Heart shaped plant will remind you of your love when you see their leaves or flowers.
If you are searching for a one-of-a-kind gift for your lover for any occasion, you may want to consider giving them a beautiful heart-shaped plant.
Read this article to see all the beauties, with their right requirements.
- List of Heart Shaped Plants
- 1. Sweetheart Hoya
- 2. Devil’s Ivy
- 3. String of Hearts Plants
- 4. Asian Bleeding Hearts
- 5. Bleeding-Heart Vine
- 6. Swiss Cheese Plant
- 7. Persian Cyclamen
- 8. Heart Fern
- 9. Painter’s-Palettes
- 10. Philodendron ‘Fuzzy Petiole’
- 11. Heartleaf Philodendron
- 12. Betel
- 13. Philodendron Gloriosum
- 14. Arrowhead Plant
- 15. Marble Queen Pothos
List of Heart Shaped Plants
Here’s a list of the most vibrant heart shaped plants that you could add to any room, or even to a garden.
1. Sweetheart Hoya
Hoya is a very popular genus of succulent plants, especially the Hoya kerrii. These plants which are usually referred to as “lucky plants” are native to Southeast Asia.
While they originate from South China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Indonesian island of Java, and Thailand they have spread across the world. The beautiful plants are sold as symbols of love for Saint Valentine’s Day and they are also called “valentine hoya.”
Sweetheart plants are succulent and climbing plants that can grow to reach around 13 feet in height. Their heart shaped leaves grow two inches wide and their inflorescences which have up to 25 flowers can reach two inches both in length and diameter.
As succulent plants, Hoya kerrii plants love full sun and loose soil. Ensure that their substrate is almost dry before you water them because people usually overwater and kill their plants. If you notice that the heart-shaped leaves are turning yellow, reduce your watering rate and increase the receving amount of light that can reach the plant.
2. Devil’s Ivy
Devil’s ivies or pothos plants are very popular indoor plants. Coming with a variety of leaf shapes and colors, these plants add beauty to your home and also help to purify the air of toxic gases. They are in the same family as Arum plants, “Araceae” and are native to Mo’orea which is in the Society Islands in French Polynesia.
According to the variety, other names that can be used to refer to these plants are hunter’s robe, golden pothos, Ceylon creeper, ivy arum, silver vine, money plant, Solomon Islands ivy, taro vine, and marble queen.
Devil’s ivy plants are evergreen vines that can reach 66 feet in height, producing 8 inches-long heart-shaped and variegated leaves.
Growing these plants indoors is easy. You need a four to six inches-wide pot for a start. Plant the cutting after successfully rooting it in a cup of water for one month. Ensure that the plants receive medium to low, indirect light. Note that these plants are toxic to pets and kids, so you want to prevent the little ones from eating the leaves.
3. String of Hearts Plants
The string of hearts are very beautiful plants in the dogbane family, “Apocynaceae” They are native to African countries such as Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Eswatini.
These plants are evergreen, succulent-like, trailing plants that produce very beautiful leaves shaped like hearts, and they can be even known as Ceropegia Woodii. Other names include the chain of hearts, the collar of hearts, sweetheart or rosary vine, hearts-on-a-string plant, etc.
The beautiful plants grow from three to nine inches in height and spread from six to almost 13 feet.
They produce one-inch wide and long heart-shaped leaves and make very beautiful houseplants. You can grow them with ease, displaying their beauty in a hanging basket.
To grow these beautiful succulents, ensure that the soil is loose. Also, they prefer bright but indirect light, in addition, remember that you must only water them when the substrate is almost dry.
While they can tolerate a wide range of humidity leaves, they prefer average or slightly-below average humidity. Note that they are not toxic, so your pets are safe around them. However, the leaves can drag moving objects such as clothes.
4. Asian Bleeding Hearts
Bleeding heart plants are some of the most beautiful plants that you’d ever see. They are in the poppy family, “Papaveraceae” and are native to Siberia, Korea, northern China, and Japan.
They grow naturally in sparse woodlands and grasslands. Spectabilis is the only species in the genus “Lamprocapnos.” Other names used to refer to this species are the heart flower, lyre flower, and the lady in a bath.
The beautiful plants can grow to reach 47 inches tall and spread 18 inches wide. They are herbaceous, rhizomatous, perennial plants producing compound leaves with three lobes growing on a fleshy, pink, or green stem.
They produce flowers in early summer or late spring. The outer petals of their flowers are colored fuchsia-pink while the inner petals are white. There is a visible droplet below the heart shaped blooms.
To grow these beautiful plants is super easy. You just need to remember to fertilize them monthly and grow them in a place where they can get full sun, especially when growing in temperate places. However, they should grow in shades in the tropics.
5. Bleeding-Heart Vine
Here’s another beautiful plant. It is in the family Lamiaceae and is native to West African countries from the western parts of Cameroon to Senegal, it is also called Clerodendrum Thomsoniae, scientifically.
This beautiful plant produces oblong leaves that can grow from eight to a maximum of 17 inches long. The plant can reach heights of 13 feet. It produces cymose inflorescences that grow from the same axils of the leaves.
The plant’s leaves are arranged in opposite directions and they are at right angles to the pairs both above and below them.
The plants are grown as ornamental plants as they produce a beautiful flower with a pale-purple or white five-lobed calyx that grows one inch in diameter. Also, they have a red five-lobed corolla that grows around one inch both in length and in diameter.
The vine or climbing plants require a minimum temperature of 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensure that they grow in a frost-free environment.
6. Swiss Cheese Plant
This is a very beautiful indoor plant that you want to grow. The Monstera Deliciosa plant which is also called the split-leaf philodendron is native to tropical forests in southern Mexico down to Panama.
It is currently a mildly invasive species in Hawaii, Ascension Island, Seychelles, and the Society Islands. This plant flowers in summer, but its main features of interest are its heart-shaped leaves.
Swiss cheese plants are hemiepiphytes, so they spend some time in their lifecycle as epiphytes and have aerial roots.
They can grow to a height that is 66 feet tall, producing leathery, large, pinnate, glossy, and heart-shaped leaves which can grow 10 to 35.5 inches long and 10 to 29.5 inches wide. Note that the leaves of younger plants are smaller and they do not have lobes or holes yet.
Swiss plants have an inflorescence with a cream-white spathe of a yellowish-white spadix that grows four to almost six inches high and 1.2 inches wide that is covering like a hood, uniform, and has a velvety appearance.
To grow these plants as houseplants, ensure that the top half of their substrate is dry before you water them. Also, grow them in shaded light with indoor plant fertilizer.
7. Persian Cyclamen
This beautiful plant is a herbaceous, perennial plant that grows from tubers. It is native to Lebanon-Syria down to south-central Turkey and the Palestine region around shrublands, rocky hillsides, and woodland that are as high as 3937 feet above sea level.
The Cyclamen Persicum can also grow in Tunisia, Algeria, and the Greek islands of Rhodes, Crete, and Karpathos where it was probably introduced by monks in earlier times.
The plant grows 13 inches tall and has fleshy, heart-shaped leaves growing six inches long. The leaves are usually green, having light markings on their upper surfaces while their undersides are usually pale-green or reddish. The flowers bloom in winter and last until spring.
These plants have five upswept petals and five small sepals which are mostly pale pink to white with a deep pink or magenta band at the base. To grow this plant, grow it on a loose or rocky substrate.
8. Heart Fern
If you were not a fan of ferns, you will become one after seeing this beauty, especially when it comes to the leaves. This fern, or scientifically the Hemionitis Arifolia, has fronds that are heart-shaped and grow two to three inches long and about 0.8-1.6 inches wide.
The plant which makes a beautiful houseplant is native to parts of tropical Asia, especially the Indian subcontinent. This plant was described first in 1828 as Hemionitis cordata.
It has short erect rhizomes that are covered with brownish little scales. The leaves or fronds are brownish green on top and brown on their lower surface. The plant prefers bright and indirect light. Ensure that the soil stays consistently moist if you want to grow it.
This is truly the beauty that you have been searching for. The special plant comes from the family Araceae and is native to Ecuador and Colombia. NASA has listed this plant in a Clean Air Study as one very effective plant in removing gases such as formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, and ammonia from the air.
The Anthurium Andraeanum is a monocotyledonous perennial plant with cardioid, whole, heart-shaped leaves which are generally apex acuminate, reflexed, or cuspid. The leaves are borne by a 12 to 16 inches long cylindrical petiole.
The most relevant place to grow this plant is warm, shady, and humid. As a tropical plant, you want to grow it just the way you treat warm-loving tropical houseplants. Ensure that the plant does not stay outside in winter.
10. Philodendron ‘Fuzzy Petiole’
If you are searching for the perfect plant to welcome your visitors, then this is the plant for you. The beautiful plant which cannot hide its large six to eight inches wide heart-shaped leaves is the perfect indoor plant.
It does not just beautify the room; it also helps to purify the air as it collects a lot of toxic gases from the air. Another name for it is the “climbing philodendron” or even Philodendron Sp.
To grow this beautiful plant, remember to use inorganic mulch and fertilizer. Water the plant when the soil is almost dry and keeps it in a spot with filtered light. This plant propagation is easy, where you can propagate this plant by using its cutting.
11. Heartleaf Philodendron
Here is another beautiful philodendron plant in the Araceae family, its scientific name is Philodendron Hederaceum. This evergreen climbing plant is native to the Caribbean and Central America, growing 10 to 20 feet high if allowed to.
It produces glossy, heart-shaped leaves that can reach 12 inches in length. This plant rarely flowers, but when it does, it produces spathes of cream or white flowers.
If you want to grow it, grow it in a room with 60 to 80 percent humidity. Also, there should be a bright light. Remember to fertilize it once or twice monthly. If you cannot provide a minimum temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit, grow the plant under glass.
Here is a beautiful and popular vine in the pepper and kava family, Piperaceae. The beautiful Piper betel plant is native to countries in Southeast Asia where they use it as a flavoring in chewing nuts, betel nut chewing. The plant is an evergreen, dioecious, perennial plant that produces heart shaped, glossy leaves and catkins.
The Betel plant leaf has been used to help reduce blood sugar or overall glucose levels. To grow betels, grow in a shaded place. They will need growth support and loam soil. When watering the plant, ensure that you water the leaves as well.
13. Philodendron Gloriosum
The Philodendron genus is indeed one with a lot of beautiful heart shaped leaves. This beautiful plant is a terrestrial, crawling plant that is native to Colombia. It produces foliage that is characterized by a velutinous and cordate surface, white, pale green, or pinkish veins, and pink margins. The leaves truly resemble the actual human heart.
If you want to grow this heart shaped plant, grow it in humidity levels around 60 percent. Ensure that the soil is well-draining and contains charcoal, peat, perlite, and orchid bark. Note that the plant needs support.
14. Arrowhead Plant
This is a popular and beautiful houseplant with an arrowhead or heart-shaped flowers. Some of its common names include arrowhead philodendron, arrowhead vine, goosefoot, African evergreen, nephthytis, and American evergreen.
It originates from Mexico and Bolivia and has naturalized in the West Indies, Hawaii, Florida, and Texas. The beautiful plant can climb up to 4.9 feet.
It is a slow grower, producing around six to seven variegated leaves growing 12 inches long yearly. The leaves have a mixture of dark and light green and they come with different designs or patterns.
This is a warm-loving plant, so grow it at 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, remember to mulch the plant and maintain a consistently moist substrate.
15. Marble Queen Pothos
This beautiful plant is a cultivar of the Devil’s ivy plant. While its leaves are heart-shaped, they have more cream color mixed with green, so they appear very beautiful. Like other pothos plants, marble queens are not just beautiful indoor plants, they also make effective air purifiers as they collect a lot of carbon from the air.
When growing marble queens, note that more exposure to sunlight can make the light parts of their leaves turn green. Grow them at a spot where they can get indirect but bright sunlight.
Heart-shaped plant are truly very beautiful and their leaves or flowers are all you need to see to remember that someone truly loves you. They are all easy to grow, however, you should consider growing String of Hearts, Asian Bleeding Hearts, Painter’s-Palette, and Swiss Cheese Plant as their beauty is truly remarkable.
The choice remains with you. Which of the beautiful plants would you like to grow, keep or even gift to someone who is dear to you in your life?
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