Trader Joe’s Is Selling Grinch-Inspired Christmas Trees

Examples of the lemon cypress "grump tree" decorations at Trader Joe's.

Trader Joe’s beloved Grump Trees are back for the holiday season. While the retail chain probably isn’t allowed to call them Grinch Trees (due to copyright and all that), that’s exactly what these little beauties look like.

These anti-Christmas trees are lemon cypresses, and they do smell like citrus, but their scent isn’t the reason they’ve garnered their villainous nickname.

Cone-shaped and bright green, when you add ornaments to your Grump Tree, it bends to one side, just like the famous plants in Dr. Seuss’s well-known children’s book. According to some folks on Instagram, like @traderjoes_flowers, the trees retail for just $8.99 and come wrapped in cute red burlap sacks tied with green ribbon.

While they’re certainly seasonal, you can keep these long after the holidays are over. If you make sure they get full sunlight and keep their soil moist, you can keep your Grump Tree long after the Grinch attempts to steal Christmas.

If you want to add a special plant to your growing collection of Christmas decor, head to your local Trader Joe’s and pick up a Grump Tree.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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