From bright, bold tropical flowers to cactus plants in bloom, flowering house plants are without a doubt some of the most attention-getting accents anywhere.
Among the best-known tropical flowers is anthurium. Also known as Tail Flower, this exotic beauty features captivating, heart-shaped red spathes and lush, deep-green foliage.
Newer hybrids are compact, and more eager to bloom than ever. Give anthurium steady, warm temperature and plenty of bright, indirect sunlight and you'll enjoy those long-lasting, showy bracts most of the year.
It's easy to see why gerbera daisies are popular flowering house plants. Their bright blooms add cheer to your home beginning in spring, and lasting for months on end.
You'll find these colorful, flowering houseplants in floral shops and garden centers in spring and summer, ready to give any room a fresh splash of color. For a big impact, group a few pots together.
Love bromes? Be sure to include Guzmania 'Scarlet Star' among your tropical exotic flowers.
In their native habitat, these epiphytes grow on trees. In your home, they'll grow best in a potting media made up of shredded fir bark. Orchid mix works great. This loose mixture allows air circulation around the bromeliad's roots while also keeping them lightly moist.
Thickly leaved vines make up the hoya plant, with clusters of blooms showing up in summer that are wonderfully fragrant. Also called wax plant for its waxy-looking flowers, this tropical beauty is fast becoming a favorite flowering house plant. It's easy to see why.
Discover more perennial flowering vines you can grow indoors, plus a few for your sunny patio. Train them to climb a support and you'll add a whole new dimension to your container garden.
Easy to grow, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana can be found in garden centers and florist's shops nearly year-round. Treat it right (it's easy) and you'll enjoy bunches of brightly colored blooms for several months. New cultivars have been introduced, allowing us to choose from lots of colors -- including pink, red, white, purple, orange and yellow.
Thick, succulent leaves make this petite beauty drought-tolerant, so it can go for days without a drink. If you're a forgetful waterer, flowering Kalanchoe is ideal for you.
Frilly-petaled Cattleya orchids are often a favorite among orchid lovers. Thanks to thousands of new hybrids, Cattleyas are now available in every color except black.
This dramatic house plant is easier to please than many orchids. And that's not all -- you can expect a succession of long-lasting blooms.
Want more? Take a look at the varieties of orchids here. Believe me, you'll be captivated by these gorgeous flowering house plants.
You'll find pink callas at garden centers in spring and summer.
Even if you're a novice gardener, you'll have easy success with these undemanding beauties. They'll thrive indoors in a pot if given enough light.
You can easily bring them back into bloom every year, too. Pot the rhizomes in winter and you'll enjoy an early show of charming funnel-shaped flowers.
Discover more types of lily flowers that thrive indoors here.
Put firecracker flowers near a bright window and enjoy their spectacular blooms from spring through fall.
Surrounded by big, glossy leaves, these flowering house plants are dazzling in vibrant orange, red, pink or yellow. Get care tips for firecracker flower and find out how to coax the most blooms.
Hands-down the most popular indoor flower. And it's no wonder. African violets will bloom nearly year-round when they get enough light.
Today's hybrids offer an abundance of new colors, patterns and flower shapes to choose from. Violet-blue still rules, but flowers may also be pink, red, white or any purple hue. Frilly petals, double blooms and miniature varieties only add to their allure.