3 New and Hot Holiday Plants
Looking for a Christmas gift for the plant lover in your life? Or the perfect plant to liven up your own holiday decor?
Here are THREE of our favourite plants for the holiday season:
These miniature citrus trees have a perfect traditional Christmas feel with a bit of a twist! Putting oranges in stockings is an old-fashioned holiday tradition, so why not update it by growing your own little citrus fruit and sharing them with your loved ones? These little plants are easy to care for and provide a pop of colour in the dreary winter season with their bright orange fruit, and they’re fragrant! The tiny orange fruits taste a bit like a tart clementine and can be eaten right off the tree or used in drinks, cakes, marmalade or other tasty treats. Perfect for sharing with or gifting to friends and family for the holidays!
We’ve raved about anthurium before, and for good reason! These flowering tropicals make a great houseplant year-round AND are the perfect holiday plant! The flowers come in many different shades of red, green and white, fitting in perfectly with Christmas décor and providing a nice pop of bright, shiny colour. You can dress your anthurium with cut holiday greens for an even more festive look and to bring some fresh pine or spruce fragrance to your home. The evergreens can be removed after the holidays to let the heart-shaped tropical foliage get more attention. Unlike the classic poinsettia, the anthuriums flowers will last long past the holidays, and given the right conditions your plant will bloom most of the year.
If you want a live Christmas tree in your home without all of the hassle of cleaning up needles and taking it down once the holidays are over, we have just the plant for you! The Norfolk Pine has been nicknamed the ‘living Christmas tree’ for its perfect Christmas tree look that can be kept in your home year-round. While it may look like a pine tree, this plant is actually a tropical evergreen, meaning that, unlike the pines and firs we typically use as Christmas trees, these trees will thrive as a houseplant. Skip the cut or artificial tree this year and put your ornaments on a Norfolk pine, and then enjoy the woodsy feel it brings to your home the rest of the year!