Red symbolizes passion, energy, love and the heart. Whether for Valentine’s Day or Heart Month, celebrate the loveliest month of them all with houseplants favored for their red or pink flowers and colorful foliage.
These houseplants are easy to grow, require little attention, enhance home décor and show their love all year long.
Our Favorite Easy-to-Grow Red Houseplants:
Anthurium’s heart-shaped red flowers make it the perfect plant for Heart Month. The plant will bloom throughout the year if it gets enough light, fertilizer and moisture. Plus, its shiny, dark green foliage makes a nice accent in any room or office.
- Red aglaonema is one of the easiest and most stylish houseplants to grow. This stunner shows off dark green leaves elegantly flushed with bright red or pink. The striking tones make red aglaonema a lovely, long-lived plant for Valentine’s Day. It’s gorgeous at work and at home because it thrives under any amount of light with a little water and fertilizer.
- Bromeliads catch the eye and heart with their exotic appearance. These bold, stylish houseplants work especially well with contemporary décor. Colorful clusters of red, pink and purple flowers pop from the tropical leaves. Grow bromeliads in medium or bright light and keep moist. But don’t worry. They’ll survive if you forget to water them occasionally.
- Moth orchids are the most stylish and sophisticated plants you can grow in your home or office. Select an orchid with more unopened buds than flowers to keep it blooming for months. These orchids are so adaptable you can grow them in almost any bright spot. They prefer to be a little too dry than wet.
One of the most common ways houseplants die is too much water.