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Posted by beneva on September 21, 2022 | Last Updated: September 23, 2022 Information

Housewarming Plants and Flowers to Create a Warm Welcome for New Neighbors

If you’ve noticed a new face around your neighborhood, or maybe you’ve spotted moving vans and trucks around, you may want to put your good foot forward and take the initiative by welcoming the newcomer to your community with a housewarming arrangement from Beneva’s Flowers & Gifts, the top florist in Sarasota, FL. We believe in the power of being friendly and thoughtful when welcoming someone new to town, and learning about the symbolic meaning behind some common blooms and houseplants can help you be just that.

A Warm Welcome to the Neighborhood


Orchids are a household favorite in part due to their iconic beauty. However, you may not know that each colorful bloom also has a unique, rich, and pleasant symbolic meaning. Orchids come in a variety of colors ranging from pink to green. Green orchids are believed to bring good fortune and blessings, while yellow orchids signify the rebirth and new beginnings and change that come with moving to a new place. Pink orchids are more traditional and represent happiness and joy.


The monstera plant is becoming quite popular due to its unique and vibrant appearance. It has big tropical leaves with eye-catching patterns, earning it the cute nickname “swiss cheese plant.” It is also known for representing respect, longevity, and honor in eastern cultures, making it even more amazing and ideal for a welcoming housewarming gift. 

Lucky Bamboo

As the name would suggest, “lucky” bamboo is thought to bring good luck and fortune. It’s also fun to look at and makes a wonderful housewarming gift as it is linked to happiness, lightheartedness, and well-intentions. Lucky bamboo says “good luck” to your new neighbors and shows that you welcome them to the community with open arms.

Peace Lily

Peace Lillies are one of the most peaceful and calming plants on this list. The name alone is enough to bring calmness and zen into any household, but on top of that, it is also come to represent fortune, prosperity, and good luck. From their dazzling white blooms to their bold green leaves, the peace lily is a sensational and meaningful housewarming gift.


Peonies are a perfect option for new neighbors settling in or enjoying a fresh start. These blooms speak to experiences like starting a new job, moving to a new home, or beginning a new marriage and are indicative of love, joy, wealth, good fortune, and happiness in marriage. However, peonies aren’t always necessarily romantic and can make a great housewarming gift for a friend celebrating their joy and prosperity in life.


Sunflowers are one of the most welcoming and cheerful flowers out there with their big round colorful face. This blossom is perfect for lifting anyone’s mood and adds a pop of sunshine to any household. Signifying peace, love, happiness, harmony, and optimism, sunflowers always prove to be a housewarming gift, and your neighbors will be grateful.

Stargazer Lilies

Stargazer lilies are some of the most expressive flowers available with a variety of different meanings. Like orchids, these plants draw their meaning from their unique colors, from pink to white. For example, pink lilies will bring abundance and prosperity, while yellow lilies represent joy and happiness.


A truly special flower, the daffodil is a symbol of new beginnings, making it the perfect flower for a new neighbor to starting fresh in a new town and home. Their unique, fun, horn-shaped blossoms represent chivalry, politeness, and thoughtfulness, all great traits of a good neighbor.

While greeting a new neighbor with any gift is a lovely sentiment, these welcoming plants and flowers are truly magnificent and thoughtful. If you enjoy gifting botanicals based on symbolism, be sure to dive into the Language of Flowers and browse our collection here at Beneva.

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