Decorate Your Apartment With These Holiday Houseplants

The holiday season is officially here, and with it comes new opportunities to fill your home with seasonal houseplants. When you hear the term “holiday houseplant,” images of red Poinsettias likely come to mind. Some people love them, but not everyone’s a fan. If Pointsettias aren’t your thing, you do have alternative holiday houseplant options, and we’re here to share some with you. Check out our list of holiday houseplants that can serve as festive additions to your apartment’s decor.


Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cacti offer pretty, bright blooms and green leaves. They require limited light and moisture prior to blooming. Luckily, the Christmas Cacti that become available in stores come December have already received the care they need, so you get to enjoy the blooms without any of the prep work.

Holly Plant

Holly’s shiny, green pointed leaves and bright red contrasting berries make it a longstanding favorite during the holidays. In fact, people have been celebrating the winter season with holly for hundreds of years. Add a holly plant to your home to partake in this century-old tradition.

Norfolk Island Pine

Have you ever spotted those tiny little “Christmas trees” that are everywhere come December? Those are Norfolk Island Pine plants, and their pint-sized Christmas tree-like looks make them a perfect choice for the holiday season. If you’re tight on space in your apartment, forgo a traditional pine tree and bring one of these babies home instead. A little fairy lights and a few ornaments later, you’ll have your very own Charlie Brown style Christmas tree.


Amaryllis are a popular holiday gift choice. The plants offer beautiful bold blooms, which provide bright pops of color to holiday decor. They’re very easy to care for, which is a big bonus, particularly when you’re extra busy during the holiday season. Another bonus—if they’re well-cared for, Amaryllis can live for up to 75 years.

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