2. Christmas Cactus
A seasonal favorite, Christmas cactuses bloom in response to the length of daylight around Christmastime. They will warm up your home with their lovely tube-shaped flowers in shades of red, pink, orange, purple, and white.
The Christmas cactus is native to the humid forests of Brazil, which means these plants don’t tolerate drought as well as cacti and succulents that come from the desert. Like all cacti, the Christmas cactus loves a pot and soil that drains easily and lots of sunshine, but they need to be watered more frequently.
Another great reason to keep Christmas cactuses in your home is that they’re one of the few plants that’s poisonous to neither humans nor animals. Eating any part of the plant will probably give you or a pet an upset stomach, but it won’t do any serious harm.