Christmas is the best time to cheer up yourself and your beloved by decorating your homes with pretty flowers. Holiday greenery and flowers add color and life to your home on a chilly winter’s day. M Florist is sharing with you a few popular Christmas plants and flowers that you may like for your home this holiday!
Poinsettia might be the most recognised flower for Christmas. In Hong Kong, Poinsettia is named “Christmas flower” in Chinese. Poinsettia are generally sold with bright red and green leaves. However, if you are getting bored with the ordinary Poinsettia, you may also consider buying poinsettias with other colors and patterns. Poinsettia are naturally grown in a range of colors from white to pink to red with solid or speckled leaves, but sellers now dye or paint them with many other colors and may even add sparkles.
Points to note: Only water it when it is dry to the touch.
Amaryllis are tall and graceful, these exotic-looking flowers bloom about four to six weeks after you plant the bulb. Typically, the red varieties of amaryllis are sold for the holidays, but they also come in colors ranging from red to white to pink to orange and petals that are solid, striped or speckled in all of these colors.
Points to note: Turn the pot every few days to help the plant grow upright. Keep the soil evenly moist, but don’t drown it.
3. Christmas Cactus
Christmas Cactus are also named as Thanksgiving Cactus. Different species of Cactus bloom at different times of year including Thanksgiving and Easter. These lovely cacti have lush flowers that hang down like lovely Christmas ornaments from the ends of the leaves of the plant.
Point to note: Water when dry, but don’t let the plant sit in water.
A dozen red roses might sound more Valentine than Christmas, but roses can make a gorgeous bouquet during the holiday season too. Shorter stems and additions like pinecones or ornaments give them a whole new presentation. You can also pair roses with wintry accents like pinecones and berries to give extra christmas feeling to it!
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Holly is not typically sold as a live plant at Christmas, but the bright red berries of female holly bushes against its dark green pointed leaves are a popular decoration at Christmas. Christians adopted the plant as a symbol of Jesus’ promise of everlasting life. A holly wreath looks nice on your door!
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One of the most charming flowering plants available during christmas time is the florist cyclamen, which has heart-shaped, silver-veined leaves and pretty blooms in bright crayon colors. It’s not hard to grow, and can last for long if you pay particular attention to its needs.
Point to note: Water from the base, not from the top, by setting it in a saucer of water and letting it absorb for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove the plant. Avoid splashing water on the leaves.
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Paperwhites often come in kits or loose bulbs with a planting medium. You just need to plot them up and then you can enjoy the fragrant blooms in two to three weeks. Paperwhites are not hard to grow, just water them regularly so that the soil stays evenly moist, and it is relatively cheaper than other Christmas flowers.
If you are buying flowers for you beloved, then Mistletoe might be the best choice for you since the legend of mistletoe says that you will be cursed with a bad luck if you refuse a kiss from someone who buy you mistletoe! Despite being forbidden as a decoration at one point in time in the Christian church, this holiday plant is still commonly seen. Originally a symbol of fertility, now it is simply a sneaky way for boys to get kisses from girls.
While the rosemary plant is a lesser known holiday plant, it is making a comeback in stores as being sold as a holiday plant. If your house is not big enough for a christmas tree, rosemary might then be your best choice. This plant often is sheared into a topiary or pyramidal shape to mimic a Christmas tree. Its fresh piney scent is invigorating in the middle of a dreary winter and is a savory addition to stews and roasts. A few centuries ago, rosemary was part of the Nativity story in that Baby Jesus’ clothes were dried on a rosemary bush. Christians then believed that smelling rosemary at Christmas brought good luck.
10. Christmas Tree
No list of Christmas plants would be complete without mentioning the centerpiece of any Christmas celebrating house. You can either buy real christmas tree at the flower market in Mongkok and some flower farms in new territories, or buy a fake one in department stores which you can reuse it every year.
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