The most popular Christmas flowers and how to care for them
Sowbread, Hippeastrum known asamaryllis, poinsettia and hyacinth. You will see at least one of these beauties in every home during Christmas. We shall tell you what to do after you bring them home so you can enjoy these fragile beauties as long as possible.
Mini-sowbreads are not only attractive but very interesting plants
You can easily overlook mini-sowbreads in the “flood” of other Christmas flowers, but if you see them, most likely you will be put off by the price – they usually cost more than their larger cousins! But do not be fooled, mini-sowbreads offer a big advantage because they can withstand temperatures of around 20 °C, so you can keep them in regular apartments, maybe not directly in your living room where you like it warmer, but still… They only need a diffused light and moderate watering. When you water, pour the water in the soil and not over the tuber.
Hippeastrum can easily live in a vase
Our grandmothers liked (Hippeastrum) very much but at their time it was available mainly in red. Today you can get it in white or in the hot new “Mocca” colour – i.e. in brown-orange. Just like mini-sowbread, Hippeastrum needs only moderate watering but it will last a rather long time in a vase too. Sometimes you can even buy cut flowers.
Christmas glitter does not bother poinsettias
Poinsettia or the Christmas star
belongs to the poinsettia genus which includes quite resilient plants. So, if you cannot get it without the glitter, get the sprayed one. You do not need to worry because glitter does not bother them but to keep poinsettias beautiful for a long time do not place them close to heating elements. Poinsettias need fresh air and moderate watering.
Hyacinths bulbs are bluish and reddish…
Not sure what to expect from hyacinth bulbs you have at home? Well, if you have bluish bulbs they will produce blue flowers and reddish bulbs will produce pink flowers – and the rest will produce the typical white ones. Hyacinths do not need any special care, but when the spring comes, you should definitely plant them outdoors. If you do, they will make you happy for many years to come.
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