Living Christmas trees can provide the best of both worlds.
Cutting down a tree, keeping it for a short time, then throwing it in the trash, feels like a waste.
Once, I would decorate my Ficus benjamina (weeping fig) for December, and have a big houseplant the rest of the year.
But now I am a traditionalist; it must be an evergreen for the holidays, and I prefer keeping a tree alive.
Like every other living thing, however, a living Christmas tree requires care.
Angela O’Callaghan explains what to look for and how to care for a living Christmas Tree!