Valentine’s Day is the best holiday to give houseplant gifts, because while this romantic occasion usually calls for chocolate or jewelry, a new plant won’t just brighten their day—it’ll brighten their year! Even if you don’t dig the commercialism or common clichés, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to bring a little light into your loved one’s life during the last stretch of a long, grey winter. A fresh, green houseplant is the easiest way to do just that!
6 Valentine’s Succulents and Other Cute Plants
This Valentine’s Day, give that special someone a meaningful houseplant gift. They can watch grow and develop as they continue to nurture it. If that isn’t exceptionally sweet and sentimental, we don’t know what is!
Nothing says “I love you to the moon and back” like a moon cactus for your perfect match! Also known as grafted cacti, these colorful cuties are actually two separate cacti grafted together. This results in the top portion losing its natural green color and turning a totally different, ultra-vibrant shade.
There are many different colors available, but for V-day, the pink, red, and burgundy varieties bring the lovey vibes. For ultimate visual appeal, coordinate your cacti with a matching pot in the same lovely color. So sweet!
Love the look of a bouquet of roses, but want something with a little more staying power? Why not opt for an arrangement of Aeonium rosettes? These swirly succulents come in a gorgeous assortment of rainbow colors. The pink-tinged varieties are so fitting for this sweet occasion!
If you want to put together something really spectacular, we’ve got a potting station set up in-store. Our experts will be happy to walk you through making your own custom arrangement. Now you can score extra points for making your Valentine’s Day houseplant gift yourself!
If you’re in search of houseplant gifts that are both romantic and totally rad, add neon breakers to your list. The electric lavender-pink and teal shades seen in these spectacular echeveria succulents are seriously awesome. They’re practically iridescent, like a rainbow crystal!
While the colors are super saturated, these succulents still have that ruffled rosette appearance that feels classically romantic. One single echeveria in a little pot is a lovely gesture for a budding romance. Or, if you’re considering the “secret admirer” route, these will make a sweet surprise for someone you fancy.
While a stuffed bear might seem like a romantic gift idea at first, it isn’t exactly something most folks are eager to display in their homes. However, a panda plant is both cute, fuzzy, and totally worth adding to your interior decor!
These plush succulents have grey-green foliage with chocolate brown edges, coated with soft peach fuzz. You can’t help but pet them! With enough sunlight and a little love, a panda plant will produce some pretty adorable flowers too. This Valentine plant is sure to earn an affectionate “awwww” from your significant other.
Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’
Why splurge on fancy jewels when you can just get a beautiful jewel-toned houseplant? Colorful, creeping tradescantia make amazing Valentine’s Day houseplant gifts, with streaks of amethyst purple, pearly white, and emerald green.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly a tradescantia plant can grow. If you want something lush and voluminous for a hanging basket, this multicolored beauty is your best bet. Its dramatic vines can reach up to two feet long, and if it gets enough sun, it will sprout cute little star-shaped blossoms!
Swiss Cheese Plant
The Swiss cheese plant makes a perfect pairing to complete a romantic evening of sipping sparkling wine and sharing a tasty charcuterie board! If your loved one considers themself to be something of a fancy cheese connoisseur, they’ll definitely get a kick out of this quirky philodendron!
Like most philodendrons, its distinctive leaves are shaped like hearts (awwww). But what makes this variety special, as you would probably expect, is all those little swiss cheese holes! They grow along long, creeping vines, and when the sun shines through their leaves, it casts pretty shadows on the wall. Add a wire trellis to train the leaves to climb around, or let them cascade downwards.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on Valentine’s Day to make it special and memorable! Instead of fancy jewelry, or a cut bouquet that only lasts for a week, give your honey some potted plants for Valentine’s Day. It’s a simple way to spark a little joy in their life, to last for years and years! Visit OC Succulents to see all our romantic houseplants to buy for Valentine’s Day in 2021.