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Alternative holiday plants for the poinsettia-weary

by webdev

December 29, 2010

Poinsettia plants are a dime a dozen in storefront windows, homes and offices this time of year, and even though these festive blooms have every claim to be the most celebrated winter flowers around, flower enthusiasts may be looking for an alternative this holiday season, if only just to keep things interesting.

Wicked Local Norwood columnist Donna Lane recommends Kalanchoe blossfeldiana for its bright clusters of flowers propped up on dark green scalloped leaves.

Potted cyclamen with their characteristic butterfly blooms, hardy Christmas cactus, vibrant amaryllis bulbs and exotic cymbidium orchids are all also refreshing to see in the winter and are known to do well throughout the colder months, according to Lane.

Other flowers that typically thrive this time of year include acashia, alstromeria, carnations, chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies, helleborus, lilies, narcissus, pansies, proteas and roses, according to

Of course, the holidays are the best time to perform selfless acts, and those who are thinking about sprucing up their homes may also send flowers to their nearest and dearest. Many of these are available for you to buy flowers online and thus spread the novelty of these winter blooms.

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