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Alternative Holiday Plants

Poinsettias aside, there are several other beautiful plants that can brighten your home (or a loved one's) during the holidays, such as Christmas cactus, amaryllis, even chili peppers!

Amaryllis will produce large, beautiful white, pink, or red flowers. These shades can also be found in Rieger begonia blooms. This begonia has dark-green leaves and incredibly vibrant flowers.

Gloxinia, a close relative of the African violet, has dark green fuzzy leaves, and large, bell-shaped blooms in reds, purples, and pinks.

For a foliage plant, try Stromanthe 'Triostar.' It has green and white leaves with bold red undersides.

Dress up these and other plants by placing them in festive containers.

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