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Flowering begonias are usually thought of as outdoor plants, but they also possess all the characteristics of a great indoor plant. They are tough, undemanding and free flowering. A simple pot of begonias can be planted for next to nothing and will yield a nice season of color. Better yet, there are untold varieties of begonia, including the trailing or bushy varieties, and all manner of foliage begonias. Somewhere in this vast pool of plants is one that will grow in your particular conditions.
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Indoor Flowering Plants

Houseplants bring life into a room. As ornamental as houseplants are, many also provide health benefits by purifying the air and increasing humidity. Flowering houseplants add another layer of enjoyment, bringing color and maybe even scent into your decor. And you’d be surprised how some can survive on the most minimal attention.Try your hand at growing flowering houseplants or brighten someone else's home, with these 8 flowering houseplants that will thrive with minimal care.
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Indoor Flowering Plants

Flowering maple When properly cared for, the flowering maple is rarely without blossoms. This tropical shrub or small tree does well in regular home temperatures and can tolerate temperatures as low as 50 degrees in winter.    Tags: Indoor plants, Winter gardening
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Indoor Flowering Plants

There's something wonderful about a home full of flowering plants, and, as anybody who has spent time around houseplants knows, there's a big difference between keeping a plant alive and actually getting it to flower. So, in some ways, this list of the best flowering houseplants represents a master class in green-thumbery.
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Indoor Flowering Plants

African violet African violets are among the easiest and prettiest indoor plants to grow. The flowers vary in color—white, purple, lavender, wine, pink, or bicolored. African violets do better in lower light than most blooming houseplants and will bloom year-round with a minimum of care.   Related Links How to Grow African Violet Plants Tags: Indoor plants, Winter gardening
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Indoor Flowering Plants

Christmas Cactus  – Christmas cacti make good indoor plants. Being a cactus also means that they need very little fuss to be happy. While they are called Christmas cactus, they don’t actually always bloom at Christmas. Christmas cactus needs 12 hours of darkness to bloom, and this normally occurs during the winter months in most households. This is also why these plants are good low light indoor plants. The flowers on a Christmas cactus can range from white to pink to red.
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Indoor Flowering Plants

Lipstick plant An African violet relative, lipstick plant produces most its blooms in fall but also blooms sporadically throughout the rest of the year. Showy flowers and an arching growth pattern makes lipstick plant one of the best indoor plants for hanging baskets.   Tags: Indoor plants, Winter gardening
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Indoor Flowering Plants

Hibiscus This Hawaiian native features some of the largest blooms of any indoor plant. Flowers can reach more than 8 inches wide; the plant blooms intermittently from late spring to late fall, and even sometimes in winter. For best results, keep hibiscus in bright light and warm temperatures near a south or west window.    Tags: Indoor plants, Winter gardening
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If you live in an apartment or you work in an office, sometimes you want to add color and greenery to the space. Low light indoor plants are an excellent way to add greenery, but what about color? A low light indoor plant with flowers is hard to come by, but not impossible.
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Peace Lily  – These low light indoor plants are more commonly seen in offices, but they make a great plant for your apartment as well. This indoor plant with flowers requires very little attention from you and needs very little light to flower. Peace lily will bloom year round with white-cupped, hand-shaped flowers. The flowers have a light scent and are long lasting.
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Bromeliads  – While technically this indoor plant is not a flower, the whole plant looks like a flower. The leaves of these low light indoor plants are vibrant and colorful and will add some flair to any room or cubicle. Bromeliads may also get real flowers, but in between, you can just enjoy their natural beauty.
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But don't despair. The plants on this list are usually already flowering by the time they're offered for sale and, in some cases, they aren't really meant to be flowered by home gardeners.
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African violets have a passionate following, and it's no wonder why. These plants are compact and free flowering with a wide variety of flower forms and colors. With careful watering, high humidity and bright, but not direct, light, it is possible to coax forth several blooms every year. Some master growers can keep their African violets in bloom nearly all year round.
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The amaryllis is one of the most magnificent of all bulbs. Technically a Hippeastrum hybrida, the amaryllis bears large, deeply colored flowers on tall stalks. They are sold as potted flowering plants or naked bulbs, and they are available in red, salmon, pink, orange and multicolored. They typically flower from late December until early summer, depending on when the bulb is planted. At the end of its growth cycle, bulbs can be removed from the soil and stored in a cool, dry place for at least six weeks, then replanted and brought to bloom again.
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Clivia Exotic-looking orange, red or yellow blooms appear in February or March after clivia has been exposed to about five weeks of cool, dry conditions. The best bloom comes on older, pot-bound plants. To keep the plant looking nice, remove any yellowed bottom leaves.   Tags: Indoor plants, Winter gardening
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Cut a handful of branches from your winter or early spring garden and bring them indoors. Then use our handy instructions to force them into beautiful bloom. Our tips work for lilacs, forsythia, and other flowering shrubs.
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Bring Blooming Branches Inside Cut a handful of branches from your winter or early spring garden and bring them indoors. Then use our handy instructions to force them into beautiful bloom. Our tips work for lilacs, forsythia, and other flowering shrubs.
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Why you want it: These flowering houseplants are a snap to maintain and bloom with pretty flowers all year long. They come in tons of colors and varieties, from pale pink to white. You’ll have the most success with indirect or filtered light, according to Weekend Gardener—and lay off the overwatering!
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Why you want it: The flowering version of this plant has pretty red or yellow blooms that conjure lush, tropical gardens. Try one in your home if you can provide bright light and low to moderate watering, according to the Houseplant Care Tips blog.
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Why you want it: The pretty flowers on this plant come in an array of colors and look bright and cheerful on a kitchen windowsill. Find versions of this flowering plant in purple, red, white and more. Cape primrose, also known as streptocarpus, does well in normal to cold room conditions, according toAmateur Gardening. Just be careful not to overwater.
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The hibiscus is one of the most enduring symbols of the tropics. These flowers are available in single and double forms, and in a dizzying array of colors. Some of the newer hybrids feature multicolored flowers as large as a salad plate. The hibiscus is not a plant for beginners, either to keep alive or bloom. They insist on warmth, lots of light, humidity, and they are prone to several varieties of bugs. But for those who have the gumption to make it happen, a flowering hibiscus is one of the most remarkable sights in any temperate home.

There are hundreds of choices of flowering bulbs that you can force into bloom indoors. These ones do not require any pre-chilling. Just plant them, water lightly, and count down the weeks until you have gorgeous blooms. If you've always wanted fragrant paperwhites or massive amaryllis blooms brightening up your winter days, be sure to order your blooms a few months ahead. Enjoy! #sponsored
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Houseplants bring life into a room. As ornamental as houseplants are, many also provide health benefits by purifying the air and increasing humidity. Flowering houseplants add another layer of enjoyment, bringing color and maybe even scent into your decor. And you’d be surprised how some can survive on the most minimal attention.
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Begonias Begonia Flowering Houseplant. Photo courtesy Alfred Borchard/stock.xchng. You may be used to growing begonias outdoors, but many varieties make excellent houseplants, blooming almost continuously in good conditions. Some of the fancier leaved Rex begonia varieties don't even need to be in bloom to be colorful. Besides Rex begonias, look for the fibrous rooted types like wax-leafed, angel-wing and hairy-leafed varieties.To bloom well they will need a bright location, but don't place them too close to a window or they could be harmed by the draft.
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Nothing adds a splash of color to the home like fresh flowers, especially when you don’t have a back yard or garden of your own. But if you’re looking for something more permanent than a bouquet, it’s time to explore the world of house plants. We’ve had a look at the many green plants you can add that will clean the air and brighten up the space, but now we’re thinking about colorful blossoms you can grow in your own home (or on your front porch). Best of all, none of the plants in this list require much sunlight, making them perfect additions even to a shaded space.

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