This Valentine’s, please know that there are plenty of ways to a plantita’s heart. Clue: It’s not just a bouquet.
Get her something she’s been eyeing for the longest time but has been hesitating to buy for herself.
For example, she might need a grow light for her succulents that don’t get enough sunlight. Grow lights are used by hobbyists to achieve the “sun-stressed” look. Succulents change colors depending on the light they receive. Some turn pink, red, blue or even black when exposed to the right light.
Make sure to read reviews first before buying. Some grow lights available in the market don’t come with a plug and need to be wired by the buyer.
Beautiful plant pots will never go out of style. You can check out the works of Blacq Door Gallery (@blacqdoor on Instagram) for some handmade beauties. But you can also drive to Bulacan for cheaper and beautiful plant pots.
If you want to really wow someone, you can choose to DIY your plant pots. Buy regular terra-cotta pots and spray paint them with her favorite color. Make sure to use a white base for the actual colors to come out.
Finally, if you want to make your favorite plantita’s heart flutter, get her the plant she’s been wanting. One of my uncles did this for his wife’s birthday. He gave her an Alocasia tigrina over a meter high with three fully unfurled leaves. She never felt more loved.
There are other plants, besides the exotic ones, that scream “I love you.” They are:
Sunflowers can be tricky to grow. They need constant sunlight and care. But they can grow even in a pot if the container is big enough for their roots to spread and grow.
Sunflowers symbolize adoration and loyalty. A fully bloomed flower can also symbolize love.
Ferns are underrated but they look pretty on their own in any corner of the room. They also make a nice addition to any flower arrangement. They would do well in a pot. Ferns like moisture and humidity. They thrive in shaded areas. Ferns symbolize wealth, family and future generation.
Nerve plant symbolizes wisdom, which you want to rule over any relationship. But you might want to give this as a gift for Valentine’s Day for its red color. Red presents love, passion and desire.
The trendy purple chili would also make a nice addition to your plantita’s collection. Purple symbolizes nobility and devotion. It tells the recipient that she is your only princess or queen and you will be her loyal subject. End the statement that the fire of your feelings will never go out, just like the chili. It’s cheesy but with the right amount of ardor that’s perfect for the occasion.