Whether you grew up around a mom in gardening gloves all summer long or watched her attempt to paint a thumb green plant after plant, we all know there’s nothing like fresh greenery to bring life indoors.
This Mother’s Day, instead of sending a fresh bouquet destined to wilt in a week, consider sending a long-lasting plant that will outlive any stem arrangement. Online plant delivery shops offer a variety of leafy presents for every mom’s style and gardening strengths. If she’s a plant pro, a beautiful pomegranate or azalea bonsai could make a beautiful addition to her indoor plant collection. Or, if you’ve seen a plant or two (or ten) pass in her care, a hardy succulent or ZZ plant can make even the most scatter brained mama feel like a plant queen. Does she have more traditional taste? Send her a violet plant in an adorable teapot vase. Think she’d like something spunky? Gift her a sprouting golden elephant or a face vase with a greenery hairdo.
The options are endless, so we helped narrow it down to our favorite Mother’s Day plants to gift. Scroll on for everything from potted air plants to lovely peace lilies you can deliver directly to mom. They’re pretty, potted, and sure to last longer than stems.