Gift Edit 2023

7 Flowering Plants That Are Way Better Than a Valentine’s Bouquet

updated Jan 24, 2023
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Valentine’s Day and flowers go together like. . . Valentine’s Day and chocolate. And while cut-flower bouquets are always a holiday hit, they can wilt fast and get pricey even faster. This year, instead of opting for a traditional arrangement, why not give the gift florals that will last long past Feb. 14? With a flowering plant, this thoughtful alternative will be able to bring sunshine into your sweetheart’s life for months (or maybe even years) to come. But with so many plants to choose from, how do you find one that’s also able to get your message of love across? No need to worry: we did the heavy lifting for you. We scoured our favorite online flower resources for picks that are sure to wow and rounded up seven of the best flowering plants for Valentine’s Day. Shop our favorite plants below — we promise they’ll be a hit.

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Gift some happiness with this cheerful orchid that is bound to evoke smiles. It’s an excellent pick-me-up for those who are already eager to wave goodbye to wintry weather and will appreciate a peppy plant for their space.

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Sweet and petite, this beauty makes for a lovely gift for your sister or Galentine. They'll enjoy repurposing the luxe-looking gold pot, too, though not anytime soon – this plant is known to thrive for quite a while.

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Representing the universal color of love, this red anthurium plant is full of life. It’s proof that red and green isn’t just a combo for the holiday season, but for all winter long.

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This bold plant is charismatic and unique, just like your partner. Its intricate blooms are super Insta-worthy, too, so your giftee is sure to share the love with their envious followers.

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As if this peace lily wasn’t pretty enough on its own, it happens to come in a lovely woven basket that your recipient can (eventually) use to display all sorts of things around the house. It’s the perfect gift for the design-conscious plant lover in your life.

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Think pink! Giftees who would especially appreciate this candy-colored hue will fall head over heels for this plant from The Sill, which will arrive in your choice of pots. Pair it with the blush-hued vessel for extra V-Day delight.

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Classic and charming, this azalea plant deserves a prime space in your recipient's home. It’s an amazing pick for the traditionalist, and with two sizes to choose from and tons of cheery pink blooms, it's sure to make an impression on the one you love.