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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

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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

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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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10 Pink Indoor House Plants and How To Care For Them

Here is a list of our favourite 10 pink indoor house plants! Sometimes green leaves can get a little boring in your home. Adding some pink leaved plants into your living areas is a good way to brighten up a room and add a splash of colour that lasts all year round.

1. Pink Nerve Plant

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Nerve plants are also known as mosaic plants because of their veiny leaves. They grow to approximately 15 centimetres and like indirect light. Keep your nerve plant moist and add water when the surface begins to dry.

2. Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant - 10 Pink Indoor House Plants
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Polka dot plants have spotted leaves that come in white, pink and red. In their natural habitat, polka dot plants grow to 90 centimetres in height, but tend to be small and compact when grown indoors. Polka dot plants enjoy bright, indirect light. Keep the soil moist in summer and water less during winter.

3. Ruby Rubber Tree

Ruby Rubber Tree - 10 Pink Indoor House Plants
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The Ruby Rubber Plant is one of the many varieties of rubber trees. It sports bright pink leaves that can grow up to 30 centimetres in size. Rubber trees can reach a height of 3 metres indoors and prefer medium to bright light. Water your rubber tree every few weeks as they don’t like getting too dry.

Here is a more extensive article on rubber tree care.

4. Pink Arrowhead Plant

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Arrowhead plants, also known as syngoniums grow upright when small, but develop trailing stems as they reach maturity. You can prune these stems to keep your plant short and compact. Arrowhead plants grow up to 90 centimetres in size and prefer low to medium light. Water your arrowhead plant when the top 3 centimetres of soil are dry.

5. Caladium

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Caladiums have large heart-shaped leaves and a delicate, veiny appearance. They can grow to 90 centimetres in height and 60 centimetres in width. Caladiums thrive in part-shade or filtered light and enjoy moist soil.

6. Cordyline Rubra

Cordyline Rubra
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Cordyline thrive in outdoor conditions and are also known as a houseplant. They produce flowers and berries during different seasons. They grow to 90 centimetres in height and enjoy full sun while tolerating part shade. Cordyline need to be watered regularly that they don’t dry out.

7. Calathea

Calathea
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Calatheas have many interesting markings which make them known as the zebra plant, peacock plant and rattlesnake plant. They are also referred to as prayer plants because their leaves fold up at night.

8. Pink Princess Philodendron

Pink Princess Philodendron
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Pink Princess Philodendrons (Philodendron Erubescens) are loved for their pink variegated leaves. They enjoy bright indirect light indoors and moist, well-drained soil. They become quite a viney plant, so ensure you have a moss pole or stake to prop it up.

9. Moonstones

Moonstone Succulent
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Moonstones are one of the rarer succulents and are harder to hunt down. If you do manage to get your hands on one, they can grow up to 2o centimetres in size and like bright to direct light. Water your succulent once the soil has fully dried out.

10. Calathea Ornata

Calathea Ornata
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Calathea Ornatas have lovely striped patterns on their leaves that sport a light pink colour that nicely contrasts the deep green leaf. They like bright light conditions but not direct sunlight and do best when kept moist but not wet.