Beyond Poinsettias: Great Houseplants for the Holidays (and Beyond)

Hey there, plant lovers and holiday decorators!

The holiday season is a beacon for warmth and cheer, and what better way to enhance that than with an array of stunning houseplants? While poinsettias have their charm, Riva Gardens invites you to broaden your festive flora with a selection that promises to brighten your home during the holidays and beyond. Let’s dive into our curated list:

  1. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera): Welcome the festive cheer with a Christmas cactus, showcasing blooms in pink or white just in time for the celebrations. Perfect for those less sunny spots, they offer a burst of life to any room.
  2. Amaryllis: Nothing says ‘holiday elegance’ quite like the amaryllis, with its grand, trumpet-shaped flowers. Available in an array of colors to suit any decor, they stand proud and tall throughout the season.
  3. Norfolk Island Pine: If you’re dreaming of a Christmas tree but space is limited, the Norfolk Island Pine is an ideal solution. This petite evergreen fits perfectly into cozy corners, bringing year-round greenery indoors.
  4. Cyclamen: Charming and vibrant, cyclamen plants boast heart-shaped leaves and unique blooms that make for a delightful addition to the holiday home.
  5. African Violet: Venture beyond their usual Valentine’s Day association and let African violets with their rich, velvety blooms infuse your space with color and life even in the depths of winter.
  6. Ivy Topiaries: Introduce a sculptural element with ivy topiaries. Their sophisticated shapes and verdant leaves create an elegant festive atmosphere and look enchanting when adorned with tiny lights or ornaments.
  7. Red Anthuriums: With their radiant red, heart-shaped flowers, red anthuriums add a splash of tropical vibrance to your holiday display, warming up the winter ambiance.
  8. Mini Holly Plants with Berries: No holiday plant ensemble is complete without the iconic holly. Its lustrous leaves and cheerful berries are the essence of holiday spirit.
  9. Paperwhites: For a touch of classic holiday charm, consider paperwhites with their starry blooms and sweet fragrance. They’re incredibly easy to force indoors, making them a favorite for lively centerpieces.
  10. Forced Caladiums: Dare to be different with the striking patterns and colors of forced caladiums, which promise to inject a surprising pop of color into your holiday decor.

Pro Tip: Plant gifts are elevated with the addition of stylish pots or festive wrapping. It’s those thoughtful details that turn a simple present into a treasured keepsake.

Conclusion: This holiday season, let Riva Gardens be your guide to a greener, more vibrant celebration. Step away from the conventional and embrace a diverse array of botanical beauty. Come visit us at Riva Gardens and explore a world of plants that continue to give joy well after the holiday lights dim.

Wishing you a holiday season brimming with natural splendor, from all of us at Riva Gardens!