7 Perfect Houseplants for Christmas and beyond!

Not only do houseplants make lasting and thoughtful gifts, they’re a great way to bring some seasonal colour to your own festive home and table. Here are our top 7 Christmas houseplants now in-store at Millbrook. 


An interesting fact about this most festive of plants, the Poinsettia’s colourful, star shaped flowers are in fact leaves! Originally hailing from Mexico, get off to a good start by keeping yours warm and away from draughts and doors. At Millbrook our Poinsettias are grown locally in Staplehurst so not only will they look amazing on your festive table they're better for the planet too. Choose from traditional velvety red, or winter white which looks beautiful paired with festive greenery. 

Peace Lily

Christmas can be a busy time of year, so inject some calm and positive energy into your home with a peace lily. These striking plants are easy to care for, so are a great gifting option, and their white flowers will continue to grow all year round. After Christmas pop this on your desk, or in the bedroom, to help remove toxins and purify the air.


If you are looking to make a statement this year, why not choose an exotic Anthurium? Nicknamed the flamingo flower these elegant plants come in vibrant shades of red, yellow, pink, orange and also festive white. After Christmas pop your new plant in indirect sunlight and keep its soil moist – they originally grow in rainforests so will appreciate a light misting from time to time.

Christmas Cactus

This plant’s trumpet shaped flowers bloom over the winter months, hence the name Christmas cactus. Unlike most cacti this festive variety loves a moist atmosphere, so make sure to mist every few days. After Christmas with the right care this plant will continue to thrive making it a fantastic gift even for beginners.


One of the UK’s most popular houseplants, orchids are a great choice for wow factor gifting. Their beautiful butterfly shaped flowers last for months and come in a wide choice of colours and patterns. Despite their appearance they are surprisingly easy to look after.  To make this a really special gift, combine with one of our orchid pots.


Part of the same plant family as the pineapple this showy, tropical plant will put the fiesta in your festive celebrations. Regular misting, indirect but bright sunlight and watering through the top of the leaves will keep it looking joyful for the 12 days of Christmas and beyond. 

Festive cactus and succulents 

Not everyone is blessed with a large table or home, so when it comes to decorating with houseplants compact cactus’ and succulents can add lots of charm without taking up valuable space. Take some inspiration from our Staplehurst store and create a festive lantern display with your succulents - just remember to use LED lights as these stay cool to the touch and won't harm your houseplants. Or pair them with novelty pots for perfect stocking fillers and affordable teacher gifts.

More gift ideas for houseplant lovers

  • Pots, pots and more pots! We have a great choice of novelty and festive pots to complete your houseplant gift.
  • Macrame plant holders. For perfect hanging plant gifts!
  • Patterned watering cans.
  • Lots of perfect stocking fillers for houseplant parents – from books to specialist tools.

Remember the happiest houseplant gift is the one that best suits their home. Pop in-store to speak to one of our friendly houseplant team who will be happy to advise you! #magicalmillbrookchristmas

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