The festive season is here and it’s time to get decorating indoors. To make your home special this year, we have put together a thoughtful selection of this year’s festive houseplants and a step by step guide to make your very own front door wreaths this Christmas.
We’ve Got Your Houseplants Covered This Festive Season
Here in the UK, we associate the festive season with frosty grass, cold hands and runny red noses. And although we might not be so resilient to such adverse weather conditions, our traditional Christmas plants need to be indoors too. Its time to bring the outdoors indoors this festive season and let the festive reds and greens emerge throughout our households.
We have created the ultimate guide to inspire you through your choice of festive houseplants this year alongside an addition on homemade wreaths. This isn’t only a few inspiring ways you can bring Christmas colors inside, but it is also the perfect opportunity to expand your indoor garden this year.
Like the Bi-colour Azalea pictured above, these kinds are one of the most classic Christmas flowers there are. With rich reds & soft whites, our range provides festive cheer all year round. This collection is nice and hardy and feels right at home in any Christmas display. Azaleas also have the added benefit of acting as an air purifier, improving your air quality wherever you are!
With a botanical name as unattractive as Schlumbergera it’s not surprising that we prefer to call this lovely plant a Christmas Cactus. In place of spines the cactus has flattened leaf-like segments known as cladodes. The lovely flowers come in many colours but traditional white or red varieties are perfect for Christmas. They have unique hanging branches and bountiful blooms, they will stick with you into the new year and make your home feel festive this winter.
An all-time Christmas favourite, it makes Christmas decorations easy and offers glam, style and a festive atmosphere to your home in no time at all. These South African beauties have striking trumpet shaped flowers borne aloft tall drainpipe stems.
The greatest news of all, your amaryllis will be delivered right in time to flower for the Christmas season and it should flower year after year from there! Exotic and beautiful through winter an spring.
Amaryllis with Lights
Create a festive atmosphere with Amaryllis Vase with Lights. The glass vase contains soft golden lights for an extra-special effect making it glow and feel warm wherever it goes.
Amaryllis Red Bulb – Giant Wax Gold
This huge gold waxed amaryllis bulb is the ideal celebratory centrepiece or decoration! Dipped in gold wax and with a built-in wire stand, there is no need to water it – shoots will soon appear with fantastic long flowering red blooms.
Create a glamorous centrepiece this Christmas with our wax-coated amaryllis – which will burst into bloom in 3-5 weeks without a single drop of water! Choose from three festive colours and a great novel gift idea! Each huge bulb has been dipped into decorative wax, sprinkled with snow-like speckles and attached to a sturdy flat base.
Check out Hyacinth In Wax too, and bring your home decor to life!
Orchids for Christmas because why not! We have a selection of stunning orchids which add drama and bold colours to any home this festive season. They are also quite the famous gift at Christmas, so why not give the gift of an amazing living plant because what’s not to love about orchids.
Miniature 6cm Orchid
These delightful orchids come in their own decorative 6cm pots – smaller than their more common cousins, but equally exquisitely formed! Colours and varieties will vary – what you get will be a surprise to look forward to!
A sprinkle of white snow in every home is a must at Christmas, so why not let the flowers do yours. Fill your home with classic wonderful whites and let elegance and charm shine throughout the house. A white flower stays on trend and our selection boasts crisp white petals and exotic structures.
Anthurium Table Top Plant – White
Not your run-of-the-mill anthurium variety! This compact dwarf plant has bountiful blooms with lime green spikes that protrude from pure white waxy leaves. It will look fantastic as a centrepiece this Christmas!
Go beyond the classic green Christmas tree and have luscious leaves and fabulous blooms all over the house!
Clivia Miniata Plant
Otherwise known as Kaffir Lily, firm favourite, simple to grow and striking. Clivia has many bright orange trumpet-shaped flowers, with bright yellow anthers. Clusters of flowers on tall upright stems, from a circle of dark green strap-like leaves, bringing the perfect amount of rich green this Christmas.
Commonly known as the China Doll plant originating from China, the Radermachera Sinica with glossy mid-green leaves and easy to care for plant. A recent addition to the houseplant range but now a very popular selection!
Coffee Plant in a Mug
This unusual houseplant comes with its own mug! Growing coffee plants indoors is easy, as they grow quickly and only require simple maintenance. They make attractive house plants, just don’t expect them to offer you the coffee beans any time soon – it will take around 3-4 years before you see any fruit on it.
Making your own wreath can be a super fun activity this Christmas where all the family can join in. Here’s a simple 8 step guide on how to make your own.
What You Will Need
- Wire wreath frame.
- Scissors or secateurs.
- Ribbon (Medium thickness).
- Foliage and pine.
- Decorations (Any loose festive decs you have around the house will be just fine).
Step one: Layout your greens across the wire wreath frame.
Step two: Attach your greens with wire across the wreath frame.
Step three: Make sure there isn’t any gaps and you have a full ring of greens.
Step four: The fun bit! With wire, tie on your Christmas decorations, dried flowers and get creative.
If you prefer having one ready for you, then check out our LED Wreath!
We hope this has given you a helping hand on what festive houseplants to try out this Christmas and a fun activity to try at home!