How do Patio Urns for Pets work?
When our pet’s time has come, we can beautifully and lovingly commemorate their memory through indoor urns and patio urns designed with pets uniquely in mind.
Our indoor and patio urns have a special separated outer chamber to hold and securely contain the cremated remains of your beloved pet. The inner chambers hold the Bonsai Tree or houseplant and growing medium. We provide instructions that aid you in distributing a small amount of cremated remains into the growing medium. A ceramic lid will enclose everything for a lovely, finished look. Questions? Check out our FAQ page.
We provide everything you need to lovingly commemorate your beloved pet. Our all-inclusive indoor or patio urns allow you to celebrate the life of your special four-legged family members in a special and dignified way.
With each urn, you will receive all that’s required to grow a living memory of your beloved pet. Our kits include:
- The Living Urn Indoors / Patio for Pets
- Thorough planting instructions
- Bonsai tree or houseplant of choice (optional)
How to choose the best Memorial Tree or Urn for your Pet?
As you walk through selecting your optimal indoor urn or patio urn experience, you have a few simple and quality options to select. You get to choose the color and the organic foliage provided by The Living Urn which best honors the memory of your beloved pet. You can select from a wide range*:
- Ficus Retusa Tree
- Braided Money Tree
- Hawaiian Umbrella Tree
- Traditional Windswept Juniper Tree
- Trained Juniper Tree
- Peace Lilly
- Lucky Bamboo
- Flamingo Flower
- Flamingo Flower
- Sago Palm
Once you’ve made your choice of tree or plant for your indoor or patio urn, all you have to do is follow the straightforward instructions provided to correctly place the foliage in its new home.
*See full descriptions below
What if I don’t need a plant but still want a Pet Memorial?
Sometimes, families have a preselected plant, tree, or other commemorative element they wish to place into their chosen indoor or patio urn. The Living Urn offers urn-only selection options which enable you to use an alternative plant or tree. You can take your chosen plant from a local nursery or other favorite location, and once your indoor or patio urn arrives, you can follow the instructions to seamlessly plant your chosen foliage.
How long does shipping take?
If you select only the quality crafted indoor or patio urn, you can expect your package to arrive during the standard shipping time allotment. We ship all indoor and patio urns same day if the order is received by 2pm MT (4pm ET).
If you have chosen to further commemorate your beloved pet through one of our provided bonsai trees or houseplants along with the urn, please expect separate packages. The chosen foliage will ship separately within 5 to 10 days from your order. This allows the plant or tree to arrive safely and fresh from our nursery so it will be ready to plant directly upon arrival.
If you are in a situation where you need the bonsai tree or houseplant sooner than the standard 5 to 10 days or have a specific need-by delivery date, please contact us.
Note: Bonsai trees and houseplants cannot ship to HI and AK due to state restrictions.
What are my tree selections for the pet memorial trees?
We only provide the best foliage for your commemorative indoor or patio urn. All of our bonsai tree selections are easy to grow and nurtured with care within our nurseries. We begin to bring them to growth so that they can flourish within your chosen urn to be a living memory of your dearly loved four-legged family member.
We’ve cultivated a wide selection of bonsai trees so that you can find the best natural option to celebrate the life of your beloved pet. These options include:
Ficus Retusa Tree
This tree is known as Banyan Fig and Taiwan Ficus. The Retusa has small, dark green leaves which alternate up the stem and which are more oval than the Benjamina. It’s bark is grey to reddish in color and dotted with small, horizontal flecks similar to tiger-like markings. All have heavy trunks and are trained in the traditional curved shape. The Ficus is among the most tolerant, versatile and trouble-free bonsai trees for indoor use.
6 years old, 8″ tall. Plant indoors or over 50F outdoors.
Braided Money Tree
The Money Tree is an age-old token of good luck and an invitation to good fortune. Resilient and not requiring much care, it is one of the most popular plant for “Feng Shui” because it creates positive energy (“Chi” or “Qi”). It brings prosperity and wealth to your surroundings and decorates your home with nature and good luck.
8 years old, 14″ to 16″ tall. Plant indoors or over 50F outdoors.
Hawaiian Umbrella Tree
This beautiful bonsai represents the islands. The glossy green leaves of the umbrella tree are miniature and shaped like umbrellas to form a beautiful dense canopy. The truck is relatively thin and does not branch out into a crown as some other tropical plants do.
8 years old, 10″-12″ tall. Plant indoors or over 50F outdoors.
Traditional Windswept Juniper Tree
This dwarf Juniper from Japan is the most popular evergreen in the U.S. When we think of a traditional bonsai and what it should look like, we think of a “Juniper Procumbens Nana”. It is very hardy, long-lived, and tolerates many conditions.
8 to 10 years old, 11″ to 12″ tall. Plant outdoors on a patio or in a garden.
Trained Tiered Juniper Tree
This dwarf Juniper from Japan is the most popular bonsai in the U.S. These special trees are very hardy with long lifespans that tolerate many adverse conditions. This impressive, trouble-free evergreen is an excellent tree for the beginner and maintains trained style.
13 years old, 9″ x 4″ x 13″ tall. Plant outdoors on a patio or in a garden.
What are my houseplant selections?
Our indoor urns are uniquely designed to also accommodate a wide variety of quality houseplant choices. Just like our bonsai trees, our houseplants are carefully cultivated in order to flourish in your house as a living remembrance of your four-legged family member.
We’ve cultivated a wide selection of houseplants so that you can find the best natural option to celebrate the life of your beloved pet. These options include:
With its striking white flowers, the Peace Lilly is a beautiful indoor plant that is adaptable and requires little maintenance. It is one of the more popular options for an indoor memorial and a great addition to any home! Keep it within 1-5’ of a window and enjoy all of the beauty this plant has to offer!
The Lucky Bamboo is one of the easiest to grow indoors and also makes for an interesting and beautiful memorial. Its branches grow in various directions, and it requires little maintenance. An important part of feng shui, lucky bamboo plants are believed to bring good luck and fortune.
Flamingo Flower (Red or Pink)
Flamingo Flowers are hardy plants that can grow and thrive for years. They have large, bright heart shaped flower bracts that typically begin to bloom in early February, just before Valentines Day! Keep this plant out of direct sunlight and it will grow and thrive for many years to come.
The Sago Palm is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. The origin of this special plant dates back to prehistoric times and it has survived thousands of years basically unchanged in nature. Its leaves are dark green and feathery and it fits with many contemporary, country and other home styles. Be sure to keep the Sago Palm out of the reach of children or pets as it can be harmful if eaten.
We want to help you take the next step in your journey to honor your pet. Contact us today or review other resources we crafted to come alongside you during this time.