In winter, most plants enter the growing season. This is a time when many flowers fail to bloom. Therefore, it is necessary to wait for spring to enjoy a beautiful flowering. However, some species stand out and, with proper maintenance, can flourish despite the low temperatures. Today we are going to reveal some species that bloom perfectly during the winter period to bring joy and color to your interior.
What is the December flower?
Commonly called the “Christmas cactus”, Schlumbergera (botanical name) is a succulent that blooms in winter, mainly in December. Although this cold season is beneficial to him, it is better to make sure that you offer him the best conditions. This plant beautifully decorates your interior with its red flowers that sometimes turn pink or purple. It is advisable to prepare it for flowering from October. During this period, the plant must be kept at a temperature of about 10°C and exposed to the sun for eight hours a day. In November, you should move it to a warmer place and start watering it generously more often. In this way, your Christmas cactus will reveal a magnificent bloom in December.
Poinsettia, the festive plant
Another symbol of Christmas, very popular in Europe, Christmas Eve, better known as the “Star of Bethlehem”, decorates the interior of your home in a sumptuous way to celebrate the holidays. It blooms only in winter and sets the stage for sublime red blooms. Like the previous one, this plant is not difficult to care for either. Room temperature suits it very well and it should be watered every two days. But be careful, keep in mind that the Star of Bethlehem is poisonous. Never leave within the reach of children and pets.
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African violet, queen of the interior
Although Saintpaulia doesn’t like the cold, it still thrives in winter. The so-called “African violet” is a hybrid plant that is distinguished by its magnificent purple petals, contrasted with yellow stamens in its heart, so it will give a real seal to your interior decoration. If you want to pick this flower, be careful of drafts, but also do not place it near the radiator. This plant does best at room temperature. Remember to water it once a week, but be careful, its leaves are very sensitive to water, so they should not get wet. Therefore, it is better to water the plant by pouring water into the saucer, and not directly into the pot.
Of Asian origin, Camellia is also a very attractive winter flowering plant. Its flowers range from red, pink, white and sometimes even yellow. Easy to care for, camellia thrives in slightly moist, acidic soil. Therefore, the risks must be frequent, but without abusing either. On the other hand, it is necessary to protect this plant from the sun and direct sources of heat.
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Perennial plant with green and very fleshy foliage, the Cyclamen is one of the most beautiful effects indoors. With its sometimes dark, sometimes light tone, this plant brightens up any room. Be sure to place it in a cool environment so its pretty purple flowers don’t wilt. Avoid exposing it to the sun at all costs and water it with a saucer under the pot. Make sure you never get the flowers wet or the buds will rot.
Another ideal species to decorate the interior of your home, the Chrysanthemum, nicknamed “Daisy of the Dead” (since it is associated with All Saints’ Day), blooms in early autumn and can last until December. These fall flowers are very colorful, just like spring daisies. In addition to their lively palette, they come in various forms, enough to grace your living room. Symbolizing joy and good humor, the Chrysanthemum is not demanding in terms of maintenance. It is enough to water the soil once it is dry, do not wet the flowers to avoid diseases and remove those that wither as the weeks go by.
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