Add Color to Your Home with Flowering Houseplants
Flowers are the perfect way to imbue your home with life and color. Here are some of our favorite flowering houseplants. By Justin Hancock
AnthuriumShowing off cute flowers in shades of red, pink, and white, anthurium blooms on and off throughout the year if it gets enough light, warmth, and humidity. And if conditions are warm and humid enough, the blooms can last for months (especially the newer Allura varieties). When it’s not graced with its fantastic flowers, anthurium’s shiny, dark green foliage still offers impactful home décor.
Did you know anthurium is in our O2 for You collection of plants that are extra-efficient at cleaning toxins from indoor air?
Peace LilyAmong the most common houseplants, peace lily shows off lustrous dark green foliage topped by stems of white flowers that look like calla lilies. Like other flowering houseplants, peace lily prefers plenty of light to keep it producing those beautiful blooms. And whether it’s flowering or not, you can count on peace lily to efficiently filter pollutants from indoor air.
BromeliadThough it’s from the tropical rainforests, you might think bromeliads come from another planet because of their exotic appearance. Strappy leaves are topped by colorful clusters of flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, or white, depending on the type. Some offer variegated leaves, too.
OrchidWhile many folks don’t usually think of orchids as houseplants, moth orchids (Phalaenopsis) are actually a little more tolerant of neglect than your average houseplant. While they bloom once a year (usually in late winter or early spring when nights get cool), the floral display goes on for months.
Did you know orchids are in our O2 for You collection of plants that are super-efficient at cleaning toxins from indoor air?
StephanotisSometimes called Hawaiian wedding flower, this easy-growing vine shows off waxy clusters of pure-white, fragrant flowers in spring and summer. Stephanotis is an elegant plant that's perfect for growing up poles or indoor trellises.
Grow stephanotis in a bright spot for best flowering. Water when the top inch or two of the potting mix dries. Fertilizing with a houseplant fertilizer a couple of times in spring and summer can help produce more flowers.