4 Easy to Grow Indoor Flowering Plants for Novice Gardeners

Looking for the perfect indoor flowering plant but want one that’s easy to grow and pretty simple to look after?

I don’t know about you, but I tend to shy away from growing indoor plants. I forget to water them and a few months later they die. But, indoor plants are becoming more and more popular, and if, like me, you grew up with plants in your home, you may like to try with your own.

Today’s post has some great suggestions for indoor flowering plants that will really add texture and colour to your interiors and won’t take up huge amounts of time to maintain.

Houseplants that are easy to keep and grow

For many people having plants in their home is a necessity. It’s that spark of natural color that they provide which makes them such a highly valued asset. Well-kept plants placed strategically can be a truly eye-catching addition to any home.

The trick is to find plants that will give your home that decorative life whilst not taking too much of your valuable time. Ideally you want to have a great look without having to expend much energy and effort. There certainly are plants around which can give you this, check out Gaddys indoor plant hire for a simple houseplant solution you can start implementing today.

Seasonal Indoor Plants

This is a little bit of a cheat as an inclusion as it’s more about the buying than the nurturing. Poinsettias are the most popular house plant around for one reason; their seasonal appeal. In December, as the holidays approach, you will see people with arms full of these distinctive plants with their distinctive red and green foliage.

Technically these plants are easy to have for that time over the holiday period when they make a magnificent addition to any home but they are not so easy to bring to color for a second year; this takes dedication, hard work and some luck.

A burst of scarlet flowers 

Because of its tropical origins, the Lipstick Plant can only be grown outdoors in frost-free climates. However, this plant thrives indoors and is a relatively easy-to-grow houseplant, provided that you grow it in the right conditions. Those living in more temperate climates need not worry because, with proper care, the lipstick plant can produce stunning blooms that will add a pop of color to any indoor space.

For best results, make sure to plant it in fertile soil with proper drainage. Water it only when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Keep the surrounding air moist and place the plant in an area that receives bright but indirect sunlight. Make sure that the indoor temperature is between 75°F to 85°F.

Indoor Flowering Plants

indoor flowering plant

On the other hand, African violets are really easy to grow and they make an attractive addition to a home with their pink, blue, violet or variegated flowers. In order to ensure you get the benefit of the full blooming potential you need to make sure that you pick out the dead flowers as they whither. Another important thing you need to remember with African violets is that they should always be watered from the bottom.

You should stand the plant in a saucer of water for no longer than 30 minutes. If you try to water an African violet from the top then you are going to damage the leaves when the water comes into contact with them.

Easy to Grow Cactii

Most people have visions of the desert cacti in old Western movies and the household version is no less impressive. Cacti come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and are known for being easy plants to care for. They like a relatively warm environment as most homes have and they don’t need a lot of water, especially when they are dormant. If you don’t have a lot of time in your life for looking after a plant then a cactus is a good investment.

Why Buy Easy to Grow Plants

One of the most important things to remember is that you need to give consideration to your plant purchase before you actually buy. There is little point in buying a plant that you are going to have to pay very close attention to if you’re working full time and have an active social life. For an easy life opt for an easy to care for plant that will give you the beauty you are looking for without any of the inconvenience.

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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5 Comments

  1. Alyssa Atkins
    October 30, 2015 / 11:05 am

    Hi Jen, I like to do some creativity with my living area, so I was searching houseplants that easily thrive in the home environment and also match the available living space area. This is article is what I wanted and feeling very glad to find some useful information finally.

  2. Blooming flowers
    December 2, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    Indoor plants is very useful for our health. .There must be indoor plants in our home.You share very useful information.Its useful.

  3. Martin Brenner
    February 23, 2016 / 7:36 am

    Hey Jen Stanbrook, Great post.. You are right that indoor plants are easy to grow but it is very important to take care of them and provide them with the sufficient amount of food. Proper diet and healthy environment will keep them healthy.

    The indoor plants you mentioned in your post are very beautiful and i would definitely like to grow them in my house. I am glad to read your blog and will look forward for another one as well..

    Thanks and regards.

  4. Kevin
    May 24, 2016 / 5:01 am

    Never had a Poinsettia that I’ve been able to get red again, hahah. They’re great for when they have their nice color though. Will have to check out African Violets.

  5. Sodding Toronto
    October 8, 2016 / 2:37 am

    Great Read. Good List of indoor plants. The cacti was indeed a very good recommendation

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