Flowering houseplants are the best and most inexpensive way to upgrade your house. They’re beautiful decorative elements for someone to adopt as they make a room more welcoming, cosy and relaxing. Beautiful flowers and plants turn the dull and monotonous rooms into colourful, fresh and even fragrant spaces.
Let alone the health benefits of having indoor plants! In addition to an alternative, affordable way of decorating, they’re also the best way to clean the house’s atmosphere of harmful and toxic substances from the air, such as formaldehyde, benzene and xylol. Some plants can absorb moisture, and others produce a lot of oxygen all day. There are certain plants you can even place in your bedroom. Improving indoor air quality means less chance of viruses, coughs, allergies and infections. For all these reasons, we’ve gathered 25 indoor flowering plants to upgrade your space and clean the atmosphere, so you can always have fresh air!
List of houseplants
You have plenty of choices. You can choose between different types of indoor flowering houseplants. Some require direct sunlight; some are easy-to-care of; others are ideally suited to hanging baskets. Check your needs and choose the one that suits you the best. So, here’s a list of the most popular houseplants:
African violet can grow up from 6-15 cm tall. It has dark green, thick, hairy rounded to oval leaves and five-lobed velvety petals that grow in slender stalks. It’s sensitive to temperature changes. That’s why keep it indoors in warm temperatures. Water it only when you feel the soil isn’t moist.
It is a charming, exotic flower plant and an excellent indoor choice. It’s a winter-blooming plant and needs indirect sunlight, but you should place it in a light room. You’ll be impressed with its impressive, big colourful flowers similar to lilies.
Get bulbs and plant them in a narrow pot/ container, making sure to leave a small part of the bulb, about ⅓, outside the soil. While watering, make sure that you don’t wet the bulb that’s uncovered and never overwater it. If you have bulbs only, don’t water so frequently until you see new growth. After the new plant appears, you should water more frequently. The new plant will appear after 6-8 weeks, and its blooming lasts for a month. However, you can keep the bulb to rebloom next year.
It’s a colourful plant with trumpet-shaped flowers and green leaves. Each bulb can produce 1-2 leafless stems bearing a cluster of 2 to 12 funnel-shaped flowers at the top. Most standard colours are white, red, pink and purple.
Note: Choose a heavy pot to hold the weight of the blooms.
Anthurium (Laceleaf)(Flamingo Flower)
Anthurium, also known as Laceleaf or Flamingo Flower, has brightly coloured, heart-shaped flower spathes. In shades of pink, red lavender and white, its flowers last long.
It needs medium to bright light but not in direct sunlight and not too much water. You just have to keep its soil moist. It’s a great choice if you want to give some colour to your space.
Note: It’s poisonous to pets and can cause illness if eaten.
If you want colourful bloomers for most of the year, then begonia is your plant. There are different types, with the most popular Angelwing, Rieger and Wax.
Its foliage is green, silver and maroon and blooms with clusters of white, red and pink flowers. The leaves are wing-shaped. It requires medium light, and you have to keep the soil moist.
It’s a winter flower, with bright yellow, pink, white and red flowers. It usually blooms during the winter, but you can grow it all year round and enjoy its flowers next season. It needs bright, indirect sunlight while watering. You have to let it almost dry.
Wax Begonia has glossy, oval green, bronze or dark red leaves and its flower clusters are red to white shades. Keep the soil moist but not too wet, and place the plant in bright but diffused light.
Bromeliad is a plant that can adapt to different climates. Its foliage has different shapes: from needle-thin to broad and flat, symmetrical to irregular, spiky to soft. The leaves are maroon to gold, sword-shaped or scoop-like, and grow around a central “cup” that traps water. It needs medium light and thrives in shallow pots with low soil.
Like all cacti, Christmas Cactus is easy-care. It has red, pink, cream, orange and purple flowers or a combination of these colours. It needs indirect sunlight and cool temperatures. Place it on a northeast windowsill to get the right light. Water it only when the soil has dried on the top and make sure the potting soil is evenly moist.
Clivia (Kaffir Lily)
Clivia is a member of the Amaryllis family. It has orange or yellow flowers which last long and long, strappy glossy leaves. You don’t have to worry about watering. It requires water after its soil has dried out. It usually blooms in winter as long as you keep it in cool, dry conditions. You won’t see any flowers until January.
Crown of thorns is a unique choice to have in your house. It’s succulent with thick, grey-brown, fleshy leaves. It’s an easy-care plant and doesn’t need much to grow. It requires direct sunlight to get more blooms. Thus the best location to place it is on a south-facing window during winter. Bracts surround its flowers with colourful petals.
Cyclamen have red, lilac, pink and white flowers over heart-shaped leaves. It needs light and a bit of moisture. Its eaves usually come up in autumn and die in the spring. This flower needs low temperatures. That’s why during summer, it goes dormant.
Dracaena (Dragon Tree)
Dracaena has green sword-like, red-edged leaves. It’s a popular plant for homes and offices as easy to care for. It needs diffused light, but it can also withstand light ones. It should be watered regularly during its growing season from spring to summer, making sure the soil is dried before watering again.
Gardenia is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 1-15 metres tall. Its flowers are in small clusters of yellow or white blooms with a tubular-based corolla with 5–12 petals from 5 to 12 centimetres (2.0 to 4.7 in) diameter. It blooms from about mid-spring to midsummer, and many species are strongly scented.
Golden Pothos(Devil’s Ivy)
Pothos is a fantastic option if you want a hanging plant. You can place it on a shelf or even on a wall. It’s an excellent choice for beginners as it needs almost no care. It needs to be watered rarely, and it can thrive in nearly any light condition.
Hibiscus is a beautiful flower with large colourful flowers that bloom from spring to autumn, provided it is in the right environment. During summer, its soil needs moisture, but you need to keep it dry in the winter. To help it keep blooming, keep it requires light.
Jasmine is one of the most fragrant houseplants. There are two types: Flowered jasmine (J. polyanthum) and Arabian jasmine (J. sambac). Both types are easy to grow; They only need water and light. It has white or pink blooms.
Kalanchoe belongs to the succulent group. It has glossy green leaves and red, yellow, pink or orange flower clusters that Kalanchoe. It prefers bright, subtle lighting, and you have to wait to dry out first before the next watering. Make sure you keep it out of a hot window; otherwise, its tiny flowers will get burnt.
Keeping Kentia Palm indoors will give your place a tropical feel. If you want Kentia to thrive, you need to create conditions similar to its natural ones. Place it anywhere you want in your house, from the bathroom to the kitchen. It’s an easy-to-care-for plant as it doesn’t require much water. Just make sure that you wipe its large leaves as they collect dust.
Lavender is a bushy, colourful, fragrant and aromatic plant. Lavender is easy to care for as they can thrive from wildlife gardens to indoors. Choose a sunny spot in your house to place lavender and water it once a week.
It’s a striking evergreen tropical houseplant. It is named after the vibrant red flowers that look like lipstick, which grow in clusters. It also has waxy, green foliage, making it ideal for hanging baskets or tall containers. The right conditions for a Lipstick plant are warmth, moisture and bright, subtle lighting.
Oxalis (Shamrock plant)(Purple Clover)
It’s a small plant with triangular, clover-like purple leaves that fold down at night or in dim light conditions. You can also find seeds with pink or white blooms or plain green foliage with or without silvery accents. It thrives in medium to bright light as soon as you keep the soil moist.
It is one of the most popular orchids. This flowering plant can bloom for months and live for years with low maintenance. It needs room temperatures with indirect sunlight and to be watered once a week.
One of the most popular plants on the Christmas holiday. Its vivid red petals and green leaves are the perfect holiday decoration and gifts throughout November and December. When it’s in full bloom, Poinsettia requires bright, indirect light and plenty of moisture. But in spring, it needs to be moved to a more sunny area and be watered well.
Geraniums are easy to care for. You have to keep them in well-draining potting soil and need little water. To be sure that you’ll get fragrant and beautiful creamy blooms to keep it in warm temperatures away from frost. That’s why it’s a perfect indoor houseplant.
Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)
Peace Lily could be the plant every household should have. It has shiny leaves and spoon-shaped white flowers. It requires low to moderate light, but it needs light to bloom. Peacy Lily doesn’t need too much water just to keep its soil moist. You can enjoy Spathiphyllum for many years with almost low maintenance in the right conditions.
Yucca is an imposing plant and makes the room more attractive. It needs bright indirect light if you want to get a better leaf colour. It doesn’t need much watering and can withstand drought conditions for a while. Pet owners should know that Yucca is toxic to cats and dogs.
Zamioculcas (ZZ Plant)
Zamioculcas, also known as ZZ Plant and Zanzibar, has excellent, dark, smooth, waxy leaves that reflect sunlight making the room brighter. It’s a perfect choice for houses and offices, as it is one of the best low-light indoor plants and can withstand drought. It also purifies indoor air, removing harmful toxins such as xylene, toluene, and benzene.
Flowers and plants are the best things to bring to your house. They improve the air quality, provide the room with fresh air, and help you relax and calm down. Do you need more reasons to have plants in your house? It’s the best way to upgrade your space. Choose the ones you like most and place them in a corner in your living room or above a cabinet. We promise. Your home will be completely different afterwards.