When it comes to spicing up home décor, you really can’t go wrong when you add a plant. A plant is great for the atmosphere, it reduces stress, and it will never harm the environment. It’s also the perfect way to bring nature into your interior.
Plants are trending in home décor, making them a terrific decorative Christmas item, but winter isn’t always an ideal time for plants. The cold of the outdoors combined with the heat indoors means they may not be at their best this time of year.
That’s where evergreen plants come in. Not only are evergreens resilient in winter, they provide an aesthetic that is perfect for the season. If you are looking for an evergreen plant to add to your interior, here are a few that are recommended.
These dense evergreen shrubs have a vibrant dark green color. They will occasionally produce small flowers that don’t last very long. They need adequate drainage so you will want to place gravel at the bottom of the pot. Boxwoods look great in tall planters placed near doorways.
White cedar is perfect for Christmas as it looks a bit like a Christmas tree. It is a popular ornamental plant that needs to be watered frequently. You will also want to fertilize it every three or four weeks during growing season to ensure it gets the proper nutrients.
Yews are a good choice for the home because they do not require a lot of sunlight. However, they do need to be watered frequently. They have short flat needles that are dark green on one side and light green on the other providing an attractive contrast.
Japanese Juniper Bonsai Tree
The bonsai is a terrific cultural twist on the traditional Christmas tree. It is also a symbol of good luck and harmony. Legend has it that if you give the tree as a gift, you will be doubly blessed. Therefore, you will want a few in your home, one for yourself and some to give to others.
The plant loves direct sunlight but will need filtered shade on hotter days. It does not require a lot of water.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce
A spruce makes a great Christmas tree so it makes sense that the dwarf Alberta spruce will make an ideal holiday plant. It is for this reason that it is often sold in supermarkets during the winter season.
The plant grows slowly so it will not outgrow its planter anytime soon. It does well in sun and cold but does not like excessive heat. Water when the soil feels dry.
The latest décor trends say, bring the outside in. The plants in this article will be perfect for adding a natural vibe to your holiday interior design. Which will you be making a part of your seasonal look?