When it comes to festive plants the Christmas tree is not the only option.
There are many indoor and outdoor plants available to decorate your home and garden.
Poinsettia is a festive favourite and are a widely grown Christmas houseplant.
Their flowers are leafy bracts and they come in a variety of colours and patterns although red is the most traditional.
Poinsettias are a tender, seasonal houseplant that naturally bloom from December to January.
They are to be positioned in a bright, warm, draught-free spot and out of the direct sunlight.
Poinsettias like humid conditions and misting regularly will prolong the bract life.
Amaryllis is a flowering tropical plant that grows from a bulb. They have large trumpet-shaped blooms and strappy leaves. The blooms are typically deep red, pink or white.
They are to be placed in a bright spot and to be turned every few days to help the plant grow upright. The soil must remain moist, but never soggy.
Mistletoe is a popular Christmas plant and decoration. It has oval evergreen leaves borne in pairs along a woody stem and clusters of small white berries.
Mistletoe grows on a variety of host plants including apple, lime, polar and ash. Sprigs of mistletoe are available over the Christmas period and are often brought indoors.
English Holly is a perennial evergreen shrub. Its bright red berries and glossy green thorny leaves have made it one of the most popular decorations to use over Christmas.
It is often the main component in festive wreaths, garlands and table decorations.
In the garden, holly is an extremely low maintenance plant. They will grow in sun or partial shade and prefer well drained but moist soil.
Helleborus Niger, commonly called the Christmas rose, has white petals and dark green foliage. Despite the name and appearance, they are in fact part of the buttercup family. They thrive in a well-drained garden and in partial shade.
They flower from November to March and also make an excellent cut flower.
Rudge’s Garden Centre has a wide range of Christmas plants available as well as many other Christmas decorations.