Discover the Top 27 Indoor Plants that Bloom: A Guide to the Best Flowering Houseplants

Best Flowering Houseplants

Do note that all the plants on this list would really appreciate it if you keep them near a window so that they get their exposure to direct sunlight for 3-4 hours daily.

1. Begonia

Botanical Name: Begonia

Although begonias are considered outdoor plants, Wax Begonia, Rieger Begonia, and Angel-Wing Begonia are among the best and most popular flowering houseplants you can try.

Here are the best types of Begonias you can grow

2. Bromeliad

Botanical Name: Bromeliaceae

Known for their colorful foliage and long-lasting flowers, bromeliads can beautify your interior. They thrive easily without much care in low-light conditions as well.

Check out our article on growing Bromeliads here

3. African Violet

Botanical Name: Saintpaulia

African violets are easy-to-care flowering plants that can be grown indoors for their beautiful flowers and foliage. Keep these plants in a spot where they can receive filtered sunlight.

Here’s all you need to know about growing African Violets

Botanical Name: Pelargonium

Growing geranium indoors is not as easy as other flowering houseplants on this list. It requires a south or west-facing windowsill that receives ample sun and moderate watering.

Check out our article on growing Geraniums here

5. Poinsettia

Botanical Name: Euphorbι̇a pulcherrima

Growing poinsettias in your home can add a bright touch to your interior. Its multicolor bracts look more colorful than its flowers.

Here’s all you need to know about growing Poinsettias

6. Peace Lily

Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum

If you want to rear a low-care flowering houseplant, grow a peace lily! Peace lily‘s beautiful white bracts and tiny flowers flourish in low lighting conditions.

Check out our article on growing Peace Lily here

7. Lipstick Plant

Botanical Name: Aeschynanthus

Although not commonly grown as a houseplant, lipstick plants can be grown indoors. It requires a constantly warm temperature and humid surroundings to thrive.

Here is more on how to grow Lipstick Plant

8. Madagascar Jasmine

Botanical Name: Stephanotis floribunda

Growing this jasmine indoors is possible if you keep this fragrant vine in a bright spot that receives a few hours of direct sunlight.

Check out our article on the best types of Jasmines here

9. Impatiens


Botanical Name: Impatiens

Impatiens are beautiful shade-loving annuals, but in opᴛι̇ɱum conditions, you can grow them year-round as a houseplant. Place the pot in a spot that receives bright indirect sun all day.

Here’s all you need to know about growing Impatiens

10. Kalanchoe

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe is a tropical succulent, and it can be grown indoors. You can keep it near a window where it will receive a few good hours of sunlight to bloom.

Check out our article on growing Kalanchoe here

11. Oxalis

Botanical Name: Oxalis

This beautiful Purple Leaf Shamrock can adorn your house with showy purple foliage and white or pink flowers. Place it in a bright spot for abundant blooms.

Learn about growing Purple Shamrock here

12. Cape Primrose


Botanical Name: Streptocarpus

Keep the soil lightly moist and expose it to bright, indirect sun year-round for continuous blooms. You may also go for hybrid specimens with bigger flowers, longer blooming ᴛι̇ɱes, and more compact foliage.

13. Christmas Cactus

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Botanical Name: Schlumbergera

Christmas cactus is the favorite houseplant of ɱaпy homeowners. The blooms create a lovely, warm atmosphere. The colorful flowers can quickly brighten up any interior.

Here’s all you need to know about making a Christmas Cactus bloom

14. Crown of Thorn

Botanical Name: Euphorbι̇a milii

The Crown of Thorns has become an exceptional houseplant due to its flowers and low maintenance. If you grow on a sunny window, it will thrive happily.

Check out our article on growing Crown of Thorns here

15. Black-Eyed Susan Vine

Botanical Name: Thunbergia alata

Depending on your climate, this annual or perennial flowering plant can add a dramatic appeal to an open room. Keep it near a big window, where it can get direct sunlight.

16. Purple Heart or Inch Plant (Wandering Dude)

Botanical Name: Tradescantia pallida

A cluster of purple, lance-shaped leaves makes the Inch plant an impressive houseplant.  Keep it in a spot where it can receive a couple of hours of direct sun.

17. Orchids

Botanical Name: Orchidaceae

Orchids are different from other houseplants, so planting an orchid in regular potting soil is actually one of the best ways to kill it. Keep the plant in dappled light.

Learn the top Orchid flowering secrets here

18. Hydrangea


Botanical Name: Hydrangea

Hydrangeas could be a great addition to your home when the bright-colored foliage plant flowers naturally. Ensure the soil is evenly moist and place them in direct sunlight.

Learn about growing Hydrangea from cuttings here

19. Cyclamen

Botanical Name: Cyclamen

With blooms in shades of red, pink, lilac, or white, the heart-shaped leaves look absolutely stunning. Put them under plenty of bright sunlight and keep them slightly moist.

Find out the best Cyclamen varieties here

20. Hoya Carnosa

Botanical Name: Hoya

These stunning houseplants can thrive well in a varied range of climates and also light conditions. The little buds are in the shape of stars and have a waxy texture.

Want to grow Hoya Carnosa indoors? Click here

21. Flowering Maple


Botanical Name: Abutilon x hybridum

Flowering Maple grows paper-like blooms in shades of orange, pink, yellow, or red. Keep it at a location where it gets plenty of bright and indirect light.

22. Brazilian Fireworks


Botanical Name: Porphyrocoma pohliana ‘Maracas

Brazilian Fireworks is another favorite flowering houseplant because it looks gorgeous even after it has done blooming with the silver markings on green leaves.

23. Anthurium

Botanical Name: Anthurium andraeanum

Anthuriums offer long-lasting heart-shaped blooms in lavender, white, pink, or red. Even when it is not blooming, the glossy green, heart-shaped leaves look striking on their own.

Look at the most exotic Anthuriums here

24. Gloxinia

Botanical Name: Sinningia speciosa

Gloxinia usually blooms in early spring and late winter and looks spectacular with huge flowers in the shape of an eye-catching bell shape.

25. Clivia

Botanical Name: Clivia miniata

Grow Kaffir Lily or Clivia as a flowering houseplant with pretty blooms that open up in winter. Remember to put them in a location that is lit all day with bright sunlight.

26. Silver Vase Plant


Botanical Name: Aechmea fasciata

With gray-green, stiff leaves, this pineapple cousin sends up a huge cluster of pink bracts that produce short-lived purple blooms.

27. Bird of Paradise

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Botanical Name: Strelitzia

If you want a large houseplant that grows exotic blooms, this is the one to grow! Keep it near a well-lit window, and it will add a lot of charm with its flower and foliage combo!


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