20 Popular Christmas Flowers in India

Last Updated: 10.01.2024
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Bring the colors and liveliness to your garden and home these beautiful Christmas Flowers and enjoy a glorious view in your garden!

One way to add a magical touch to the festive decorations is by including some beautiful blooms. Here’s a list of popular Christmas Flowers in India that can make your festive decor truly memorable.

Have a glance at Christmas Decoration Items with Plants and Flowers here

Popular Christmas Flowers 

1. Poinsettia

Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima

Poinsettia symbolizes joy with its bright red bracts and you can keep it anywhere in the house. To add to the glam, pair it with other variegated plants!

2. Christmas Cactus

Botanical Name: Schlumbergera

These Christmas Flowers are a must have if you can take the right care of them! Just make sure they get a morning sunlight exposure for 3-4 hours and you will have them in full bloom around the festive time.

3. Amaryllis

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Botanical Name: Amaryllis

The Amaryllis stands out with its bold and striking hues; you can match the theme of Santa’s dress with their red and white color contrast. The large, trumpet-shaped flowers symbolize beauty and pride.

4. Christmas Rose

Botanical Name: Helleborus niger

These Christmas flowers have pure white petals, which match really well with the festive vibes and also signify purity. You can grow it in both garden and pots.

5. Winterberry

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Botanical Name: Ilex verticillata

Winterberry bursts with tiny white flowers and vibrant red berries, filling festive decorations with color. Symbolizing warmth, it adds a cozy touch to Christmas arrangements.

6. Marigold

Botanical Name: Tagetes

Marigold’s golden hues brighten Christmas decor, symbolizing joy and prosperity. Its versatility makes it perfect for wreaths along with garlands.

7. Azalea

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Botanical Name: Rhododendron

Azaleas comes in vibrant colors, they can fill the joy into Christmas vibes with their beauty. They’re ideal for lively and lasting festive looks.

8. Camellia

Botanical Name: Camellia japonica

Camellias, in gentle white and pink, bring timeless charm to Christmas decor, their beauty making them perfect for wreaths and bouquets, while symbolizing gratitude in festive expressions.

9. Paperwhites

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Botanical Name: Narcissus papyraceus

Fragrant Paperwhites add delightful aroma to Christmas arrangements. Their simple look symbolizes purity, bringing a refreshing touch to festive looks.

10. Holly

Botanical Name: Ilex

Holly’s white flowers symbolize hope and protection. Coupled with their evergreen foliage, these blossoms offer versatility for wreaths and festive arrangements.

11. Christmas Orchid

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Botanical Name: Calanthe triplicata

Christmas Orchid’s unique shapes and hues add an exotic flair to the festive decor. Plus, it signifies beauty and pride which creates a royal touch in Christmas ambiance.

12. Dahlia

Botanical Name: Dahlia pinnata

Dahlias bring bursts of color which symbolize love and devotion, making them perfect for Christians. Their striking beauty makes them a distinctive choice for festive arrangements.

13. Snowdrop Lily

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Botanical Name: Galanthus nivalis

Snowdrop Lily in pristine white symbolizes purity and new beginnings. Perfect for Christmas, it adds a serene touch to festive decor in the garden.

14. Crimson Carnations

Botanical Name: Dianthus caryophyllus

Crimson Carnations are perfect for conveying love during the Christmas season. Plus, their bright red color makes the ambiance lively.

15. Hypericum Berries

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Botanical Name: Hypericum androsaemum

The yellow blooms of these Christmas Flowers match really well with the plant’s green foliage. The berries are a plus, that pop in red color, adding to the overall beauty of the plant!

16. Golden Gladiolus

Botanical Name: Gladiolus aureus

Golden Gladiolus can add to the decor with its towering blooms! Do make sure that you have its container in the living room, especially in yellow and red colors!

17. Mistletoe

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Botanical Name: Viscum album

These Christmas flowers are a must have, and without them, the festival can’t be complete!  Beyond decor, they are also believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

18. Rosemary

Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus

Aromatic Rosemary adds greenery to Christmas arrangements. Beyond decor, its culinary use brings a savory note to festive celebrations.

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19. Juniper

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Botanical Name: Juniperus

Juniper’s aromatic branches and purple flowers are a must for Christmas decor. Symbolizing vitality, they add a natural and invigorating touch to festive presentations.

20. Christmas Begonia

Botanical Name: Begonia × cheimantha

These Christmas flowers come in a deep hue of pink and red, which makes it match with the festive decor! Its low maintenance along with adaptability make it a popular choice.

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