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Posted by shotwell florist on December 16, 2019 | Last Updated: November 9, 2020 Flowers

Top 5 Seasonal Winter Plants

Are you looking for a way to brighten your home this winter? Do you have a gift-giving opportunity coming, and want something that will bring joy long after the gift is originally received? Hardy bulbs and plants thrive in the winter, and Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse delivers beautiful, thriving winter plants in the greater Fargo area.

Not only do live plants make great displays in your home through the winter, and some can even be planted outdoors after the winter to add color to your garden. If you’re shopping for plants that grow in the winter, these are some of our favorites.

Traditional Boxwood

1. Boxwood

The boxwood tree is one of the best plants for a winter garden. This evergreen is easy to shape into your desired form, and it lends color when everything else dies back. It also thrives indoors in the winter.

Traditional Boxwood features a live boxwood plant decorated with pine cones, white flowers, and Christmas decorations. Enjoy it for the holiday season. Then, remove the decorations and replant the plant outdoors to continue enjoying it year after year.

Christmas Cactus with Pink Flowers

2. Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus is famous for its well-timed blooms. This plant requires 15 consecutive hours of darkness and cooler temperatures to trigger the blooming cycle. If you plan your care carefully, you can ensure that it blooms on your chosen holiday.

The Christmas cactus is popular as a houseplant because it’s quite hardy and beautiful. This succulent also grows well from cuttings, so families can pass the plant around different homes. It is quite hardy and will live well for years as long as it receives proper care. Though the name implies it’s for the Christmas season, this plant can bloom any time in the winter. Simply start the darkness and cooler nighttime temperatures cycle eight weeks before you want it to bloom, and enjoy the colorful flowers whenever you want.

Graceful Azalea

3. Azalea

The red blooms of Graceful Azalea brighten up even the gloomiest winter day. This rhododendron comes in many different shades, but in winter you can expect to see quite a few red plants come to life. Outside, these plants bloom in the spring, but they can be cultivated to bloom indoors in the winter.

One of the reasons the azalea makes such a great winter houseplant is its low light requirement. You don’t need to put this plant near a window. Though some variety of azaleas do well outdoors, the indoor variety is not hardy enough for Fargo’s cold winters. With a little coaxing, you can get the plant to re-bloom indoors, giving you continued enjoyment for many years to come.

Pothos Plant

4. Pothos

Pothos is a popular indoor plant that thrives in the winter. The heart-shaped leaves are sometimes variegated with a white, yellow, or lighter green. This plant is easy to care for, making it a great gift for even the most novice gardener.

Unlike other hardy bulbs and plants, pothos is not for outdoors. It thrives indoors, though, and adds a splash of subtle color to the home. Pothos Plant on a Pole with Fresh Accents pairs the pothos plant with lovely blooms and a decorative bird perched on top.

Kalanchoe Plant with Purple Flowers

5. Kalanchoe

If you’re looking for a plant that adds color to your home in the winter, kalanchoe is the right choice. The small blooms on this low-maintenance houseplant come in a wide range of hues. The thick, dark green foliage is also an attractive part of this plant.

Because it is a succulent, kalanchoe needs little watering. Keep it indoors in the winter, then move the pot outdoors in the summer for some warmth and indirect sun. With the right care, it will continue to grow and re-bloom year after year.

Shop for Winter Plants to Brighten Your Home

Plants that grow in the winter make a beautiful addition to your home. If you’re shopping for seasonal winter plants or plants that thrive in the cold, Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse has a number for you to consider. We gladly deliver throughout the metro Fargo area, so browse our available plants today.