10 Popular Christmas Plants You Can Grow Indoors

Looking for the perfect plant to spruce up your holiday décor? Consider adding these 10 best Christmas houseplants and flowers in your home!

The time of year that seems to be the most pleasant is Winter. The outdoors are covered in pristine white snow, colorful leaves have fallen from green trees onto crisp brown earth fields – it’s a sight we all take delight in seeing as children and adults alike!

Having plants in your home during the holidays is an excellent way to brighten up any space and bring a sense of love, laughter or joy.

This article will discuss some of the best Christmas plants and flowers, as well as offer tips on how you can take care if them properly!

If it’s time for some new greenery in the next few weeks or months then read on!

Christmas Plant Tips

If you’re looking to add some lush green plants into your home this winter, be sure not only check the weather forecast before heading out but also bring a sunny spot for each plant.


Many of these tropical houseplants need warm soil in order grow properly so once they arrive at their new location keep them sheltered from any chilly air while watering regularly! If a plant is placed next to a drafty door, it probably won’t be long before the leaves start browning and dropping off.

The best way to care for a tropical plant is by having the right conditions. Positioning it in an area with good soil and plenty of sunlight will help ensure that its leaves stay healthy, while drafts shouldn’t be allowed near them either as this could kill them off entirely!

In addition, placing a Christmas plant on the mantle of your fireplace or near another heat source could dry out the soil and cause stress to the plant. Only water these plants once the soil feels dry to touch.

Let’s take a look at the 10 Best Christmas Plants and Flowers You Can Grow Indoors:

1. Poinsettia

The poinsettia is a beautiful plant that can be seen during the Christmas season. The pointy red flower often gets associated with this time of year, but it also comes in shades like pink and soft yellow to make its appearance more diversified.

These tropical plants need direct sunlight as well as temperatures between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit (18 Celsius) which are ideal conditions for them; if you’re looking forward towards adding some life into your home’s decorating scheme consider planting one!

2. Amaryllis



Ever since Christmas time, amaryllis plants have become more and more popular in homes. The bell-shaped blooms sport beautiful shades of red that create a welcoming warmth to your home during the cold winter months when we’re all cooped up inside!

Amarylis requires relatively warm temperatures with high humidity levels or else they won’t produce enough color for their beauty on display.

Make sure you place them by windows facing south if possible, so they can bask under plenty of sunlight while providing lovely flower displays through out December– January (or even later).

3. Christmas Cactus

Christmas cacti are a type of tropical plant that form in the rainforests of Brazil. These plants have flat, segmented stems and remain green most year round – but during Christmas season they become colorful with reds, oranges pink purples white blooms!

To make sure your Cactus will be able to bloom you’ll need 12 hours darkness each night for 6-8 weeks before Christmas arrives- so plan accordingly or else all those beautiful petals might go down right after being born.

4. Holly

Hailing from ancient times, holly and berries have always been a favorite to brighten up the winter season. The plant’s leaf shape makes it look like an elf dressed in green clothing as he walks through snow drifts with his pointy hat walking alongside him (or her).

These beautiful shrubs need full sun to grow properly but can tolerate some shade, and they need a well-drained soil (it can be acidic).

5. Mistletoe

Mistletoe is one of the most prevalent plants during holidays, but it’s actually a parasite that only grows on its host. The mistletoes’ dependency on hosts can be seen with this parasitic lifestyle; if you want your own personal sprigs, you’ll need a host for it to grow properly.

After the roots form Mistletoe plants need to be placed within a host tree’s bark for about four years before it is ready. The males do not produce any white berries so you can easily recognize them at first sight!

6. Paperwhite Narcissus

You can’t go wrong with this one! This plant stems from the Mediterranean and has delicate star-shaped blooms that smell delicious.

They make for perfect holiday decor in your home, giving you an aroma of freshness all season long.

The stalks on these plants typically grow to about 1 -2 feet tall; however this varies depending upon variety so be sure check before buying one as it may not reach its full potential height at first.

7. Winter Cherry

The harmless winter cherry is a plant that blooms small white flowers in the summer, but they are mostly known for their tomato-like berries, of course, visible around Christmas time.

The longer these plants grow on your windowsill or patio deck chairs, and get plenty of direct sunlight with no drafty winds, then redder those berry will become!

8. Christmas Berry

The Christmas berry is a shrub that can be found along most of the California coast. The dark, glossy leaves and star-shaped flowers are white in color during summer months to attract pollinators like bees!

The best time to plant your garden is during the winter, when you can expect plump ripe red fruits. The plant requires plenty of sun and warmth but prefers higher humidity levels too!

9. Cyclamens

Why not make your home feel more festive with Cyclamens plants? These lovely Christmas flowers originate from Europe and the Mediterranean area, often delighting us in shades of red.

The best way to care for this plant is by keeping the temperature stable, which means you’ll need a thermometer.

If it’s below 40 degrees Fahrenheit or above 50 degrees F during night time (or 68°F), then try changing its position!

10. Christmas Azaleas

Azaleas are a wonderful addition to any winter garden. They produce bright red blooms that vary in hue, making the plant loved during holiday season because it can be enjoyed throughout both Christmas and early springtime!

Azalea prefers partial shade conditions with cool temperatures as direct sunlight is not ideal for them. The best time to have this plant in your home is during the winter months because it needs a cool temperature not exceeding 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

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