16 Popular Holiday Season Houseplants | Festive Indoor Plants

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These cheerful Holiday Season Houseplants can improve your interior and bring a joyful festive mood to your home.

To picture-perfect your pre-holiday preparations and decorations for an upcoming festive time, bring these Holiday Season Houseplants to your home.

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Holiday Season Houseplants

1. Poinsettia

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Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima

Its colorful bracts are often associated with the holiday season as the bright red modified leaves contrast beautifully with the green foliage. Poinsettia is also a center of attraction in Christmas decor. It blooms best in partial sunlight during short days.

2. Easter Cactus

Botanical Name: Schlumbergera gaertneri (Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri)

Also known as spring cactus, it flowers in late winter to early spring. The flowers range from red to white, peach, pink, lavender, and orange on segmented green stems that are actually leaves of the plant.

3. Amaryllis

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Botanical Name: Hippeastrum

The spectacular amaryllis flowers offer a stunning display of colors and create a welcoming warmth indoors in festivals. They come in red and white shades but are also available in burgundy, rose, pink, and salmon colors.

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4. Holly

Botanical Name: Ilex

Holly has been popular in the holiday season decor for 100s of years and is accepted as a Christmas symbol. It is a favorite traditional Christmas plant known for white blooms, pointed leaves, and red berries. Holly thrives in full sun and well-draining soil.

5. Cyclamen

Botanical Name: Cyclamen persicum

Cyclamen is the most beloved houseplant for festive vibes. Its variegated heart-shaped leaves patterned in silver-white and the exquisite butterfly-like pure white to deep red flowers give a reason to celebrate!

6. Shooting Star Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hanabi’

This striking bloomer offers star-shaped, pure-white florets, which give an impression of a shooting star. The flower remains white for about four-six weeks before turning to a shade of subtle green.

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7. Christmas Rose

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Botanical Name: Helleborus niger

Also known as winter rose and snow rose because it blooms in winter. This perennial plant acquires a Christmas bond because of an old European legend. The plant has five-petal flowers in a saucer shape at the end of each stem.

8. Paperwhites

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Botanical Name: Narcissus papyraceus

The tall and fragrant flowers of paperwhites make an attractive centerpiece for holiday winter decoration. If you are looking for a memorable gift for festivals, then it is the perfect option.

9. Rosemary


Botanical Name: Rosemarinus officinalis

You can grow your own herbs for making festive culinary delights at home! Rosemary is a Christmas staple and is associated with love and friendship. And yes, it also looks like a miniature Christmas tree!

Here’s all you need to know about growing Rosemary

10. Christmas Cactus

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Botanical Name: Schlumbergera bridgesii

The most popular festive houseplant, Christmas cactus flowers in striking shades of red, yellow, pink, purple, and white that matches perfectly with its glossy green hanging branches. It lasts for many days when kept in favorable conditions.

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11. Orchid

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Botanical Name: Orchidaceae

This flowering houseplant symbolizes beauty and luxury. Orchids are a great way to make festivals more cheerful, especially when you pair a few of them together. They also require little care and maintenance.

12. Pansy

Botanical Name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis

Colorful pansies with ‘faces’ are the perfect floral treat for festive holidays with their beautiful heart-shaped and overlapping petals. You can grow them both indoors and outdoors. The plant also does well in cool climates.

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13. Norfolk Island Pine

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Botanical Name: Araucaria heterophylla

Norfolk island pine is one of the best-looking indoor plants. You can decorate it with little ornaments, tinsel, and bows during Christmas. For indoors, provide plenty of light and water when the topsoil seems dry.

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14. Frosty Fern


Botanical Name: Selaginella kraussiana

If you want a plant that adds up to the Christmas spirits, then you must grow this one! It looks more like moss and its foliage resembles that of the conifer leaves. Add colorful balls to make it look more appealing!

15. Christmas Bush


Botanical Name: Ceratopetalum gummiferum

The fiery and vibrant sepals of the plant can make anyone go wow! For the best color, make sure that it gets a lot of bright light. It is also easy to maintain and can be grown outdoors to attract butterflies.

16. Christmas Berry


Botanical Name: Ardisia crenata

The round red fruits look like Christmas bells hanging amidst the glossy dark green leaves. Grow the plant in slightly acidic soil, away from direct sun exposure, for bushy growth with lots of berries.

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