11 Christmas Plants for a Magical Indoor Holiday Garden

Sorry, poinsettias, but the Christmas rose is simply gorgeous.

Now that chrysanthemums have had their moment in the spotlight, it's time to let these festive beauties shine. Deck out your home with some winter-blooming favorites — all in a red-and-green color scheme, of course. Plus, don't miss these until December 25.

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Roses

They're not just for Valentine's Day. Red and white roses look just as beautiful in December when paired with wintry accents like pinecones and berries. 

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Poinsettia

It's the signature Christmas houseplant, but the broad red petals didn't always dominate the holidays. figured out how to transform the plant from a gangly weed into a festive display in the '20s. By sending free plants to television stations in December, his family business then drove the association home.

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Holly

Growing up to 50 feet tall (!), don't exactly belong inside. However, little shrubs or wreaths can pep up your home. Either way, only female varieties will produce the bright red berries.

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Christmas Rose

Nope, this isn't your traditional red rose. In fact, don't belong to the rose family at all. The perennial plants earn their Christmas ties because of an .

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Mistletoe

Pucker up! Mistletoe has been associated with a friendly smooch since the 18th century, with Victorians solidifying the tradition. Legend goes if you refuse a kiss, you'll be cursed with bad luck!

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Christmas Cactus

The succulent trend does not die come wintertime. This popular houseplant, also called the Thanksgiving cactus, hits the market just in time for the holidays. The "linked" segments look interesting on their own, but the leaf-like pads also produce white, pink, red or purple flowers.

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Rosemary

If you've got no room for a 6-foot fir, a potted herb might do the trick. Florists often shear the fragrant sprigs into a cone for a .

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Paperwhites

Growing fragrant, tall flowers is as simple as adding water. Nestle in a dish with stones, and a little H2O can do the rest.

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Cyclamen

The signature upswept petals pop up in grocery stores every winter, and with pretty silver foliage, what's not to love? While cyclamen also comes in white, pink and purple, stick to the crimson variety for extra holiday cheer.

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Amaryllis

If you receive one of these slender beauties this season, don't toss the pot once the flowering ends. in a cool, dark place and soon it'll be ready to put on another show.

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Christmas Tree

You could go the fake route, but there's something special about a fresh-smelling tree. The come Christmas time include Balsam, Douglas and Fraser firs.

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