The most beautiful flowering indoor plants

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Houseplants come in a variety of shapes and colors, but most of the time they are just green. That's why we're introducing you to the most beautiful flowering plants to bring more color into your home!

The milk star

The Milky Star originally comes from the subtropics of Asia and Africa. The botanical name (Ornithogalum) comes from Greek and is a derivative of the words bird (ornis) and milk (gala) . The plant is also known as the “Star of Bethlehem”. The plant needs a sunny location with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. The cup-shaped flowers are white or orange depending on the subspecies and are located on the end of the grass-like stems. As a houseplant, the milk star usually produces flowers in March and then blooms for a few weeks. The flowers are only open during the day and close at night. After flowering and wilting, round seed capsules form. Once the flowering period is over, the above-ground part of the plant dies and the plant's dormant phase begins.

milk star

The bird of paradise flower

The bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae) originally comes from South Africa, but can now also be found on the Canary Islands. The special thing about the bird of paradise flower is the flower, which can take on yellow, blue and even red colors. It consists of six different, boat-shaped petals that stretch in different directions. The plant's name comes from the flower's resemblance to a cockscomb. The bird of paradise flower reaches a height of around two meters and prefers a bright and moderately sunny location. The bird of paradise flower feels particularly comfortable at a normal room temperature, and even needs milder temperatures during the winter so that it can gather strength to bloom earlier and more beautifully in spring. As a houseplant, the plant usually flowers from February to August. In order to guarantee good growth and beautiful flowering, nutrient-rich soil with a high humus content is necessary.

Bird of paradise flower

The Medinilla

The Medinilla (Medinilla magnifica) comes from the Philippines and, as a houseplant, reaches a height of up to 1.50 meters. The flowers of the Medinilla are arranged in a hanging panicle, which consists of many different individual flowers. This hanging panicle can reach a length of 30 cm. The plant blooms in bright pink colors from February to August. The Medinilla is particularly suitable for warm winter gardens. To stimulate the formation of new flowers, it should be kept cooler for up to 12 weeks over the winter months. Here too, the temperatures should not fall too low, but should be in the range of 15 degrees Celsius. The soil should have a high humus and nutrient content.

Medinilla plant

The coral begonia

The coral begonia (Begonia corallina) has its home in Brazil and, with good care, can reach a size of up to 2 meters as a houseplant. The leaves are dotted and the flowers of the coral begonia consist of 5 individual petals, which have a light pink to dark red color. The coral begonia blooms from April to September. The plant can be placed in a bright location, but prefers a partially shaded location with inconsistent sunlight. The soil for the coral begonia should have a high proportion of nutrients and humus. To loosen the soil and thereby reduce the chance of waterlogging, some sand can be mixed with the soil.

Coral begonia

The Christmas cactus

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) is a plant from the cactus family and comes from Brazil. The flowering period is between November and January, but the flowers are short-lived, meaning they begin to wilt after about a week. The flowers of the Christmas cactus are stacked on top of each other like fish scales, which gives them a longer shape. The flowers of the Christmas cactus can be white, pink and red in color. The Christmas cactus prefers a bright location with little direct sunlight. The temperatures must not be too warm (>20 degrees Celsius) or too cold (<10 degrees Celsius), otherwise there will be problems with bud formation. Watering with hard water can quickly cause the plant to die, so tap water should be boiled or alternatively watered with rainwater.

Christmas cactus

The Klivia

The clivia (Clivia miniate) has its home in South Africa and has been used as a cultivated plant for almost 200 years. The flowers of the clivia are orange to red in color. The clivia's up to 20 flowers form at the end of a long stem. The beautiful contrast of the clivia comes from the different coloring of the stigma, petals and the inner part of the flower. However, the houseplant only begins to form flowers after a few years and only blooms if it has had a rest period over the winter. During this time, watering should be limited and the temperature should be a mild 10 degrees Celsius. The clivia needs a lot of light, but not necessarily a location in direct sun. The substrate should be nutrient-rich and water-permeable.


The flamingo flower

The flamingo flower (Anthurium andreanum x Anthurium scherzerianum) originates as a wild plant in the rainforests of Central and South America. The flower of the flamingo flower is the highlight of the plant because the flower sits in the middle of the reddish bracts and resembles a piston. The color of the flower is either yellow, orange or red. The houseplant produces flowers all year round. The ideal location for the flamingo flower is in a semi-shady place without direct sunlight. It is sensitive to drafts and temperatures should be slightly above 20 degrees Celsius. Leaves should be regularly moistened with a spray bottle and the soil should have a slightly acidic pH. The FARBIO® glass spray bottle is ideal for caring for your flamingo flower!

Flamingo flower in red

The bromeliad

Bromeliads (Bromelia) have their origins in South America and are considered undemanding and easy-to-keep houseplants. The flowers of bromeliads are relatively small, although the entire structure of what is often considered a flower is much larger. The main part of this construct consists of the colorful and tall leaves of the bromeliad. The plant only flowers once; if the flower eventually withers, the entire plant dies. However, it should be watered and fertilized continuously, because offshoots are formed and a new plant is always ensured. The formation of lush green leaves and magnificent flowers is supported with our FARBIO® organic fertilizer for green plants . A bright window seat, which is ideally not affected by direct sunlight, is the ideal location. The temperature should be above 18 degrees Celsius.


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