You Can Keep Your Christmas Tree Year-Round With These Potted Evergreens
It’s time to put Mariah Carey’s Christmas album on shuffle, because the holiday season is here. Well, it depends on who you ask. If you fall into the “Puts Up The Christmas Tree Immediately After Halloween” category, read on. If you fall into the “Laments That It’s Not Even Thanksgiving Yet” category, then perhaps take a step back, you grinch. It appears that Bloomscape, the cult-favorite plant delivery service, falls into the first category, because the brand has some potted Christmas trees online to usher in the holiday season.
Bloomscape has an extra large Norfolk Pine ($195) that could serve as an elegant alternative to a Christmas tree this year. At about 46” to 58” tall, the festive pine-like plant is easy to maintain and requires partial to bright light. Feel free to drape some festive lights and ornaments on it, too, to give it the ultimate Christmas tree feel. (A note for pet parents, though: The product isn’t entirely pet-friendly, and could cause mouth irritation or a digestive reaction if ingested.)
Buy: Bloomscape Norfolk Pine (Large), $195
The brand also has a smaller tabletop Norfolk Pine ($65) for those who just don’t have the space for a massive tree. It stands at about 18” to 24” tall. Bloomscape highlighted some of the benefits of opting for a Norfolk Pine this year in a blog post, citing its positive environmental impact. “Nearly 25 million Christmas trees are sold each year in the United States and almost all of them end up in a landfill,” Bloomscape notes. With a Norfolk Pine, “You are reducing your carbon footprint and improving the air quality in your home.”
Perhaps the biggest sell? The lack of rogue pine needles dispersed throughout your home. It’s a jolly alternative for those who can’t stand the sight of little needles all over the floor and being pricked by them. Want to go modern this year and opt for no Christmas tree at all? Check out Apartment Therapy editor-curated Bloomscape plants for some other year-round alternatives. It’s November 1, folks, so let’s make a plan for those Christmas trees (or Christmas tree alternatives) and play “All I Want For Christmas Is You” on full blast.