Indoor trees can help bring dimension to the interior design of a home while also creating a sense of calm. Choose a tree that has sturdy branches for hanging ornaments and lights. The Norfolk Island Pine is a great option if you don’t want to stray too far from the traditional Christmas tree look. This tropical option has sparse branches that make the decorations stand out. It makes a great statement piece in the interior decor of any home.
Looking for something more practical? Decorating a potted rosemary or sage bush is an option that not only gives aesthetic appeal, but can also be used for cooking as well! The branches are sturdy and bear a resemblance to pine needles. The scent is warm and inviting, making for a great year-round addition to your home. Alternatively, you can use this as a kitchen decoration and use a different style to decorate the rest of the house.
Flowers are another great way to decorate for the holidays. Poinsettias and Christmas cactus are traditional holiday flowers that take up less space and still bring some color indoors. These make great gifts too! Ask your local plant nursery to see what themed options they carry for the holidays.
When you’re finally ready to move your holiday plant outside, do some research to find out what temperature it thrives in. Planting when it’s too cold outside can harm the roots or cause it to die. Similarly, a drastic change in temperature can shock the foliage. Before making the switch, gradually acclimate the pot to the outdoors by taking it outdoors to a shady spot. Bring it in at night if the temperatures drop. If the plant needs a lot of sunlight, you can start slowly moving the pot into a sunny area. After a couple of weeks, it should be adjusted to its new home. Each plant and climate is different, so ask the professionals at the plant nursery for advice if you have any questions.
Investing in potted greenery from your local plant nursery is a gift you give to the environment and yourself. Many Christmas trees end up in landfills come January, and choosing a living option is an eco-friendly way to celebrate the holidays. Since indoor trees tend to be smaller, this means fewer lights and decorations are needed, which translates into fewer things to store year round. Choose greenery that speaks to your sense of interior design and let your creativity run wild!