Of the many flowering houseplants I have tried over the years, these are my 5 favorite. I selected them because they are relatively easy to take care of and still produce beautiful flowers – even in the winter! Houseplants with flowers can brighten up any room.
Wax plant or Hoya
How to Care for Hoya
Hoyas prefer low to medium light or bright indirect light (depending on the species) and high humidity. They don’t require a lot of water and should be minimally watered. Generally, I water mine about once a week and ignored it the rest of the time. Hoyas need well-draining soil.
This houseplant has lovely wax-like flowers in many colors – white, pink, and red are common. Hoyas won’t flower until the plant is mature. Hoya plants that are root bound seem to flower more readily.
Moth Orchids or Phalaenopsis
How to Care for Phalaenopsis Orchids
While it can be argued that orchids are a bit temperamental, I found success with them as houseplants by making sure they received 4 hours of bright, indirect light from a window. It’s the bright, indirect light that is the secret to getting your indoor orchid to bloom. Moth orchids are a beautiful houseplant with flowers that last for weeks.
Remember to water every 7-10 days in the morning. You can water by misting the plant or by just pouring a little water into the container. Try to place your orchid in an east facing window for best results.
How to Care for African Violet Houseplants
Hailing from Tanzania, these houseplants with flowers like the warm, dry conditions of your home. Put them in east-facing window to get indirect or direct morning, bright light.
Water regularly as they like moist, but not wet soil. Avoid getting water on the leaves. There is specific soil for African violets that you can use to improve the growing conditions.
Mine loves the light in the east window in the winter and blooms profusely.
How to Grow Cyclamen Indoors
Cyclamen like well-drained soil but require even moisture. With the heat on in your house in winter, it may require more regular watering – touch the soil and if it is dry, give it some water. It too likes bright light and should be placed in an east-facing window for best results. But don’t let it get direct sunlight or the leaves will burn.
Tropical Hibiscus as a Houseplant
While these aren’t a typical ‘houseplant,’ tropical hibiscus that overwinter indoors in a bright, sunny window will continue to bloom. Hibiscus plants are pretty large, so you’ll need plenty of room for them, but their flowers are worth it. Who wouldn’t love a large, bright yellow, pink, or red flower in your house in the middle of winter?
Keep an eye on soil moisture as the heat will dry out the soil more regularly. Water regularly. These indoor plants with flowers are a joy to grow. And when the weather is warmer, you can move them outside!