If you really want to make your feelings known this V-Day, say it with… plants!
Flowers might be the obvious choice when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts but the humble houseplant can be surprisingly seductive, too – and just like the perfect relationship, with the right amount of love and care, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
From heart-shaped leaves and intoxicating scents to natural aphrodisiacs and traditional symbols of love, here are a few of our romantic favourites.
We couldn’t very well do a Valentine’s Day feature and miss out the rose. And while they might be most commonly given as a single stem or a bouquet of twelve – it doesn’t have to be that way. The miniature rose makes a beautiful houseplant – just don’t forget to give it plenty of sunlight!
Want to make an impression on your friends, family, or business associates? Give them a gift of succulents they can admire and grow in the home or garden.
The exotic and beautiful orchid is said to symbolise strength, beauty and love. It is also a Chinese symbol of fertility so if you’re hoping to hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet anytime soon, now could be a good time to bring an orchid onto your home.
Hoya sweetheart cactus
Who wouldn’t fall for the super-cute heart shaped leaves of the hoya sweetheart cactus? And like the perfect lover, this plant not only looks good – it’s low-maintenance, too. Sweet and simple, it would make the ideal gift for those in the early stages of a new romance.
Lucky bamboo plants make perfect gifts for any occasion and can symbolize ingredients to a happy life. The meaning of lucky bamboo varies depending on number of stalks, but the basic symbolism stands for Wealth, Happiness and Longetivity.
For years, we’ve given and received poinsettias in gestures of kindness during the Christmas season. They’re just so fittingly festive, with their mix of red and green leaves. What’s more, they’re relatively inexpensive and thoughtful at the same time.
Recommended Planters : Planters by Size
Choose planters according to size required for your plants for various purposes and locations.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.