Who says winter’s not the gardening season? Sure, you might not be able to plant fall chrysanthemums. But the way we see it, greenery and flowers are even more necessary around the holidays, adding color, life, and cheer to your home on even the chilliest of days. Their value is often underestimated. Especially when compared to more obvious elements like holiday cookies.
6 DIY Christmas Gifts For Garden Pot Plant Lovers
But make no mistake: Plants are a huge, important part of holiday decorating. A plant in an attractive container can make a wonderful gift for anyone who’s looking to freshen up their home with seasonal flowers or green foliage. Many potted plants can be enjoyed for months or years indoors.
1. Potted Dwarf Conifer
Decorated like a miniature Christmas tree or placed on the mantelpiece as a fresh green accent, a dwarf conifer in a pretty container makes a festive gift for the holiday season. After the holidays, the gift recipient should place the conifer in a sunny spot outside or repot it in a larger outdoor container where it can live for a few years.
2. Mini Succulent In Whimsical Planters
A succulent placed in a fun-shaped planter is a cute present that’s sure to bring a smile to someone on your gift list. While any small-scale houseplants can be placed in a whimsical planter, succulents are an easy bet.
3. Zebra Succulent In Metalic Pots
This plant and pot combination – a striped zebra plant in a metallic pot – is a more sophisticated option for a succulent gift. These plants make great gifts for hosts, co-workers, or clients. Zebra plants grow well indoors with bright sunlight and make great decorative accents on desks, mantelpieces, and side tables.
4. Christmas Terrarium
Give the gift of a miniature indoor garden under glass to the real plant lover on your list. Terrariums can come fully assembled with plants, moss, and soil, or as kits that allow you to design your own.
5. Potted Amaryllis
Amaryllis are some of the easiest bulbs to grow indoors. The oversize flowers are long-lasting and open to reveal red, pink, white, or striped petals. Glazed ceramic containers in holiday colors or classic terracotta pots make nice potted gifts.
6. Heather Plant
One of the few plants that keep blooming in cold temperatures, heather is reminiscent of a white Christmas. It can be a cheerful addition on porches or windowsills and usually enjoys cooler regions in Australia and New Zealand, or can act as a pretty indoor accent.