Happy Holly-days: 5 Best Christmas Plants and Flowers

Are you ready to deck the halls with boughs of holly and catch someone kissing Santa Clause under the mistletoe? 

The Christmas season is finally here. And the best way to spread Christmas cheer — besides singing, of course — is through decorating your home. 

Keep reading to discover the best Christmas plants and flowers to help get your home ready for the holidays. 

1. Holly

Holly became a Christmas plant because it remained green throughout the winter while all other plants withered. And bringing the plant inside was thought to bring protection and good luck

In many religious cultures, holly symbolizes Jesus Christ. The red berries represent the blood shed by Jesus when he was crucified and the leaves represent the crown of thorns placed on his head. 

Decorate with holly in a wreath or inside traditional Christmas garland. 

2. Poinsettia

You might have thought that poinsettias were Christmas flowers purely because of the fact that they bloom in winter. But many people also believe that the shape of the flower and its leaves represent the star of Bethlehem.

Along with the deep red of the flower, the leaves of this plant are bright green, completing the classic Christmas color duo.  

Poinsettias come as plotted plants, making them a great centerpiece for your table during Christmas dinner. Or get a fresh flower delivery to let your long-distant friend or family member feel loved. 

3. Mistletoe

Mistletoe is another of the more popular Christmas flower options. But the reasons mistletoe is truly popular, is because of the holiday tradition that comes with it — kissing under the mistletoe. 

Mistletoe was once thought to help restore fertility. And in old times, men were allowed to kiss any woman they found standing underneath a mistletoe. 

Nowadays, the kissing tradition still continues, but everyone should always receive consent first! Add mistletoe to any garland or wreath or hang it from a doorway for a romantic evening full of smooches. 

4. Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus is included on every holiday plant list if not merely for its holiday-themed name. 

The green leaves combined with the light pink flowers make for a festive appearance. The Christmas cactus blooms for six to eight weeks, making it a great option for the full holiday season. Buy one for your Thanksgiving feast and keep it around through December. 

5. Evergreen

And no list of Christmas plants and flowers would be complete without the Evergreen tree. 

The traditional Christmas tree is a must-have for the holiday season. Visit a tree farm to cut down a full-size tree for your home. Decorate it with lights, ornaments, and a beautiful tree skirt. 

If you’re looking for something you can keep around all yearlong, opt for a smaller potted evergreen. Decorate this miniature plant for Christmas and remove the decorations when the new year strikes. 

Spread Holiday Cheer Beyond Christmas Plants

Any of these Christmas plants and flowers will help bring some holiday cheer to any household. Pick a few options to decorate your own home with and don’t forget to gift some arrangements to your friends. 

Wondering what to wear while attending all your holiday parties? Visit the Fashion section of this site for some festive advice. 

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