Traditional Christmas Plants

Monday, October 1st 2018. | Christmas Joy

Other plants used in Christmas celebration: ivy (Hedera helix) because leaves symbolize eternity and resurrection. mistletoe. holly. poinsettia. radish; large radishes are carved and used for Noche de Rabanos in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. olive branches for peace in the coming year (Israel)

Keep your Christmas tree, plants, and flowers beautiful the whole season long. Christmas Tree. Getty ImagesTom Merton/Getty Images. Poinsettia. Getty Images. Christmas Cactus. Getty Images. Cyclamen. Getty Images. Rosemary. Country Living. Amaryllis. Country Living. Paperwhites. Getty Images. Phalaenopsis Orchid. Getty …

Holly also plays a part in another Christmas tradition: the carol, “The Holly and the Ivy.” At parties during the holidays, kissing under the mistletoe (Viscum album) is allowed, being a Yuletide ritual. After the kissing is over, we promptly forget about mistletoe for another year.