5 Red Plants for Your Valentine

Red is a color of passion. So if you have a significant other who is a plant lover, why not combine the color of passion with a plant and give your Valentine the perfect gift?

Here are a few plants that have either red flowers or red foliage…

#5 – Nerve plant (Fittonia ‘Red Anne’)

My photography doesn’t show the deep red veining in these leaves properly. Though they look pink in this pic, they are truly a deep red.

Isn’t she pretty? This plant will tell you when it wants to be watered. She can be dramatic. The leaves and stems will droop down in the saddest display you’ve ever seen. Just give it some water and within an hour or two she’ll be right as rain.

#4 – Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata)

This burgundy beauty will inspire romance in any plant lover.

This plant is a beautiful Bromeliad. The color will persist on the plant for several months, at which time the plant will begin to form pups around its base. The pups will begin to grow up and the mother plant will begin to die. Mother plant will give all its energy to the pups until it dies and you will be left with many new Bromeliads.

#3 – Jade plant (Crassula ovata)

If you are looking for a succulent plant with gorgeous red color, this is it. Yes, it’s the Jade plant that you’ve seen in offices and businesses everywhere. And most often, its leaves are a deep, dark green. To bring out the red color, the plant must be stressed. Simply place it directly in a West facing window and water only after the soil goes completely dry. (I didn’t have any good photos to include here…sorry.)

#2 – Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora’)

The colors on Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora’ don’t even look real, they are so stunningly beautiful.

The Aglaonema family of plants is an easy going group. They are happiest if given a bright location in the house and watered only once the top of the soil has dried out. They can have many different leaf colors; red, pink, chartreuse, white, and mint.

#1 – Lithops optica cv. ‘Rubra’

As weird as they look, I find Lithops plants to be charming.

What could be more romantic than to give your lover a plant that looks like a pair of rosy red buttocks??? In all honesty, this plant is highly desirable to any plant lover who collects lithops, mesembs, conophytums or succulents. Probably not a good gift if the recipient isn’t an experienced grower of Lithops. It is also the most expensive of the five plants I chose for this blog.

I hope this list was fun for you to look at and maybe gave you an idea for a creative red plant gift for your Valentine.

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Mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you.

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