Caring for flowering houseplants

Caring for flowering houseplants at home

Indoor plants like flowers are the most suitable for home decoration. However, they require certain care so that they can be kept in good condition and give us the decoration that we are looking for. There are many caring for flowering houseplants enough to be able to describe them all in one article.

For this reason, we are going to devote this article to telling you about the main care of the most well-known and used flowering indoor plants for decoration.


Caring for flowering houseplants

caring for flowering houseplants


It is a flowering plant in the bromeliad family, also known in some places as “Indian feather” and easily adapts to different types of climates, but In general, it adapts well to warm or temperate climates.

Vriesea contains a cylindrical, feather-like flower that is yellow with orange and red accents. As an indoor flower it remains viable in low light conditions, avoid direct sun exposure all day as its leaves can burn and die slowly, you only need an hour a day to receive the sun’s rays.

Vriesea requires very little water. You must not overload the pot. Water only when the soil seems dry. As for its subscribers, it is fertilized to strengthen it in the summer, it is inconvenient in the winter, since the heat affects its leaves and causes them to rot.


Orchids are one of the most valuable flowers for decorating interiors, although they also adapt to outdoor environments, as they have a wide variety of species and hybrids, you can choose from many colors and different shapes.

Also, although this flower is a little fragile, its maintenance is very easy and simple. You should put it in a cool place with light but out of direct sunlight, maybe near a window. During flowering, direct sun exposure and overwatering can cause it to die quickly.

It is said that in general, between 17° and 23°C is the ideal temperature to properly care for orchids. Wet the roots of the orchid once a week so that it oxygenates more easily, if you see a red tint on its leaves it means that they receive too much light, on the other hand if they are green very dark is that they need more sun.

peace lily

peace lily

The peace lily is an herb (green stem, non-woody) that adorns the interiors of many homes; Its bright green leaves and beautiful white petals covering the flower spikes are an eye-catcher in any bright interior. They are also called “the cradle of Moses” or “the cradle of Bethlehem”.

This flower requires very little light to survive, but it is best to place them where light enters to enhance flowering. A little water or saturation can kill them, so water them about twice a week in the summer; at other times, it will only require watering every two weeks. This flower grows quickly, so you need to repot or transplant it once a year.

african violet

It is a brightly colored plant that blooms all year round, African violets come in different varieties, so you can choose the color that best suits the decoration of the space you want to focus on. You can find red, white, blue, pink and of course purple. It’s one of my favorites for home decor because it’s not big, but the color makes it attractive and fun.

Native to the eastern part of the African continent, does not tolerate temperatures below 10°C. They need to receive sunlight, but not directly, they are vulnerable to atmospheric air. Too much humidity is bad for flowers, as well as excess water, which negatively affects their very green, velvety leaves, leading to rot.

They are only watered daily in summer. Its leaves can be gently cleaned with a soft cloth or brush. You should replace their pots when you notice excessive leaf growth.


One of the most common herbs to adorn indoor spaces, Anthurium has beautiful heart-shaped flowers in red, white, green and pink. They make the interior more elegant and lively.

Being tropical plants, they do not require special care, but the climate, irrigation and humidity must be taken into account. The right climate to keep them shiny and shiny is between warm and humid climates with temperatures ranging from 12° to 25°C.

Exposing plants to very cold temperatures can cause their flowers to shrink and their leaves to dry up and drop. Anthuriums are suitable for low light places, if you want to arrange them in very bright places, be careful to be able to dissipate the light a little.



called a few times Magnificent Medinillais a shrubby flowering plant native to the Philippines that is used to decorate indoor gardens, bright rooms or glazed balconies. Its pink flowers appear at different times of the year.

They need morning sunlight to affect them, but not directly or throughout the day, so it’s best to keep them near a window for a few hours. It adapts to warm tropical temperatures and places with high humidity. It is customary to sprinkle them with cold water in winter and reduce the amount of water. Never water while its substrate is still saturated, do so when it is dry, approximately every 8 or 10 days.

If you want to transplant it, the best way to do this is in the spring. The fertilizer you provide should be high in potassium to strengthen it and keep its leaves vibrant and healthy.


Kalanchoe is also known as scarlet, it is a plant with flowers of various colors depending on the variety you choose (orange, white, pink, yellow, red), its leaves are very shiny dark green, succulent, it acts as a reservoir for plants, making it one of the hardiest indoor flowers.

In general, it is a succulent and therefore does not require several waterings per month. It grows well in warm climates, with good lighting to ensure its flowering period, and adequate ventilation without being exposed to constant and strong drafts. It is normal for Kalanchoes to bloom in winter, but in some nurseries growers manipulate them to bloom in 12 months.

Hopefully, with this information, you can learn more about caring for common flowering houseplants.

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