Valentine's Day will be here before you know it!  If you're looking for a fresh way to tell your special someone how much you love them, why not do it with a plant?

Many tropical houseplants have heart-shaped--or cordate--foliage that makes them perfect bearers of romantic sentiment.

- Alocasia: Many varieties, like African Mask Plant, bear dramatic heart-shaped leaves with contrasting patterns.

- Anthurium: As an added bonus, anthuriums also bear vibrant heart-shaped blooms. 

- Ficus triangularis: A variegated ficus with a charming tree shape.

- Heart hoya: Slow-growing succulent plant that begins its life as a single heart-shaped leaf.

- Philodendron: Trendy split-leaf philodendron and traditional vining varieties add drama to any space.

- String of hearts: A petite, trailing plant with delicate veined leaves.

- Heart fern: Perfect for humid environments and terrariums!

- Syngonium: Also known as arrowhead plant, these easy-to-care-for plants come in several different shades of green and pink.

Priscilla DeFini