If you’re looking for a splash of color to add to your home with gorgeous scents and brilliant petals, you’ve come to the right place! Our “Flowering Houseplants” collection features a wide array of houseplants with either gorgeous flowers or bright foliage. If you’re looking for a good starter houseplant with colorful leaves, check out our Kalanchoe, Hoya, or Pothos species. For a bit more of a unique challenge, we also have the annual Pink and White Splash, a wide variety of colorful Calathea, and even the deep purple Tradescantia Purple Heart.
When you first receive your flowering houseplant, it’ll be in an early life stage. Most houseplants won’t flower until they reach maturity. Maturation periods range from plant to plant, so look into your plant’s specific needs. All flowering plants bloom during their growing season when conditions are just right for the plant to reproduce. Some plants flower once right before they die. These plants are considered monocarpic. Polycarpic plants, however, flower every year without any worry of dying.
To encourage your flowering plants to bloom, slowly increase the amount of sunlight they receive, and add a little compost or fertilizer to their soil about once a week. Before you encourage your plants to bloom, always research their specific flowering requirements and whether or not a plant is monocarpic.
For colorful foliage plants, while these plants do not require very special care, they do need a bit more lighting than green-foliage houseplants. Similar to most indoor houseplants, colorful foliage beauties need moderate watering, well-draining rich soil, and bright, indirect light. Their leaves are usually more sensitive to light than green foliage plants, so do not place them under intense direct sunlight (especially during the afternoon when the sun ray are the harshest). They also would need at least a couple of hours of light daily to maintain the colors in their leaves. Low light conditions can take away the variegation and colorful patterns, making their leaves dull and fading. If you notice your plant losing its color, move it to a brighter spot where it can receive lots of bright, filter lights. These plants should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring-summer).
Have you found a new plant friend? Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help choosing a plant suitable to your taste and living environment.