Looking for the perfect Valentine’s present? Look no further than these heart-shaped plants!
Instead of buying a bouquet of flowers that will soon wilt and die, why not give a living plant with unique heart-shaped leaves and flowers? They not only add beauty to homes but also make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts to express love.
These houseplants should be nurtured with a touch of care, and they will serve as a constant reminder of your love throughout the year as they flourish!
Let’s spread love via lovely houseplants. <3
1. String Of Hearts
One is good, but what about dozens of hearts to express your love?
That’s what you get with the lovely String of Hearts plant aka Ceropegia woodii. This plant features long vines that have numerous small, heart-shaped leaves.
They are usually green and silver, but can sometimes have a touch of pink, which is why these plants are the perfect gifts for Valentine’s day!
Keep in mind that String of Hearts thrives in plenty of sunlight, which is why it should be placed next to a south-facing window. Tell your beloved that the plant is not too thirsty and should be watered only when the soil is completely dry.
If you already have this plant, but you want to propagate it and use as a gift, here’s a useful article: String Of Hearts Propagation: A Complete Guide To All Methods
Anthuriums are special houseplants renowned for their heart-shaped, glossy leaves and unique, heart-like flowers that even come in bright red. If your partner doesn’t like red, you can always find anthurium flowers in pink, purple, and even white.
When it comes to light requirements for anthuriums, they grow well in plenty of bright, indirect light. A little bit of water is required once the soil is dry, and some anthurium fertilizer can be added to encourage new growth.
3. Sweetheart Hoya
Hoya varieties are popular low-maintenance plants that grow and thrive with little to no care.
However, there’s a special variety called Hoya kerrii, also known as the Sweetheart hoya. This is a charming succulent with thick, heart-shaped leaves that look exquisite in small pots.
Hoya kerrii develops long, cascading vines with tiny green hearts adorning them as they grow; these vines appear particularly striking when draped over a hanging basket.
What’s also great about this little plant is that it can adapt to various light conditions and doesn’t require frequent watering to grow and thrive.
Also read: 5 Practical Tips To Help Your Hoya Bloom
4. Heart Fern
The Heart fern, or Hemionitis arifolia, features delicate, heart-shaped fronds that create a lush and intricate display. It symbolizes sincerity and purity of heart, so gifting it on Valentine’s Day expresses genuine feelings and true love.
These plants originate from tropical regions, which is why they will need plenty of humidity – tell your beloved to mist it or put it in a room with a humidifier.
Bright, indirect light and moist soil will keep the Heart fern happy and healthy. Don’t worry, this fern won’t grow over a foot tall!
5. Flowering Cyclamen
The Flowering cyclamen produces heart-shaped leaves and delicate, butterfly-like flowers which are just as colorful as a bouquet of roses.
You have a variety of colors to choose from, including beautiful pink, pure white, and deep rose-red. Its green and silvery leaves are shaped like hearts, and they combine perfectly with these delicate flowers!
Cyclamen will grow well in bright light and well-draining soil that is kept moist constantly – watering is required when the top few inches of the soil gets dry.