Who doesn’t love flowering indoor house plants? I mean, not only do they add a wonderful touch of green in your home, but they have gorgeous flowers too? Sign me up! Here’s are my top picks for the best flowering houseplants that anyone can grow!
Many different types of blooming plants sold at garden centers are sold as gift plants, and that is because they need special care (and many times a greenhouse environment) to rebloom. I don’t have a greenhouse, but I love surrounding myself with indoor blooms, and I’ve had great luck with several types of flowering houseplants.
Best Flowering Houseplants
This list of my top picks for the best flowering houseplants has plants that are not only gorgeous when in bloom, but ones that are the easiest for the average indoor gardener to rebloom. I am able to get them to bloom year after year, and I’ve had many of these plants for several years now. Some of them are even winter blooming plants, which is awesome!
1. Hibiscus – Tropical hibiscus plants are fairly low maintenance houseplants, and they bloom throughout the entire winter in my basement. In order for hibiscus plants to bloom, they need to be near a sunny window.
2. Crown of thorns – Crown of thorns is a Euphorbia plant that is very low maintenance, and it flowers constantly. Treat this plant just like you would any of your succulent plants, and it will happily bloom for you all year round!
3. Amaryllis – A popular holiday gift plant, amaryllis flower bulbs can be kept after the flowers fade and grown as houseplants. Given the right conditions amaryllis plants will bloom every winter, making it a perfect plant to help keep away the winter blues!
4. African violet – It’s hard to argue that African violet plants are one of the most fun houseplants to collect, there are so many cool varieties out there! Plus they bloom constantly, they’re super easy to propagate, and make the perfect plant for beginners!
5. Flowering Maple – Flowering maple plants aren’t commonly sold as houseplants, and I’m not sure why. They are in the same family as tropical hibiscus plants, and just as easy to care for. Put it in a sunny room, and your flowering maple will bloom all winter long!
6. Peace lily plant – One of the most common houseplants out there, peace lilies have a lot going for them. They thrive in low light conditions, are easy to grow indoor plants, rarely have problems with houseplant pests, will bloom almost constantly under the right conditions, and even help to clean the air in our homes! Wow!
7. Goldfish plant – Named for it’s orange flowers that look like tiny fish, the goldfish plant is another awesome flowering houseplant that blooms almost year round. This cute little plant is perfect for growing indoors because it doesn’t need a ton of light or humidity to thrive.
8. Lipstick plant – One of my favorite flowering indoor house plants, the lipstick plant looks beautiful set atop a pedestal or small side table where the vines can flow down over the top. It also looks fantastic in a hanging basket. When a large lipstick plant is in bloom, it’s simply stunning.
9. Bromeliad – Bromeliad plants are another type of flowering houseplant that grows well in low light conditions, and they are really fun to grow too. Water your bromeliad by filling the center vase of leaves with water and keep the water fresh, and your bromeliad will thrive.
10. Holiday cactus – Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti are wonderful flowering indoor house plants that are commonly sold as gift plants in the winter. Treat them right and they will bloom every year around their respective holiday, and the flowers are gorgeous.
11. Aloes – There are tons of different types of aloe plants, and some of them have spectacular flowers. Aloe plants are easy to care for houseplants. Many aloes are winter blooming plants, and some varieties flower almost all year round. Add a few aloes varieties to your collecting, and you’re sure to have beautiful flowers all winter long.
12. Begonia – Commonly sold as annual flowers in the spring, there are many types of begonia plants that can easily be grown indoors, and make great flowering indoor house plants. Many varieties of begonia plants also have stunning and colorful foliage, which is a double bonus!
13. Orchids – There are so many different varieties of orchids that you could fill your home with them! Orchids are a very common collector plant, and some varieties are easier to grow than others. If you want to try your hand at growing this gorgeous plant, start with orchids that are easily found for sale at garden centers, like Phalaenopsis orchids.
14. Anthurium – Another flowering houseplant that is commonly sold in garden centers, Anthurium plants are bit fussier than the other plants on this list. Another consistent bloomer, anthurium plants are happiest when you keep their soil evenly moist, and make sure to keep your plant out of direct sunlight.
15. Kalanchoe – Many varieties of kalanchoe plants will flower consistently as long as they get enough light. This plant is notorious for growing leggy when it’s not getting enough sun, so make sure to keep this one on a sunny window ledge. Treat kalanchoe plants just like you would treat your favorite succulent plants, and they will thrive in your home.
If you love indoor gardening, and want to add some of the best flowering houseplants to your collection, then give a few of these a try. Caring for houseplants in bloom is one of the best things to keep your green thumb happy through the long winter months.
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Which flowering indoor house plants would you add to this list? Vote for your picks for the Best Flowering Houseplants in the comments below.