Easy-care Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum) is not only a striking houseplant for the holidays, but for any time of year. It comes in a dizzying array of colors thanks to mass hybridization and is a prolific bloomer, producing flowers for much of the year.
This classic American houseplant has a heartwarming tradition as a Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day gift, but there’s no reason it can’t be a Christmas centerpiece as well.
This colorful succulent (sometimes called a Christmas Kalanchoe) is easy to grow as a houseplant, and it has umbels of flower clusters with an especially long bloom period (up to eight weeks) when compared to other succulents.
Often called the beginner orchid since it’s one of the easiest varieties of orchids to grow as a houseplant, Phalaenopsis orchid (Phalaenopsis spp.) lends an air of elegance to the holidays with its graceful, arching branches and long-lasting, flat flowers.
It’s an herbaceous perennial that does double duty, since you can use a few sprigs for your winter stews and you can even decorate your rosemary “tree” if you don’t have space for a traditional Christmas tree.