll be able to take advantage of sympathy plant delivery (They may also have same day delivery)- either to the person's home or possibly funeral home.

Here are some things that are typically includes as part of the sympathy gift:

  • Sympathy Cards: Usually included, these cards provide a space for personal condolences and messages, offering comfort to the loved ones.

  • Care Instructions: Provided to help maintain the plant, ensuring it remains a lasting tribute to the loved one.

  • Decorative Pots or Baskets: Enhance the plant's aesthetic appeal and make it suitable for display at memorial service or in the home.

  • Plant Seeds: Sometimes included, especially with eco-friendly options, allowing the bereaved to plant a living memorial, symbolizing growth and the continuation of lif