3. Christmas Cactus
The Christmas cactus is another seasonal favorite. These cacti bloom in response to the short days that occur close to the winter solstice. As a result, you can pretty much set a watch by their Christmastime blooms. In bloom, a Christmas cactus is simply dripping with beautiful, tube-shaped blooms in pretty shades of purple, pink, red, orange, and white.
Another great thing about Christmas cacti is that they are one of few plant species that aren’t poisonous for humans, cats, or dogs, making them a safe addition to a home with small children or pets. If cared for properly, your Christmas cactus will continue to bloom around Christmas every year in the future. They like to receive lots of indirect sunlight while resting in a pot that drains easily. Unlike their desert-dwelling cousins, Christmas cacti actually come from humid forests in Brazil, which means they’re not very tolerant of drought. Water yours when the top inch of soil becomes dry.