While it’s always nice when a guy is thoughtful and romantic enough to want to bring you flowers, a dozen roses or even a cheap gas station bouquet are old news. These days, it’s all about the rose succulent.
- Because they’re not flowers, they last so much longer. The rose succulent (official name Greenovia Dodrentalis) is called such because it has layered petals arranged in a way that makes it look like a rose. Duh! According to Bored Panda, they’re unfortunately mostly only found in the Canary Islands, so getting your hands on one of these might be a bit harder than a bunch of daffodils.
- They’re a super unconventional gift. Anyone can grab a cheap bouquet of flowers from the local supermarket, and while that’s still super sweet, it’s also an even more thoughtful and unique gift to source a plant that’s more unique and rare. Obviously your boyfriend doesn’t need to fly to the Canary Islands to get a rose succulent for you (though if he does, he should bring you with him), but going off the beaten track to get you something special is always appreciated.
- They’ll satisfy the math nerd in all of us. The great thing about rose succulents is that they’re a perfect example of the Fibonnaci Sequence. You probably heard about this in middle school math, but basically it’s a sequence of numbers where each number equals the sum of the two before it. There are plenty of examples of how this is expressed in nature (if you’ve ever seen a Romanesco, you’ll recognize the pattern) and the rose succulent is one of them.
- They’re just so darn pretty. If you’re a lover of plants, any kind of succulent is probably a welcome addition to your garden, windowsill, or anywhere else in your house. What’s better than having a plant that looks like a flower around to look at and brighten up your day? Nothing—except for maybe if the guy you love is the one to give it to you.