By Tammy Sons
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Christmas is just round the corner and everyone has started planning for it. Along with the usual holiday decorations, you can also accentuate the beauty of your home by putting some great winter house plants. They will add more color and texture to the room.
There are many beautiful plants that can be grown indoors in pots or containers. Apart from making the rooms look beautiful; these plants also ensure a fresh and clean supply of air indoors. Some of the common winter house plants include—
Orchids—Orchids are one of the most popular winter house plants. They add a tropical feel to the surroundings and their tall-spiky foliage looks elegant. Orchids can be tricky to grow but if maintained well they have a long blooming period. Orchids are light feeders and do not require a lot of fertilization. There are many different varieties of orchids available in the market and some popular indoor orchid varieties include Cymbidium orchid, Moth orchid and Black Jewel orchid.
Poinsettias—Poinsettias are possibly the most popular winter house plants. They are known for their striking and colorful foliage that can brighten up even the dullest corners of the room. Poinsettias pots are also great for gift purposes. You can gift them to friends and relatives on the festive season and they will certainly love it. Container grown poinsettias are easily available in the markets. They come in pink, white and red colors.
Christmas Cactus—Christmas cactus is a flowering succulent that produces beautiful flowers during the Christmas season. It is a low maintenance plant that does well indoors. Christmas cactus is drought tolerant and if you happen to forget watering it for a few days it would still survive. It does well if misted on a regular basis.
Cyclamen—Cyclamen produces colorful and scented flowers. The flowers are quite distinct as the petals are generally bent upwards. They can be found in pink, white or purple color. It is a very delicate plant that blooms during autumn and winter season. The flowers are fragrant and they fill the entire room with a pleasing scent.
Azalea—It is a flowering plant that produces beautiful and long lasting flowers. Azalea can tolerate shade and requires less maintenance which makes it ideal for indoors. Azalea bears flowers of purple or pink hues. The distinct and vibrant blooms make this a popular house plant that can be spotted in most of the households during winter season.