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Gift Guide: The Best Plants For Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re shopping for that special someone, your favorite gal pal, or a treat for yourself (because you definitely deserve it), living houseplants are the perfect go-to gift for your Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day celebrations.

Plants from Bloomscape make shopping for the one you love even easier, because they’re delivered directly from our greenhouse to your front door. And if you’re in a cold wintery area, not to worry! Our plants are packed with the coziest winter insulation and heat packs to keep them safe and warm on their journey to you, ensuring they’ll arrive in perfect gift-giving shape.

There’s A Lot To Love About A Living Gift

They’re beautiful: From pretty flowers to lush foliage and bold colors, the beauty of a houseplant can’t be overlooked. Plus, here at Bloomscape, we select unique varieties that you won’t find just anywhere.

They’re thoughtful: Plants boast many health benefits, from boosting mood and productivity to absorbing toxins from the air. On top of those benefits, what better way to celebrate your love story than with a living plant that grows right alongside your relationship?

They’re easy care: Our Valentine’s Day Shop is a curated collection of gift-able plants that are appropriate for any skill level, whether you’re buying for a new plant parent or an experienced green thumb. Your gift of green will also include access to our Grow-How® Team of plant experts for personalized plant care support.

Do we have you convinced a plant can be the most lovable gift of all? Read on for our top four Valentine’s Day picks!

Hoya Heart

Also known as the sweetheart hoya, the Hoya Heart has become a ubiquitous plant for Valentine’s Day gifting. It’s commonly sold as an adorable heart-shaped leaf that’s rooted into a small pot that, without a growth point, unfortunately doesn’t have the ability to grow. But there’s something different about this one—unlike its more common counterpart, the Bloomscape version is a vining plant that will continue to grow and capture the heart of your special someone all year round.

The Hoya Heart is an easy, pet friendly must-have for plant parents of all skill levels. As your Hoya Heart grows and matures, it will have the ability to produce dainty white and purple flowers. We recommend bright, indirect light for this vining plant and infrequent watering—only when the soil has completely dried out—to keep your Hoya Heart at its happiest.

Bromeliad Aechmea Pink

There’s nothing that can quite compare to the gleaming silver leaves and striking pink blooms of this stately bromeliad, making it the perfect token to show your affection. With a uniquely whimsical bloom, the Bromeliad Aechmea Pink showcases silver-green leaves and baby pink flowers that can stay in bloom for over half a year.

Native to Brazil, bromeliads grow on trees as epiphytes, absorbing most of their nutrients through their leaves. Your bromeliad will thrive in a spot with medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering is easy: the soil only needs a drink when it’s completely dry, and the “vase” in the center of the leaves should be occasionally filled with water.

Tradescantia Nanouk

Sporting high-contrast leaves in shades of creamy white, pink, purple, and green, the Tradescantia Nanouk is a showstopper that everyone will admire. Don’t let the delicate look of the leaves fool you—this plant is one of the easiest-care options out there. Colorful leaves adorn the trailing stems which eventually produce adorable white flowers.

Tradescantias are native to southern Mexico and Guatemala, and the Nanouk was cultivated in the Netherlands specifically for its colorful blooms and hardiness. Perfect to display in plant hangers and plant stands, the Nanouk does best with lots of bright indirect sunlight to maintain its most vibrant color.

Red Anthurium

The glossy green leaves and brilliant red blooms of the Red Anthurium make it the perfect present to share your passion. Known to bring good luck to relationships, the bright red bracts of this anthurium can persist on the plant for months. The plant will consistently produce new flowers and will bring a cheerful and tropical vibe to your space.

Originally found in areas of the Andes Mountain range in Columbia and Ecuador, these beauties enjoy a warm sunny spot with bright, indirect light. Not picky about a watering schedule, the Red Anthurium appreciates a deep soak when 50% of the soil volume has dried out.

Looking for more inspiration? Visit our Valentine’s Day Shop, and order by midnight PST on Thursday, February 3, for delivery on or before Valentine’s Day.

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