Plants make fantastic gifts at Christmas because, with a bit of care, they can thrive until well after the festive season has passed. Below are a few of our favourite Christmas plants either to decorate your home or as a gift to someone to celebrate the forthcoming festivities.
We have just had some of our poinsettias delivered to the Marketing Department to decorate our desks, see the image on the right, which shows you how nice our plants are!
The poinsettia would have to feature in this post because it continues to be one of the most popular Christmas plants. The red leaves are particularly striking and, with some well-placed greenery, they are perfect to create a traditional Christmas colour scheme.
These bright, showy plants make perfect Christmas presents as they are so easy to keep. Their beautiful green leaves are impressive and look great even if the plant isn’t in flower.
The anthurium is part of the Arum family of plants. They come in all sorts of sizes and colours so it is easy to find one as a gift. They are relatively easy to grow and look after and have very showy leaves and blooms.
These are popular throughout garden centres at this time of year. Because they are such a hardy plant, they make ideal gifts even for those who might not be particularly green-fingered.
These bright, exotic flowers might not be the easiest to care for but they make very popular Christmas gifts. They can brighten up any room on a dreary winter’s day and will thrive in a warm home where they can get a little humidity and sunlight.
These come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. If you want to give someone a really impressive gift then a young Azalea tree would be perfect. Or, if your loved one lacks the room in their home or garden for a tree, an Azalea plant could make a very attractive present.
This herb can be used all year round, but would also make a wonderful Christmas gift. If you have a friend or family member who is fond of cooking then a rosemary plant would be greatly appreciated. You might even reap the benefits with rosemary roasted potatoes for lunch on Christmas Day.
Lily of the Valley
This plant has delicate white flowers that are perfect for winter. If you intend to give this as a gift, make sure it is kept away from radiators and direct heat.
The Christmas cactus is a flowering plant that produces the most fantastic blooms at this time of year. If it is looked after properly, it might also flower at Easter. It’s a tropical plant, so unlike normal cacti it needs some humidity.
A little citrus tree would look perfect in a conservatory at Christmas. As they bear fruit from autumn to spring, one would look particularly striking when presented to someone on Christmas Day.
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