When it’s cold and dark outside some colorful houseplants help to raise our spirits and add to the festivities of the holiday season. This list starts with the three most popular Holiday houseplants, the Christmas cactus, the Amaryllis and the Poinsettia and then includes a further seven. These favorite houseplants are described in an article which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website.
Winter is a time when a lot of the color of the outdoor world has faded away. The leaves have fallen and white snow and grey skies are becoming more frequent. Winter is also a time of happiness and cheer; a time that you spend with your loved ones. Having festive plants in your home is a great way to brighten the atmosphere and bring a feeling of love, laughter, and joy to your Christmas gathering. This article will touch on some of the most popular Christmas houseplants and give you a few tips to help you properly care for these plants.
Let?s take a look at some of the popular Christmas houseplants that you will adore this season.
A poinsettia is a pointed red flower that is often associated with the Christmas season. It is most commonly seen in red, but this plant can also bloom in shades of pink and soft yellow. Since these tropical plants are forced to bloom during the holiday season, they need a little bit of extra care to get the plants to re-bloom. They grow best in direct sunlight and humid temperatures that remain between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Amaryllis is a plant that has been seen in homes around Christmas time more and more each year. The bell-shaped blooms are often beautiful shades of red that create a welcoming warmth in your home. Since these lovely plants are tropical, they do require relatively warm temperatures and humidity in the air. This is a plant that requires bright sunlight, but it should not be placed in direct sunlight though because this can hinder the bloom and result in a lack of color for your Christmas gathering.
Christmas cactus is a tropical plant that originates in the tropical rainforests of southern Brazil. The flat, segmented stems of the plant remain green the majority of the year, but around the holidays, colorful red, orange, pink, purple, and white blooms form. They grow best with moist soil and a lot of indirect sunlight. If you want to ensure that your Christmas cactus will bloom during the holiday season, then be sure to provide the plant with 12 hours of darkness each night for six to eight weeks before Christmas.
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