The recent trend in indoor gardening has taken a soar, and what better way to jump on the bandwagon than to adorn your home with a collection of colorful flowers. Indoor flowering plants are the perfect addition to any living space; their ability to add bursts of color and sweet scents being automatic pleasers. Rain or storm; you can count on your flowers to pull through.
With such a wide variety to choose from, making the right selection can be hard. Which is why we’ve recommended the best indoor flowering plants for your home:
1. Peace Lily
The peace lily, or the cobra plant as they are also known, are famous for their delicate appearance. These tiny buds function as a low care houseplant that requires minimal watering and sunlight. Peace lilies can survive days without water as long as they are in the comfortable and protective confines of your home. This is the reason why peace lilies are a perfect choice for today’s busy individual.
Peace Lilies are more than a pretty addition to your living space because they carry significant health benefits. These plants can clean their surroundings from harmful toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene, making your environment healthier.
Peace lily isn’t pet friendly!
2. Anthurium (Flamingo Lily)
The anthurium is an evergreen plant that has flowering potential throughout the year. It’s bright flowers, available in shades such as lavender, pink, white and red, have attributed it as the flamingo flower. The anthurium is a large plant, standing at three feet tall and two feet wide at its most prominent.
While this plant prefers high light exposure, it can adapt itself and grow with little sunlight resulting in a foliage plant. Ideal growing temperatures range from 65 to 80°F (18 – 27°C), best compatible with a moist, but not wet, soil.
Anthuriums also have air-purifying abilities with their ability to clean their surroundings from harmful toxins. And, if you want to discover more amazing plants that have can purify your indoor air, check out our article – Here Are 19 Fantastic Air Purifying Houseplants Your Lungs Want.
Anthurium isn’t pet friendly!
Lavender is a flowering herb plant that grows to be tall, willowy fixtures in your home. Being a needful plant, any lavender owner will have to make sure that their plant is getting an adequate amount of water and sunshine. It’s a good idea to position your lavender plant near a south-facing window so it can soak up a lot of sun.
Lavender carries a large number of benefits with them apart from their pretty aesthetic and soothing aroma. Acting as natural insect repellents, the plant helps you create a nuisance free environment. You can also use your lavender plant around the home, whether it’s to cook, decorate or refresh.
Lavender isn’t pet friendly!
The jasmine is one of the most beautiful indoor plants. Flowering in both shades of white and pink, the plant makes for a subtle but elegant look.
Because jasmines need a bit humid atmosphere, placing them in bathrooms is a smart choice. They are pretty easy plant to take care of, requiring sparse sunlight and little water.
Jasmines are a perfect addition to any household; not only do they beautify your home but also envelop it in sweet-smelling scents. They are also used as hairpieces and in cultural and religious rituals.
JASMINE IS PET-FRIENDLY!
Geraniums are some of the largest indoor flowering plants. Known to grow in flushes throughout the year, they appear in attractive colors such as pink, red, yellow, orange, and white.
These flowers need moderate levels of sunlight and water, so make sure that they don’t get waterlogged!
Geraniums are used for a wide range of purposes, and having them in your home will bring many benefits. Apart from being a common food additive, they are also used for medical purposes such as halting bleeding, healing wounds and treating ulcers, diarrhea, and skin allergies.
Geranium isn’t pet friendly!
6. The African Violet
African violets are one of the most popular indoor plants. Their warm appearance makes for a homely aura that can brighten up any place.
Being well suited to a humid atmosphere makes them ideal for indoor growing. Geraniums are easy to tend to; with the ability to grow in both artificial light and filtered sunlight, and modest water needs.
Their attractive purple color is a self-functioning health benefit as it triggers an adrenaline rush that amps up oxygen levels in the brain, helping to relieve stress. These beauties are the perfect partner after any stressful day, and you can count on them to be around all year long!
AFRICAN VIOLET IS PET-FRIENDLY!
Many people know the name of the hibiscus plant, some of which include the shoe flower, rose mallow, sorrel, and China rose. The plant is an evergreen one, blooming all year round.
The hibiscus does, have more specific growing requirements. The hibiscus needs a warm and humid environment where it can bask in plenty of sunshine and abundant water levels to thrive to its full potential. On average, the plant needs a couple of hours of light exposure daily.
The large plants of the hibiscus flower are more than a treat to the eye; they carry plenty of medicinal benefits. Hibiscus tea is said to be a front runner for treating cholesterol and high levels of blood pressure as well as soothing inflammation and digestive and immune problems. Eating hibiscus can prevent cancer, promote weight loss, and improve the effects of liver disease. This indoor flowering plant is a real gem to have around the house. BUT I wouldn’t recommend kids, pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with liver or kidney disease to eat this plant because there isn’t enough research to assure that it’s safe!
HIBISCUS IS PET-FRIENDLY!
Bromeliads are an enduring houseplant. Their flowers can last for years, and you’ll love to look at them in your home. It’s perfect for busy people who want to add a bit of personality to their homes because they need minimal care. Bromeliads are known to thrive in environments with sparse light availability. It is best if these plants are grown in containers.
Bromeliads Also Provide Cleaner Air!
Bromeliads are a useful plant to grow indoors as they can provide 24/7 air filtration. These plants exhale oxygen during the night and intake toxins from their surroundings, allowing their owners to experience purer, cleaner air.
BROMELIADS IS PET-FRIENDLY!
Poinsettia plants are a delight to look at because their large, vibrant flowers add bursts of color to your home. Whether it be in reds, oranges, yellows, or purples. Individual plants also display interesting marbling effects.
A popular indoor flowering plant, the Poinsettia requires plenty of sunlight, warm temperatures, and shelter from cold drafts to be able to grow to its full potential. They’re easy on the water requirements though, needing only one watering per week.
The Poinsettia plant is also used at home as a medicinal supplement that is used to treat several ailments. The plant treats fever, increases breast milk production, and acts as a painkiller. BUT IT’S NOT RECOMMENDED TO DO IT, as WebMD points out!
Poinsettia isn’t pet friendly!
Impatiens, known by their more common name of ‘forget-me-nots’ are an all-around in-demand plant. Their small, rounded flowers sprout in soft colors such as varying shades of pink and white, making for an elegant detail in any room.
Impatiens have significant needs. They need an abundant amount of sunlight, fertile soil, and a proper drainage path in their container or pot. Usually, impatiens thrive in humid environments, which means that they have significant watering needs.
Impatiens have long been used as a treatment for physical and emotional turmoil. These buds reduce heightened anxiety levels and act as stress relievers for people suffering from dire situations. BUT REMEMBER, only the flowers are edible, the berries are highly poisonous.
IMPATIENS IS PET-FRIENDLY!
Oxalis or the purple leaf shamrock plant makes for a vibrant addition to any indoor setting. Its large purple leaves are a sure shot eye-catcher.
The oxalis plant is rather undemanding. It requires little sunlight and likes to spend most of its day in a cool shade. Oxalis thrives in low water conditions, which is suitable if the soil dries out between waterings. They prefer “chilly” temperatures of around 60 – 70°F (15 – 21°C).
The oxalis plant is handy to have in the home if any medical emergencies were to strike. Great at relieving swelling, pain, and inflammation, oxalis also helps halt bleeding and improve skin conditions.
Oxalis isn’t pet friendly!
12. Christmas Cactus
This plant lives up to its name with its appearance. This hanging houseplant appears in shades of red, white, pink, and orange and blooms in time for the holiday season, making it one of the prettiest indoor flowering plants.
The Christmas cactus requires varied seasonal care. In the spring it needs significant fertilizing, whereas in the summer it asks for increased waterings. In the fall it needs drying soil and the winter months transition into a time of increased, indirect sunlight and moist soil.
Christmas cactus does wonders for the air in its surroundings by purifying it of toxins and increasing humidity levels. The plant also holds medical benefits that can help boost healing.
CHRISTMAS CACTUS IS PET-FRIENDLY!
13. Flowering Maple
The flowering maple plant is also known as the Indian mallow. These crepe-like flowers blossom in warm shades of reds and oranges with some of them even having contrasting patterned petals. For the indoors, it is best to grow this plant in a hanging basket as it can reach sizeable dimensions of five feet tall.
How About Growing It?
The flowering maple plant requires plenty of sunlight and a soil condition that’s moist, and even a small inconsistency as uneven watering can lead to wilting flowers. As far as temperature is concerned, the flowering maple grows best in a moderate setting of 65 to 75°F (18 – 24°C).
The plant is often used to cure toothaches and digestive problems as well as bleeding and ulcers. The flowering maple is in bloom throughout the year, so it is a practical and beautiful plant to have in your house.
Flowering maple isn’t pet friendly!
14. Kaffir Lily
Also known as clivia, kaffir lilies are winter flowering plants that bloom with beautiful red and orange buds. The plant gives off a sturdy and stable look that adds depth to any surrounding.
Kaffir lilies don’t withstand high temperatures! Because of this, it’s essential to keep them in a condition ranging from 55 to 75°F (13 – 24°C), depending on their bloom cycle. They need moderate lighting and soil that mediates between dry and moist. Kaffir lilies are used in cooking due to their sweet taste and health benefits as they carry a chunk of medical benefits. They are especially useful for oral and skin conditions as well as blood detoxes.
Kaffir lily isn’t pet friendly!
15. Brazilian Fireworks
Brazilian fireworks are a real sight for the eyes. Their frilly purple and red flowers add personality to any setting, livening it up. The plant gets its name from its actions. During the season when its flowers shrink it, Brazilian fireworks “shoot out” black seeds mimicking the act of a firework.
This plant grows best in a moderate to a high light environment while temperatures range from 65 to 80°F (18 – 27°C). Paradoxical to the name, Brazilian fireworks need a steady supply of water that keeps the soil moist to stay at its best.
Apart from being a pretty fixture in your home, Brazilian fireworks also purify the air in their surroundings by depleting them of harmful gases. Their owners can live a healthier life by their mere presence. Brazilian fireworks are also known to stimulate improved mental health for people who have them in their living spaces.
Brazilian fireworks isn’t pet friendly!
How Do I Take Care Of Indoor Flowers?
Flowers give their beautiful bloom only if you remember to provide them care. So keep in mind to use a pot that has proper drainage, keep the soil moist, and give the flower the right amount of light. You can read more about taking care of your flowers or taking care of indoor plants in general from this post on WikiHow.
Which Flowers Bloom Year-round?
Many flowers give a beautiful bloom all year-round, and we have included a few of them on our list. If you want a beautiful home all-year-round, take a closer look at the plants Geranium, Impatiens, Anthurium, and African Violet on our list.
Because you’re already interested in flowers, you might also want to get yourself familiar with the ones that are excellent for hanging baskets? If you are, you can check out our post – 18 Best Flowers For Hanging Baskets To Make An Eden To The Air.
I hope you’re now familiar with indoor flowering plants because they are one of those things that can beautify your home and add a pleasant scent to it. If you want to make sure that the flowers you grow bloom all-year-round, then the plants African Violet, Anthurium, Geranium, and Impatiens are the ones you need to consider. But remember that no matter what flower you choose from our list, it will look excellent in your home.
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