Beyond Poinsettias: Great Houseplants for the Holidays (and Beyond)

Hey plant aficionados!

As the holiday season rolls in, it’s time to think beyond the classic poinsettia. There’s a whole world of vibrant houseplants ready to add some botanical flair to your festive celebrations. Let’s dive into our curated selection, with some exciting new entries for you to explore:

  1. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera): Witness these beauties come to life with cascading pink or white blooms. Perfect for brightening up spaces with soft, indirect light, they’re holiday magic in plant form.
  2. Amaryllis: With their tall, striking trumpet-shaped flowers, amaryllis stands out in any room. Pick from passionate reds, soft pinks, pristine whites, or even bold oranges to tie in with your festive theme.
  3. Norfolk Island Pine: For those dreaming of a Christmas tree but short on space, the Norfolk Island Pine offers a charming miniature alternative that keeps on giving all year.
  4. Cyclamen: Admired for their heart-shaped leaves and distinctive flowers, cyclamen are ideal for the cooler holiday weather and make a statement wherever they’re placed.
  5. African Violet: These aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. With their soft, velvety petals and vibrant blooms, African violets bring warmth to any chilly room.
  6. Ivy Topiaries: Elevate your home’s elegance with ivy topiaries. Their elaborate designs and lush foliage are a perfect fit for holiday decorating, especially when intertwined with festive lights or baubles.
  7. Red Anthuriums: Also known as “flamingo flowers,” the lustrous red blooms of anthuriums add a splash of exotic beauty to your holiday setting.
  8. Mini Holly Plants with Berries: Instantly invoke the holiday spirit with the classic holly, showcasing glossy leaves and cheerful red berries.
  9. Paperwhites: These aromatic, star-shaped white blossoms are an iconic choice for winter, simple to coax into bloom indoors, and create an elegant focal point.
  10. Forced Caladiums: Renowned for their large, arrow-shaped leaves in an array of patterns and shades, forced caladiums introduce unexpected color and flair to your holiday décor.

Pro Tip: When giving the gift of greenery, pair your plants with decorative containers or cheerful wrapping to make the presentation as delightful as the present itself!

Conclusion: This season, expand your holiday plant repertoire with these enchanting alternatives. Step away from the standard and into a world of varied and vivid greenery at Town & Country Nurseries. Discover these and more for a truly lush holiday.

Wishing you a verdant and joyful holiday season!