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5 Indoor Flowers to Add Color to Your Home

Flowering houseplants add a layer of enjoyment, bringing color, and maybe even scent into your decor.

Ayushi Raina

Your garden isn't the only place you can grow flowers, there are plenty of flowering indoor plants that can add a bit of color to any corner of your home. And the best thing is that they are not high maintenance flowers!

You don't have to be a botany expert to keep these flowering plants happy.

The maintenance of these plants is generally the same as for other indoor plants. "Most indoor flowering plants can thrive in different lighting conditions in your home, even in direct sun." 

Indoor flowers add some fun, color, and maybe even fragrance to your decor. While they look fanciful, some can survive with just basic attention.  

Brighten up your home with these 5 indoor flower plants that thrives with minimal care. 

African violet  

The African violet is a popular houseplant. They are very popular because they do not require a dormant resting period, allowing them to bloom year-round.   Although they do not require extensive maintenance, these small, dense plants are sometimes best placed in containers that allow watering from the bottom.  

If you prefer to use a standard flowerpot without a water tank, then water carefully from the top, avoiding the leaves, and let the soil dry out between watering.  

If cold water falls on the leaves of African violets, they will stain, turn brown, and die. Only when the size of the plant indicates that a larger pot is needed, remove the used leaves from the bottom of the plant and place them in the pot. 


This bloomer does not have an extensive root system and generally does not require more than 5 or 6 inches of pot during maturity.  It requires bright indirect sunlight and it thrives best in humid and moist climate.  It comes in different colors such as white, purple and red. 


If you are accustomed to growing begonia outdoors, you know that many varieties produce excellent indoor plants and, in good condition, bloom almost continuously.   It needs a bright location to grow well, but don't place it too close to a window, otherwise it may be damaged by the draft. Some of the more beautiful Rex Begonia varieties can become colorful without even blooming. 

Besides Rex begonias, you can also look for types with fibrous roots, such as wax leaf, angel wing and hairy leaf varieties. It requires medium to high light and keep watering it regularly. It also has varieties of colors depending on the variety. 


These strangely shaped plants belong to the pineapple family. Fortunately, most aren't as big as pineapples. Bromeliads are known for their colorful base rosettes and showy flowers.  These plants are tropical plants and many species are epiphytes or air plants, absorbing water through the atmosphere, rather than the plants in which they live.

They do well in bright light situations. They don't need a lot of water, but when watering is sufficient, let the water stay between the leaves, where it will slowly absorb. 

Christmas Cactus 

The Christmas cactus seems to thrive when neglected. It doesn't even need you to manipulate its light to make buds for Christmas flowers. It has an exceptionally long lifespan and is easily propagated from cuttings.  The leaves are long, segmented & concave at the edge. The ends of the stems produce flowers with petals of varying lengths and a color palette that ranges from pink to red.

The Christmas cactus is good when placed near a window. Do not let the pads touch cold windows or plants could be damaged by the cold. 


Many succulents are easy to care for, but few are as beautiful as a blooming kalanchoe. Like all succulents, kalanchoe does not like moist soil. The plant needs to remain moist from spring to autumn, but in winter it is reduced by light and occasional watering. Kalanchoe is native to the tropics, although it is a beautiful plant in full bloom, it is difficult to get it to re-bloom outside of its native range. 

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