10 ornamental flowers to have indoors

Chrysanthemums can be kept indoors

Who says you can’t have ornamental flowers indoors? While it’s true that many, the vast majority in fact, need lots of light, that doesn’t mean there aren’t others that can be perfectly indoors if placed in a room where there is light.

But it is important to know their names, because as I said, there are a large number of plants that need direct sunlight to flourish, and if we take one home with us, we will not see surely not their flowers. It is very easy to be wrong. So serve this article to know the ornamental flowers that can be inside.



The genus Begonia includes about 150 different species, not counting the ten thousand hybrids and varieties. They can be herbaceous, epiphytic, and even shrubby or arboreal. What are the most suitable to have indoors?

Well, we won’t have any problems with them: the ones that sell the most in nurseries, like B. semperflorens, B. rex or the tuberous begonias, will give us a lot of joy. But yes, Keep in mind that they are very sensitive to excess water.this is why it is better to water them shortly before than to do it frequently.

Calathea (Calathea crocata)

Calathea crocata needs space to thrive

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Calatea is a herbaceous native to Brazil that reaches a height of about 40 centimeters. It has elongated leaves, dark green on the upper side and reddish-purple on the underside. It is a very striking plant, which also has produces orange flowers for several months of the yearfrom spring to summer.

living well inside As long as there is a lot of clarity. It also requires high relative humidity otherwise it dries out.

Asian Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

Asian chrysanthemums are perennials

There are many types of chrysanthemums scattered around the world, but the one best suited for indoor living is what I like to call the Asian chrysanthemum because it is native to Asia, specifically China. It is a perennial herbaceous plant that can reach 1.5 meters in height and flowers in autumn.. In fact, in many countries around the world, growers sometimes “force” it to produce its flowers in November, coinciding with All Saints’ Day and/or Halloween.

Its flowers are beautiful. They measure about 3-4 centimeters in diameter, and can be very different colors: white, yellow, pink or orange.

Crossandre (Crossandra infundibuliformis)

Crossandra is an orange flowering herb

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The crossandra is a small bushy species that grows up to 50 centimeters in height. It is native to India and develops glossy dark green leaves. Its flowers, which are orange, grow in spring-summer grouped in inflorescences.

It needs lots of light to grow well.so don’t hesitate to decorate the brightest room you have with it.

Clivia (Clivia miniata)

Clivia is an ornamental flowering grass

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Clivia is a rhizomatous perennial plant native to Africa that reaches a height of 30 centimeters. The leaves are dark green and ribbon-shaped, and in spring it produces a flower stalk with a few orange flowers which measure about 2 centimeters.

It is a species that does not need as much light to flourish as the others, so it adapts very well to indoor life. Nevertheless, we recommend placing it in a room with lots of natural light.

Gerberas (gerbera jamesonii)

The gerbera is an ornamental flower

The gerbera is a perennial herbaceous plant native to South Africa that reaches a height of 30 centimeters. It blooms in spring-summer, producing orange, red or pink daisy-like flowers.. These are about 3 centimeters wide, and although they are not fragrant, they are so beautiful that we recommend placing the plant in a place where it is visible.

So that everything goes well it is important that it is placed in a room where there is a lot of lightotherwise it will not flower.

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Scarlet Star (Guzmania lingulata)

Guzmania is an ornamental flowering bromeliad

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The plant known as scarlet star or guzmania is a widely grown indoor bromeliad. It is native to Mexico and reaches a maximum height of 30 centimeters and a width of up to 40 centimeters. The flower is actually an inflorescence with red bracts (modified leaves that look like petals).. After flowering, it produces suckers, which is why it should not be thrown away.

But yes, requires high relative humidityso if you live far from the coast and/or a river and inside the house you have a humidity lower than 50% (you can find out if you search for “ambient humidity X” on Google, by replacing the X with the name of your city), you will need to sprinkle it daily with water.

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Queen’s Earrings (fuchsia hybrid)

Fuchsia is an ornamental flowering plant

The plant known as queen’s earrings, quiver or fuchsia, is a shrubby perennial plant grown as an annual in temperate regions, as it is sensitive to cold. It reaches an approximate height of 40 centimeters, which blooms in spring and summer. The flowers are very curious, because they certainly look like pink, red and/or purple earrings.

Can be kept indoors in a well-lit room and away from drafts. It is very sensitive to cold and excess water.

verbena (hybrid verbena)

Verbena plant produces small flowers

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Hybrid verbena is a short-lived herbaceous perennial that reaches a maximum height of 50 centimeters if upright, or up to 25 centimeters if prostrate. The latter is particularly interesting to have in hanging pots. The flowers of these plants bloom in spring and summer and can be of very different colors.: white, red, pink, orange, blue, etc.

Like all plants that are kept indoors, is very sensitive to drafts who dry their leaves. Therefore, it should not be placed near the fan, air conditioner or any other device that generates such currents.

African violet (Saintpaulia)

The African violet needs a lot of light.

The African violet is a perennial herbaceous plant native to tropical Africa that reaches a height of 15 centimeters by 30 centimeters wide. It has fleshy, velvety, dark green leaves, as well as small but very numerous flowers measuring between 2 and 3 centimeters wide. These are white, blue or purple and appear during the summer.

It is a very, very sensitive plant to waterloggingthat’s why we recommend planting it in a pot with a mixture of peat and perlite in equal parts, and watering it a few times a week in summer and less the rest of the year.

Which of these indoor ornamental flowers did you like the most?

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