No other plant quite marks the holiday season like the poinsettia. With lots of varieties, colors, and sizes available there’s something for everyone. We’re a fan of these beauties because not only are they great for decorating, but they also make the perfect holiday gift!
To ensure your poinsettia lasts throughout the season, be sure to follow these easy tips to keep your plant happy and healthy.
First things first, don’t let poinsettias get cold on the ride home from the store. Keep trips and exposure to cold as short as possible.
Light & Temperature
Once home, these cheery plants thrive on six hours of indirect light a day. Just be sure to keep it away from doors or drafty windows which could shock the plant. Poinsettias are happiest in warmer spaces.
You’ll want to let the soil dry out a little in-between waterings. The pot itself will feel lighter and you may even notice the leaves of your plant starting to wilt when it’s time to water (similar to a peace lily). When you see this happening, give your poinsettia a thorough watering. It’ll do better with one long drink than multiple little ones.
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The holiday season is upon us. And now that we’ve decked the halls, it’s time for us to think about that special gift for that special someone in our lives. If you’re on the hunt for something extra unique, why not give the gift a beautiful houseplant?
With the weather turning cloudy and gray, there’s nothing better than receiving a fresh, colorful plant that can be enjoyed well past the holidays. To make things easy, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite festive houseplants. With so many options available, the most difficult part will be choosing just one!
These aren’t your average poinsettias. With lots of new colors, shapes, and sizes available, there’s something for everyone. (Don’t worry, we also have the traditional red variety.) We can even wrap your poinsettia for easy gift giving.
We love Christmas Cactus because it’s the gift that keeps on giving. These plants are low-maintenance and can be easily propagated, so once your plant is established, you can gift cuttings to your family and friends.
These lemon-scented evergreens are especially great for spaces where a conventional Christmas tree won’t fit, like an office or apartment. You can have some fun decorating it with festive bows and ornaments, and after the holidays are over, simply remove the decorations for a fresh-smelling houseplant you can enjoy all year long.
A holiday classic, Cyclamen comes in a variety of colors and are just the thing to brighten anyone’s home.
For an impressive display, that’s fun to grow, Amaryllis bulbs and flowers make a great gift. To get the most out of your bulb, be sure to check out our video.
For a little extra delight, place some miniature wrapped gifts below the tree, and hang some beads or tiny ornaments from the branches.
These rosemary plants are just the thing for anyone who loves to cook. This aromatic plant looks great featured in a kitchen, while also providing the chef with fresh rosemary.
Norfolk Island Pine
These are another great mini Christmas tree option if space is tight. Just be sure to keep these beauties inside!