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Top 6 Traditional Christmas Flowers & Plants

Nov 21, 2023 · flower shop importance · Send Flowers Online

Christmas decorations make the holidays extra special by adding a charming touch to your home. When you see your house lit up with holiday lights, it creates a joyful atmosphere. Adding Christmas flowers and plants to your decorations not only brings a fresh and wintry beauty but also goes well with other green elements like your Christmas tree and wreaths. In this blog, we'll talk about some of our favorite Christmas flowers and plants and share their traditional connections to the season:

1. Amaryllis

Amaryllis is a popular Christmas flower with bright red or snowy white blooms. Despite its wintry look, it's originally from tropical places. It's a great gift as it can bloom indoors during winter. Besides being a potted plant, it looks fantastic in bouquets, especially with berries.

What's cool about Amaryllis is that it stays beautiful for about seven weeks when it blooms. Even if you cut the flowers, they can last more than three weeks in a vase with proper care.

Amaryllis means strength, confidence, success, and determination—perfect for wishing someone a prosperous New Year.

2. Poinsettia

The Poinsettia is the most famous Christmas plant. It's the top choice for Christmas houseplants. People buy around 8 million of them every year. While red is the favorite, you can also find white and pink varieties.

Poinsettias are a bit unique compared to other plants. The red parts we think of as petals are actually bracts, which are the upper leaves of the plant. The actual flowers are small and usually green or yellow, nestled in the middle of the leaves.

Originally from Central America, Poinsettias bloom in winter. In Mexico, there's a Christmas story about them: A poor girl wanted to give a present to baby Jesus but could only afford a small bunch of weeds from the roadside. When she put the humble bouquet at the Nativity scene, it magically turned into the beautiful red Poinsettia.

3. Azalea

Azaleas, which are like cousins to rhododendrons, are popular Christmas houseplants. They have pretty, full flowers in red and white that make your home look lovely and cozy.

When Azaleas start blooming, their flowers stick around for about 4 weeks, so they're perfect for Christmas decorations. They like it a bit cooler and humid, away from too much heat. To water them, just put the pot in room temperature water and let it drain. Keep the soil moist by watering it two to three times a week.

Azaleas also have special meanings. They represent things like being gentle, taking care of yourself, and looking out for others.

4. Cymbidium Orchids

Originally from the mountains of the Himalayas, Cymbidium Orchids are a unique and fancy choice for Christmas flower arrangements. Since they usually grow high, they're only in bloom during winter, making Christmas a great time to enjoy them.

These orchids have tall stems with beautiful decorative flowers, adding a special touch and interesting texture to christmas flower bouquets. The white ones are especially pretty for Christmas, giving arrangements a magical snowy look.

What's great about cut Cymbidium Orchids is that they last a really long time - up to 4 weeks. This makes them perfect for your Christmas decorations because you won't have to worry about them wilting before the season is over.

5. Red Roses

Red roses aren't just for lovey-dovey moments - they're also perfect for Christmas flower arrangements. Their bright color matches the traditional Christmas hues, making bouquets look instantly festive. We really like them when they're mixed with green berries and golden leaves for that classic Christmas color combo.

These red roses are great for making your Christmas table look lively and colorful as table centerpieces.

If you put cut red roses in water, they can stay fresh for a week or even more. If you want to use them in your Christmas decorations, it's a good idea to order them a couple of days before Christmas. This way, they'll still be beautiful even a few days after Christmas.

Red Roses

6. Christmas Foliages

While not actual flowers or plants, Christmas foliages are the finishing touches that make bouquets look really festive.

Things like pine cones and berries make Christmas bouquets extra special, giving them a natural, green look that's perfect for the chilly winter nights. Adding spruce is also a great idea because it reminds us of Christmas trees.

If you're looking for a truly fancy mix of Christmas foliage and flowers, check out our delightful Festive Forest bouquet.

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