Cyclamen are cool-season, tuberous-root plants that can star in a dining table centerpiece for the holiday season as well as brighten a garden.

It’s nearing the end of 2020 and suffice it to say that the world has changed much in the last 10 months. That means Christmas will probably feel a little different than it has in the past, but we get to make some new memories over the holiday season.

Here’s hoping you’re among the households whose holiday decor is graced by a beautiful holiday plant or even several perhaps. Let’s take a look at several of the more popular Christmas flowers and how to care for them to prolong their beauty.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at


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