Flowering Houseplants That Will Add Beauty to Your Home

Adaptable to indoor conditions, the plant can survive a missed watering or two. Be careful when handling the plant because, as the name implies, it has thorns all along the stem. When it comes to giving your home a burst of natural beauty, nothing comes close to houseplants. Additionally, plants are good to have in your home for a variety of reasons. Besides looking good, research shows that they might help reduce stress levels and make you feel soothed and comfortable. Studies also show that houseplants improve creativity and productivity.

But by pinching back tall stems you can keep plants bushy and in the 2- to 3-foot range. In addition to having attractive green, silver, and maroon foliage, angel-wing begonias freely bloom with clusters of red, pink, or white blossoms. Regal or Martha Washington geranium, pictured, has the largest, showiest blooms, but requires cool growing conditions. The common garden geranium (P. x hortorum) and ivy geranium (P. peltatum) also offer showy flowers but are easier-to-grow Bloeiende kamerplanten Perhaps peace lily’s white flowers aren’t the flashiest, but they have a stately elegance to them as they appear above the glossy foliage on long, slender stems.

Indoor cyclamen varieties often cannot tolerate low temperatures; keep them above40oor 50oCat any time. Most indoor varieties, however, are cultivars derived from species likeCyclamen persicum, which hails from the Middle East. Related to anthurium, they also look very much like them, a bit like a white and thin version of their cousins. You can cut the old blooms once they have wilted; this will encourage new blooms. Use a potting compost which drains fast and well, rich in peat.

Grow your begonias in bright indirect light for the best blooms. African Violets are very popular flowering houseplants for their spritely and dainty blooms and ease of care. Sweet clusters of flowers in lavenders, pinks, and yellows sit overtop of fuzzy little leaves. The peace lily, or Spathiphyllum, shows off beautiful white leaves or bracts, that look like blooms. This low light flowering indoor plant is highly adaptable, easy to care for, and will thrive in very low light homes and offices. Flowering maple has lovely bell-shaped blossoms in shades of yellow, orange and white.

Ideal for small spaces, like office desks and bookshelves, cyclamens are sometimes delicate though, so, they need a bit of care. Clean the leaves of your anthurium; this is both to preserve their glossy appearance and to allow the pores to breathe. Melt a small quantity of natural soap in lukewarm water, then dip a cloth in it and gently wipe the tops and bottoms of the leaves. The spathe is that modified leaf that surrounds that thin spike of tiny flowers botanists callspadix,the actual reproductive organ of the plant. Anthurium can light up any room with its shiny red spathe, its large waxy leaves and its great architectural presence. Water African violets from the bottom; this plant’s leaves are susceptible to leaf rot, and you should avoid excessive moisture on the areal part of the plant.

Blooms occur in about six weeks and last for a month or more. Nothing evokes the feeling of sunny climates like the big, bright blossoms of tropical hibiscus. Give it plenty of room to grow along with as much direct sun as possible, and you’ll reap the rewards all year long. Hibiscus blooms on new growth, so prune it only once or twice a year.

All of them come with hangers, so you can put them up as soon as they arrive. If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony or even a patio in your home, tending to outdoor plants can be a great pastime, come spring. While you’re spending some time outside, you’re shaping the atmosphere of the space to suit your needs. Adding plants creates a balance that relaxes whilst feeling revitalised. Always keep an eye on the leaves; if they are not upright and start drooping, your plant is not feeling well.

Arguably the most recognizable of all the orchid varieties, the easy-to-grow Phalaenopsis produces flowers that can sometimes last up to three months. The long sprays of large blooms flourish indoors under normal light and prefer the same temperatures that humans do. Rieger begonia is a winter-blooming variety with clusters of camellia-like blossoms in fiery colors of red, yellow and orange atop glossy green leaves. Anthurium plants can bloom year-round if provided with conditions that mimic their natural environment. Often grown outdoors, it can thrive inside with enough sunlight and produces white, red, or pink blooms. The flowering maple is another great choice if you have lots of space–this plant can grow up to five feet tall and continuously produces blooms of orange, pink, red, or yellow.

And the label is your best guide to understanding what your plant needs. Read it carefully to determine how much sunlight your plant prefers. Have you ever seen a flower that looks like the head of an exotic bird? The White Bird of Paradise offers one of the most impressive flowers we’ve ever seen.

You need to put them in a place with plenty of bright sunlight and keep them slightly moist. Sometimes calledurn plants, most bromeliads grow in rosettes of strappy leaves that form a central water-collecting cup. Their flowers arise from the center of this cup in tall, colorful spikes of bracts. Fortunately, new bromeliad flowers often last for weeks or months and they have beautiful foliage. Pink, lilac, red or white blooms float above heart-shaped leaves, with new blooms appearing for months. They also prefer cool temps , or the leaves tend to yellow and die.