Succulent School: Succulent Heart for Valentine’s Day

by Dorothy Reinhold on February 9, 2018

Print This Post Print This Post SUCCULENT HEART FOR VALENTINE'S DAY: For gardeners, the perfect valentine is a collection of succulents in a heart-shaped box.

We gardeners don’t need no stinkin’ candy for Valentine’s Day!

Succulents in a Heart-Shaped Box with Be My Valentine beside itMay I suggest a more nuanced gift? (OK, you can give candy too, if you like, but hear me out.)

Valentine Succulents in a Heart BoxHow about succulent cuttings in a heart-shaped box? Instead of chocolate nuggets that will make us chubby, we get succulent starters that will make us happy.

Succulent Cuttings by Dorothy Reinhold of ShockinglyDelicious.comIt could not be easier. Simply go out into the yard (if you are lucky enough to have succulents), and snip off a few ends.

Succulents in a Heart-Shaped BoxIf you don’t have enough, or want more variety, knock on some neighbors’ doors and ask if you can take a few cuttings from their yard. Offer to give them some cuttings from your plants, in exchange. Succulent gardeners, in general, love to share!

Once you give or get this valentine, you can plant the clippings in individual pots, by variety, or you can make succulent groupings in other containers; your choice. They will last for a least a week (and possibly a whole lot longer) before planting, without any visible stress.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole Caudle February 16, 2018 at 1:40 pm

This is such a wonderful gift and so creative. This would make a great year-round decoration.


Lisa February 14, 2018 at 5:18 pm

I love this idea! It is perfect for garden lovers. Its the gift that keeps on giving.


Bobbi February 14, 2018 at 1:45 pm

This is such an adorable idea. I have never seen anything like this before.


Vidya Sudarsan February 14, 2018 at 10:07 am

So beautiful! Succulents are really awesome! I always seem to have a green thumb with them 🙂 They need so little attention.


LavandaMichelle February 13, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Aww, this is such a cute idea. I would love it! I’d get something like this for my sister, she is really into plants. Thanks for sharing this idea.


Jelena February 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

I love to plant plants, and my son is in love with cacti. This is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!


Jess February 13, 2018 at 3:57 am

Such a creative idea. I would love to get this as a gift instead of roses.


Dorothy Reinhold February 15, 2018 at 5:06 am

Exactly the way I feel!


Rosey February 13, 2018 at 3:48 am

What a fun way to make the plant for Valentine’s Day. It will last a long, long time too which makes it even more awesome.


Andrea February 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm

I so love this idea. I don’t want chocolates and I love succulents. This is a gift that can last too unlike the chocolates that I eat in a day:)


Dana Peller February 12, 2018 at 9:59 am

What a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for plant lovers. This is a great way to help someone start their home garden as well.


Dorothy Reinhold February 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

Exactly right! All those clippings…they will be set!


Dee Jackson February 12, 2018 at 1:13 am

I actually really like the idea of this as a gift. It is really unique and any flower person would love it


Kiwi February 12, 2018 at 12:23 am

This is too cute. I know succulents have been a plant trend for 2 years now so for the succulent loves they would appreciate this a lot!


Deanna February 11, 2018 at 5:22 pm

I love it!!! I would so love getting this as a gift! Plus, it also a great idea what to do with those heart-shaped boxes Hmmm! I see ideas coming!


Julie Plagens February 11, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Such a cute idea. A lot healthier than candy!!


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