Houseplants for the Holidays: Festive Greenery That is Warm and Welcoming
The colors and scents of festive houseplants can transform any room from its normal day to day style, to a warm and welcoming holiday scene that is worthy of the glossiest magazines or the fanciest Instagram account
Decorating your home with poinsettias, amaryllis and other winter worthy houseplants serves at least three purposes:
Here are five of our favorite holiday plants to choose among, for all of your holiday decorating.
A pretty potted plant, white jasmine features tiny white flowers and plenty of dark greenery to show them off. The scent of the flowers is just exquisite, and you will find plants that are trimmed and trained in a Christmas Tree shape, to further reflect the season. White Jasmine works especially well with classic or Victorian themes.
The classic Christmas plant, poinsettias are admired for their large red blooms, although they do come in shades of pink and white, as well. Red poinsettias are striking, though, and the first choice to make a dramatic statement. Be wary of adding poinsettias if you have pets, as they can be poisonous if ingested.
Amaryllis bulbs are fun to watch bloom. They are tropical plants that can be enjoyed all year, but the winter months seem to bring out the best of them, because they can lend a tropical flair while still fitting in nicely with traditional seasonal decorating. Amaryllis work best when displayed in groups.
Usually found in wooden gardens, snowdrops can be potted and brought indoors. With their tiny signature white blooms that weep can cascade, snowdrops are precious. Cluster pots of them in small spaces.
One of our favorite new developments is technically an herb, not a houseplant, but we love it nonetheless. You can fine living rosemary “trees” that are shaped as the classic evergreen tree. Not only do they lend beauty, scent and a sense of the unexpected, but they can be trimmed for use in your holiday cooking.