14 Best Flowering Houseplants

If you’re looking for some indoor plants that will add beauty and fragrance to your home, consider growing some flowering houseplants. These plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so finding one that fits your space is easy.

Here are some of the best flowering houseplants for your home:

African Violets

African violets are one of the most popular flowering houseplants. They require bright, indirect light and evenly moist soil. If they don’t get enough light, they will become leggy and are less likely to bloom.

To water an African violet, wait until the surface of the soil feels dry to the touch and then water it thoroughly from underneath. Be careful not to let water get on the leaves of your African violet; the water will leave spots on your plant.


potted begonia in greenhouse

Flowering begonias are often thought of as outdoor plants, but they also have the features of a hardy indoor flowering plant.

Begonias need bright light, but not direct sunlight. They also need regular watering, but should not be allowed to sit in waterlogged soil. Fertilize them once a month with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.

Your begonia will grow best at moderate to warm temperatures.


When caring for chrysanthemums as an indoor plant, it is important to provide them with the right amount of light, water and soil.

Chrysanthemums need at least six hours of sunlight per day to bloom properly. They can be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be sure not to overwater, as this can cause the plant to experience root rot.

The chrysanthemum should be planted in a potting soil that drains well. The plant prefers a temperate climate, with temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Gerbera Daisies

gerbera daisy in pot on wood background

Gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) are beautiful, long-lasting flowers that can be grown indoors. They require plenty of water, but should not be kept in wet soil. They need bright light, but should not be placed in direct sunlight. Gerberas like a slightly cool temperature, between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peace Lily

peace lily in pot in front of window

Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) are easy-to-care-for plants that thrive indoors with proper water, light, soil and temperature conditions. They do not require much sunlight and can adapt to a wide range of temperatures, making them ideal for indoor use. To keep your peace lily looking its best, follow these simple tips:

  • Water regularly, keeping the soil moist but not wet.
  • Place in a bright location with indirect light, and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Fertilize every other month with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.
  • Keep the plant at a temperature between 65 and 80 degrees F.

Kaffir Lily

Kaffir bush lily in pot

Kaffir lillies, also called Bush lilies (Buddleja davidii), are easy to care for indoors if you provide them with the right water, light and soil conditions. They prefer a moist soil but will tolerate dry conditions once they are established. They need at least four hours of direct sun each day, or eight hours of bright indirect light.

In the winter, when the days are shorter, they can be grown in a sunny window or under grow lights. Temperatures of 50-60 degrees F are ideal.

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana

Pink Kalanchoe Plant

Kalanchoe is a succulent that is native to Madagascar. It is a popular houseplant because it is easy to care for. Kalanchoe does best in bright light, but can tolerate low light. It needs moderate watering and should be fertilized once a month. Kalanchoe prefers soil that is slightly acidic and cool temperatures.

Lipstick Plant

The lipstick plant, also known as watermelon plant, is a flowering succulent perennial that belongs to the family Aizoaceae. It is native to South Africa and can be found in coastal areas and sand dunes.

Lipstick plant gets its name from the bright red flowers that resemble lipstick tubes. The leaves are also brightly colored and have a reddish-pink hue. The flowers are pollinated by bees and butterflies. Lipstick plant grows best in full sun but can tolerate some shade. It does best in moist, well-drained soil but can also be grown in dry soil conditions. It is a fast grower and can reach up to 2 feet tall.

Moth Orchid

pink moth orchid in pot

The moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), is a tropical plant that can be found in the wild growing near water sources and in trees. The plant loves warm temperatures and does not like cold weather. It needs partial sunlight to grow well and does best in moist, well-drained soil.

Many species of orchid are either lovely or strange, and some are rather ugly. Orchid growers tend to focus on just a few popular cultivars, but with careful attention, intermediate to experienced gardeners can have success.

Chenille Plant

Chenille plants (Acalypha hispida) are tropical perennials that can be grown as houseplants or outdoors in frost-free climates. They require moderate water, although they will tolerate dry conditions for short periods.

Chenille plants need bright light but not direct sun. They grow best in soil that is rich in organic matter and drains well. Temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit will kill them.

The leaves of the chenille plant are simple in appearance; it’s their fuzzy red flowers that draw the eye. The flower consists of a row of stamen with downy catkins, which create a striking look.

Christmas Cactus

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is a popular plant for the holidays. The colorful, scalloped edged blooms appear in December and January, making it a perfect holiday decoration. Caring for your Christmas cactus is easy and these plants will thrive with just a little bit of attention.

Christmas cacti need plenty of sunlight. They should be placed in a sunny window or outdoors in the summer. In the winter, when the plant is blooming, they can be brought back indoors.

Water Christmas cacti when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Overwatering can cause root rot so be careful not to water too often. In the summer, when they are outside, they will need more water than when they are indoors.

Christmas cacti prefer potting soil that drains well.


Anthurium plants are a popular flowering houseplant that thrives in warm, humid environments. They do best when water is kept at a consistent level and the soil is moist but not wet.

These plants need plenty of sunlight, but should not be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. They also prefer temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of their tropical origin, they enjoy a lot of humidity and may require regular misting.

Anthuriums are tropical flowers that can bloom for months at a time and can be used to add color to any room. Their flower has red petal in the shape of a heart that blooms from a yellow or white base.


red bromeliad

Bromeliads are tropical plants that can be grown indoors with proper care. They need a lot of water, but should not be allowed to sit in waterlogged soil. They also need plenty of sunlight and a warm temperature.

Bromeliads will flower when they are mature, and the flowers can be quite beautiful. They flower from the center, and their flowers can last for several weeks. They can be hard to bring into bloom, but they are worth the wait!


red hibiscus blooming in pot

The hibiscus plant is a tropical flower that can be difficult to grow indoors. It needs plenty of water and should be kept in soil that is moist at all times. The plant also needs lots of sunlight, so it should be kept near a window. The temperature should be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

The hibiscus is a plant that is best suited to experienced gardeners to cultivate. It requires a high level of warmth, light, humidity, and it can attract bugs.

However, all the hard work is worth it when your hibiscus blooms. The flowering hibiscus is one of the most beautiful flowering plants in the world.


In conclusion, adding flowering houseplants to your home is a great way to brighten up the space and add some life to the environment. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but many of these plants also have benefits for air quality. By adding a few plants to your home, you can improve your indoor environment while enjoying their natural beauty.

In conclusion, adding plants to your home is a great way to improve air quality and add some natural beauty. Not only are there many plants that are great for flowering indoors, but they are also easy to care for. So, if you are looking for a way to improve your home’s atmosphere, consider adding some beautiful flowering houseplants.

Kate Inskeep

Kate Inskeep is a mom of three from Illinois who loves growing things. She fell in love with houseplants after a friend gifted her some succulents. Before long, her windowsills were full of plants, and she was hooked.

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