17 Best Christmas Flowers and Plants
Keep spirits bright this holiday season with these gorgeous blooms. Order poinsettias, Christmas cactus, candy cane amaryllis and other Christmas flowers directly to your door!
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We found the best Christmas flowers and plants for bringing holiday magic indoors. Decorate for the holiday with poinsettias, holly, Christmas cactus and candy cane amaryllis, which are some of the most iconic blooms. Move over mistletoe—there are plenty of other beautiful picks that deck the halls with holiday cheer.
We found bouquets that simply need to sit in a vase, as well as potted plants that require a little TLC. All of the Christmas flowers on this list require little maintenance to thrive in your holiday home. Send them as winter gifts to loved ones, or treat yourself to these beautiful blooms this season.
Nothing screams ’tis the season more than poinsettias. Not only are they the quintessential winter buds, but they also require little maintenance. Just find a warm spot with indirect sunlight. As long as the soil stays moist, these Christmas flowers stay in prime condition all winter long.
We love these poinsettia flowers for sending as a Christmas care package to loved ones—and decorating the mantel. It arrives budding and blooming in a decorative planter. Choose between a small or large size, and add on a box of Godiva chocolates, if desired. Learn how to care for poinsettias to make them last all season.
Editor’s Note: Poinsettias are mildly toxic to dogs and cats, so place them on a hard-to-reach surface to keep pets safe.
The Nutcracker Bouquet
A ballet-inspired bouquet? Yes, please! Ride off to the land of sweets with this stunning Nutcracker arrangement. Christmas classics, like roses, hypericum berries and pine complement carnations and safari sunset blooms. The result is red, white and gold—just like the titular character’s majestic uniform. Hello, perfect hostess gift!
Southern Magnolia Evergreen Wreath
You know Balsam Hill for its hyper-realistic artificial Christmas trees. But did you know the brand sells fresh greens, too? We’re smitten with the southern magnolia evergreen wreath, laden with fresh noble fir, cedar, pine, magnolia leaves, pinecones and faux berries. We love the classic style for hanging above the mantel, donning the front door or hanging in a window. Plus, this style is also available in garlands for all your holiday decorating needs.
Sleigh Ride Bouquet
A vessel can make just as big of an impact as the blooms inside of it—and this darling Sleigh Ride Bouquet is proof. A sleek metal reindeer-shaped sled houses a jolly mix of carnations, alstroemeria, Peruvian lilies and Christmas greens. Choose from three sizes—standard, deluxe or premium.
Candy Cane Amaryllis
This candy cane amaryllis deserves a spot on everyone’s table this Christmas. The festive, forced bulb blooms in mid-winter and is a holiday favorite because, well, it looks just like a candy cane! This bulb arrives in a fully lined, decorative box designed to prevent water from leaking. Bulbs take about four to eight weeks to bloom, so order yours in November and watch it bloom just in time for Christmas. This way to Candy Cane Lane!
Tulips in the Snow Bouquet
BloomsyBox is the ideal destination for holiday flowers and gifts. They offer a little bit of everything, from fresh evergreen wreaths to dazzling flower bouquets and potted plants. This season, we’re smitten with the Tulips in the Snow bouquet that’s laden with white tulips, plus cedar and fir boughs. This arrangement is simple (yet stunning), and its neutral tones help it match any tablescape.
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Rockin’ Around the Succulent Tree
Holiday minimalists, this one’s for you. If bright pops of red aren’t your style, cozy up with this simple succulent tree. Your order includes 10 assorted succulents and a driftwood-inspired tree planter. While perfect for the holidays, we love that this design will look festive all winter long. Just be sure to keep your succulents in bright, indirect sunlight and water only once they’re completely dry.
Your favorite succulent, but make it Christmas. The Christmas cactus is a tropical winter staple native to South American jungles. Though they only bloom once a year, they’re perfect for Christmas because the blooms thrive in cooler temperatures. Just be sure to keep them away from heat sources! The best way to tell when they need more water is when the top half of the soil is dry. Then, feed it with water until the top is saturated and wait for it to dry up again.
Santa Tell Me Bouquet
For the person who craves a little holiday drama, you can’t go wrong with the Santa Tell Me bouquet. It’s loaded with red roses and white anemones, plus pops of limonium, hypericum berries and blue thistle. This eye-catching arrangement is equal parts naughty and nice. Choose between an original, deluxe or grand size as a Christmas gift for your sister.
Holly and Evergreens
The best way to spread holiday cheer is to keep holly berries bright and near. A few evergreens and pine cones never hurt, either. Holly and evergreens are some of the best seasonal flowers and plants for making your own arrangement. You can order fresh bunches, like this holly and evergreen centerpiece, just in time for decking your home out in winter decor. The fresh pine aromas fill any space with the spirit of the season, making it one of the best Christmas flowers to decorate with. We love the festive “Be Merry” tin it comes with, too.
Red Roses Bouquet
A bouquet of red roses is a Christmas classic. Everyone’s a sucker for this gorgeous flower any time of year, but there’s something about the Christmas season that makes them extra special. Send a loved one this bouquet, then order another one for yourself. It arrives perfectly arranged in a glass vase. It’s a Christmas gift for mom, your significant other, sister, grandma and anyone who needs an early dose of holiday magic.
Anthurium Flamingo Flower
Sure, the words “flamingo flower” don’t quite scream Christmas, but this beautiful bloom is a common holiday plant that brings tropical vibes indoors. Pink Anthuriums are one of the best Christmas plants because they prefer indirect light. Plus, their glossy blooms and green leaves pair perfectly with the glitz and glam of the holidays. It does love healthy watering throughout the week, so pay close attention to the topsoil. It should only dry a little before watering the plant again.
The Dove Bouquet
Winter whites? Say no more. The Dove bouquet, available in single, double or triple sizes, is as crisp as a snowy morning. While the color palette is monochromatic, textures abound. Enjoy an assortment of roses, spray roses, veronica, alstroemeria, mums and eucalyptus. It’s the ideal balance of neutrals that will delight any recipient.
Norfolk Island Pine
Bring the Christmas forest indoors with a Norfolk Island pine plant. It’s a pint-sized alternative to a real Christmas tree and thrives indoors any time of year due to its tropical nature. It arrives potted in a beautiful pot (you choose the color and style). As a low-maintenance Christmas plant, all it takes is watering this little guy every one to two weeks, or when the topsoil is dry. Keep in medium to bright indirect light for optimal growth.
Did you know you can buy Christmas flowers on Amazon? It’s true, and Costa Farms makes it oh-so-easy to send one to a friend (or yourself). This flowering bromeliad boasts big, beautiful red blooms surrounded by greenery. This live holiday decoration doesn’t require consistent sunlight, making it ideal for any room in the house. Plus, bromeliads don’t shed so no need to worry about pruning this Christmas flower!
Gingerbread Dream Bouquet
Gingerbread decor is all the rage this year. And if you weren’t lucky enough to find the viral HomeGoods chateau, this Gingerbread Dream bouquet is the next best thing. A darling planter is stocked with Christmas flowers like white carnations, red roses, Christmas greens and candy-inspired picks. Choose from four sizes: standard, deluxe, premium and exquisite.
Mini Christmas Tree
Of course, evergreen touches like pine and Douglas fir make some of the best Christmas flowers. This mini Christmas tree bouquet hits all the right notes. The greenery and flowers are hand-tied from floral farms and arrive in a beautiful red mason jar. They light up any table or window sill with Christmas cheer. We’re sending one to our loved ones ASAP. Speaking of, here are the best ways to keep Christmas trees alive.