Christmas Plant Ideas

Are you in the mood to decorate for the holidays, but maybe you are shopping for some new Christmas Plant Ideas? Poinsettia is one of the favorites, but you are looking for others that are not so common? You just might find some new inspiration by reading this article, so let us see what we can find for you?

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Popular Christmas Flowers


Christmas Plants

We all know the Poinsettia is the traditional flower of this holiday, but could there be other options to consider? That is what this article is going to provide you, even if you want the Christmas Flower, there may be some that you never have thought of?

  • Amaryllis
  • Mistletoe
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Cyclamen
  • Potted Fir Tree
  • Juniper
  • Mahonia
  • Paperwhites
  • Primrose
  • Rosemary
  • Holly
  • Camellia
  • Azalea
  • Winter Heather
  • Witch Hazel
  • Sarococca
  • Winter Violas

Let us look closer at a few of these, maybe knowing more about them will inspire you for Christmas? The ones I am going to talk about are for people seeking new plants for the holidays, so if this is you enjoy reading about the plants I have chosen for you?

Potted Fir Trees

How about a potted evergreen tree decorated, you can find these in a variety of sizes this time of the year? The Potted Fir is one of your best choices for indoors, how many of your friends and family is decorating with this Christmas plant?

  • Keep your tree outdoors until 12 days before Christmas or less will provide you with the best-looking tree when Santa arrives.
  • Be sure it was container grown and not repotted for the holiday.
  • Check that the container provides good drainage.
  • Placing a water catching tray under the container is something people forget
  • Choose a spot a distance from any heating or cold air vents
  • The best size is under 5 feet in height, but I prefer one no taller than 3 to 4 feet
  • Right after the holidays, I move mine out on my apartment balcony

If you go with one only a few feet in height, you can decorate this for on your kitchen table? Now, where can we purchase one of these might be what is on your mind, and possibly even more how much do they cost?

Potted Fir Tree Shopping

The first thing we need to do is find out who sells these trees in containers, so I did the work for you to save you time? Here is what my search results were, I do hope this is useful to some of you?

  • The Tree Center
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes Home Improvement Center
  • Wilson Brothers Gardens
  • Fast Growing Trees

Here are some good places to begin your search, you can visit each of these and compare the prices? I would suggest you check your local garden centers first, you will more likely find the best deals there?


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Home Decorating Christmas Ideas


Mahonia Christmas Plant

I chose this to share with you next, since many of you might not be familiar with the Mahonia plant this might be interesting to some of you? Now let me tell you a little about this one, how many of you ever heard of this? Feel free to leave me a comment in my comment section, I would like to hear from you?

  • Extremely easy to grow
  • Winter flowers and berries
  • Yellow flowers blooming on Christmas
  • Sweet perfume scent
  • Sun to shade evergreen plant
  • Beginner-friendly

What do you think about this Christmas plant, you can grow this in a container outdoors then bring it indoors for the holiday season? This would make a good gift as well for your favorite gardener, you will find nothing puts a smile on a gardener’s face more than receiving a new houseplant? Interested in a new place to shop, check out my favorite website I purchase the majority of my own houseplants from?

Mahonia Christmas Plant Shopping

Again I took the time to search for where to shop, here are the merchants that sell this plant? I enjoy providing you with all the information on Rare Exotic Plants, since I am a gardener myself I know the passion you have for houseplants?

  • Walmart
  • eBay
  • Etsy
  • Garden Goods Direct
  • High Country Gardens

You might be surprised you can purchase these at stores such as Walmart and eBay, I imagine you can find the lowest prices at these two merchants instead of garden centers and garden nurseries? If it was me, I would check these before any other place for prices?


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Christmas Poinsettia Plant Care


Winter Heather

Winter Heather might surprise you as a Christmas plant, but grew indoors they will provide you beautiful blooms for your holidays? In fact, every plant on the list will bloom during the holidays including Christmas day. Any of the ones on the list that you are partial to, you will experience blooms to impress your guests.

  • Extremely hardy container plants
  • Easy to grow
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Budget-friendly
  • Display them in groups are eye-catching
  • Pink, white, & purple are the most available colors
  • Acid to slightly alkaline soils
  • Full sun to light shade
  • Garden or container plants

Beautiful flowering container plant, you can grow this even as a beginner gardener? A great choice for balconies, patios, and gardens, you also can enjoy them indoors? this is another unique plant that blooms for the holidays, now we must move on to our next one?


You will want to seriously consider this for their beautiful hot pink flowers, a great addition to any indoor garden, especially for their holiday blooms? Does anyone have one of these plants, if so please share with us your experience growing them indoors?

  • Winter to spring hot pink flowers
  • Beautiful heart-shaped flowers
  • Attractive yet unique variegated leaves
  • White to pink flowers
  • Another awesome houseplant to add to your indoor garden

By any chance are you shopping for a houseplant that blooms from winter to spring, you just might want to consider this plant? I am very impressed with this, and I am adding it to my must-have list for my indoor garden?

Rosemary Christmas Tree Plant

Shop early for this popular Christmas tree plant, you will find these make awesome centerpieces on your dining room table. They are great home decor choices no matter if you live in an apartment or a large house, these are found in many local grocery stores and local garden centers. If you really have your heart set on one of these, you will need to purchase one early to be sure to get one?

  • Bright indirect light indoors
  • Keep the soil moist but avoid overwatering them
  • Allow the soil to drain to be dry to the touch between watering
  • Easily develops root rot so this is important to remember
  • 55 to 70 degrees is their preferred temperatures
  • Safe for pets
  • Grow from seed optional

Rosemary is known to be one of the more popular Christmas plants, but as the years have gone by maybe you have forgotten about this one? I am a big fan of herb gardening indoors, but I have not started growing herbs indoors as of yet? That will be my next addition to my indoor garden, if you are looking for a nice smelling Christmas tree plant this is one to consider?


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White Christmas Caladium 


Winter Violas

Not many people think of Winter Violas as Christmas plants, but they do provide you blooms for the holidays? Beginner-friendly, plus they make great plant gifts? I do find these very easy to grow, so this is yet another flower you could add to your indoor garden for attractive winter blooms?

  • Easy to grow for beginners
  • Very hardy flowering plant
  • Winter flowers all winter long
  • Small dainty flowers in a variety of colors
  • A great choice for new indoor gardeners

My mother has a few of these that seem to bloom for her year-round, I really can’t remember ever seeing them without at least some flowers? They just seem to bloom like crazy all the time, you really can enjoy these if you are partial to small dainty flowering plants?


Another one we don’t connect with holiday blooms, but these also bloom their best during our winter holiday season? Do you know much about these, if not keep reading to learn more?

  • Evergreen
  • Dark glossy leaves
  • Flowers vary between white, red, & pink
  • Streaked blooms are possible
  • Single & double blooms
  • Small evergreen shrub
  • Container-friendly
  • Part shade
  • Well-drained soil
  • Keep their soil moist but avoid overwatering

This is my last plant to tell you about today, but don’t run off I still have more to share with you? I do appreciate you reading my article this far, so please stick around just a little longer to see what else I have for you?

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