Adding plants to your home is a simple and cost effective way to add to your decor and to change it up for the various holidays and celebrations throughout the year. Below is my pick of the top 5 houseplants for the Christmas season, and beyond.
Solanum capsicastrum, commonly called Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry or winter cherry, pretty and petite this plant is long lived. You should be aware however that it is poisonous to people and especially to dogs.
A pretty flowering cactus, easy to grow! Treat it like any other cactus, feel the soil with your fingers; if it feels dry, it’s time to water. If the soil gets too dry, the flowers buds will drop, and the plant will wilt.
The white flowers are borne in bunches and are strongly fragrant. It is frequently grown as a house plant, often forced to flower at Christmas.
In addition to being renowned for its beauty, the Azalea is also highly toxic—it contains andromedotoxins in both its leaves and nectar, including honey from the nectar.The Azalea was once so infamous for its toxicity that to receive a bouquet of their flowers in a black vase was a well-known death threat!