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Best Flowering Plants To Brighten Up Your Home For Christmas

Want some blooms to brighten up your home for the holidays? Here's a list of wonderful flowering plants for Christmas, most with care posts & videos. Have a colorful & flower-filled holiday!

Best Flowering Plants For Christmas

Flowers always add a welcoming feel to any home. What better way to usher in the holiday season and the upcoming 2017 (how can that be?!) than with an array of gorgeous blooms. Some of the plants you’ll see are more conventional and others might take you by surprise. 

Best Flowering Plants For Christmas:

Best Flowering Plants for Christmas

ANTHURIUMS

Anthuriums, with their glossy green leaves & shiny flowers, really give you a tropical feel. This bright red variety is very eye catching. But you can also find them in pink, white and green.

Best Flowering Plants for Christmas

PAPERWHITE NARCISSUS

These flowers seems to have their own inner sparkle. Just look at the petals up close and you’ll see what I mean. These beauties are the perfect to compliment a modern, clean festive look.

Best Flowering Plants For Christmas

KALANCHOES

Red and green is a Christmas classic and red Kalanchoes will fit just right into your decor. Kalanchoes have lots of colorful blooms which cover the plants, & because they’re succulents, they can take the winter dry air in our homes.

Best Flowering Plants for Christmas

CYCLAMEN

These are popular bedding plants here in coastal California for the winter season.  Cyclamen flowers tend to open slowly but the foliage is so lovely and interesting. The mini Cyclamens are delightfully fragrant by the way!

Best Flowering Plants for Christmas

CHRISTMAS CACTUS

I remember these distinctly from my childhood and they’re still extremely popular.  Christmas Cactus are actually a long lasting houseplant and will bloom again for you next year.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

AMARYLLIS

Amaryllis are another popular seasonal bulb and have large, beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers. They bloom within 6-8 weeks of planting and although traditionally seen growing in soil, they can also be started in pebbles, rocks or glass chips.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

SHOOTING STAR HYDRANGEAS

These pure white flowers will add a fun touch to any space. Their unconventional way of growing reminds me of a clear starry night.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

BEGONIAS

These are Rieger Begonias which are oh so floriferous. Be careful not to overwater them or mist their leaves because they’re susceptible to mildew. They really put on a show when in full bloom.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID

Phalaenopsis Orchids are a lovely choice, as their flowers grow on tall, graceful stalks and tend to be very long lasting.  Cymbidium Orchids are another choice if you can find them.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

GUZMANIA BROMELIADS

Bromeliads give you much more of a modern feel but a word of warning: cats love to chew on them! These, like orchids, are very long lasting.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

POINSETTIA SHIMMER SURPRISE

This Poinsettia variety has it all: a star shape with a jazzy pattern in red and white. I call this 1 a living piece of modern art.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

WHITE POINSETTIAS

There are many varieties of white Poinsettias. They are a such a sweet reminder of  the Star Of Bethlehem.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

RED POINSETTIAS

This festive blooming list wouldn’t be complete without traditional red Poinsettias. Some love them and some would never buy them – either way they need to be considered because you see them everywhere this time of year.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

AZALEAS

I worked for a florist and event company in San Francisco for 5 years which sent out a lot of white and red azaleas during the Christmas season.

Best Flowering Plants Christmas

NEOREGELIA BROMELIADS

We included this 1 as a bonus.  This bromeliad made it on the list because of  the foliage, not because of the flowers. They add a modern tropical feel to your environment. Neoregelias are pretty as an underplanting and make long lasting houseplants if the conditions are right.

Hope these beautiful blooms bring you joy during this wonderful holiday season!

Have a joyful holidays,

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4 comments:

  1. This was interesting, but I’d like to see something similar from someone who lives in the Northeast.

  2. Thanks for the list. I always like to plant something white to look like snow in my porch planters. Then I put in Christmas sticks to decorate it. I have to go with pinks and colors that go with pink because my Camelia bush blooms big pink blooms in December.

  3. You’re welcome Katherine! Your porch planters sound lovely. Merry Christmas, Nell

  4. Hi Janice – Depending on where you live, you should be able to find at least half of these plants, especially at the big box stores. I used to live in CT, VT & NYC & was able to find quite a few of them. Happy Holidays, Nell

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