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Flowering Indoor Plants That Are Easy To Maintain

Easy-Care Flowering Houseplants

Flowering indoor plants are a wonderful way to spruce up your home with colour in an inexpensive way and there are options for plants with longer blooming periods. Flowering houseplants can bring enjoyment and fragrance to your home, although they look fancy, most of these plants need minimal care.

A lot of flowering indoor plants need humid conditions to flower. You can achieve this by misting the plant regularly.

9 of the Best Flowering Houseplants.

1. Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus, Easy-care flowering houseplant
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Christmas Cacti are a wonderful succulent that isn’t fussy and produces a vibrant array of coloured flowers that range from white to corals, reds and pinks. Place them in bright indirect light and water when dry.

2. Cyclamen

Cyclamen, flowering houseplant
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Cyclamens have heart-shaped leaves and pink, red, lilac or white blooms that hover above. Place them in bright light, and mist regularly. Cyclamens enjoy cool temperatures.

3. African Violets

African Violets, flowering indoor plants that are easy to maintain
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African Violets come in a range of purples, whites and pinks and have been known to live for a long time. Place them in indirect light and keep the soil moist but not wet. Ensure that the water doesn’t touch the leaves, so it’s best to bottom water. African Violets enjoy peat moss, perlite and vermiculite. Water with room temperature water at the base. To encourage fresh growth, pinch off old flowers.

4. Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe, flowering indoor plants
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Kalanchoe succulents have waxy leaves and red, orange, yellow or pink flowers that last for a period of weeks. Place your Kalanchoe in bright indirect light and ensure it is allowed to dry out between waterings. Cutting the flower heads once they wither will encourage new growth and flowers.

5. Bromeliad

Bromeliad, flowering indoor plants
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Bromeliads are relatives to the pineapple! They are a tropical plant with vibrant red, orange, pink and yellow blossoms that are bound to bring an accent colour to your indoor living space. Place your Bromeliad in bright light and water sparingly.

6. Peace Lily

Peace Lily, flowering indoor plants
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Peace Lilys are wonderful for their shiny, dark green leaves and spoon-shaped flowers. They are hardy and in the right conditions will bloom continuously. Place your Peace Lily in low to moderate light and ensure the soil is moist but not soggy by only watering when the flowers begin to wilt.

7. Orchid

Orchid, flowering indoor plants
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Orchids need low to medium light and have long-lasting blooms that come in a range of white, pink, purple and orange. Place your orchid in well-draining soil to avoid root rot. To encourage new flowers, snip the stem above the second node once the flowers have fallen off and wait a period of weeks for new flowers to form.

8. Anthurium

Anthurium
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Anthuriums come in shades of pink, red, purple and white. Place your Anthurium in bright light. You can also harvest the flowers and place them in water for a long-lasting flower arrangement. Keep the soil moist but not wet.

9. Geranium

Geranium
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Geraniums require cool growing conditions and bright to intense light. Keep the soil relatively dry and trim off dying flowers to encourage new blooms. Geraniums come in white, red, pink and occasionally orange and purple.

Want even more colour in your home?

Check out our 10 Pink Indoor House Plants and How To Care For Them article for more inspiration on colourful plants.

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Pet Safe Indoor Plants

Having indoor plants can be dangerous if your cats and dogs eat or chew houseplants. By getting plants that are safe and non-toxic to your furry friends, you’ll have peace of mind that your plants are not hurting your pets. Don’t let your pets hold you back from having your dream indoor plant haven, here are some pet-safe indoor plants to ease your mind.

10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants to Cultivate your Indoor Plant Jungle Without Harming Your Furry Friends.

1. Spider Plant

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Spider Plants are also known as ribbon or aeroplane plants and are easy to grow and extremely resilient. They are air purifiers and get rid of your home’s toxins while tolerating a wide range of conditions.

2. African Violet

African Violets on a window sill, a perfect pet friendly plant
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African Violets have beautiful flowers that come in a range of pinks and purples. They are low maintenance and thrive in medium light conditions. Bottom water your African Violet to keep it moist without damaging foliage.

3. Bird’s Nest Fern

Bird's Nest Fern, a perfect pet safe indoor plant.
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Bird’s Nest Ferns are great because they do well in medium-low light conditions. Water your Bird’s Nest Fern weekly and keep the humidity up by misting frequently.

4. Polka Dot Plant

Polka dot plant, pet safe indoor plants.
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Polka Dot Plants sport pink, white and red foliage. They are a relatively small plant, native to Madagascar that grows to approximately 25 centimetres in height.

5. Peperomia

Peperomia, indoor house plant safe for cats and dogs.
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Peperomias are a popular houseplant that comes in a range of diverse colours and textures. They need very little water and have thick, waxy leaves.

6. Parlor Palm

Parlor Palm, indoor pet friendly houseplant.
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Parlor Palms love indirect light and will grow up to several metres tall to give a lush green impact in your home without harming your pets.

7. Venus Flytrap

Venus Fly Trap
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Venus Flytraps are pet friendly and low maintenance. Place it in a region that receives a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight. Use moss as a substrate instead of soil.

8. Orchids

Orchid
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Orchids will add an elegance to your home without posing a threat to your plants. They thrive in partial light. Water them once a week and twice a week during the summer.

9. Baby Tears

Baby Tears
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Place your Baby Tears in a location with filtered light and moist soil. Water frequently to ensure it does not dry out.

10. Gloxinia

Gloxinia
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Native to Brazil, these beautiful flowers will blossom shades of purple, red, pink or even blue. Place them on a sunny windowsill and keep the soil moist. Gloxinias will make a perfect addition to your home while being pet safe indoor plants.

Check out our articles on plant pests and common plant problems.

Our Recommendation:

Pet-friendly Succulent Pack available in a set of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 best succulent plants suitable for pet homes. Each pack contains a random variety of succulents with a size of 2-inches, fully rooted in a plastic pot with soil.
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Indoor Plants That You Could Not Possibly Kill

Sometimes gardening is hard, and maybe you just don’t have a green thumb. Low maintenance plants are the answer you are looking for to enjoy greenery in your home without being a pro. We’ve found sturdy plants that thrive on neglect so you can enjoy plants in your home while doing very little for them, indoor plants that you could not possibly kill.

10 Hard to Kill House Plants

1. Air Plants

Air plants. easy to care for tolerant plant that is low maintenance and hard to kill.
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Air plants, as the name suggests, don’t need soil to grow because they attach themselves to trees and rocks to absorb moisture. In your home, you can place air plants in terrariums or an ornamental dish. To take care of them, mist the plant weekly or bi-weekly and soak them in water once every few weeks.

2. Snake Plant

Snake plant in a black pot on a white surface, a tolerant plant that is low maintenance and hard to kill.

The Snake plant, Mother-in-law’s tongue or ribbon plant is most known for its striped waxy leaves. They enjoy being root-bound and need very little water.

Snake plants can tolerate a month without water, making it ideal for busy and forgetful people. Place your snake plant in the sun and water when the soil is completely dry.

3. Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is a useful plant that has plump leaves that provide a soothing gel for skin problems like cuts and burns. Like most succulents, it is important to allow time between waterings for the water to dry out.

4. Spider Plant

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Spider plants are super quick growers that produce offshoots called ‘pups’. They are super easy to root and can be grown in water.

5. ZZ Plant

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ZZ Plants are a great indoor plant as they are extremely tolerant and have a display of bright green leaves. They can handle dry air, low light, a lack of water and bugs so there is no way you could kill them! The best part is that they only need to be watered once a month.

6. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, low maintenance house plants that you could not possibly kill.
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Fiddle leafs are known to be finicky but are a popular house plant across the world. They enjoy bright light and semi-moist soil, but do not overwater it. Wipe your leaves with a damp cloth to ensure they are shiny and soak up the sunlight.

7. Jade Plant

Fully grown propagated jade plant.

Jade plants are a popular succulent also known as money plants. Their care is simple and they live for a long time without much effort. Water when dry but ensure the soil is not soggy to prevent root rot.

8. English Ivy

English Ivy Hanging from a potted planter. A low maintenance indoor plant you could not possibly kill.
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English Ivy is a good plant to add interesting texture and colour to your home. You can let its vines hang or climb and all they need is a little bit of water when dry and a position in your home that has bright indirect sunlight.

9. African Violets

African Violets, a low maintenance house plant you can't kill.

African Violets are a popular flowering houseplant world wide as they bloom multiple times per year. They enjoy indirect light and good drainage. Fertilising it fornightly will help with flowering.

10. Pothos

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Of course we had to include pothos onto this list! It’s a super easy, fast growing climber that needs very little love and as much or little water as you’d like.

Check out our other articles on pothos, because we love it so much and you should too. Shop at Markets for Cheap Plants and Devil’s Ivy (Pothos) Care Guide.

That concludes our list of 10 indoor plants you could not possibly kill. We hope you have found one (or a few) new plants to add to your collection.