Nothing quite shows you trust someone like giving them a living thing to take care of. I love you, I trust you, here’s a plant baby!
I personally prefer gifting plants over bouquets because they last longer and any of these heart-shaped plants would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! We even have you covered with how to wrap them.
Hoya Kerrii – Sweetheart Plant
These little cuties are Hoya Kerrii, a variety of succulent vine plant famous for their heart-shaped leaves and fragrant flowers. The single, heart-shaped cuttings were extremely popular a few years ago, though in this form they will not grow or flower. The full form is super cute as well and you get to let your love grow!
The Philodendron genus is the perfect place to look for heart-shaped plants. Most Philodendra have heart leaves and come in a dramatic range of greens. I adore the Glorisum’s white veined, velvety leaves. Rumor has it these guys are fairly easy to take care of too.
Philodendron Scandens or Philodendron Cordatum – Heart Leaf Philodendron
Aptly named, the Heart Leaf Philodendron is a nearly impossible to kill trailing plant that can survive the worst black thumb. It’s the perfect starter for a lifelong plant obsession.
Ceropegia Woodii – Chain of Hearts
String of Pearls, meet Chain of Hearts. Another easy-to-care-for gem that loves to flower.
The flowers might not be heart shapes, but their deep green leaves decidedly are. Cyclamen come in all the classic Valentine’s Day colors too (pinks, reds, white, and lilac) so they make it on the list. You can even find these guys in grocery stores!
Anthurium – Laceleaf
Heart-shaped flowers & heart-shaped leaves, a double win. Anthuriums can be white, yellow, red, pink, orange or green and bloom with very little care.
Hemionitis Arrifolia – Heart Fern
Ferns are the perfect plants for those heavy handed with watering. They will gladly take all your loving and grow happily in any kind of planter.
These plants were picked for indoor living, but if your loved one prefers a garden space, check out Calla Lilies or Bleeding Hearts. And if you’re looking for a true, next level gift, check out all the different kinds of trees with heart-shaped leaves! Which one would you trade chocolate for?