This Valentine’s Day, it is an opportune time to show your love and affection for those who are close to your heart. This time instead of gifting cut roses to your beloved you may think of gifting the rose plant itself, which is not only a great idea but also long lasting unlike the cut rose stem which anyhow will die in handful of days. Let’s think outside the box and try something new. Why not gift beautiful looking indoor table top plants to your loved ones? These small plants for gifts are available online, are graceful, less pricey, and last much longer than any regular bunch of roses. Here is our pick of the top five gift plants available online that will make your Valentine’s Day more special.
1. Scented Rose
What can we say about roses? The eternal proponent of love and affection for centuries, roses has been the staple gift on Valentine’s Day. This year, if you want to shake things up a bit, yet go traditional, try to gift Damascus scented rose plants (Rosa Damascena), instead of regular roses. The Damascus Rose are the oldest members of the rose family, dating back thousands of years, and are known for their white or pink double flowers and their strong, distinctive fragrance.
Gerbera (Gerbera Jamesoni) are another commonly found indoor plant, primarily, for their bright and cheerful daisy-like flowers. This flowering-plant variety is originally from South Africa and features flowers of various sizes and colours such as pink, yellow, salmon, orange and white, with flower sizes anywhere from 2 to 5 inches across. Truly, a colourful Valentine’s Day gift idea, isn’t it? That said, especially the Gerbera-Pink indoor plant is perfect for inducing a bloom to your front yard.
3. Gazania “Treasure Flower”
Treasure Flower or Gazania (a member of the daisy family) is often seen on patios, indoor glass rooms, and conservatories. That said, this exotic flowering-plant variety is one of the best indoor plants for the home that you can gift on Valentine’s Day. Why? Not only does the treasure flower blends well with a variety of surroundings, including garden rockery settings, patios,and even, botanical gardens, the flowers come in a variety of strikingly attractive, bright flower colours including red, orange, yellow, pink, and white.
4. Silver Dust
The indoor plant variety of Senecio Cineraria or ‘Silver Dust’ is a tender shrub that you may have seen across homes in Delhi. This shrub is one of the prettiest plants you can order online, with its half-hardy annual foliage and slightly lobed young leaves. The leaves resemble those of the oak; however, as the plant matures they become much paler in color, deeply cut, and are covered in a silvery grey fleece, which looks absolutely stunning! You can gift the Silver Dust plant alone or combine it with a couple of bold-coloured plants to create a distinctive token of love.
5. Graptoveria “Opalina”
The succulents of the Graptoveria family, especially Opalina are quite clearly distinctive and an intriguing small plant for gifts. Why? They feature a characteristic cluster of tight rosettes that often rise up to 4 to 6 inches in width and 6 to 8 inches in height. In addition, this beautiful succulent delivers a much-appreciated hip look to the mixed container gardens through its pale blue-green leaves that have a hint of pink tones on the leaf tips and margins. The month of February, especially Valentine’s Day is most opportune time to gift the Opalina because it’s the time when the short branching inflorescence bearing yellow flowers with orange centers start to appear.
Therefore, consider this plant an ideal Valentine’s Day gift, if you think of your relationship is as unique as it’s long-lasting!