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10 Stunning Flowers And Houseplants For The Perfect Valentines Day Gift (That Aren't Roses!)


Choosing the Perfect Valentine's Day Flowers


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Love is in the air, and so are an influx of roses in the next couple days! Valentine’s Day is often associated with red roses to express love for others. However, if you're looking to make a unique and meaningful statement this year, why not gift outside the box! In this blog post, we will explore floral alternatives that carry their own special charm and symbolism, making them the perfect Valentines Day gift for the important people in your life.

 

What are Unique Flowers for Valentines Day?


Roses are a classic flower to gift on Valentines Day, however if you want to give something different and more personal, consider choosing a flower that best represents your person! Below are colourful flower options and what they symbolize.

 

Tulips


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Tulips come in a wide spectrum of colors, each carrying its own unique meaning. Red tulips convey deep love and passion, making them an excellent alternative to traditional red roses. Tulips are not only visually stunning but also carry a freshness that can brighten anyone's day!


Lilies


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Lilies are recognized for their elegant and majestic appearance. These flowers symbolize devotion and commitment, making them a wonderful choice for expressing profound emotions. Choose from varieties like Stargazer lilies for a burst of color and fragrance that will captivate your loved one's senses.


Dahlia


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Dahlias come in an array of vibrant colours, shapes, and textures! It is said pink dahlias symbolize kindness, beauty, and grace. During the Victorian age, dahlias also symbolized a strong bond and everlasting love between two people.


Peonies


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Peonies are often associated with romance, prosperity, and good fortune. Their lush and delicate appearance makes them a symbol of beauty and a perfect choice for expressing your admiration and affection on Valentine's Day.


Ranunculus


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Ranunculus includes over 600 varieties of flowering annual and perennial plants. They symbolize charm and attractiveness regardless of its colour, making it an appropriate gift for the person you love.


Romantic Houseplants


Red and pink flowers are abundant on Valentines Day, though plants need some loving too! There is nothing like adding bits of green foliage to elevate your bouquet of flowers. Houseplants alone are also a great alternative for your Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day celebrations. Fertilizing your gifted houseplants will also ensure they will continue to thrive past Valentines Day!


Red Anthurium


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With it's red blooms and heart shaped leaves, the Red Anthurium is the perfect choice for your fellow plant lover. Known to bring good luck to relationships, this plant will always produce new flowers displaying love to your space if fertilized right!


Eucalyptus


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Eucalyptus is said to have a purifying, cleansing effect that cleans away negative energy in the space it’s burned it. We recommend gifting this to yourself (self-love baby!) as It’s fresh aroma is also very calming for the body.


String of Hearts


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With heart-shapes as their literal leaves, the String of Hearts is the perfect gift for Galentines Day! It’s easy to care for throughout the year and grows well by a southern-facing window.


Sweetheart Plant (Hoya Kerrii)


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Another heart-shaped plant that serves as a perfect valentines gift is the Sweetheart Plant (scientifically known as Hoya Kerri). They are typically sold as a sing leaf planted in a small pot, but overtime will slowly grow to form a cluster of small green hearts! Once they are mature, plant them in a hanging basket for its vines to trail down.


Heart Bamboo


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The Sweetheart Bamboo plant has been trained to form in the shape of a heart, perfect plant to gift for your person who isn’t much of a plant person. Bamboos are super easy to take care of, needing a fresh change of water every couple of weeks. If you transfer these plants into soil and care for properly, it can live for several years!

 

Plant One On Me!


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This Valentine's Day, consider exploring the beauty and symbolism of both flowers and plants beyond the classic red rose. Whether it's the timeless elegance of lilies, the vibrant charm of tulips, or the lasting impact of Eucalyptus and the Sweetheart Bamboo, there are countless options to express your love in a unique and meaningful way.


Whether it be florals or houseplants, it is important to know their care to keep them fresh and healthy to last longer than Valentines Day. Don't forget that plants need nutritious food such as Nurture Growth Biofertilizer to help it thrive! 


 

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Blogger Biography


Freda is a Toronto-based social media and digital marketer. New to the plant world, she is looking forward to learning all the tips and tricks on how to keep her plant babies thriving! If she's not walking her maltipoo Leo, you can find her practicing yoga or enjoying live music.

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