Flowering Houseplants

Hey hey! I know that everyone loves to have bright flowers indoors, so I put together this awesome list of flowering houseplants for y’all! Just remember, most houseplants need plenty of bright, indirect light and good care in order to flower indoors.

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Flowering Houseplants #1: Bulbs

Every spring you’ll see flower shops and garden centers filled with beautiful bulbs for sale. Tulips, amaryllis, hyacinth, and lilies are just a few popular options. Be aware, though, that if these bulbs are forced to flower indoors, then they will most likely not be able to flower indoors for a second year. Instead, after flowering, they should be planted outdoors. This way you will be able to enjoy them every year!

Buy some Bulbs!

Flowering Houseplants #2: Gardenia – Gardenia jasminoides

Here’s another indoor plant that can also be common outdoors as well. When you purchase a gardenia, make sure that the buds are small and try to choose one that is not yet blooming. Once in bloom, gardenias are sensitive and the move to your home might cause all of the flowers to drop off.

Buy a Gardenia!

Flowering Houseplants #3: Gerbera Daisy – Gerbera jamesonii

There is a reason why Gerbera daisies are so popular as houseplants! Their flowers come in bright red, pink, purple and more! They will also flower for up to a full year! After this time has passed, however, it will have spent its energy indoors and is best planted outdoors.

Buy a Gerbera Daisy!

Flowering Houseplants #4: Wax Plant – Hoya carnosa

The wax plant, also called porcelain flower, has beautiful, star-shaped flowers that have a very pleasant, sweet scent. To get this plant to flower, give it plenty of bright, indirect light and stick to a consistent fertilizer schedule. Also, make sure not to move or even turn this plant while it is flowering. Simply leave it where it is, and enjoy the large flower clusters!

Buy a Hoya!

Flowering Houseplants #5: Kalanchoe – Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

In the early spring, Kalanchoe will be found covered in flowers ranging from red, to pink, to white, to yellow! And if given enough light during the summer (and a short-day period in the winter), this plant can flower consistently for years!

Buy a Kalanchoe!

Flowering Houseplants #6: Orchids

Orchids have been sold for many years for their flowers, and after these magnificent flowers fade, most plants are discarded. Given proper care, however, this plant can produce flowers year after year, and some can even produce a second flower stem in the same year! Amazing!

Buy an Orchid!

Flowering Houseplants #7: Azalea – Rhododendron spp.

Azaleas are widely sold in the spring to be enjoyed while in bloom. They can be brought into bloom a second year, but only if fertilized during the summer and brought outdoors in the fall. Just make sure to keep these plants away from freezing temperatures!

Buy an Azalea!

Flowering Houseplants #8: Miniature Hybrid Tea Roses – Rosaceae spp.

Roses can do well indoors as long as it is a miniature variety and as long as it is given plenty of bright light. It also needs high humidity levels while the flowers are developing or else the flowers will die before they mature.

Buy a Miniature Rose!

Flowering Houseplants #9: Calla Lily – Zantedeschia aethiopica

Calla lilies are a gorgeous addition to any home! These plants can also come back from year to year through propagation of the rhizomes. So enjoy these sophisticated blooms for years to come!

Buy a Calla lily!

Flowering Houseplants #10: African Violet – Saintpaulia ionantha

African violets are a great low-light flowering plant! It can grow in conditions that most of these other houseplants would hate. However, to get this plant to bloom the following year, it might need to be placed in a brighter winter location and have a strict day and night routine. But if you spoil these plants with good light and fertilizer, you can have flowers almost year-round!

Buy an African Violet!

I hope that this list of flowering houseplants has inspired you to add a few of these beauties to your home! And once again, if you don’t see enough flowers on your houseplants then be sure to give it more direct sunlight, as well as fertilizer to help it have enough energy for flowering! If you have any questions or comments about specific plants, leave them below!

Happy Digging!

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