Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Why not give your loved one the perfect gift of a growing plant? Living plants make a great Valentine’s Day gift and by buying a plant rather than cut flowers, you’re giving something that will grow all season and give enjoyment all year round.
We’ve put together the top ten romantic and love themed Valentine plants that are sure to sweep your recipient off their feet.
Red roses are a symbol that has been associated with love and passion for thousands of years. Instead of giving your beloved a single rose, why not gift them rose plants? The tradition of giving roses for Valentine’s Day is rooted in Greek tradition where Aphrodite was scratched by a white rose’s thorn, causing that rose to turn red.
Roses are synonymous with beauty and perfection and are a timeless way to say “I love you.” Plant your rose in winter or early spring in a sunny spot and remember to feed with a high-potash fertiliser to keep them blooming throughout summer.
The beautiful spring tulips are said to mean perfect love. One of the world’s most easily recognised and loved flowers, tulips come in a rainbow of colours, all with their own meanings.
You can send your Valentine yellow tulips to declare that you are hopelessly in love with your beloved. Bright red tulips are a “declaration of love” to that someone special whilst pink tulips show how much you care and white tulips represent forgiveness.
Why not gift tulips in the spring to your loved one in our Olivia Ceramic Vase, as they will continue as a beautiful cut flower once bloomed in the garden.
The beautiful dark green Hoya Kerrii is also known as the Sweetheart Plant and it's easy to see why. With its big heart shaped leaves, it makes a fantastic houseplant and will make a very long-lived addition to your indoor jungle as it needs minimal care.
A small but hardy succulent, the Hoya is the perfect gift for your lover. Easy to care for, water when soil is dry and keep in medium, bright light to maintain its romantic display.
Ensure the pot where you’ve planted your Hoya Kerrii in has a drainage hole. Our Green Leaf Print or Aztec Ceramic Pot are the perfect companions to grow your Sweetheart Plant in and showcase your love in any room.
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
What is more romantic than the heart shaped flowers of the Dicentra spectabilis, also known as the Bleeding Heart plant? Available in deep red and pink, the delicate, arching blooms express romantic love, whilst the white flowered variety means purity.
The myth behind the plant states that a young man fell in love with a beautiful maiden, making her a series of gifts, each depicted by a different part of the flower. In modern day culture, the plant has come to represent a symbol of true love.
Commonly seen in romantic bouquets, Forget-Me-Nots have carried the symbolic meaning of remembrance, true love, and devotion so are the perfect gift.
Dating from Victorian times, the forget-me-not was used to make a declaration of love. It was believed that lovers who exchange bouquets of forget-me-nots on parting will eventually be reunited.
Forget-Me-Not varieties are often blue, but they also can produce white and pink flowers too. They are the perfect plant for border fronts, rock and cottage gardens, as well as ground covers.
The name Philodendron comes from the Greek word love (Philo) and dendron (tree). If romance is on your mind then this trailing philodendron with its heart shaped leaves will convey your feelings of affection The lush, green foliage is the perfect addition for any houseplant lover as its leaves and vines cascade and trail in a romantic fashion.
An easy to grow, low care houseplant, they should be planted in containers with well-aerated soil for easy drainage. What's more, it's good for your health and is listed as a clean air plant, as it removes toxins from the air in your home. Pair with our Hanging Woven Indoor Pot for thrills and spills as the leaves trail over the edge.
With its delicate heart shaped flowers, people have associated the cyclamen plant with matters of the heart, making it a perfect Valentine's Day choice.
There are a wide range of cyclamens to choose from, from white to pink, lavender or red. Spiritually, they are perceived as a symbol of devotion, sincere heart and empathy. Boasting both interesting foliage and beautiful flowers, cyclamen can be grown from November through to March, making it a colourful wintertime flower that is sure to brighten that special someone's day.
What to give that special person for Valentine’s Day this February? Why not an orchid? The Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular to give a loved one and is a wonderfully long lasting gift which is a great alternative to a fresh flower bouquet.
Known as the moth orchid due to the shape of its flowers, orchids have the ability to flower for up to three months at any time of the year and is one of the most alluring and captivating flowers.
We love the look of an Orchid in our Charcoal Grey Metallic planter which perfectly complements the lush green leaves and colour of the plant whilst adding a contemporary twist.
Also known as Dianthus caryophyllus, different colours of the carnation flower are also symbols of love. Popular in the garden and as a cut flower, carnations are positive symbols of love, fascination, and gratitude.
Dark red carnations are a classic symbol of love, passion, and romance while light red carnations are a great way to show how much you care. White carnations are the most popular to gift as they represent pure, sweet love.
Carnations are the second most popular cut flower in the country and are ideal for Valentine's Day as a sign of lasting love and undying commitment.
The anthurium is another great plant to gift a loved one. Originally a tropical flower, the flower comes in a passionate deep red and is shaped like a heart, making it the ultimate expression of love for your Valentine.
Also known as the Flamingo flower, anthuriums are relatively easy to grow and have attractive foliage. It also tops NASA's air purifying plant's list making it the perfect addition to the home.
According to Feng Shui, anthuriums are considered to be lucky and will bring good luck in your relationships. Combined with the glazed high quality Terra White Gloss Ceramic Pots, the anthurium will be a cherished gift that your beloved will adore and will complement any interior style.
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