If there’s a plant lover in your life, trust me when I say this is a gift to win them over. Show them how much you understand their plant love with this adorable succulent valentine. And hey, if you want to make something for yourself, there’s nothing stopping you from being your own secret valentine!
This sweet and juicy valentine is just what Dr. Love ordered for the winter blues. What a thoughtful and unique way to brighten someone’s day.
A colorful collection of succulent cuttings set in a heart-shaped candy box It will surprise and delight your lucky loved one, and it’s also the perfect size for rooting a collection of cuttings.
Make your own DIY Succulent Cutting Propagation Tray for Valentine’s Day, and by the time frost passes these beauties will be ready to go into the garden.
Here’s how I created this adorable heart-shaped plant valentine using succulents.
perfect plant valentine
It wasn’t easy, but I gave up sugar years ago to reduce the inflammation that was causing my fibromyalgia. By “gave up sugar” I mean I stopped eating all sugar, honey, maple syrup and fruit.
When I say, “It wasn’t easy,” it wasn’t just the cravings that were hard. I missed the festivities that come with eating sugar. Two years of birthday without eating cake. Christmas cookies, pumpkin pie, and even cranberry sauce were missing from my party plates. Since I love to celebrate, it has taught me to look for other ways to treat myself.
It’s a good thing I’m a gardener because There is no end to the recipes available at the garden center! It’s hard to think beyond candy for great Valentine’s Day gifts. Of course, there are flowers and cards. I wouldn’t reject any of them.
I love turning small succulents into plants perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for me this February, let me show you the way to my heart with this lush valentine.
DIY Succulent Valentines
You might be surprised how easy this valentine is to make. Around Valentine’s Day, it’s very easy to find heart-shaped boxes. You can then go to a garden center and get some small succulent plants or propagate your own plants to use as Valentine’s Day plants.
You can make a juicy valentine just for the two of you Small Succulent Plants in Pots or with Cuttings (My favorite method). If you have some wintering succulents or overgrown succulents that need to be divided, these will work well.
When shopping for succulents, Look for ones that are growing pups or have multiple stems. You can divide them and root them for summer projects.
take out all the candies from the box And give it a go. I won’t judge you if you eat it yourself!
use bamboo skewers Punch a hole in each of the candy cells To provide some drainage.
Fill candy trays with cactus and succulent soil mixture And water it so that it has time to absorb the water before planting.
If you have potted plants, remove them from the pots and remove soil from the roots., If the roots are long, cut them off.
If you have plant divisions, remove them from the parent plant. Remove the bottom few leaves to get a good stem to set into the soil. Let them dry for a few days before planting.
Arrange the succulents in trays by varying the colors, shapes and sizes of the plants. use a paintbrush to Remove excess soil from leaves.
Fill the spaces around the plants with reindeer moss to give the arrangement a finished look.
Your Succulent Valentines are a great way to root and grow new succulent plants until they are ready to move into larger pots. It would make sense to root these in the house around Valentine’s Day. By May their roots will be strongWhen they can be used for different projects.
Till then, give them minimal water and keep them in a sunny place.
FAQs About Succulent Valentines
If you’re interested in the symbolism behind your gift, you’ll be happy to hear that succulent plants represent tenacity and stamina due to their ability to survive even in little water. So if you want to represent your strong, lasting love, this is a great choice!
Although drought tolerant, succulent plants still require regular watering. Water your succulents when the soil is completely dry, watering until the soil is moist. Succulents like lots of sunlight, so keep them on a sunny windowsill.
Make sure they are planted in soil designed for succulents and cacti and in a pot with drainage holes.
There are some succulent plants with heart-shaped leaves. Hoya has a large heart-shaped leaf. Heart garlands are another popular one, often featuring a variety of heart-shaped leaves.
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