They are old-school and often overlooked, but these lovely Brazilian plants will do really well in your living-room
As we slide into December, garden centres and supermarkets everywhere are cramming their shelves with Christmas houseplants. Yet from poinsettias to potted Christmas trees, many of these festive favourites can be extremely hard to keep alive in the conditions of the average living room for just a few weeks, let alone year to year. There is, however, a really old-school, and often overlooked, seasonal houseplant that is made from much tougher stuff: the beautiful and exotic Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata and S x buckleyi).
Christmas cacti burst into spectacular floral displays from November to January