Cathy Isom gives you a few tips on decorating with some gorgeous plants to brighten up your home over the holidays. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Poinsettias may be some of the most iconic flowers of Christmastime, but there are dozens of more gorgeous holiday plants you can use to brighten up your home this year. For example:
Mistletoe. You can also start Mistletoe indoors from seed, and the hardy plant requires minimal care besides a little fertilizer in the spring.
Red and white azaleas are often the hallmark of southern gardens. There are thousands of varieties, so go for an evergreen type that’s native to Asia for winter foliage and blooms.
Kalanchoes are bright, colorful succulents that help remove the dry air from inside your home during the winter. The plant is sensitive to the cold, but it’s easy to grow as a houseplant.
Popular in coastal flower beds, Cyclamen blooms are stunning all winter season long. The flowers inch open slowly, but the foliage is colorful and interesting to view. You’ll see them in grocery stores each winter in shades of white, purple, pink, and red.
Christmas Cactus is a fun holiday container succulent that survives in the winter and will bloom year after year.
Other colorful plants to accent your home this holiday, include: Guzmania Bromeliads, Hydrangeas, Primrose, Paperwhite Narcissus, Amaryllis, and Winterberry Holly.
Some plants are toxic—if not deadly—to pets and small children. Do your research before bringing plants indoors.
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