The massive, six-pointed amaryllis bloom makes an impressive festive decoration and a support stake will be handy for keeping big blooms upright. Plant the bulbs no later than the beginning of November and keep the soil moist, but not drenched. When flowering, the bright red blooms will enjoy a semi-cool, humid spot in the home with bright, indirect light and plenty of moisture. In spring, return the plant to a sunny area and water well.

Make your home the envy of your friends: seven festive plants that are easy to care for

Christmas is around the corner and Brits are being offered the easiest festive houseplants to care for.

By Sue Wilkinson
Friday, 12th November 2021, 10:55 am
Updated Friday, 12th November 2021, 10:56 am

Experts at have put together a list of perfect, low maintenance Christmas centrepieces and scents.

They’ve looked at varieties including traditional festive foliage choices like poinsettia, holly, and rosemary, all the way to unusual blooms like the Christmas cactus, desert roses and African violets.

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