Flowering plants make your garden a colorful delight to retreat to with a book or a cup of tea. Flowers aren’t just beautiful, some blooms have a cultural or religious significance too. Find fragrance and beauty in flowering houseplants. The blooming beauties described here will help you pick the best ones for your home.
Here are some of the easiest flowers to grow in your garden or balcony.
Easy plants to grow for people who love flowers,they will definitely be impressed with Sunflower growing up to 14 feet tall! Just sow the seeds straight into the ground in a sunny, sheltered spot and watch them grow and grow and grow! Be sure to provide the stems with supports to grow the tallest sunflowers around.
These easy to grow bedding plants are another great choice for garden or indoor. Marigold seeds are easy to handle and grow really quickly so you won’t have to wait long for their colourful flowers. From tall varieties for the border to small types for beds and containers, there is a marigold to suit every sunny spot in the garden.
With their cheery faces, it’s hard to resist the appeal of pansies. These garden favourites are easy plants to grow from seed but even easier from pansy plug plants. Whether you grow them for winter or summer colour, remember to deadhead the faded flowers to encourage more and more.
4.Eschscholzia (Californian Poppy)
If you are not a fan of watering then Eschscholzia would make easy to grow plants for your garden. These colourful little annuals thrive in poor, dry soil and full sun so they are perfect for filling forgotten corners of the garden. Simply scatter them where you want them to flower and let them take care of themselves. Each year they will set seed which will grow the following summer, creating effortless drifts of colour
This is one of the most common flowering plants that we see creeping up the walls or gates of Indian homes. Hardy bougainvillea doesn’t need a lot of water or care and can pretty much grow on its own and does so real quick! What it does need is a periodic pruning every once in a while to prevent it from looking too wild.
Hibiscus too is of significance in Hinduism and is commonly found in Indian homes. One can easily find the saplings and all they require is lots of sunshine combined with watering twice a day.
You can also read benefits of Hibiscus Flowers.
The fragrance that wafts from the white or pink flowers on jasmine plants can be downright intoxicating. The plants are vining, so you can train them into pretty topiaries indoors. jasmine prefers bright, filtered light and a bit of humidity—so a bathroom could be just right.
If you love this pretty flowering plant outdoors, why not give it a shot inside as well? Choose one of the many varieties best suited to your home’s conditions for a splash of pretty color in a window or on a coffee table.They should run about 14 hours per day if possible. Let the surface of the soil dry slightly between waterings.
One of the prettiest indoor plants is also one of the easiest to grow and maintain (not to mention one of the most widely available). In many varieties, the curved white flowers bloom year round. Bonus: It also has an air-purifying quality. Peace lily can thrive in lower lighting conditions, meaning it can do well almost anywhere around the house. Water heavily. And keep away from kids and pets, as this plant is toxic.
African violets are among the easiest and prettiest indoor plants to grow. The flowers vary in color—white, purple, lavender, wine, pink, or bicolored. African violets do better in lower light than most blooming houseplants and will bloom year-round with a minimum of care.
Crepe-paper-like blooms in shades of red, pink, orange, or yellow dangle among leaves like festive lanterns. Many varieties have splotched or variegated foliage for extra interest. Grow the plant upright as a tree, prune it back to keep it shrubby, or even grow it in a hanging basket. Its common name comes from the leaves, which resemble those of a maple tree.If blooms drop, check the watering. Uneven watering can cause flowers to fall.This fast-growing plant is almost constantly in bloom.
Kaffir lily is also commonly called clivia. As a houseplant it usually blooms in winter with clusters of up to 20 reddish orange or yellow tubular flowers. Clivia blooms only when it has been exposed to cool, dry conditions, so give it lower temperatures in winter and keep it on the dry side. With its deep green straplike leaves aligned in a single plane, the plant is attractive even when not in bloom.It’s extra easy to grow and the flowers brighten up January days when there’s not a lot else in bloom.
This poinsettia relative tolerates neglect, as long as you give it bright to intense light and keep it on the dry side. It has thick, spiny gray-brown stems that are sparsely branched.It’s an easy-care, low-water plant whose colorful bract-like flowers last for weeks.This plant is poisonous and the milky sap can cause illness or skin irritation if eaten or chewed by children or pets. It’s also very thorny.
Ixora is sometimes called flame of the woods, because of its glowing orange, red, and yellow flower clusters. Its leathery foliage emerges bronze but turns glossy green. Give ixora abundant light, warmth, and humidity, but allow the soil to dry on the surface between waterings. Prune stems to keep the plant compact if they become leggy.Its big clusters of orange, pink, red, or yellow flowers are wonderful treats on winter days.
This African violet relative is great for hanging baskets because it produces arching stems with showy flowers that dangle from branch tips. The tubular paired flowers have dark purple cupsencircling scarlet flowers. The plant blooms heaviest in fall, but can flower sporadically year round. If you take it outdoors in summer, the red flowers may attract hummingbirds.It’s an easy-to-grow plant with flashy red flowers that really do look like tubes of lipstick
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