Houseplants come in all shapes and colors, but most of them are just green. That's why we present you the most beautiful flowering plants to bring more color into your home!
The milk star
The milk star originally comes from the subtropics of Asia and Africa. The botanical name (Ornithogalum) comes from the Greek and is a derivation of the words bird (ornis) and milk (gala) . The plant is also known under the name "Star of Bethlehem". The plant needs a sunny location with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. The calyx-shaped flowers are white or orange, depending on the subspecies, and are located at the end of the grass-like stems. As a houseplant, the milk star usually flowers as early as March and then blooms for a few weeks. The flowers are only open during the day and close at night. After flowering and withering, round seed pods form. When the flowering period is over, the above-ground part of the plant dies and the plant goes dormant.
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 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 about two meters and prefers a bright and moderately sunny location. The bird-of-paradise flower feels particularly at home at a normal room temperature, and needs even milder temperatures during the winter so that it can gather strength to bloom earlier and more beautifully in spring. The plant usually blooms as a houseplant from February to August. In order to guarantee good growth and beautiful flowering, a nutrient-rich soil with a high humus content is necessary.
The Medinilla (Medinilla magnifica) comes from the Philippines and reaches a height of up to 1.50 meters as a houseplant. 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 flowers from February to August in bright pink shades. The Medinilla is particularly suitable for warm conservatories. To encourage the formation of new buds, 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.
The Coral Begonia
The coral begonia (Begonia corallina) is native to Brazil and can reach a size of up to 2 meters with good care as a houseplant. The leaves are dotted and the flowers of the coral begonia consist of 5 individual petals, which are light pink to dark red in colour. The coral begonia flowers from April to September, the plant can be in a light location, but prefers a partially shaded location with not continuous sun. 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.
The Christmas cactus
The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) is a plant of the cactus family and is native to Brazil. The flowering period is between November and January, but the flowers are short-lived, meaning they will begin to wilt after about a week. The flowers of the Christmas cactus are stacked like fish scales, giving them a longer shape. The flowers of the Christmas cactus can be colored white, pink and red. 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 lead to the death of the plant, so tap water should be boiled or alternatively poured with rainwater.
The clivia (Clivia miniate) is native to South Africa and has been used as a cultivated plant for almost 200 years. The flowers of the clivia are orange to red in colour. The up to 20 flowers of the clivia form at the end of a long stalk. The beautiful contrast of the clivia comes from the different coloring of the stigma, petals and inner part of the flower. However, the houseplant only begins to flower after a few years and only blooms if it has been able to rest over the winter. During this time, watering should be limited and the temperature should be a mild 10 degrees Celsius. The Klivia needs a lot of light, but not necessarily a location in direct sun. The substrate should be rich in nutrients and permeable to water.
The flamingo flower
The flamingo flower (Anthurium andreanum x Anthurium scherzerianum) originated 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 colored bracts and resembles a flask. 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 watered regularly 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!
The bromeliads (Bromelia) have their origins in South America and are considered undemanding and easy-to-keep houseplants. The flowers of bromeliads are relatively small, with the entire construct of what is often thought of as a flower being much larger. The main part of this construct consists of the colorful and tall growing leaves of the bromeliad. The plant flowers only once, and when the flower withers, the entire plant dies. It should still be watered and fertilized continuously, because offshoots are formed and thus there is always a new plant. Our FARBIO® organic fertilizer for green plants supports the development of lush green leaves and magnificent flowers . A bright window seat, which ideally is not affected by direct sunlight, is the ideal location. The temperature should be above 18 degrees Celsius.
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