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THE FIVE PLANTS OF CHRISTMAS

THE FIVE PLANTS OF CHRISTMAS

The Christmas holidays are just around the corner, leaving behind the hectic rush and stress of the moment to savor the real expectation, the one that really makes these parties so magical. So fill your sharing time and emotions.

Like? Plants still help us and are always welcome gifts, elegant, cheerful, easy to maintain, with flowers, leaves and berries...

The proposals are many, here are our favorites!

1. Butcher's broom

Edible and curative it is also one of the plants symbol of Christmas. In fact, it has healing properties and is considered one of the most powerful natural constricting pots, thanks to its active ingredients, essential camphor oil, resins and minerals such as calcium and potassium nitrate. It is an ancient plant known throughout Europe, the Germans used it to honor the spirits of the woods and for the Latino peoples it was an auspicious propitiatory symbol. It is very resistant to cold and is so beautiful that it immediately puts you in a good mood.

2. Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a perennial plant of the Rosaceae family, it has always been known as the heart plant. The leaves and flowers contain a mixture of different flavonoids, powerful antioxidants and "scavengers" of free radicals, useful in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and to fight cholesterol. With its leaves and flowers you can prepare infusions with relaxing properties. Excellent as a gift to make the house elegant and white.

3. Christmas star
In recent years it has been the absolute protagonist of the holidays, it is a plant already known by Indios and Aztecs that binds its symbol to the Christmas party thanks to myths and legends. In Italy, the stage that made it known and admired in all its splendor is visible in all its splendor among the decorations of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Very cheap, it is found everywhere on the market, in different sizes.

4. Christmas cactus

The Christmas cactus is a plant species native to Brazil. It was imported into Europe as a houseplant and you can admire the Christmas cactus flowers between December and January. It is a highly appreciated gift thanks to its colorful flowers that give their best during these holidays. It requires little care and is very long lasting, easy to cultivate, it gives many satisfactions. To try!

5. Mistletoe

What's more romantic at Christmas than a kiss under the mistletoe? During the Christmas season it is used for decorations on doors, as a symbol of joy, fertility, and good luck. The mistletoe is cultivated for ornamental purposes and for herbal purposes, for example to obtain infusions, tinctures, useful for the treatment of arteriosclerosis and hypertension. It is an excellent gift full of tradition and legends that accompany it.

In the middle of winter it's nice to have something flowery and decorative in the house.

During the Christmas period there are many occasions to meet, giving a flower is always a welcome gift.