- Flowering House Plants Pictures
- 17 Best Flowering Houseplants
- 24 Beautiful Blooming Houseplants
- African Violet
Also known as Tail Flower, this exotic beauty features long-lasting red spathes and lush, deep-green foliage. Another island favorite is plumeria. Not to be missed are the big, ruffled blooms of the hibiscus flower. If you live in Hawaii -- or visit -- you'll see hibiscus everywhere. This is the state flower of Hawaii. You can order Hawaiian flowers online.
Be sure to include Scarlet Star among your tropical exotic flowers.
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Orchid mix works great. Also called wax plant, this tropical beauty is fast becoming a favorite flowering house plant. It's easy to see why. This dramatic house plant is easier to please than many orchids. Take a look at the varieties of orchids here.
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Believe me, you'll be captivated by these gorgeous flowering house plants. Even if you're a novice gardener, you'll have easy success with these undemanding beauties. You can easily bring them back into bloom every year, too.
17 Best Flowering Houseplants
You don't have to give up flower gardening in the winter. Want to discover how to force spring-flowering bulbs in winter? This poinsettia relative tolerates neglect, as long as you give it bright to intense light and keep it on the dry side. It has thick, spiny gray-brown stems that are sparsely branched. It's an easy-care, low-water plant whose colorful bract-like flowers last for weeks. This plant is poisonous and the milky sap can cause illness or skin irritation if eaten or chewed by children or pets.
It's also very thorny. Gloxinia usually flowers in late winter or early spring, bearing 3-inch-wide bell-shape blooms in rich colors, often marked with contrasting bands or speckles of white.
Closely related to African violets, it prefers warm temperatures and high humidity. Keep water off the foliage to prevent leaf spots. After gloxinia blooms fade, allow the plant to go dormant by withholding water. When new growth begins again, resume watering. This African violet relative blooms most in summer, but if it has enough light, will flower all year long. Some other species bear their blooms on long stalks that dangle like a fishing line with a goldfish at the end of the line. The arching stems and dangling blooms of guppy plant make it a good choice for hanging baskets.
How can you not love a plant whose flowers look like goldfish!
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It's a fun plant for getting children excited about houseplants. This African violet relative is great for hanging baskets because it produces arching stems with showy flowers that dangle from branch tips. The tubular paired flowers have dark purple cups encircling scarlet flowers. The plant blooms heaviest in fall, but can flower sporadically year round. If you take it outdoors in summer, the red flowers may attract hummingbirds. It's an easy-to-grow plant with flashy red flowers that really do look like tubes of lipstick.
Shrimp plant is a fast-growing shrub that can be kept compact by hard pruning. It's a good bloomer, producing flower spikes all year. Most varieties bear spikes of shrimp pink bracts with white tubular flowers. Others form yellow or chartreuse bracts that last a long time.
It has some of the most interesting blooms of any houseplant. Your friends will definitely notice it. Its leathery foliage emerges bronze but turns glossy green. Give ixora abundant light, warmth, and humidity, but allow the soil to dry on the surface between waterings. Prune stems to keep the plant compact if they become leggy. Its big clusters of orange, pink, red, or yellow flowers are wonderful treats on winter days.
Several types of geraniums are grown as houseplants. Regal or Martha Washington geranium, pictured, has the largest, showiest blooms, but requires cool growing conditions. The common garden geranium P. Most scented geraniums are grown primarily for their deeply divided, fragrant foliage rather than their flowers, which are insignificant.
Several species are commonly called angel-wing begonia. All are upright growing, sometimes reaching 6 feet tall. 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. Its beautiful wing-shaped leaves are just as attractive as the blooms so it's pretty all year long. The roots and stems can cause painful irritation of the mouth, lips, or throat if eaten or chewed by children or pets.
Rieger begonia is one of the winter-blooming begonias. It has fibrous roots with a swollen tuber-like base. Clusters of camellia -like blossoms in warm colors ranging from yellow to orange and red appear on top of glossy green foliage. Rieger begonia looks good as a tabletop plant or in a hanging basket. Popular as an outdoor bedding plant, you can also grow wax begonia indoors where it will bloom all year if it has enough light and good air movement.
Simply take cuttings of your plants in the garden for your indoor garden. The cuttings root quickly in water or moist potting soil. Make sure it has good air circulation, otherwise it may be attacked by fungal diseases. It's an easy bloomer with waxy foliage and colorful red, white, or pink flowers. This member of the pineapple family has stiff glossy green, toothed foliage arranged in an upright vase shape. A shoot with colorful bracts arises from the center of the vase. The bright blooms may remain attractive for up to six months.
Guzmania likes warm temperatures during its growth cycle, but bracts will last longer if you keep the plant cool while it is in bloom.
Its colorful red, orange, yellow, or purple flower bracts look very tropical and exotic. It's a great conversation piece. The stiff, gray-green leaves of this pineapple relative are edged with spines and form an upright vase or urn shape.
Silver vase plant sends up a large cluster of long-lasting pink bracts that bear short-lived purple flowers. After the bracts fade, new offshoots, called pups, develop at the base of the mother plant.
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Pour water directly into the vase to provide moisture for the plant. Find fragrance and beauty in flowering houseplants. The blooming beauties described here will help you pick the best ones for your home. Saintpaulia ionantha Growing Conditions: To 8 inches tall and 16 inches wide. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Growing Conditions: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide Related: This fast-growing plant is almost constantly in bloom. Abutilon x hybridum Growing Conditions: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
Oxalis triangularis Growing Conditions: To 12 inches tall and wide. Spathiphyllum wallisii Growing Conditions: To 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide Note: The flowers and foliage are both heart-shaped. Anthurium andraeanum Growing Conditions: To 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide Note: To 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Clivia miniata Growing Conditions: To 2 feet tall and wide Note: Streptocarpus x hybridus Growing Conditions: To 18 inches tall and 30 inches wide. To 4 feet tall and wide Related: It's an old-fashioned favorite with exotically shaped blooms.
Schlumbergera x buckleyi Growing Conditions: To 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide. Porphyrocoma pohliana 'Maracas' Growing Conditions: To 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide. Euphorbia milii Growing Conditions: To 3 feet tall and wide Note: Pinterest Image courtesy of Getty Images. The huge, bell-shaped flowers are simply gorgeous.