Suppose you’re a bonafide gardener or even someone who definitely enjoys putting in the work and effort into plants, vegetation, fruit, and others of the sort. In that case, you’re probably going to want to keep that up even during the winter! Nothing helps rejuvenate your soul and energy, like helping your plants rejuvenate when you water them!
So how are you going to get through the cold winter season when you know that the plants you like to grow can’t even flourish through the freezing temperatures? The solution would be to try “branching” out to flowers that can grow and bloom indoors. The bright and lovely hues of these flowers are sure to brighten up your dull winter days, enough for you to survive until the next spring season!
These wonderful trumpet-shaped flowers that stand proud and tall without leaves are going to be a great addition to your winter home decor! Though once they’ve bloomed, the faded flowers do need to be cut off(you can save the bulb to grow them again for the next season!) Like many other flowers, the amaryllis flower can bloom in more than one color like red, orange, yellow, pink, and even white!
Since amaryllis flowers are usually grown indoors, there are plenty of guides online on how you can start growing your own! The easiest way seems to be starting with a bulb since the bulbs can be grown outdoors in warm conditions and indoors via forcing. You can order bulbs online, which may even bloom while in transit, or maybe even waxed bulbs in markets!
As the name suggests, it’s the perfect flower to seek out when you’re looking for a splash of color when the Christmas holiday comes! The Christmas cactus is also unlike most of its succulent relatives since this variety was grown in more humid conditions than dry, arid ones. These flowers often prefer to be watered, unlike normal cacti that can be watered once and ignored.
The Christmas cacti also love sticking to its holiday theme by blooming in colors that closely resemble the holiday – with flower petals in shades of pink, red, and white! Remember, this succulent variant loves water, so if the top inch of soil in the pot is dry, get to watering – but don’t forget to have good drainage. Root rot is going to be your worst nightmare!
As the name suggests, it can keep growing and blooming year after year, given that it’s properly taken care of! Meaning, you’re going to have to know how to care for the cyclamen before, during, and after blooming. The payoff in visuals of vibrancy is going to be worth it!
The lovely purple, pink, and lilac colors of the cyclamen rest on cutesy heart-shaped leaves, which is why this plant is quite popular and highly sought out. These flowers are highly sensitive to temperature, so try to maintain a 60-70 degree temperature. Otherwise, the petals will quickly turn yellow and fade. Over and under-watering will also contribute to the fading – water touching the stems and leaves will also promote rotting, which is another big no-no!
A low-maintenance plant that can bloom for months with very little care, looking quite delicate and fragile. This beautiful flower sort of defies appearances to be one of the sturdiest flowers you can grow! Unlike the previously mentioned cyclamen, these flowers are not very demanding but still yield a very rewarding lavender, pink, white or yellow bloom.
All these flower needs for optimal growth are a good balance of light(not direct sunlight), temperatures, humidity, and airflow. You’ll be delighted with long flower spikes that can hold up to 20 blooming flowers! The leaves of the phalaenopsis orchids can store water well, which means they can do great on their own without water.
The cape primroses(also known as the streptocarpus) are great home flowers since they can last for years since they are perennial flowers. Their velvety green leaves stretch out to provide the bright petal colors of pink, purple, red, and white to shine even more when atop the leaves. This means they are great flowers that can go on hanging pots or even sitting by the windowsill.
Cape primroses do better in conditions with lower light since they were growing in the forest floors. So you can keep them in shaded areas – not under direct sunlight. When watering, try to avoid watering the leaves with cold water since that will “stain” the leaves, and that’s not a pretty sight to see!
Anybody and everybody who has a love for plants needs that extra little color and vibrancy in their homes to offset the frigid-ness one gets from the winter days, right? You’ll also need to keep and maintain your gardening skills. What better to effectively do that with, other than taking care of the more delicate sort of plants – flowers!
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