Caring for Valentine's Day Plants

Care and How-To

Valentine's Day is a day to recognize our loved ones.  Many different plants serve as wonderful gifts to show that special person how much you love them!  Cut flowers, orchids, and florist plants are just a few of the plants that are popular gifts on February 14th and the rest of the winter season.

Below are a few resources to help keep these special plants healthy and attractive all season.

cut flowers

How to Care for Cut Flowers

cut flower

Flowers and Their Meanings


How to Care for Florist's Plants

How to Care for Miniature Roses

All About Cyclamen

African violet

All About
African Violets



air plants

All About Air Plants

moth orchid

How to Care for Moth Orchids


Growing Succulents Indoors


How to Care for Houseplants (videos)

heart shaped leaf

All Hearts: Plants with Heart-shaped Leaves

cacao beans

For the Love of Chocolate

pink rose

A Brief History of the Rose

Cut flowers

Valentine’s Day Roses – Grown Globally



Aaron Steil Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist

Aaron Steil is the consumer horticulture extension specialist at Iowa State University where he works with county Extension offices across the state to answer home gardening questions for all Iowans.  This includes information related to trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, herbs, perennials, ...

Last Reviewed: 
February, 2023