2nd Nov 2021
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the cherished holiday with delight. Apart from holiday gift shopping, Christmas is associated with its seasonal home decor. We’ve gathered our favourite flowers to adorn your home for the festive season and to welcome family and friends tastefully.
Have you ever wondered what’s the name of the beautiful red flower you see everywhere around Christmas - shop fronts, home window sills and porches, for sale at the grocery store and in your favorite cafe? That is the poinsettia plant. Their bright leaves are often mistaken for petals but are in fact leaves.
Poinsettias have long been synonymous with Christmas, and it's not hard to see why. Their deep-red color is the perfect complement to your holiday decorations and Christmas tree. While classic red is the most traditional and widely available variety, poinsettias also come in several other colors, including white and cream, pinks, oranges, and beautiful various tones.
Our team of florists have listed several tricks to keep your poinsettia fresh longer.
These succulents are extremely pretty, which makes them a great option for the home and office. These hardy plants have flat, glossy-green branches with flowers that bloom right in time for the holidays and often last for years. The flowers come in many vibrant colors, including holiday red, as well as magenta, orange, coral pink, fuchsia, orange and yellow.
To ensure your Christmas cactus lives long, place it in a spot that receives bright, indirect sunlight and water it when the top layer of soil feels dry. Make sure your pot has drainage holes. Don't let your cactus sit in a saucerful of water because that might lead to root rot. If you nurture it with love and attention your Christmas cactus will grow big and beautiful and will embellish your home not only for the holidays.
These eye-catching blooms bring an exotic touch to your Christmas floral arrangement ideas. Native to Himalayan forests, these beautiful, bold blooms are a distinct and elegant addition to your home or Christmas bouquets. They’re only in season during wintertime, which makes Christmas the perfect time to gift and enjoy them. Choose the white variety to add a crisp, snowy element to red roses or Christmas greenery floral arrangements. Once cut, cymbidium orchids can stay looking fresh and lovely for about three weeks if you take a little care with them.
Decorating with fresh berry branches is a quick and easy way to make your home look merry and festive for Christmas. You can create a simple decoration from placing some red berry branches in a white vase to create a striking contrast or you can make a door wreath by weaving together bendy branches or twigs like hazel, willow and ivy with berry branches for that red color pop. Choose from a variety of berries like holly branches, ilex, toyon, snowberry and pepper berry.
Another popular Christmas bloom is the Amaryllis. Known for its tall, graceful stems and showy, trumpet-like petals, amaryllises make a beautiful addition to any holiday home decor and Christmas dinner table setting. The flowers are available in classic holiday colors like red, peppermint stripe, clear white, as well as varying shades of pink, yellow, green, and burgundy.
We can confidently say the Amaryllis is the perfect plant to place by the fireplace, as a floral arrangement on the dining table, or as a statement centerpiece in the hallway. Our florists use amaryllis bulbs in Christmas wreaths. Long-lasting and hardy, amaryllis bulbs flourish on wreaths because they contain everything they need to produce beautiful blooms - no soil or water required.
Check out our tips and tricks on how to care for Amaryllis.
Red roses aren’t directly associated with Christmas. However, they can be a great addition to your festive floral display and promise to light up your home in the holiday season.
Roses can be incorporated in floral arrangements, door wreaths or even the Christmas tree. They’re also a popular option for
table centerpieces, especially when teamed with candles. Pair roses with other traditional Christmas flowers and greenery like paperwhites, amaryllises, eucalyptus and pine cones to make your own Christmas flower arrangements at home.
With so many flowers to choose from, there are Christmas flowers and plants for every style. When you order from an online florist such as Flower Station, you can benefit from the same and next-day flower delivery. Just be sure to order in time for the holidays to enjoy your beautiful fresh flowers!
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