Amaryllis add a tropical look to your home and provide some much needed winter color besides gray and dirty snow white. In addition, few indoor plants are as long lasting and easy care as amaryllis. Amaryllis are popular gifts and have huge flowers (up to six inches across) in winter. There are normally two to four or more flowers on a twelve to twenty-four inch stalk.
Other choices for holiday plants.
How do you keep a poinsettia healthy? Find out in the poinsettia pages.
Tips to get your Christmas cactus to bloom.
Holiday plant with heart-shaped leaves and pink to rose flowers.
Sprigs of holly, mistletoe and poinsettias of many colors are favorites for holiday decorating. ISU Extension horticulturists explain what grows in Iowa, how they grow and a bit of the traditions behind these festive plants.
A wreath is an attractive, easy-to-make decoration for the upcoming holiday season.
Tips on reblooming popular holiday plants.
Once a very popular Christmas plant, now used in wreaths and holiday topiary.