‘Tis the giving season, and what better gift to give than a beautiful plant for the home or office? Plants can brighten the day and clear the air, so when you are out shopping this holiday season consider a beautiful plant for your friends and family. Potted in a festive planter, the right plant can serve as a beautiful centerpiece on the table for Christmas dinner, and later be moved into a more permanent location.
Wondering which plants to consider for holiday gifts? Continue reading to discover more about our top pics for holiday plants.
No list of the best holiday plants is complete without the addition of the poinsettia. It is hard to beat as the perfect Christmas plant, seeing those bright red leaves and dark green foliage brings fond Christmas memories to many.
Place your poinsettia in an area where it will receive plenty of sun, making sure that the leaves are not touching cold window panes. They grow best between 60 – 70 degrees F. Also, keep plant away from doors, and heat registers, fans, and radiators. They do not like drafts, hot or cold. Water the plant when the soil feels dry.
If you are thinking of purchasing a holiday plant for someone who isn’t exactly known for their green thumb, you may want to consider the amaryllis. Many amaryllis can be found pre-bloom, presenting a colorful Christmas surprise as they bloom in one of there many color possibilities including: red, white, pink, rose, and more.
To keep an amaryllis plant in bloom throughout the holiday months keep it out of direct sunlight and water regularly.
The red aglaonema is a great houseplant, and would make for a beautiful present this holiday season. The red aglaonema has been climbing the ranks as one of the most popular plants. Watch out poinsettia, you’ve got competition! In fact, we love this plant so much that we’ve recently added it to our line of rental plants.
This plant can grow in low, medium, or bright lighting conditions. However, medium light often brings out the best colors in the red aglaonema. Water the plant regularly as the soil dries out.
Everyone here at Everliving Greenery wishes our clients, friends, and families a very merry holiday season.