Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by Marco C.
If you live in an apartment or a house with no yard, you might be wondering about the easiest flowering plants to grow indoors. Even though it’s well known that plants do best outside, there are many plants that we’ve accustomed to indoor life, and they’re only going to bring in a breath of fresh air to your place.
In today’s article, we’ll be taking a look at our pick of the easiest flowering plants you should be growing in your home right now!
Kalanchoes are a great choice if you don’t have too much time to take care of your plants, as they’re slow growers, low-maintenance and they take a few years to reach maturity. These succulents are excellent houseplants as they’re incredibly easy to grow, even for complete beginners.
If you’re keeping your kalanchoes indoors, they’ll need plenty of light to bloom properly, so make sure to hold them near a southern or eastern window. They shouldn’t be in direct sunlight for too long, though. They’re used to more direct sunlight in the wild, but not indoors.
Since they’re succulents, they don’t need too much water – they prefer soil that’s good at draining the water out of it. Use cactus mix in your soil. Additionally, just like cacti – these plants don’t need you to water them often. Every few weeks will do if it’s the summer – even less frequency is needed during the winter.
They’re also not picky regarding the temperature, so regular room temperature is fine by them.
Learn more about: What Succulents Grow Well Indoors
If you’re looking to add some color to your indoor plant collection, hibiscus is a great choice. These plants like the sun, but they shouldn’t spend too much time in direct sunlight, just like our previous entry.
However, unlike our previous entry, they actually do like moist soil and water. Their soil should also be slightly acidic. The hibiscus is a very thirsty plant too, so you should make sure to regularly water them, especially during spring, summer, and the fall. Winter is a dormant period for these plants, so not as much water is necessary.
It’s important to water them daily to ensure proper blooming.
It’s best to keep them in a bit warmer rooms – as they like temperatures above 60 degrees. In the wild, however, these plants can survive very low temperatures, up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit! Indoors, however, it’s best not to let the temperature drop below 50 degrees.
These plants will bring another note of variety into your home. They love to spend time in the sun, just like our previous entries, and they’ll definitely thrive during bloom season if you leave them in the sun for long enough. The African violet likes the sun, but it shouldn’t be direct.
They also love water, but you should never drench their soil. This is why it’s crucial to keep them in well-draining soil – this way, they’ll never get water stuck in the soil. Since these plants are susceptible to root rot, it’s essential to never overwater them.
While we’re on the topic of watering, you should never water over the leaves as it could damage them. Make sure to water from below and never overwater.
Just like hibiscus, these flowers like high temperatures – anything from 60 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit is fair game, but the temperature should never drop below that as it would kill the plant.
Hydrangeas are probably the most popular plants out of all the entries on this list. They’re going to fit right into your indoor garden, as they like the light, but they shouldn’t spend too much time in direct sunlight. Outdoors, they’re usually in the shade of trees and that’s the best way to get them to thrive.
Indoors, they’re best kept in partial shade. It’s best to grow them in fertile soil and not overwater them – they only need plenty of water if they’re in direct sunlight during spring or summer.
However, during the growing season, it’s important to regularly water them. Only two times a week will do, but make sure to really give them a lot of water. It’s important to point out that it’s absolutely necessary to water in great amounts.
Because of the characteristic structure of the root system, watering slightly every day isn’t as nearly as effective as watering plentifully every three days. If the days become unbearably hot, then you can water them more often, but check the soil before each watering as you don’t want to keep them in soggy soil.
Since they like relatively neutral temperatures, they don’t take kindly to hot summers.
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Which indoor flowers bloom all the year-round?
African violets will bloom during the entire year if you take proper care of them. These plants are also super easy to take care of, which is what makes them a favorite to many.
Which is the most beautiful indoor plant?
This depends entirely on your personal preference, but hydrangeas and hibiscus will bring the most color in your everyday plant life. This doesn't mean that other plants don't offer substance too.
What are the major flowering plants sold for indoor use?
The answer is, once again, African violets. These are some of the most popular indoor plants that are marketed specifically as indoor plants. This is because they're good in the pot and they're easy to take care of.
What is the most durable flower?
Out of all the flowers on this list, kalanchoes are the most durable flowers. They need very little watering and general care, it's actually only important not to water them!
These four species of flowers are definitely a great way to start your indoor garden. With the African violets being incredibly strong and tenacious flowers that can bloom during the entire year and the hydrangeas and hibiscus providing color, there’s no reason not to have your own garden inside.
It’s easy to maintain the temperature for all four of these flowers so they can essentially all be in the same room.