Flowers have long been considered one of the most beautiful things in the world. We give them to each other at times of joy and at times of real grief. They have been the subject matter of poets and artists for centuries, and for good reason. However, for those of us who are flower lovers, the seasons change, and with the coming of winter we wave goodbye to their beauty. Many of us forget that there are several flowering houseplants that can fill your winter days with remarkable beauty. A houseplant can brighten almost any cold or dark corner of a home and turn the boring or depressing into something vibrant. A home with many houseplants feels alive and expresses something about the life of those who live there. If you have not tried to grow some flowering houseplants then you should give it a try immediately.
The Best Flowering Houseplants
Here is a list and set of descriptions of some of my favorite flowering houseplants:
1. Flowering maples
Flowering maples (also called Abutilons) are very delicate and have remarkable bell shaped flowers. Flowers come in many different colors, including pink, red, white, yellow, and peach. Some people report having these plants bloom throughout the winter. My friends have said that they thrive in well fertilized soil and with lots of light.
Jasmines are another great option for a flowering houseplant because they tend to emit wonderful scents. They do well in nitrogen rich soil and they do well in full sun or with some shade.
3. Angel trumpet
Angel trumpet is a remarkable plant with very large drooping flowers. It is highly fragrant and can bloom through the winter. Keep this plant well watered and make sure that it gets direct sunlight.
4. The passionflower vine
A favorite of mine is the passionflower vine which can grow up a trellis or other structure. The flowers are truly amazing and give off an amazing scent. Like so many other plants, passionflower vine requires lots of exposure to sunlight.
Lavender is another option, although not one that you might think about when considering an indoor plant. Lavender likes a great deal of sun but it does not need a huge amount of water. The best thing about the plant is that it produces that wonderful lavender smell. Imagine a house in the dead of winter, nothing alive outside, filled with the smell of fresh lavender!
These are just a few of many great flowering houseplants that you should consider trying in your home or office. Remember that flowering houseplants don’t need to just go in a home! They can easily be grown in any number of environments without too much work. An otherwise impersonal office becomes something beautiful and unique when a great houseplant is brought into it. There are all sorts of options when it comes to where you put the plant-don’t be limited!
Realize that houseplants have their own set of needs that you should be aware of. Many of them can be easily over watered and suffer from severe rot problems. Make sure to never drench your houseplants or to simply set them under a sink. This can also literally drown the roots and kill the plant quickly. With this said, you should realize that flowering plants generally do need a bit more water than non-flowering plants. This is because they require more energy while in the process of flowering. Give them a little extra water but don’t drown them. If your first attempts with flowering houseplants are failures keep trying. With some patience and hard work you will see great results for years to come!
(Article Source: Beverly Frank – EzineArticles)