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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 care 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 are 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 are 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 are easy to care for: 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 five Valentine’s Day picks!

Philodendron Heartleaf

With glossy, heart-shaped leaves that gracefully trail on long stems, the fast-growing Philodendron Heartleaf is a wonderful way to signify your ever-growing love. This vining plant and its adorable green leaves can be placed on a shelf or windowsill and is a great way to display your affection for your loved one.

This philodendron is native to Africa and the Canary Islands. It is incredibly forgiving and can tolerate low light and a missed watering here and there, making it an easy plant for a first-time plant parent. So whether the recipient is a beginner or has a green thumb already, the Philodendron Heartleaf is an enchanting and low-maintenance gift for your loved one.

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.

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.

Stromanthe Triostar

The eye-catching and tropical Stromanthe Triostar has impressive foliage in emerald greens, light pinks, and creamy pearls that boasts dramatic flashes of hot pink on the underside of its leaves. It is a quick-growing plant that stays relatively compact and makes for a bright and bold expression of love.

A native of the Brazilian rainforest, this plant naturally grows along the forest floor. Thriving in bright indirect light, the Stromanthe Triostar will put on a show as its leaves move with the light throughout the day. It is relatively low-maintenance and will be happy with a boost of humidity.

Peace Lily

The iconic and gorgeous Peace Lily offers large, gleaming leaves that surround its symbolic white blooms. These creamy blooms are called spathes, which house tiny flowers and their rich white color has come to signify prosperity, purity, peace, and beauty. The Peace Lily makes a heartfelt gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

The Peace Lily is native to the dense rainforests of Venezuela and Colombia. It made its way to Europe in the 1860s and quickly gained traction for its beautiful yet forgiving nature. The plant will wilt dramatically if it gets too dry, but a thorough watering should quickly fix this. Peace lilies can adapt to low light, but provide bright indirect light to encourage the sought-after white blooms, or spathes.

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