This Super-Affordable Flower Will Totally Transform Your Holiday Decor

It's time to branch out and try something new with your holiday decor this year. Instead of filling your home with poinsettias, add a few of these amaryllis flowers to your Christmas display.

Amaryllis flower

Special Delivery! The Amaryllis Flower

Even though faux plants look pretty and require zero maintenance, they're not our first choice for holiday decorating. Once the season is over, they'll take up precious space in your basement or storage closet waiting to be dusted off for next year. Here's why we prefer real flowers—specifically the amaryllis— this holiday season.

The amaryllis flower is a low-maintenance plant that grows quickly, has a long bloom period, and looks festive for the holidays. Available to ship starting late October, the amaryllis typically blooms by December 25, which is why it's also known as "the Christmas flower." Plus, did you know having live plants in your home instead of artificial ones can actually help improve your mood, productivity, and overall quality of life? When you order the amaryllis from White Flower Farm, you'll receive one top-quality bulb that's guaranteed to produce two flower stalks, which usually means up to four beautiful red-and-white blooms. Your flower will be delivered already planted and ready to grow inside a ceramic cachepot or woven basket. And after the blooming season is over, you can save the bulb to reflower them for next year.

Not only will the amaryllis look great on a fireplace mantel or as a centerpiece on your dining table, but it'll also make a thoughtful gift for a loved one. If you choose to gift it you'll have peace of mind knowing it'll be delivered complete with your personalized message and instructions on how to properly care for the plant. Since the flower comes back year after year, it really is the gift that keeps on giving!

Buy It: Red & White Amaryllis, from $34; White Flower Farm

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