15+ Pretty Indoor Flowering Plants to Create Your Home

1. Natan Lily (Clivia Miniata)

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 9 to 11.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light indoors, partial shade outdoors.
  • Blooming season: late winter and spring.
  • Size: 1 to 2 feet tall (30 to 60 cm) and 2 to 3 feet in spread (60 to 90 cm).
  • Soil requirements: a combination of soilless and soil based potting mix, well drained and regularly humid, with pH from mildly alkaline to mildly acidic. It is drought tolerant.

2. Flamingo Flower (Anthurium Andreanum)

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 11 to 12.
  • Light exposure: bright, medium and even low indirect light.
  • Blooming season: any time of the year.
  • Size: 1 to 2 feet tall (30 to 60 cm) and up to 1 foot in spread (30 cm).
  • Soil requirements: two parts orchid potting mix, one part peat and one part perlite, well drained but evenly humid and with mildly acidic pH.

3. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera Spp.)

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 10 to 11.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light, ideally with an east facing window.
  • Blooming season: all winter.
  • Size: 16 inches tall (40 cm) and up to 32 inches in spread (80 cm).
  • Soil requirements: well drained cactus potting mix with pH mildly acidic pH; it is drought tolerant, but regular, moderate watering will help it blossom.

4. Star Of Betlehem (Ornithogalum Dubium)

 

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 7 to 11.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light.
  • Blooming season: winter and early spring.
  • Size: 8 to 12 inches tall (20 to 30 cm) and 3 to 4 inches in spread (8.0 to 10 cm).
  • Soil requirements: well drained cactus potting mix, evenly humid and with neutral pH.

5. Lady’s Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum Concolor)

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 9 to 12.
  • Light exposure: medium indirect light.
  • Blooming season: all spring and summer.
  • Size: 3 to 4 inches tall (7.5 to 10 cm) and 4 to 6 inches in spread (10 to 15 cm).
  • Soil requirements: orchid bark based potting mix, add perlite, pumice and charcoal if you wish (up to 50%); you need to keep it evenly humid by soaking the pot in room temperature water once a week. Use a transparent pot.

6. Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana)

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 10 to 12.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light.
  • Blooming season: winter to late spring.
  • Size: 6 inches to 2 feet in height and spread (15 to 60 cm).
  • Soil requirements: well drained cactus potting mix with pH from mildly alkaline to mildly acidic. It is drought and salt tolerant.

7. Amaryllis (Hippeastrum Spp.)

  • Hardiness: USDA 8 to 12.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light.
  • Blooming season: winter, though you can force it to bloom in other seasons.
  • Size: 2 to 3 feet tall (60 to 90 cm) and up to 1 foot in spread (30 cm).
  • Soil requirements: well drained loam based mix with added sand, evenly humid and with pH from mildly alkaline to mildly acidic.

8. African Violet (Streptocarpus Sect. Saintpaulia)

 

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 11 to 12.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light, with a north or east facing window.
  • Blooming season: all year round.
  • Size: 4 to 6 inches tall (10 to 15 cm) and 8 to 16 inches in spread (20 to 40 cm).
  • Soil requirements: peat moss, vermiculite and perlite in 50:25:25 parts, well drained, lightly humid but never wet, with mildly acidic pH.

9. Queen Of The Night (Epiphyllum Oxypetalum)

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 10 to 11.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light.
  • Blooming season: late spring and early summer.
  • Size: 8 to 10 feet tall (2.4 to 3.0 meters) and 2 to 3 feet in spread (60 to 90 cm), but easy to prune and keep short.
  • Soil requirements: cactus soil improved with perlite, well drained and with pH from mildly alkaline to mildly acidic. It is drought tolerant.

10. Persian Cyclamen (Cyclamen Persicum)

 

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 9 to 11.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light.
  • Blooming season: fall, winter and spring.
  • Size: 6 to 9 inches tall and in spread (15 to 22 cm).
  • Soil requirements: soil based but potting mix but improved for drainage; it needs to be lightly and evenly humid and with pH from mildly alkaline to mildly acidic.

11. Urn Plant (Aechmea Fasciata)

 

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 10 to 11.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light, preferably near with an east or west window.
  • Blooming season: summer, winter and fall.
  • Size: 1 to 3 feet tall (30 to 90 cm) and 1 to 2 feet in spread (30 to 60 cm).
  • Soil requirements: use orchid potting mix or bromeliad mix, well drained and with pH from mildly acidic to neutral. It is drought tolerant, unlike other bromeliads.

12. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Spp.)

 

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 11 to 12.
  • Light exposure: bright, medium or low indirect light.
  • Blooming season: spring.
  • Size: 1 to 3 feet tall (30 to 90 cm) and up to 1 foot in spread (30 cm).
  • Soil requirements: well drained but evenly humid mix of orchid bark, coir and perlite with pH from mildly acidic to neutral. It is also adaptable to soil based potting mix.

13. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis Stuartiana)

 

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 10 to 12.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light.
  • Blooming season: winter and spring.
  • Size: 2 to 3 feet tall (60 to 90 cm) and 8 to 12 inches in spread (20 to 30 cm).
  • Soil requirements: well drained orchid bark, you can add perlite if you want; it needs to be humid, and with a slightly acidic pH. Soak it in room temperature water once a week, and drain it very well. Remember to use a transparent pot.

14. Gloxinia (Sinningia Speciosa)

 

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 5 to 7 or even 10.
  • Light exposure: bright indirect light.
  • Blooming season: summer.
  • Size: 6 to 12 inches tall and in spread (15 to 30 cm).
  • Soil requirements: well drained but evenly humid gardenia or African violet potting mix, with slightly acidic pH.

15. Giant Wax Flower (Hoya Lauterbachii)

 

16. Zebra Plant (Aphelandra Squarrosa)

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 11 to 12.
  • Light exposure: bright or medium indirect light.
  • Blooming season: late summer and early fall.
  • Size: 1 to 2 feet tall (30 to 60 cm) and 1 to 5 feet in spread (30 cm to 1.5 meters).
  • Soil requirements: well drained but evenly humid generic potting soil with pH from mildly acidic to neutral.

17. Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus Spp.)

  • Hardiness: USDA zones 10 to 11.
  • Light exposure: medium indirect light.
  • Blooming season: all year round!
  • Size: up to 1 foot tall and in spread (30 cm).
  • Soil requirements: well drained, evenly humid generic loam based potting mix with pH from mildly alkaline to mildly acidic.

18. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

 

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