The holiday season is all about poinsettias, evergreen boughs, mistletoe and red and white roses. These blooms are traditional for a reason – they look fantastic with any decor – but they can be a little lackluster if you’re trying to wow your guests with decorations this season. Customs and traditions have their place around the holidays, but sometimes it’s nice to step out of the box and try something new to keep the memories fresh. If every year is the same as the one before, your holiday recollections will all blend together, and that’s no fun. Spice up your holiday routine with more exotic flowers for Christmas time.
Winter blooming plants are perfect for the holidays because their colorful displays will be in peak condition. There are a variety of different choices, but first you should decide whether you want to purchase a potted plant or a bulb that you can grow on your own. It might be fun to watch as your decorations become extraordinary items guaranteed to steal the show.
You may want to consider amaryllis, as they have wonderful trumpet-shaped flowers that can grow to be five inches across. They come in seasonal colors, like red, white, pink, coral, chartreuse and multi-colored, so they’ll fit into a variety of decorative schemes. You may want to place them as a centerpiece on a table or on a windowsill where they’ll be in plain view.
Orchids are always a great choice when you’re considering adding exotic flowers into your decorations. They come in a variety of colors and don’t require that much care, so you won’t have to worry about cutting into your party planning. With just a bit of water every couple of days, they should be all set.
Paperwhites are perfect if you want to infuse your home with a bit of scent. These daffodil relatives have small white flowers known for being very aromatic. However, some people don’t find the scent attractive, so you should check it out for yourself before you make a purchase.
Christmas cacti are fun because they’re unexpected. Although many people have them for the holidays, they’re not normally what you think of using in your decorations. They need to be kept moist at all times, but this shouldn’t be difficult to remember, especially if you’ll be keeping up with watering a Christmas tree.
Winter flowers of all varieties are welcome additions to any holiday decor. Your guests will love the natural touch and you won’t have to worry about buying any expensive displays or elaborate lights.