10 Romantic Indoor Plants with Heart-Shaped Leaves


Whether for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a birthday, or just a token of appreciation for a special someone, plants with heart-shaped leaves make a wholesome gift that conveys the mystical feelings of love, romance, and affection. Plus, they’re super easy to grow, too!


1. String of Hearts

Romantic Indoor Plants with Heart-Shaped Leaves

Botanical Name: Ceropegia woodii

Tiny heart-shaped leaves speckled in green and silver define its beauty. A dose of morning sunlight can do wonders, especially if you are growing its variegated counterpart. However, refrain from overwatering as that might appear as mushy leaves and black spots.

Needless to say, an absolutely adorable appearance and low-maintenance nature make the String of Hearts another string to connect with your loved ones!

2. Sweetheart Hoya

Romantic Indoor Plants with Heart-Shaped Leaves

Botanical Name: Hoya kerrii

You will find this one mostly as a single, large, heart-shaped leaf. However, if you manage to provide it with a well-draining medium and a few hours of indirect sunlight, it will soon grow into a lush vine covered with heart-shaped leaves!

3. Laceleaf (Anthurium)

Romantic Indoor Plants

Botanical Name: Anthurium

If you are looking for some really romantic plants, the Laceleaf can be your go-to. Besides those heart-shaped glossy leaves, it also bears heart-shaped spathes that come in beautiful shades of red, pink, and white. 

Not-So-Fun Fact: These plants are toxic to both pets and humans, so place them in high-held spots where their tiny hands or paws can’t explore!

4. Cyclamen

Romantic Indoor Heart-Shaped Plants

Botanical Name: Cyclamen

If you like the idea of the Laceleaf, but maybe having some real flowers could feed your appetite just right, then the Cyclamen is the one for you. This plant also boasts pink, red, and white flowers with upswept petals atop slender stalks that rise above dark green heart shaped leaves, veined in a cream hue. 

5. Arrowhead Plant

Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum

If Cupid’s arrows were made of leaves, they’d look like the leaves of Arrowhead Plants, splattered with green, cream, yellow, and pink. Super easy to maintain, these plants thrive in low to medium light as long as the soil doesn’t dry out too much between waterings.

The plant will need occasional pruning to keep the shape as appealing as possible, but that’s a small price to pay for having a piece of Cupid in your home!

6. Heart Fern

Romantic Indoor Heart-Shaped Plants

Botanical Name: Hemionitis arifolia

The Heart Fern is a sheer beauty, with dark green heart-shaped leaves along the fuzzy, slender stems. Originating from Southeast Asia, it does best in highly humid areas, just like its native place. To fix its needs, get a humidifier or mist the leaves daily to keep them healthy and shiny.

7. Heart-Leaf Philodendron

Romantic Indoor Heart-Shaped Plants

Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum

With over hundreds of varieties, Philodendrons are probably the most sought after heart-shaped houseplants. They come in a range of colors, patterns, and variegation that can be displayed in various ways—hanging baskets, pots, and even around any vertical support. 

Not-So-Fun Fact: These plants aren’t really pet-friendly, so keep your furry friends away.

8. Pothos

Epiprenum Heart-Shaped Indoor Plants

Botanical Name: Epipremmum aureum

Even if other plants give you trouble, the trusty Pothos is a steadfast choice. Its robust, heart-shaped leaves might be subtly contoured, but its low-maintenance nature makes it a fantastic addition to any space.

One of Pothos’ greatest strengths is its adaptability; it can flourish in a variety of lighting conditions, from bright light to partial shade. Plus, it doesn’t ask much in terms of watering, making it an easygoing companion for your home.

9. Split Leaf Philodendron

Heart-Shaped Leaves

Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa

Despite its name, the Split Leaf Philodendron is actually a Monstera, loved for its signature fenestrations that beautifully complement the heart-shaped leaves. Often referred to as the Swiss Cheese plant for its hole-punctuated appearance, it does best in moderately humid conditions, so misting or a humidifier can help it glow even more.

10. Jack Frost Siberian Bugloss

Heart-Shaped Leaves

Botanical Name: Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

The Jack Frost Siberian Bugloss lives up to its name with silver overlays on its heart-shaped leaves, giving it a frosty charm that you’d absolutely love. Plus, this plant also blooms airy sprays of blue flowers in spring. It thrives in full to partial shade, which also helps preserve its vibrant color.

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