Top 5 indoor Christmas plants

Indoor Christmas plants can add festive cheer to your home during the holiday season. As the holiday season unfurls its festive magic, there's no better way to deck the halls and infuse your home with warmth than by embracing the beauty of indoor plants tailor-made for Christmas cheer. Transforming your living space into a lush haven, these botanical wonders not only captivate with their vibrant hues and graceful foliage but also bring a touch of nature's elegance to your celebrations. Join us on a journey through five enchanting indoor plants that promise to be the verdant stars of your holiday decor, weaving a tapestry of greenery that harmonizes with the spirit of Christmas. From the classic to the unique, each of these plants tells a story of renewal and vitality, making them perfect companions as you create memories and share the joy of the season. Here are five popular choices:

1. Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Poinsettias are perhaps the most iconic Christmas plants, known for their vibrant red bracts that resemble petals. They come in various colors, including white and pink. Poinsettias are often used as festive decorations and can be placed in pots or used as cut flowers.

2. Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Amaryllis bulbs produce large, trumpet-shaped flowers in various colors, including red, white, and pink. They are known for their tall, elegant stems and can add a touch of elegance to your indoor Christmas decor. Amaryllis bulbs are often planted in pots and can be forced to bloom indoors during the holiday season.

3. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)


Christmas cacti are popular succulent plants that produce colorful, tubular flowers around the holiday season. They come in shades of red, pink, and white. Christmas cacti are epiphytic plants, meaning they grow on other surfaces in their natural habitat. They are relatively low-maintenance and can thrive indoors with proper care.

4. Mistletoe (Viscum album)

Mistletoe (Viscum album)

Mistletoe is a traditional Christmas symbol associated with holiday festivities. It's often hung in doorways, and the tradition is to share a kiss beneath it. While mistletoe is typically a parasitic plant that grows on trees, you can find artificial mistletoe for indoor decoration during the holidays.

5. Ardisia crenata

Ardisia crenata

Ardisia crenata, commonly known as Christmas Berry or Coral Berry, is an evergreen shrub with glossy leaves and clusters of red berries. It adds a festive touch to indoor spaces during the holiday season. Keep in mind that the berries are toxic if ingested, so be cautious if you have pets or small children.

These plants can be combined to create a festive and colorful indoor Christmas display, bringing a touch of nature and holiday spirit to your home. Remember to consider the care requirements of each plant to ensure they stay healthy throughout the season.

Purchase your Christmas indoor plants at our garden centre in St Albans

For the most beautiful Christmas plants, visit our garden centre in St. Albans. Here, you'll find a wide assortment of stunning indoor Christmas plants, ensuring that your home shines during the holiday season.