Like houseplants add depth to our houses with their bold leaves, flowering plants do the same with their fragrance and colorful blooms. Having some of them in the house will add extra color, drama, and aroma and be a part of home decor.
Some flowering plants are also known to spread positivity and purify breathing air. There are thousands of flowering plants for all places, outdoors, indoors, compact or free spaces. We have picked the 5 best flowering plants that are ideal indoor plants and can add color to your house.
African violet is a beautiful flowering plant that blooms multiple times a year. All you need to do is give them the right care and requirements.
African violet bears small flowers and comes in different shapes, sizes, and colors depending on the variety. They grow 8 inches tall and 16 inches wide and thus are ideal for compact places. The flower has a nice mild scent that vanishes with one sniff.
Adding the plant near bright windows where they can get bright indirect sunlight. Water the plant when the soil is dry. Maintain 65-75°F temperatures and 50-60% humidity.
Maintaining these requirements will keep the plant thriving and flowering throughout the year, thus adding color to your room.
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Another exotic indoor flowering plant is Bromeliad, with glossy green leaves and a flowering shoot growing from the center. The shoot bears a colorful flower with bracts and fragrance.
The flowers are big and come in various colors like yellow, orange, red, and purple. Adding them to a big space of your house where they can receive bright sunlight will keep them healthy and blooming most of the time.
Since the flowers have scents and colors, they add drama, color, and fragrance. Their big blooms are eye-catching. The blooms last for 6 months. Let it have bright light, keep the soil moderately dry and maintain 60-80°F temperature ranges.
Whenever someone enters or passes the room, they will get a glimpse of these flowers and appreciate you for having them.
Calathea crocata is a must-have, stunning indoor flowering plant. The plant is called Eternal Flame because it produces flared orange blooms among the dense green leaves. The scene is quite attractive and gives your house a touch of the tropics.
Another interesting fact about Calathea plants is they close their leaves at night and open during the day. This additional feature will add drama to the room.
You can place the plant in your living or drawing-room, where you spend most of your time with your family or guests. Your guests will admire this dramatic plant with blazing orange flowers.
Besides adding color, Calathea plants also purify the breathing air. So, that’s another plus point for having this plant. Make sure it receives bright indirect sunlight and consistent watering.
Peace Lily is an exotic houseplant that adds greenery to your house with its bold dark green leaves. It also gives a peaceful feel with its white spathed flowers.
Besides making your house evergreen and peaceful, Peace Lily also works as an air purifier. It reduces toxins like benzene, xylene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, and ammonia from the air, thus making the breathing air fresh and healthy.
In feng shui, Peace Lily is known to bring calm and happiness to your family and spread positive energy. Another advantage is Peace Lilies can survive low light.
Keep them over a table or near a windowsill in your living room, drawing room, or bedroom. Ensure it gets low to moderate light. Water when the topsoil has dried and keep them away from cold drafts.
So, if you want a flowering plant for indoor space with multiple benefits and can survive low light, Peace Lily is the best. Before you bring it home, go through the How To Care For Peace Lily Indoor? (Ultimate Care Guide) on simplifyplants to get clear on this plant’s requirements.
Crown of Thorns
Crown of Thorns is a lovely flowering plant with small red or pink flowers that adds a pop of color to your indoor spaces.
The plant is forgiving, hard-to-kill succulent, and highly adaptable to the indoor atmosphere. Crown of Thorns will survive even if you miss watering it one or two times.
Since it blooms throughout the year, keeping it in one dull corner of your room can brighten up that boring space. Ensure it gets bright direct sunlight for at least 3-4 hours. Water only when the top 1-2 inches have dried.