Each one of us would like to brush up on the dull winter gray and yearn for a new pot of natural beauty in his home. Surely many readers think that it would be impossible in winter. Today we want to prove exactly the opposite and show you the 5 popular flowering wonders, which delight our eyes and soul in the winter months.
1. The Christmas rose
In the cold and freezing outside the surprises us Hellebore through her delicate flowers. This winter wonder of flowers brings a romantic touch to any garden or outdoor area, because it shows its very delicate flowers and transforms immediately into an undisputed highlight outside in the snow. Therefore, the Christmas rose is still called Schneerose or is known as hellebore. It shows us its flowers from January to April, can grow up to 30 cm high and decorate the garden in winter climatic conditions for up to 25 years. The colors are just as amazing as the shapes of the flowers. They are colored in white, pink, purple and other great shades.
Of the Christmas star is also known as the Christstern or Adventstern and is one of the most popular room flowers in winter. It impresses with its star-shaped, red-colored bracts and is always a great eye-catcher in the Christmas decoration at home. The Christstern can also decorate the entrance or the porch, of course it depends on the outside temperatures in your region. The Christstern usually reaches a height of 60 to 80 cm, its heyday is between November and February. Despite its natural beauty, it has a disadvantage, because it is very demanding. That’s why his year-round care is not easy. When dealing with the poinsettia caution is advised, because the winter beauty is slightly toxic. He belongs to the s.g. Spurge. If you cut its leaves, a white milky sap will appear that could cause skin irritation, nausea, and abdominal pain.
The beautiful amaryllis (also known as knight star) is a subtropical bulbous plant that grows well in our climatic conditions. She has her great flowering phase exactly in December and shows us indescribable flowers in white, pink and red. There are a variety of colors and patterns, as currently 70 species and over 600 breeding forms are known. Despite the natural beauty of the Amaryllis, we must warn you that all their parts are toxic. It is best to keep this flowering wonder away from infants and pets, to avoid any risk of poisoning.
4. Christmas cactus
Of the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) is undoubtedly one of the most popular winter bloomers ever. He charms young and old with his flowers, which he shows us just at Christmas time. The Christmas cactus is not a cactus growth because it has no spines. The color palette of its flowers is wide-ranging, ranging from white to orange and pink to red or burgundy. In its flowering period from November to January, it must be watered regularly and fertilized every two weeks. But avoid any waterlogging that can kill the beautiful flower. Then we can admire his beautiful flowers longer. He prefers a warm location at home, but without direct sun. Never place your Christmas cactus in the immediate vicinity of the heater, because it does not like direct heat. In spring, you can take him outside. It is best to stand in the shade or partial shade until next autumn.
5. Barbarian branches
And in fifth position, we present you the most delicate flowers wonder, which are associated with many folk legends and myths. The Barbara branches look back on a long history and in the Volksmunde it is said that when they open their buds on Christmas morning, this is a clear sign that the family will experience good luck next year. The Barbary branches are branches of fruit trees that have to be cut out in the garden on December 6 (St. Barbara’s Day) and then cared for at home in a vase of lukewarm water. They surprise us with their delicate flowers exactly at Christmas and make our hearts beat faster!