2. Christmas Cactus
Another holiday favorite is the Christmas cactus. These beauties bloom in response to the shorter days, which means they’ll begin flowering close to the winter solstice and Christmas. Their tube-shaped flowers have an exotic allure and bloom in pink, purple, red, orange, and white.
One of the best aspects of the Christmas cactus is that it’s one of few plants that is safe and non-toxic for humans, cats, and dogs. They’re completely safe to have in a home with small children and pets.
Christmas cactuses are originally from the humid forests of Brazil. Unlike cacti from the desert, Christmas cactus doesn’t tolerate drought very well. As a result, they thrive in Miami’s humid climate. Christmas cacti like to receive plenty of sunshine and to be watered frequently. Be sure yours has a pot that drains easily so that your cactus never sits in standing water.