When it comes to flowers and indoor house plants, FTD is a leading industry expert. So, of course it makes sense to say that we know our stuff when it comes to the best indoor flowering house plants! Since there are so many different house plants to choose from, it can be hard to choose one or two to add to your in-home garden without becoming overwhelmed by the many varieties to choose from. But, don’t worry, we have compiled a list of the top 15 indoor blooming plants to help educate you and to assist in figuring out which indoor flowering plants are the perfect fit for you and your green thumb capabilities.
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Best Indoor Flowering Plants
There are plenty of popular houseplants to choose from when you are searching for the best indoor flowering plants, so where do you even start? Well, you want to be sure you are picking a plant that you can comfortably take care of. When caring for plants, you want to be aware of which light conditions it will thrive in and think if you have that type of light at home. Living in an apartment with little direct sunlight? You should be picking plants that don’t necessarily need direct sunlight to survive. You also want to be aware of how much water the plant needs to thrive, and decide if you have the ability to keep the plant hydrated and cared for with the proper amount of water. If you are the type of person that travels a lot, or easily forgets to water plants, then you may want to go for something in the succulent or cactus family. Keep reading to see which house plants that bloom reach your water, light, and care standards.
Hydrangeas are a bright, leafy plant whose hundreds of petals bloom naturally in the springtime. This beautiful bloomer requires two things to ensure that it thrives as best as it can: moist soil and direct sunlight. If you can keep the soil watered frequently and place it near a well-lit window, it is safe to say your hydrangea flowers will blossom and bloom like they love to do. They will make for a lovely addition to a living or dining room, as they add admirable greenery and color to your space.
The African Violet is a delicate, classic favorite. It blooms for decades in shades of pink, purple, and white. Indirect light on a window ledge will allow these beauties to reach their full potential. That, along with keeping the soil moist and housing it in a well-draining pot, makes for the perfect growing conditions for the African Violet. Oh, and a helpful tip we want to pass on is, do be sure that when you are wetting the soil, that you don’t get the leaves wet, as that may result in brown spots.
Hoya Carnosas, or more casually known as wax plants, are truly one of the best easy-to-grow and manage indoor houseplants. Plus, they are beautiful, too! They do well in many different climates and can still grow despite low-light conditions. You may recognize the wax plant from its star-shaped, waxy buds, and its beautiful tropical qualities.
The peace lily consists of shiny green leaves and spoon-shaped white flowers that will please and delight any house plant parent. The peace lily plants prefer low to moderate light, but will actually bloom better with a brighter, filtered light. And they enjoy moist, soggy soil. If these Central American natives receive those two factors, they can last for many years and thrive, with only that care alone. This tropical beauty is perfect for someone who has a heavier watering hand, as it is not scared easily by a little more water than usual.
The Phalaenopsis orchid, or more commonly known as the “moth orchid” due to the shape of the blooms, looks fragile, but aren’t as delicate as they appear. They can live for years with little care and they prefer to bask in bright, indirect light. The moth orchid prefers warm, humid conditions, but only needs to be watered once a week. This easy to care for beauty has flowers that bloom about once a year for up to 2-3 months, and then the flowers will fall off. When that happens, your orchid is not dead, it is just simply preparing for next year’s bloom. Continue to water as usual and keep it in the same amount of light while you patiently wait until next year’s bloom.
Kalanchoes are native to Madagascar but are frequently grown in greenhouses in places like The Netherlands and all throughout the world. This succulent (yes, it’s a succulent) has high-gloss leaves and bright yellow, pink, red, and orange flowers that bloom in clusters throughout the plant. Drying out between waterings and bright indirect sunlight is the perfect concoction to make this plant happy and full of life. When making a place for this house plant that will bloom in your space, plant it in a clay pot to see it really come to life.
Though most citrus trees are grown outdoors, lemon trees produce intricate and delicate blossoms that give off a sweet scent when they bloom. The thing about growing a lemon tree indoors is that like most trees and floor plants, it requires airflow and humidity. So be sure to place it in a room that has good air circulation. It will also thrive if you can mist it with a sprayer, and ample sunlight is key. If you are hoping to have an easy indoor house plant, the lemon tree might not be for you. But if you are up for a challenge, this flowering house plant will really teach you how to turn lemons into lemonade.
The Amaryllis is native to Central and South America and is grown from bulbs sold in the fall, that blossom into stunning, trumpet-shaped flowers. Keep these beautiful blooms in a bright spot, as too little light will cause them to wilt and flop over, and no one wants a flopped-over amaryllis. Provide the plant with ample water and watch it shine. Though they will only bloom for a month or so, you can trim back the foliage and hope to take the proper steps to try and get it to grow next year, too.
The Cape Primrose, also known as the Streptocarpus or the False African Violet, is an evergreen house plant that blooms with white, pink, purple, or red tubular flowers, that are surrounded by its velvety foliage. It thrives best in bright light, and dry soil between waterings. Keep the water away from the leaves to prevent spotty brown leaves. These Kenyan and Tanzanian natives are droopy, which means they are the perfect fit for a hanging planter or a tall pot.
The Bromeliad is an easy-to-care-for flowering house plant that blooms with a variety of vibrant colors. They don’t require much water, so they make for the perfect plant for someone who isn’t the best at sticking to a watering schedule. Bright indirect light is key with this plant, but it can bloom in multiple different light varieties in the wild, which means it will be tolerant to different lighting situations within your home.
The old-fashioned Christmas Cactus is a popular favorite, and it makes sense why. They are easy to care for and can last decades. They are known for their flattened stems and vibrant red blooms that tend to blossom around Christmas time. They are native to the Brazilian rainforest, so they will require more water than the other cacti you house within your space, and they love bright indirect sunlight.
Aloe Vera is one of the easiest to manage potted plants that we have come across. They enjoy the sun, and prefer for their soil to dry out between waterings. Within their stalks is where you can find the aloe jelly that can be rubbed on burns to help heal and soothe. That means this plant not only adds beauty and elegance to your home, but it also has a dual purpose. Sounds like a win-win to us.
Anthuriums come in a variety of colors, all of which grow into heart-shaped plants. They bloom year-round and are easy to grow indoors. They thrive in humid weather, indirect light, and moist soil. Though these plants are beautiful, don’t be tricked into taking a bite out of one. They are poisonous to animals and people, so it is important to be wary of them if you are a parent or pet owner (for pet-safe plants, check out our guide). But the good news about anthuriums is that they are listed on NASA’s air purifying plant list. They suck in ammonia, toluene, xylene, and formaldehyde, which means they make for a good option to be placed within your home office.
Baby toes are an unusual-looking, conversation-starting, indoor houseplant that gets their name from the similarity in shape and size between them and infant’s toes. Unlike their namesake, they are drought tolerant and do not require frequent watering. Their need for bright sun is non-negotiable, and they are able to withstand low nutrients and harsh living conditions. If you are searching for an indoor houseplant that requires little to no effort the majority of the year, this one’s for you.
The Echeveria is one of the most common types of succulents that you see on restaurant tables, at the gardening store, or on porches all across the country. They do well in smaller pots and make for great company on your desk or workspace. The only major trick to keep in mind with echeveria is that they will die if they are overwatered. You want to make sure that the plant’s soil has fully dried before giving them another drink, that way you aren’t risking ending its life prematurely.
How to Decorate with Indoor Flowering Plants
When it comes to decorating your space with indoor flowering plants, it is good to acknowledge that each space is different and unique to each person. But, there are some plants that will work universally in spaces or rooms in all different types of homes.
- Succulents and air plants make for a great addition to bathrooms, desks, and bedside tables.
- Smaller indoor plants work well in the kitchen near the sink on a windowsill, or on entertainment units to add greenery and color to your space.
- Large indoor plants are a wonderful addition to the corners of living, dining, or guest rooms. They are a good statement piece that can hold their own next to big pieces of furniture.
- Medium-sized flowering plants will go well on a tabletop in the dining room, on the kitchen island, or any place where their beauty can be properly appreciated.
Remember that even though there are “rules” when it comes to which plants work best in your space, you have to go with your gut and see where your plants fit best within your home. As long as they are able to get enough water and light in their spot, you can put them anywhere you see fit. It is fun to let your creativity fly by adding indoor flowering house plants to your space.
Know that FTD is here for you throughout your house plant parent journey. We have tons of different houseplants to choose from to help you grow your indoor garden. Plus, we also have a wide variety of flowers to choose from if you aren’t quite ready to take the dive into plant parenthood. Our blooming houseplants, stunning bouquets, and beautiful floral arrangements make for great gifts to yourself, and amazing gifts for others, too.
We know that when it comes to taking care of plants, it isn’t always easy and you will have a lot of questions. So, when in doubt about plant pruning and propagating, soil and water ratios, or repotting into a new vessel, don’t be afraid to explore FTD’s house plant care guide. As we said, we are here for you through all your plant woes. Read our blogs, chat with our customer service representatives, or give us a call if you have questions or concerns about one of our flowering indoor house plants.