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Winter Plants: A Guide To All Winter Plants Sold at Downtown Walnut Creek Ace Hardware

1. Amaryllis

Amaryllises are a beloved winter plant primarily due to their association with the holiday season. An Amaryllis will bloom in the winter through the spring, typically for a duration of seven to ten weeks. The popularity of the Amaryllis plant further stems from the vibrantly colored flowers it produces during this period. While red is the color most commonly associated with Amaryllises, this plant actually comes in a large variety of colors such as white, pink, apricot, purple, rose, salmon, and burgundy. Displaying this plant during the winter season is a simple but effective way to brighten a home. Amaryllises are also relatively easy to care for. There are no specific soil requirements; just be sure to use a small, cramped container. As for sunlight, this plant simply needs to be kept in a sunny part of the house. This beautiful, low-maintenance plant is perfect for the hectic holiday season!

2. Camellia

Camellias are the quintessential winter plant for anyone who adores big, eye-catching flowers. A Camellia will bloom in the late fall through the spring, revealing large flowers with stunning layers of petals. These flowers can be shades of white, red, and pink. It is crucial to know how to care for your Camellia in order to produce the best results. Your Camellia plant will require an acidic soil, morning sun, and afternoon shade. That being said, Camellias have been known to live for up to 100 years when well cared for! Camellias symbolize devotion, adoration, and love, making them an excellent gift for friends, family, or yourself!

3. Cyclamen

Cyclamens are ideal for anyone fond of small flowers. Their petite petals are often likened to hearts and butterflies! Many people choose Cyclamens for their low-maintenance requirements and their adorable appearance. A Cyclamen will bloom in the fall through the spring, and its flowers will appear in shades of red, white, pink, and lavender. They have no specific soil requirements, but appreciate both morning sun and afternoon shade. After their blooming season, and if the proper precautions are taken, Cyclamens can be perennial plants. When summer comes your Cyclamen may appear to die, but it is often just in dormancy. During this period you should cease watering the plant and move it into a shady area. With dutiful care, it is completely possible to enjoy your Cyclamen the following year!

4. Christmas Cactus

The Christmas Cactus, also known as the Zygocactus, is as beautiful as it is intriguing. This winter plant has a misleading name; it can even sound downright contradictory when considering the cold temperatures associated with winter and the warm temperatures that cacti require. The Christmas Cactus is not actually a cactus, but is instead classified as a succulent. This plant will bloom in the fall through the spring, allowing you ample time to admire flowers in shades of white, pink, red, and purple. A Christmas Cactus will need a well-draining cactus or succulent soil, morning sun, and afternoon shade.

5. Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums, commonly called “mums,” are a popular and beloved winter plant. Chrysanthemums will bloom in the late summer through the winter, during which they will produce an abundance of flowers. These vivid flowers can be orange, yellow, purple, lavender, and red. A bouquet of Chrysanthemums is an excellent gift, as they are known to be the longest-lasting cut flower! When it comes to care, Chrysanthemums are not picky plants. There are no specific soil requirements, and they will thrive if provided with full sun for 6+ hours. Just put your plant in the sunlight and leave it be!

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