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

Hello to all our green-thumbed friends!

As the holidays approach, why not venture beyond the traditional poinsettia and refresh your seasonal decor with an array of stunning houseplants? Donaldson’s Greenhouse & Nursery is thrilled to offer a variety that promises to not only dazzle this holiday season but also to enrich your home throughout the coming year. Here’s our specially curated selection, complete with some exciting new additions:

  1. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera): This festive favorite bursts into bloom just in time for the holidays, flaunting pink or white flowers that thrive in indirect light and bring cheer to any space.
  2. Amaryllis: With its statuesque stems and bold, trumpet-like flowers, the amaryllis makes a statement in shades of red, pink, white, or even a striking orange that can be tailored to your holiday palette.
  3. Norfolk Island Pine: For those seeking a Christmas tree aesthetic in a compact form, the Norfolk Island Pine is an ideal alternative, offering year-round greenery in a miniature format.
  4. Cyclamen: Noted for its heart-shaped leaves and vibrant blooms, cyclamen adds a splash of color and thrives in the cooler climate of the winter months.
  5. African Violet: These aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! African violets’ plush foliage and vivid flowers will infuse any room with a touch of spring’s warmth, even on the chilliest winter days.
  6. Ivy Topiaries: Sophisticated and versatile, ivy topiaries bring an element of classic elegance to your holiday decor and can be adorned with twinkling lights or baubles for an extra festive touch.
  7. Red Anthuriums: Affectionately known as the “flamingo flower,” the anthurium’s brilliant red, heart-shaped blooms inject a dose of tropical flair into your holiday ensemble.
  8. Mini Holly Plants with Berries: Iconic and quintessentially festive, mini holly plants, with their glossy green leaves and bright red berries, are synonymous with holiday cheer.
  9. Paperwhites: These delicate, star-shaped blooms are a perennial winter favorite, offering a fragrant and graceful presence that’s effortlessly coaxed to flower indoors.
  10. Forced Caladiums: Caladiums, with their impressive, heart-shaped leaves and striking color variations, bring an unexpected and lively burst of color to the traditional holiday color scheme.

Pro Tip: Elevate your plant gift-giving with thoughtful presentation—unique pots or seasonal wrappings can transform a humble plant into a memorable holiday token.

Conclusion: This season, let your holiday spirit grow by incorporating these gorgeous houseplants into your festive decor. Visit us at Donaldson’s Greenhouse & Nursery to discover these beauties and many more.

Here’s to a holiday filled with joy, peace, and the enduring beauty of nature!