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5 Plants That Symbolize Love for Valentine's Day

Written by Just Add Ice Orchids | Feb 9, 2021 2:00:00 PM


With Valentine’s Day approaching, plants are the perfect gift for a family member, friend or loved one. Besides their beauty, plants also have symbolic meanings. If you’re looking to get a plant for your special someone this Valentine’s Day, here’s a list of plants that symbolize love.


Orchids are known to symbolize strength, beauty, royalty and love. Ancient Greeks saw orchids as a sign of virility and fertility, while Victorian-era Europeans associated the orchid with luxury and elegance. Today the pink orchid is the traditional flower of a couple’s 14th wedding anniversary, symbolizing affection and love. Orchids are available in many colors and sizes, and their symbolic meaning makes them a great plant to give a loved one.


Peonies are known to symbolize romance, honor, prosperity and a happy life. Throughout history, the peony root was used for medicinal purposes and believed by some to cure certain ailments. Today, the peony is the state flower of Indiana as well as the 12th-anniversary flower for couples. With their lush and full petals, peonies represent love and prosperity, serving as a great gift for Valentine’s Day.


The anthurium plant is aesthetically pleasing due to its heart-shaped leaves. It symbolizes openness and hospitality, which makes it a great hostess gift. This plant is also commonly known as the Hawaiian Heart and the Flamingo Flower due to its beautiful heart-shaped leaves. Besides its unique shape, the anthurium can inspire curiosity and conversation, making it the perfect gift for someone special.


Tulips are a colorful and playful bloom. They have become a symbol for many different things, including love, friendship, royalty and prosperity. Tulips originated in Turkey and were brought to the United States in the 16th century. The Turkish people associated tulips as a symbol of paradise on earth, where the flower was used for many art pieces. With their wide variety of colors and symbolic meanings, the possibilities are endless when it comes to a gift for a loved one.


Succulent plants symbolize loyalty and endurance, perfect for someone who is always there for you. Succulents are low-maintenance plants that require watering once a week or less, perfect for someone just stepping into plant parenthood. 

It is important to keep in mind what plants symbolize when picking one out for someone special. If you want to show your love for a significant other, friend or family member this Valentine’s Day, these plants are the perfect pick. 

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