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Six heart-shaped plants for your lucky Valentine

Forget red roses – this year, get your special someone a leafy gift that’ll keep on giving.

If you really want to make a point about commitment this Valentines Day, we have the perfect gift idea for you – ditch the cut flowers this year and get your special person a living, breathing, romantically-leafed plant that you can both cherish for months (and hopefully years!) to come.

There’s a lovely heart-shaped leaf variety for everyone, from cute and compact to full-blown statement plants – check out a few of our favourites below.

Chain of Hearts

These subtle silver lockets will look incredible all year ‘round, with their delicate trails growing up to 3-4m. Pop in a basket or pot and place up high on a shelf or stair for maximum visual impact.

Image credit: @intothewild_plants

Anthurium

This striking beauty will be sure to make a lasting impression. Can generally be grown both indoors or out in indirect sunlight.

Image credit: Shanon Palomino Salinas

Heart-leaf Philodendron

Another gorgeous hanging plant, the Heart-leafed Philodendron is easy to take care of and adds a lovely, soft touch of green to any room. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Image credit: @myplantcollection_

Sweetheart Hoya

Should be called the “no-brainer” Hoya. This succulent is heart-shaped and, like real love, practically impossible to kill.

Image credit: @tdotjungle

Heart Leaf Fern

A classic low-maintenance indoor plant with deep green heart-shaped leaves.

Image credit: @foliacollective

Philodendron Gloriosum

There’s an old saying: You can’t go wrong with a philodendron.

Image credit: @mypeacefulmoment

More plants, more of the time, we say – especially on Valentines Day. Check our nursery finder to find your closest Greener Spaces Better Places-accredited nursery and pick up something nice for your special one.

 

Header image credit: Annie Spratt