Beyond Poinsettias: Great Houseplants for the Holidays (and Beyond)

Hello, fellow green thumbs and festive spirits!

As the holidays draw near, it’s the perfect time to look past the traditional poinsettia and discover an array of splendid houseplants to adorn your home. Salt Box Nursery is excited to share a collection that will not only enhance your holiday décor but will also continue to flourish as the seasons change. Here’s a peek at what we recommend:

  1. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera): Greet the holiday season with the Christmas cactus, known for its timely blooms in hues of pink or white. Ideal for spots with soft, indirect light, they add a pop of color to any nook.
  2. Amaryllis: With its stately, trumpet-like flowers, the amaryllis is a standout selection. Available in a spectrum of festive colors, it’s a charming complement to your holiday palette.
  3. Norfolk Island Pine: For those seeking a miniaturized Christmas tree experience, the Norfolk Island Pine offers a charming and manageable alternative that’s perfect for smaller spaces.
  4. Cyclamen: With enchanting heart-shaped leaves and distinctive flowers, cyclamen bring a touch of whimsy and cool-weather resilience to your holiday plant display.
  5. African Violet: Bucking their Valentine’s Day association, African violets bring a cozy, vibrant feel to your holiday with their soft, colorful blooms.
  6. Ivy Topiaries: Elevate your home’s elegance with ivy topiaries. Their detailed forms and rich greenery make them versatile for holiday decorating, especially when bedecked with festive lights or baubles.
  7. Red Anthuriums: The “flamingo flower” is sure to ignite your holiday decor with its bright red, heart-shaped flowers that offer a hint of the tropics on wintry days.
  8. Mini Holly Plants with Berries: Holly’s glossy green leaves and bright berries are quintessentially holiday, embodying the festive spirit with natural grace.
  9. Paperwhites: The delicate, fragrant blooms of paperwhites are a timeless choice for holiday decorating, easy to grow indoors and stunning as a table centerpiece.
  10. Forced Caladiums: Bring an unexpected twist to your holiday decor with the vibrant leaves of forced caladiums, showcasing an array of patterns and colors.

Pro Tip: When giving the gift of greenery, consider pairing the plants with decorative pots or holiday-themed wraps for a personal and memorable touch.

Conclusion: This holiday season, expand your botanical horizons with these exceptional alternatives from Salt Box Nursery. Drop by to find these beauties and many more, and let’s celebrate the holidays surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Here’s to a festive season filled with greenery and growth, courtesy of Salt Box Nursery!