Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you're looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for your loved one, consider giving them a romantic houseplant.
Love is in the air and what better way to bring a little bit of romance indoors than by greening up your love life with beautiful houseplants? Say goodbye to wilting flowers and hello to long-lasting love with our guide to romantic houseplants for Valentine's Day.
Join us as we explore the lush world of potted passion...
String of hearts is known for its delicate, heart-shaped leaves that trail down on dainty vines. With proper care they'll reward you with beautiful trailing leaves all year round. It's the perfect way to show your significant other that your love for them is never-ending, just like Ceropegia woodii's trailing vines.
"Sweetheart Plant," is incredibly fitting for the occasion as it is a symbol of love and affection. This plant is known for its heart-shaped leaves, which scream Valentine's Day. It's also a very easy plant for your loved one to take care of and enjoy for a long time.
We're serious - sweetheart plants are so perfect we've picked two! Philodendron scandens Brasil is known for its variegated leaves that give the plant a unique and attractive appearance your love will love.
With delicate white flowers and lush green leaves, peace lilies are a symbol of peace and tranquility. Bellini is a small Peace Lily variety with gracefully arching stems and blooms that last for many months. Just like your relationship, this plant requires a little bit of TLC, but it'll reward you with blooms that will last far longer than any bouquet of roses.
Gifting a houseplant is a unique and thoughtful way to show your love on Valentine's Day and, just like your love, it will last far longer than a bouquet of flowers. Cut flowers will only last for a week or so before they begin to droop and die, but a houseplant can continue to thrive for months or even years with proper care.
Houseplants’ long-lasting nature also make them a more sustainable gift option. Cut flowers are often grown intensively in far-flung lands and need to be transported long distances, fast. Valentine's roses are mostly grown in Kenya before being transported to the UK by plane. Studies show growing and transporting these roses dumps 35kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere - per bunch! In contrast, houseplants can be grown and shipped more leisurely using far more sustainable methods, making them a far more sustainable choice.
Being around plants can reduce stress, improve mood, and boost productivity. This means that gifting a houseplant to your loved one could also be a thoughtful gesture for their overall wellbeing. Houseplants are a gift not just for the heart, but mind, body and soul too.
Just like you, your partner and your relationship, houseplants are unique. They should be chosen based on the recipient's style and preferences for a gift that’s thoughtful and as unique as they are.
Houseplants are a thoughtful and long-lasting gift option that can have positive effects on both the environment and the wellbeing of your loved one.
So, think outside the bouquet this Valentine’s Day and choose houseplants.