What’s the Houseplant Often Sent to Funerals?

I want to send a houseplant to a funeral. I know there is a special one that it often used for this sad occasion. Could you tell me the name?

Hi Cory,

There are two plants that are often sent to funerals. The first is the Peace Lily also called a Spathyphyllum.

White flower and green Peace Lily

Peace Lily

Peace Lily plants are flowering houseplants that also clean the air of harmful chemicals. However, these are poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 The Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants [Paperback]is an excellent reference to keep around if you have young children and pets. plants and should be kept away from small children and pets. Read more about a Peace Lily plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. http://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/peace-lily-spathiphyllum-how-to-grow-care-tip

The second plant that is often sent to funerals is a Prayer Plant.

Green Patterned Prayer Plant

Prayer Plant

The leaves of a Prayer Plant fold up at night as though they were praying. Read more about a Prayer Plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. Read more about Prayer Plants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.