Six Plants to Bring Christmas Cheer: Which Festive Indoor Plant Is Best for Me?

Chris Bonnet is the CEO of Gardening Express

With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to think about festive plants to decorate your home and gift to your loved ones. Indoor plants make perfect Christmas gifts for friends and family and they look great around your home throughout the festive season, adding even more color and interest.

There are lots of plants to choose from but nothing says Christmas more than a festive poinsettia or dramatic amaryllis. Other lovely options include Fragrant Cyclamen and Majestic White Calla Lily. The great thing about all these plants, apart from their beauty, is that they are easy to care for and will be in bloom throughout the festivities.


A poinsettia is a Christmas plant with its striking red bracts, yellow buds and rich green leaves. Perfect as a gift or to take the centerpiece on your festive table, this plant is easy to care for. Keep the compost moist and if you place it in a brightly lit room, the red sections will really stand out.

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A lovely, lightly scented cyclamen perfect for Christmas with its pretty white and pink blooms and dark green leaves. This easy to care for houseplant prefers bright light and should be watered from the root rather than from the top. It will bloom repeatedly throughout the winter—just remember to remove yellowing leaves and dead flowers.

white calla lily

With its bright green leaves and majestic white flowers, the White Calla Lily makes a gorgeous Christmas plant. It will thrive in a shady spot and when the weather is warm, it can be planted in a garden or placed on a patio to enjoy all year round.

Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid

These elegant moth orchids are the perfect Christmas gift to bring life and color into the home. The stylish plant, originating from Southeast Asia, thrives in bright, indirect light, warm daytime temperatures and cooler nights. The Phalaenopsis orchid makes an instant impact with its sturdy stems and blooms.

For more information on Christmas tree and plant care please see Gardening Express’ Care Guide here

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