Top Holiday Plants

December 17th, 2018

Is your Christmas décor missing something? Are you looking for a holiday gift for someone? Live plants bring vibrant colors and a natural, comforting vibe to any home this time of year. They also make a great gift for family, friends, coworkers and more. When it comes to holiday plants, Fossil Creek Nursery has you covered! Below is a list of six of Fossil Creek Nursery’s top picks for holiday plants.

Christmas Cacti

Christmas Cacti bloom and produce colorful flowers in pink and lilac. They prefer a humid climate, so they should be watered more often than other cacti. Christmas cacti should be kept in bright, indirect light and prefer warmer temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.


Rosemary is a fragrant and hardy herb in cool climates. It is drought-tolerant and is easy to grow in pots. Their flowering season can vary with blooms as early as December or mid-February. Rosemary is perfect as a decorative plant but can also be used to season your food!

The Norfolk Island Pine

The Norfolk Island Pine is a tropical tree that can be grown as a houseplant, but they love the heat in the summer too. They are slow to grow inside and enjoy medium to bright light.


Citrus trees bloom with fragrance to fill the room. They love a bright, sunny location indoors in winter then they can be moved outside to the patio for summer. Citrus trees require infrequent watering and are sure to bring a feel for the tropics to your home.


Succulents make a thoughtful, inexpensive, easy to care for holiday gift. They are unique in color, shape, and size. Succulents prefer a sunny windowsill or a bright spot on a counter. Succulents need to be soaked and then can be watered again once dry. Succulents are an ideal small house plant! 


You can’t forget about old faithful, the Poinsettia! Poinsettias have dark, green foliage and luscious leaves. They prefer to be kept in 60- 70-degree Fahrenheit temperatures and need to be fed every 2-3 weeks while blooming. Poinsettias are the perfect decoration to display on the mantle or to dress up your home for the holidays.

All six of these plants are available at Fossil Creek Nursery. Stop by today to look at our selection and to decorate your home for the holidays.