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Having flowers in your garden makes the overall look of your residence aesthetically pleasing. But let’s face it. Their lively blossoms don’t stay all year round. So, when the season of spring and summer finally ends, you have to prepare for the coming winter. Not to worry, though, because there are flowering plants suitable for growing indoors.
Their bright display of beautiful and boastful colors in your window sill can make your home suddenly vibrant and livelier than ever! Of course, to achieve that look, you still need to note some important caring tips and details.
Bring in the sight and scent of lovely flowers in your home with these reliable and gorgeous houseplants.
Amaryllis is a great flowering plant you can force to grow indoors. With their brilliantly-colored, bell-shaped flowers, there is no mistaking that this plant can offer your window sill that perfect winter glow. However, growing amaryllis flowers can take a little bit of work for your part.
Once they are ready to bloom, expose them to indirect but bright sunlight and make sure to keep them watered. This site has detailed growing instructions if you are planning to grow this lovely flower in your home.
Blooming in shades of white, blue, purple, and pink, African Violets are cute, tiny houseplants you can consider growing in the comfort of your home. Although they are sensitive to many conditions, you can definitely say that it is worth the try once you see them in their full bloom.
When taking care of African Violets, make sure that they are planted in the right soil. That is, the soil must be slightly moist. You can make it more fertile by adding high phosphorus fertilizers every two weeks. They are also particular when it comes to water type so just use water at room temperature.
Also known as Widow’s thrill, Kalanchoe is a popular succulent flowering plant that is easy to grow, and more importantly, easy to find. They have a unique foliage structure, which adds to their attraction. Its stems and leaves are where they store its water, and that is why it is fleshy. This ability to store water makes them drought-resistant.
They like bright, natural light but will not appreciate it when exposed to direct sunlight. You will know when to water the plant when the soil, usually 3-4 inches from the top, dry out. Carefully water the plant’s base to avoid splashing water to the leaves. Also, avoid too much water build-up, or else they will rot.
This bulb-type flowering plant with clover-like, triangular, purple leaves offers a one of a kind sight you can put up in your window display. The tiny pink or white flowers sitting above the leaves easily adds to its attraction. Interestingly, their leaves open up at the brightness of the day and fold down at night time.
When it comes to its level of care, it is important to be aware of its dormancy period. To put it simply, this is their resting period and usually starts after the spring and summer seasons. You will know this when the leaves stop opening during daylight. They can also go into dormancy when the soil is dry, or the temperature is warm.
Peace Lily is far from vibrant, but there is a certain amount of elegance in its white blooms that give an instant tropical vibe, and you surely don’t want to miss that out. This is an old-time favorite among green thumbs because they are highly adaptable and easy to maintain.
They can thrive well with indoor temperatures and prefer light to partial shade. They will also signal if they need water when they sag a bit. Most of them are relatively immune to pests and diseases.
Feel the Christmas spirit with the exotic blooms of the Christmas cactus. Under the right conditions, this plant is not fussy to manage, has a long bloom time, and can even last for a few decades. Place them in bright but indirect light and make sure that the potting soil where they are put drains well.
Generally, there are three main types of ‘holiday’ cacti, and depending on the type you have, they can bring a splash of different colors in your home from pure white or with a mix of pink or red.
Crown of Thorns
The Crown of thorns belongs to the genus Euphorbia and is a close relative of the poinsettia variety. What’s good about this plant is that it can highly tolerate general neglect as long as you put them in bright light and dry indoor environments. They can withstand low temperatures up to 10°C (50 °F) and high temperatures up to 32 °C (90°F).
Gardenias come with an intoxicating fragrance along with their creamy white flowers and lush green leaves. They are mostly grown outdoors but can be fairly grown in an indoor setting. When grown inside the home, just make sure that there is high humidity and bright light.
Growing indoor flowers might put you on edge with their finicky needs, but with proper guidance, lots of patience, and tender loving care, you can enjoy their spectacular window view even in the midst of winter.