Valentine’s Day plants are better than roses
Our 6 favorite plants for Valentine’s Day
The orchid’s bright purple and pink color makes the perfect gift and, as an added bonus, it requires minimal watering. However, they will be happier if you give them a little food, so it may be smart to gift them some plant food wrapped with the orchid to give them the best chance of surviving their new plant parents.
Just try not to forget that orchids are like goldilocks – they should be placed in a position that is not too hot and not too cold.
2. Calathea Medal
Calathea medallion plants are interesting to look at, as the leaves come with an ornate design and most of the species’ leaves come with a purple back. These plants are perfect for anyone who wants to add some color to their home or office.
Calathea medallions are commonly called “prayer plants” because their leaves open and close throughout the day depending on the time of day and the amount of light they receive. Remember to water your calathea medallions once a week and make sure not to overwater.
3. Monstera deliciosa
If you’re not sure what to get for someone who is short on time or spends long hours at the office, Monstera deliciosa might be the perfect gift. This plant thrives indoors in warm climates, but remember to leave it out of direct sunlight.
Investing in a high-quality indoor potting mix will ensure that the curiously named Swiss cheese plant gets the nutrients it needs to thrive. Like many indoor plants, don’t forget that Monstera Deliciosa only needs watering every now and then.
4. Lucky bamboo
Lucky Bamboo is known as one of the most attractive indoor plants due to its bright green leaves and versatile design, making it the perfect gift for those with a minimalist style. Lucky bamboo will thrive when grown in both water and soil and not in extreme need of it.
Remember to place your bamboo plant in the light, not the sun, and prune any leaves that may yellow. This plant is considered to bring good luck according to the principles of Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra.
5. Hearts series
With dangling evergreen vines, this ‘Chain of Hearts’ is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, and not just because of the name. With easy plant care and little watering, this vine will grow beautiful heart-shaped leaves that let your lover know how much you love them.
Also called sweetheart vine, rosary vine, and chain of hearts, what could be better than a plant that literally wears your heart on your sleeve!
6. Hoya kerri
Finally, a favorite Valentine’s Day plant is the Hoya Kerrii. With common names like Hoya Hearts, Lucky Heart Plant, and Valentine’s Hoya, it’s no wonder this plant is on sale on February 14th. With its thick, heart-shaped leaves and small mounds of fragrant star-shaped flowers, this succulent plant is the perfect choice for showing love.
This plant has minimal care and is very slow growing, so it is a great houseplant to give to your special someone!
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