Just because winter has arrived does not mean you have to do without the beauty of fresh green plants and flowers until spring. There are plenty of beautiful varieties that grow and even thrive during the winter months. With a bit of care and attention, these gorgeous plants can last for months and even years. The floral designers at Al’s Florist are eager to share our favorite winter plants with you. Choose something to include in your home this season, or send to a friend as a fresh pick-me-up mid-winter.
The beauty of succulents can add rich texture and bright green life to any room throughout the winter. Succulents can also be a great wintertime gift, with easy maintenance and simple care. Versatile and exotic, succulents like our Sensational Succulents garden can create living art you’ll love to have.
The cheerful shrubs are the iconic greenery for wreaths and small Christmas trees, like our dressy Boxwood Tree. Once the holidays are over, your boxwood can be planted in milder climates and enjoyed all year long. Be sure to prune dead leaves so new shoots can appear. Add an extra layer of mulch before cold fronts or deep freezes to protect your boxwood from frost and severe temperatures.
This indoor plant, also in the succulent family, makes a great gift because it’s easy to care for and can thrive in moderate indoor conditions. Grow in loose soil that stays moist but not soggy and watch for colorful blooms to explode at the tips regularly when placed in a sunny spot.
Christmas Cactus with Pink Flowers
Grown from a big bulb, the big, showy blooms of an amaryllis can cheer any room in the winter months. With occasional watering when needed and repotting with plant food as cooler weather sets in, your amaryllis will thrive year-round, blooming over and over. Keep indoors near a sunny window to enjoy colorful blooms all season.
Amaryllis Plant with Red Blooms
These holiday favorites are actually a tropical plant, so they do well indoors in the winter in moderate temperatures. They love sunlight, but if kept too close to a drafty window the leaves might discolor or even drop off from the cold. Keep plant soil moist but not flooded and your poinsettia will thrive throughout the winter months.
Red Poinsettia Plant
Add a touch of life and nature to your home during the winter months when you include winter plants and flowers in your decor. These beauties will brighten any space and give you something to care for until your spring garden is ready for planting. Send beautiful winter plants to friends and loved ones as a thoughtful gift during the winter months. To learn more about sending or caring for winter plants, talk to the floral experts at Al’s Florist. We’re happy to help you learn more about your winter greens.