What makes the plant world so much fun is that you can always discover new varieties and try them out in your house! Large leaves, coloured or spotted variants or plants that also produce special flowers. Flowering plants may seem like an extra challenge, but if you know what they need, they are certainly not so difficult to care for. One thing is for sure, and that is that flowering houseplants brighten up your house real quick!
Combine your flowering houseplants
Flowering plants can be perfectly combined with green plants. The colourful flowers stand out against the green and get even more attention. You can also combine different flowering plants in the same colour scheme. For example, go for different shades of yellow or combine purple flowers with pink. This makes it visually not too busy, while you add a lot of colour to your house.
When placing your flowering plants, keep in mind that they often require a lot of light. Not all bloomers want full sun, but a spot with as much indirect light as possible is certainly appreciated. Do not put them in that one dark corner, because then the flowers will wilt sooner.
The duration of the flowering can vary enormously, from a single night with unique Cacti to several months with striking Orchids and Aechmea's. Some plants bloom throughout the year, while other plants only show their flowers once a year. Consider also what a plant looks like when it has finished. A plant with beautiful green leaves is also attractive to leave in your living room after flowering. Some other bloomers, like an Amaryllis, prefer to put yourself in another room, because in the end only a ball remains.
In order to ensure that your flowers continue to flower as long as possible, I would like to tell you a number of things that flowering plants do not like:
- Let your plant prefer to rest as much as possible during flowering. Are there buds on your plant? Do not try to touch them, as that may cause the plant to drop the unopened flowers.
- The same applies to the turning and moving of a plant. This ensures that a plant has to get used to a different kind of light and a plant can become stressed. This is especially the case with the most sensitive plants, many others can have something.
Please ask the staff in our Frosts Garden Centres for more information and advice about our flowering houseplants. Our garden centres are located in Woburn Sands, Willington, Millets Farm and Brampton. We hope to see you soon! You can find our opening hours on our contact page.