20 Beautiful House Plants for Valentine’s Day

20 Beautiful House Plants for Valentine’s Day

Flowers might be the common choice for Valentine’s Day but if your partner is a plant lover (like me), I can promise you that they would prefer one of these beautiful house plants for Valentine’s Day. House plants are a gift that keeps on giving, unlike flowers which will die after a week or two, house plants will keep growing and blossoming, if you give it the right amount of love and care.

Below are 20 house plants for Valentine’s Day, from heart shaped leaves to pink foliage, these plants will make the perfect gift for any plant lover.

1. String of Hearts

Love will definitely be in the air with the beautiful trailing String of Hearts. With small heart shaped and pretty lace pattern leaves, this is a very popular plant for Valentine’s Day. Plant care is similar to that of a succulent, they’re very easy to care for as they’re tolerant to neglect. I have my own String of Hearts hanging from a shelf in my office.

 

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2. Hoya Sweetheart Cactus

The Hoya Sweetheart Cactus is another popular plant for Valentines Day. They tend to be sold as a single small leaf, however they’re quite hard to come across. A good place to start looking is eBay, this will save you searching in your local garden centres or plant shops. It’s a hardy and undemanding plant with its succulent qualities and can be left alone for long periods of time.

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3.  Sweetheart Plant

Philodendron Scandens, also known as Sweetheart Plant, is one of the most popular foliage plants. It has long stems with green heart-shaped leaves. Sweetheart Plants will thrive in both sunny and shady spots, but it doesn’t like direct sunlight. You can find a Sweetheart Plant in most garden Centres.

 

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4. Variegated Monstera

Monstera’s are very easy to come by and can be found in most garden centres plant shops and even supermarkets. However, a variegated Monstera is very difficult to come by, I have found a few in garden centres but because they are so rare, they are on the expensive side. With that said, buying a plant lover such a rare plant for Valentine’s Day is a very special gift.

 

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5. Anthurium

Anthurium are very easy plants to care for, they don’t require much attention and will still look beautiful. Place your Anthurium in a bright room but not in direct sunlight. If you keep your Anthurium in a darker place, it will still survive but it will grow fewer flowers.

6. Rex Begonia

Rex Begonia have beautiful coloured patterned leaves and pink flowers. To care for a Rex Begonia, water when the soil feels dry and put in a light room. The light will help keep the colour on their leaves, but make sure to avoid direct sunlight.

7. Radiator Plant

Peperomia Piccolo Banda, also know as the Radiator Plant or Emerald ripple. The Peperomia does best when it’s watered from its roots and it’s soil should be dry before you water it again. The Radiator Plant is a beautiful house plant and will make the perfect little gift for any plant lover on Valentine’s Day.

8. Black Rose

Black Rose is a type of succulent with large burgundy leaves that resemble flowers. Black Roses require full sun to develop the dark colour of their leaves, but they can also tolerate partial sun. Water this plant until the water drains through about once a week, then reduce the watering during winter to once a month. Black Roses make stunning houseplants and would be a beautiful plant to give on Valentine’s Day.

9. Pink Princess Philodendron

Philodendron Pink Princess is a beautiful plant to give to someone for Valentine’s Day, with is dark leaves and pink variegated blotches, it makes a stunning house plant. When caring for a Philodendron, place it in a location with bright indirect light and allow the soil to try out between watering

10. Peperomia Hope

First of all, how do you pronounce Peperomia correctly? Peh-puh-row-mee-uh. Peperomia Hope makes a beautiful houseplant, they’re leaves are very delicate and can fall off easily so take when when you’re moving it. They are very sensitive to over-watering, water your Peperomia based on the dryness of the soil

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11. Anthurium Clarinervium

With it’s giant lace patterned, heart shaped leaves, the Anthurium Clarinervium makes a beautiful houseplant and Valentines day gift. Anthurium’s prefer bright indirect light therefore keep it in a a sunny room but a bit further away from the window. Your Anthurium will do best when the soil has dried out in between watering.

12. Tradescantia Spathacea Sitara

Also known as, Osyer Plant and Moses-In-The-Cradle. This indoor plant has beautiful spiky colourful leaves which make a great gift for Valentine’s Day. They’re easy to care for and low maintenance plants.

13. Ruby Rubber Plant

The Ruby Rubber plant has beautiful green and pink variegated leaves. Place your Ruby in a location where it can get bright, indirect light and water it about once a week, and a bit less in the Winter months.

14. Aglaonema Crete

Aglaonema Crete also known as Chinese Evergreen have lush green and burgundy/pink leaves. This pretty Chinese Evergreen will brighten up your space and make a great House Plant for Valentine’s Day.

15. Sunburst (Succulent)

Add some sunshine to your home with beautiful sunburst succulent. With their bright yellow and green leaves this succulent makes a beautiful addition to any home.

16. Calathea roseopicta Rosy

Also known as Rose Painted Calathea, this plant is truly gorgeous with its pink and green leaves. To care for a Calathea, make sure the soil is moist and give it plenty of diffused light, however direct sunlight can cause the leaves to lose their pattern.

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17. Hoya Carnosa Tricolor

Also known as a Wax Plant or a Honey Plant, they have pretty long slender stems with glossy leaves. They need bright indirect light and allow the top half of the soil to dry out between watering.

 

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18. Fittonia Nerve Plant

The Nerve Plant has striking pink and green leaves and will make a great house plant to give to someone on Valentine’s Day. Nerve Plants prefer to have moist soil, so water moderately and mist occasionally.

19. Earth Stars

Earth Star Plants make great houseplants, they’re quite unusual but will add bright colour into your home. Most Earth Stars have variegated leaves, which makes them striking to look at, even without flowers.

20. Wandering Jew

Also known as Purple Queen and Spiderwort, this houseplant does best in bright but indirect sun. If it doesn’t get enough light then the variegation of the leaves begins to fade. Water weekly and keep the soil moist but not soggy.

Which of these beautiful houseplants will you be buying for Valentines Day?

Laura x

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