The day of love, Valentine’s, is almost upon us. Most of the time, it’s pretty easy to buy Valentine’s Day gifts. Most people are satisfied with the traditional gifts of flowers, dinner, jewelry and the like. However.. there are a few among us who are not so swayed by sweetness. If your girl is just not the romance type, or your hubby thinks “flowers are for girls” then this suggestion is for you!
There’s nothing like flowers and plants on Valentines Day. They bring a life and energy with them you won’t get from any other gift. If your Boo says boo to a bouquet, why not give the gift of green via a lush houseplant that is full of heart — heart-shaped leaves that is!
Here are a few heart-shaped suggestions to get you started:
1. Heart-leaf Philodendron
The Heartleaf Philodendron is known as the sweetheart plant because of the unique heart shape of its leaves. With the many variations of heart-leaf Philodendrons available, there is sure to be one that will stand out to you. You might like the lush green leaves, or perhaps the varieties with splashes of bright yellow color on the leaves. These heart-leaf plant is easy to care for and it’s evergreen vines, if allowed, will grow up ledges or walls, enhancing any room.
However, if your Sweetie has cats, other pets or small children who would be prone to eating the leaves, this may not be a good choice. This plant is toxic if ingested.
Check out this article for more information on how to care for Heart-leaf Philodendron
2. Flowering Cyclamen
This is a small houseplant with big dreams. It’s heart-shaped foliage is beautifully colored on it’s own, but the up-swept petals of the flower add striking color that elevates this houseplant to favorite status. These plants usually bloom in late winter or early spring and are sweetly scented, making them a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
This plant is also mildly toxic and you should take precautions to keep this plant away from pets and small children.
Check out this article for more information about how to care for a Florist Cyclamen
3. Green Nephthytis
This climbing, heart-shaped houseplant can add a sense of the dramatic to any interior. The Green Nephthytis has a beautiful color palette even the artistic masters of old would appreciate. This plant will climb a trellis or wall with ease, but can be pruned back for fullness. Caring for this houseplant is relatively easy, but it does like a moist, humid environment, so good watering habits are important.
Again, this is a plant that is moderately toxic to pets and small children, so take precautions.
Click here for more information on how to care for Green Nephthytis Plants
Not only does Anthurium have heart-shaped leaves, the ‘flowers’ are also heart-shaped, making this a great gift for anyone on the Day of Love. Anthurium blooms come in a variety of colors and sizes; your local florist will be able to help you choose the right one for your needs.
Be sure to keep this plant away from small children or pets, as it is moderately toxic.
Check out this article for more information on how to care for Anthuriums
5. Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos plants are among the most popular houseplants for their versatility and easy care. This heart-shaped houseplant has a yellow and green variegation which make them easily recognizable and popular in a variety of settings. Also known as Devil’s Ivy, Golden Pothos is typically a fast-growing, strong climber.
Golden Pothos is also moderately toxic and homes with small children or pets may want to take caution.
For more information on how to take care of Golden Pothos, check this article.
Where To Find Houseplants
It’s always always always best to shop locally, especially for houseplants. Your local florist is a good place to start when looking for houseplants. Simply give them a call or stop by to see just what they have to offer. Many florist decorate their containers and plants with accessories for the season. Expect to see these heart-shaped houseplants dressed up and ready for Valentine’s Day.