Best plants and flowers for winter

Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend or something for yourself this winter, you can alsways be sure that these plants will be appreciated and they won’t require too much of your time or attention.

A mini garden is a dish filled with various small plants. The plants used in these mini gardens should be of the succulent and cactus variety to ensure that they are hardy and they won’t grow too fast. You want this mini garden to last for several years before needing to be repotted.

Bonsais are also easier to care for than most people think. There are different varieties and different price tags too. When you buy a bonsai, make sure that you select the right spot to ensure that it gets the right amount of light every day. You should also water every two to three days and some pruning will be necessary from time to time.

As the festive season approaches, we cannot ignore the ever popular poinsettia plant. Their colourful leaves look like flowers and they look great on their own or you could line the base of your tree with several of these seasonal sensations.

African Violets are one of the easiest houseplants to care for and this is even true during the winter months. They are known for thriving throughout the year which means that, as long as their needs are met, they will continue to grow and flourish during the hottest and coldest months.

Bergonias can bloom throughout the year provided the conditions are suitable. In other words, they will need enough light, the right temperature, and adequte water in order to ensure that they continue to bloom. These plants are available in several colours so ask your florist about the colours they have in stock.

Gardenias are usually found outdoors but they can thrive indoors if they are placed in a sunny yet cool spot. This means that you might need to move this plant depending on the season and the direction of the sun.