By Gerri Makay
NDFS Community Forestry Program Manager 

Tree Talk: Holiday plant traditions


December 19, 2022

Poinsettias have been given as traditional Christmas gifts in the United States for many years. Courtesy photo.

 In addition to Christmas trees, there are other plants that have become traditional during the Holiday Season. The Christmas cactus is native to the coastal mountains of Brazil, found in lush forests that receive high amounts of rainfall and humidity. The plants grow not in the ground but secure roots in debris and decayed leaves that have collected on tree branches. While Christmas cactus h...

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