2. Christmas Cactus
One of our favorite cactuses, the Christmas cactus blooms like clockwork when the days become increasingly short close to the winter solstice and Christmas. These cacti have lovely flowers in shades and combinations of pink, purple, red, orange, and white. Plus, they’re completely safe for households with small children and pets because they’re one of the few plants that isn’t poisonous for cats, dogs, or humans.
Christmas cactuses actually fare extremely well in our humid climate. Native to the forests of Brazil, they don’t tolerate drought the same way their desert-dwelling cactus cousins do. Put yours in a sunny location with a pot that drains easily and water it when the top inch of soil becomes dry. Then, get ready to enjoy Christmas flowers for many years to come.