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13 Romantic Gifts That Are Honestly So Much Better Than Roses

These plants are hard to kill, y'all.

Roses are cool and all, but ROSES DIE SO FAST. Get your boo something that lasts a little longer, instead.

Feels like a terribly symbolic thing, no?

1. Buy your bae an exotic air plant. because you know they're one-of-a-kind.

Air Plants Supply

They just need a light mist of water of water once a week and to be kept out of direct sunlight.

Get this one from Air Plants Supply for $29.

2. The jade plant, or money plant, has rich succulent leaves and is supposed to symbolize friendship and good luck, which hey, everybody needs, right?


Jade plants blossom small white or pink flowers and do well in full sun. You just need to water when their soil turns really dry and that's pretty much it.

Get it from Walmart for $4.99.

3. Help boo take care of their boo-boos with this helpful lil' aloe vera plant!

Aloe is a p. chill plant — it just requires that you allow its soil to get completely dry between waterings. That's it.

Get this terrarium set from Bed Bath and Beyond for just $14.99.

4. Bold snake plants can be straight up neglected for weeks — something you SHOULD NOT do to your bae.

Snake plants actually thrive when you leave 'em alone. Its thick, waxy, succulent leaves make it able to go up to two weeks without watering, and you can leave them in indirect sunlight.

Get your own from Home Depot for $19.23.

5. A Bromeliad plant has a crazy beautiful exotic bloom.

Bromeliads produce side shoots that'll replace the original flower. All you need to do is make sure that they're not overwatered, and you should be good.

Get your own from Teleflora for $62.

6. Philodendrons even have HEART-SHAPED LEAVES, y'all. How rommmmmantic.

Keep this baby out of full sun and keep its soil semi-moist and you've got a good thing going on.

Get your own lil' heartbreaker from for $14.40.

7. Spider plants grow and grow and grow — just like your love. (Everybody say "awwwww".)

Spider plants grow super quickly and create what's called "pups" — each of which can grow their own new plant if planted in potting soil. Just keep 'em in indirect light and water moderately.

Get your own from Walmart for $9.99.

8. This sweet Golden Pothos plant is actually really easy to keep going.

Keep this guy out of direct sunlight and water him lightly. This plant looks really good hanging from a basket, in case you were wondering.

Get your own from Walmart for $4.99.

9. Believe it or not, orchids are actually pretty hard to kill.

They get a bad rap, but if you change out their water every few days, you can keep 'em alive for quite a while. For potted orchids, simply give them a quarter cup of water every two weeks and don't let them sit in standing water.

Get this sweet mini pink orchid from ProFlowers for $29.99.

10. A cute box of succulents says "our love is really hip, but also will last a very long time."

To keep your succulent garden happy, add water every other week and keep your plants in indirect sun. Easy-peasy.

Get your own box of happy from FTD for $89.99.

11. This adorable lucky bamboo plant is in the shape of a friggin' heart.

Bamboo is TOUGH AS HECK and requires little care, other than watering and keeping it out of direct sunlight.

Get this cool heart-shaped plant from FTD for $29.99.

12. This pretty peace lily will actually help keep the air in your boo's house clean.

Just keep it outta direct sunlight and water when soil is completely dry.

Get yours from FTD for $39.99.

13. This Calathea plant does super well in indoor spaces.

Also known as the "peacock plant," its colorful leaves thrive in shady rooms.

Get your own from Plantshed for $39.

Now go forth and make love bloom.


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