Ho-ho-ho, nature lovers! Have you already decorated your house for Christmas? No? Then the NatureID team is here to help!
Today we’ll introduce you to Christmas ornamental plants that will bring the holiday spirit to your home:
The tradition of hanging mistletoe in the house dates back to the era of Druids. They believed that this plant possessed the power to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits. Ancient Greeks saw mistletoe as a symbol of fertility – that’s why young couples were encouraged to kiss underneath it!
In Christianity, holly symbolizes Christ’s crown of thorns. The evergreen foliage represents eternal life, and red berries remind us of Jesus’s blood. Just like mistletoe, holly is believed to protect from bad luck and bring happiness.
The New Year isn’t possible without a proper Christmas tree. The elegant juniper is a perfect choice for those who want a natural tree instead of a plastic one. This tradition goes back to early European pagans who would decorate their houses with evergreen branches during cold winter months.
This subtropical plant has been a traditional Christmas gift for years now. Poinsettia has become so iconic because of its colors (bright red with striking green – symbols of Christmas) and the shape of its flowers that resemble the Star of Bethlehem. Red poinsettias represent the blood of Christ, while white flowers symbolize his purity.
Now that you’re well-versed in the history of Christmas ornamental plants, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!