‘Tis the season to add a touch of greenery to your festive decor! As the holidays approach, what better way to spruce up your home than with some vibrant and merry houseplants? Join us as we unwrap the top 5 newest holiday houseplants that are decking the shelves this season. From the whimsical holiday cactus to the elegant lavender topiaries, we've got the inside scoop on these beauties and how to care for them.
1. Holiday Cactus: Festive and Fun
The holiday cactus, with its striking blooms and unique segmented stems, is a showstopper. Embracing vibrant hues of red, pink, or white, these succulents are a delightful addition to your seasonal decorations. Place them in bright, indirect light, and water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Keep them away from drafts, and your holiday cactus will flourish all winter long.
2. Norfolk Island Pine: Miniature Christmas Trees
Who needs a traditional tree when you can have a pint-sized version? The Norfolk Island Pine resembles a tiny Christmas tree, making it a charming addition to your holiday setup. Place it in a sunny spot and keep the soil evenly moist. As it grows, you can even adorn it with miniature ornaments for an adorable festive touch.
3. Lavender Topiaries: Elegant and Fragrant
For an elegant and aromatic addition to your holiday collection, look no further than lavender topiaries. These petite plants not only add a delightful scent but also offer a touch of sophistication to your decor. Place them in a sunny spot and water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering sessions. Prune them regularly to maintain their lovely shape.
4. Cyclamen: Graceful and Colorful
With dainty, upswept petals in shades of red, pink, or white, cyclamen add a graceful touch to your indoor garden. They prefer cool temperatures and bright, indirect light. Keep the soil evenly moist but avoid water logging the roots. Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming throughout the holiday season.
5. Poinsettias: Classic Christmas Beauties
No holiday plant collection is complete without the iconic poinsettias. With their vibrant red bracts (often mistaken for flowers) and deep green foliage, these plants scream festive cheer. Place them in a well-lit spot away from cold drafts. Water when the soil feels dry to the touch, and be cautious not to overwater as they dislike soggy conditions.
Remember, while these holiday houseplants add charm and beauty to your home, they also require a little TLC. Keep an eye on their specific care needs and enjoy the joy they bring to your holiday season. To learn more about what’s growing on at the garden center, check out Mike, the Garden Guru, and his webinars with new plants, products, and expert planting advice. To keep inspired and grow with us, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok to dig into the joys of gardening!