6 Alternatives to the Poinsettia

Nov 21, 2021 | Blog, Events, General, Product we Love

The poinsettia is often thought of as the iconic Christmas plant, but not everyone loves the showy and difficult to care for plant. If its not your idea of holiday decorating, we have alternatives to the poinsettia. Decorate your home with these vibrant, lush and easy to care for plants that are sure to make your home merry and bright.

The Christmas cactus is a flowering succulent that blooms in white, red and pink. The flowers outlast the season, and the plant will bloom year after year.

Have fun watching the Amaryllis sprout from a bulb and quickly produce a truly magnificent flower in about four to six weeks. Out of all the flowering bulbs, the Amaryllis is the easiest to bring to bloom.

The Cyclamen is a great alternative when you’re looking for colors other than red and white (but it does come in those traditional colors too!) We love the long lasting bright pink flowers and you’ll be able to enjoy them all winter long.

Rosemary brings an invigorating scent into your home and the plant is often cut into a cone shape to mimic a Christmas tree. And you’ll be able to use the fragrant stems to add a splash of taste and color to your favorite wintertime cocktails or stews.

Did someone say mini Christmas tree? The Euro or Lemon Cypress is  the perfect mini tree and sure to become a new holiday tradition. It’s the perfect way to bring the simplicity of nature into your home.

If you’re not sure you want to make a plant commitment, you can still bring nature indoors this holiday season. Create a festive arrangement that combines a decorative t planter filled with a variety of fragrant winter greens and accessories to make your holiday decorating festive. Sign up for our workshop early before it fills up.

Our winter greens have arrived – order your custom wreath or grave blanket now!

From the Calgo family to your family – we are wishing you a bountiful table filled with delicious food and the company of good friends and family this Thanksgiving. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for you.

Calgo Gardens is grounded in the belief that nature, art, and positive energy feed our spirits. If “earth” without “ART” is “eh,” Calgo chooses to nurture earth’s ART. Our style and feel is the result of consciously living our philosophy—harmony by design. eARTh will be alive with posts about Calgo-style garden ideas, plants and flowers we love, do-it-yourself projects, new items from THE BARN—and all the dirt (and fun!) that’s happening at Calgo!