Here are some great Houseplants That Can be Used as Christmas Tree Alternatives if you won’t mind trying something else.
There are many great Houseplants That Can be Used as Christmas Tree Alternatives, and apart from that, they look good as well.
Check out our article on beautiful Christmas decoration ideas here
Houseplants That Can be Used as Christmas Tree Alternatives
1. Norfolk Island Pine
Botanical Name: Araucaria heterophylla
The plant looks like a perfect Christmas tree. Use lightweight garlands, bulbs, and ornaments to decorate and make it look gorgeous.
Have a look at Norfolk island Pine pictures here
2. Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Botanical Name: Picea glauca ‘Conica’
This triangle-shaped tree with dense needle-like foliage looks quite similar to the Christmas tree. For festive decor, add strings of fairy lights, stars, and balls and complete the look.
Check out our article on different types of Spruce trees here
3. Weeping Fig
Botanical Name: Ficus benjamina ‘Starlight’
The cascading white and green leaves look fabulous after decorating with ornaments. To prepare it as a Christmas tree, attach a few red bobbles, and it’s ready to rock!
4. Italian Stone Pine
Botanical Name: Pinus pinea
Native to Spain and Portugal, it features blue-green needle-like foliage. With its low height and compact dimensions, it makes for a great Christmas tree for small rooms.
5. Leyland Cypress
Botanical Name: Cupressus x leylandii
Potted Leyland cypress is one more excellent alternative for the Christmas tree. It has deep green feathery leaves that look more adorable with decoration.
Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus
Yes! You can use rosemary as a mini Christmas tree! Prune and train it into a conical shape, and the sturdy stems can also hold ornaments and lights easily.
Here’s all you need to know about growing rosemary in pots
7. Lemon Cypress
Botanical Name: Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’
Bring the fresh aroma of lemon with a touch of chartreuse by growing this dwarf ‘Goldcrest Cypress.’ It looks like a miniature Christmas tree that you can put anywhere!
8. Arizona Cypress
Botanical Name: Cupressus arizonica
This specimen is native to the Southwestern United States and is a perfect choice for a Christmas tree, thanks to its conical shape and bluish-gray foliage.
9. Noble Fir
Botanical Name: Abies procera
This evergreen tree features dense branches that look spectacular with Christmas decoration on the upward growing needle-like leaves.
10. Red Cedar
Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana
With slender shiny, and green foliage that resembles a pyramid in shape. It is also the most common Christmas tree in Oklahoma and Missouri.