Christmas Centrepieces with Plants
Bring some life to your Christmas Centrepieces with plants. Whether you’re looking to bring in colour, fragrance or foliage, some of our top suggestions for each are below.
Stray away from the traditional red and white, add pops of colour with purple and pink instead. Pot up some petunias and once the big day is over, place out on the deck or patio to enjoy long lasting colour through summer.
Synonymous with Christmas, poinsettias make a perfect piece to adorn the centre of your table. Available in red, white and pink, poinsettias have a fascinating history. Stunning in a pot at the centre of the table, or added en masse, combine with some candles and fairy lights to bring your table to life.
Fragrant and Fanciful
Combine fragrance and form to bring a stylish sophistication to the table – literally!
Lily Snow Queen is a Christmastime darling; pure white trumpet blooms and is highly perfumed which will fill the whole house. Perfect on their own in a vase, or combine with some fresh green foliage like eucalyptus, grevillea or magnolia.
Rosemary has been associated with the Christmas period long before Poinsettia became the poster child, as the herb is believed to have been one of the plants in baby Jesus’ manger. In the Middle Ages, people believed that if they smelled rosemary on Christmas Eve, they would be healthy and happy throughout the new year.
Rosemary can be clipped into a Christmas tree shape or planted in colourful pots.
Rosemary sprigs can also be fashioned into mini wreaths, napkin rings, place cards, or slotted into floral arrangements.
Lavender is another great choice for bringing both flowers and fragrance to your Christmas table. Pot in teracotta for some rustic charm, or pair with pale tones and let it shine.
Orchids bring an unwavering elegance to the home. Available in a range of colours and sizes, there’s an orchid perfect for your aesthetic.
Choosing ferns for your centrepiece may be a little left-field, however they bring a rustic charm and pair perfectly with whites and pastel colours and can complement flowering plants like orchids or roses.
The gorgeous glossy leaves of Peace Lilies create a great contrast to red adornments and decorations for a modern take on the traditional red and green. Or co-plant with anthurium and some smaller houseplants like polka dot plants for a fresh feast for the eyes.