Best flowering indoor plants – a colorful show
No matter how sophisticated the interior design is, a home with no flowers in it is an incomplete picture. Flowers transpose nature outside into the interior and sooth and calm the eye at the end of a hard working day. Whether we speak about houses or apartments, the best flowering indoor plants can sit on your window frame anytime.
African violets are among the easiest to grow flowering houseplants. They bloom year-round with little effort. You can choose from hundreds of varieties and forms, some with variegated foliage or ruffled or white-edged blooms. African violet likes warm conditions and filtered sunlight. To start a new plant, just cut off a leaf and root it in a pot.
Hibiscus, originating from Europe, has spread across the Mediterranean basin. It forms huge blooms, up to 8 inches in diameter, on a shrubby upright plant that you can train to grow as a tree. Individual blossoms last only a day or two, but plants bloom freely from late spring through fall and occasionally through winter, if given enough light and water.
Orchids are the largest group of plants in the world, with some 25,000 known species and tens of thousands more hybrids. An orchid shows dazzling variety of refined flowers in all colors and shapes. Some are breathtaking, some are strange, and some border on downright ugly. Flowers last from one week to four months, depending on the species.
Begonia are beautiful indoor flowering plant, even if often mistaken only for outdoor plants. They are tough, undemanding and free flowering and a simple pot of begonias can be planted for next to nothing and will yield a nice season of color.
Impatiens also range among the best flowering indoor plants. The plant which, in the folk tradition, brings joy and fruit in the house, blooms from spring to autumn and loves shady and moist places. It is very easy to grow and maintain.
The lily is a plant that goes well with low light and humidity. It blooms all year round, with the peak reached in summer. The plant, with its lance shaped leaves, is attractive even when there are no blooms.
Desert cacti feature some of the most beautiful flowers in the world, in contrast with the repulsive appearance of the plant. There are many varieties of cacti to pick from and about half of them can be grown in any average home. Give your cactus lots of sunlight, a little water and then wait for spring or summer to see the flowers.
Sources: Bhg.com, Houseplants.com