10 ornamental flowers to have indoors

Who said you can’t have ornamental flowers indoors? Although it is true that many, the vast majority in fact, need a lot of light, that does not mean that there are not others that can be perfectly indoors if they are placed in a room where there is light.

But it is important to know their names, because as I say, there are a large number of plants that need direct sunlight to flourish, and if we take one to our home, we will surely not see their flowers. It is very easy to be wrong. So serve this article to know the ornamental flowers that can be indoors.


The Begonia genus comprises about 150 different species, not counting the ten thousand hybrids and varieties. They can be herbaceous, epiphytic, and even shrubby or arboreal. Which are the most suitable to have indoors?

Well, we won’t have any problems with them: the ones that are sold the most in nurseries, like the B. semperflorens, B.rex or the tuberous begonias, they are going to give us a lot of joy. But yes, Keep in mind that they are very sensitive to excess water.which is why it is better to water them shortly before than to do it frequently.

Calathea (Calathea crocata)

Calathea crocata needs space to flourish

La calathea It is a herbaceous native to Brazil that reaches an approximate height of 40 centimeters. It has elongated leaves, dark green on the upper side and purple-reddish on the underside. It is a very striking plant, which also produces orange flowers for several months of the yearfrom spring to summer.

live well indoors As long as there is a lot of clarity. It also requires a high relative humidity otherwise it dries out.

Asian chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

Asian chrysanthemums are perennial plants

There are many types of chrysanthemums spread all over the world, but the one that best adapts to living indoors is what I like to call the Asian chrysanthemum, since it is native to Asia, specifically China. It is a perennial herb that can reach 1,5 meters in height, and blooms in autumn.. In fact, in many countries around the world, growers sometimes “force” it to produce its flowers in November, coinciding with All Saints’ Day and/or Halloween.

Its flowers are beautiful. They measure about 3-4 centimeters in diameter, and can be of very different colors: white, yellow, pink, or orange.

Crossandra (Crossandra infundibuliformis)

Crossandra is an herb with orange flowers

La crossandra It is a small shrubby species that grows up to 50 centimeters in height. It is native to India, and develops shiny dark green leaves. Its flowers, which are orange, sprout in spring-summer grouped in inflorescences.

It needs a lot of light to grow well.so don’t hesitate to decorate the brightest room you have with it.

Clivia (threatened slopes)

Clivia is an ornamental flowering herb

La clivia It is a perennial rhizomatous plant native to Africa that reaches a height of 30 centimeters. The leaves are dark green and ribbon-like, and in spring it produces a flowering stalk with some orange flowers which measure about 2 centimeters.

It is a species that does not need as much light to flourish as others, so it adapts very well to living indoors. Even so, we recommend placing it in a room with plenty of natural light.

Gerberas (gerbera jamesonii)

The gerbera is an ornamental flower

La gerbera It is a perennial herb native to South Africa that reaches a height of 30 centimeters. It blooms in spring-summer, producing orange, red or pink daisy-like flowers.. These measure about 3 centimeters wide, and although they are not scented, they are so beautiful that we recommend placing the plant in a place where it is visible.

For it to be alright it is important that it is placed in a room where there is a lot of lightotherwise it will not bloom.

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Scarlet Star (Guzmania lingulata)

The guzmania is a bromeliad with an ornamental flower

The plant known as scarlet star or guzmania is a widely grown indoor bromeliad. It is native to Mexico and reaches a maximum height of 30 centimeters and a width of up to 40 centimeters. The flower is actually an inflorescence with red bracts (modified leaves that look like petals).. After flowering, it produces suckers, which is why we should not discard it.

But yes, requires high relative humidityso if you live far from the coast and/or from a river and inside the house you have a humidity of less than 50% (you can find this out if you Google “environmental humidity X”, changing the X to the name of your town) , you will have to spray it with water daily.

Queen’s Earrings (fuchsia hybrida)

Fuchsia is an ornamental flowering plant

The plant known as queen earrings, quiver or fuchsia, is a shrubby perennial plant grown as an annual in temperate regions, as it is sensitive to cold. It reaches an approximate height of 40 centimeters, which blooms in spring and summer. The flowers are very curious, since they certainly look like pink, red and/or purple earrings.

Can be kept indoors in a well-lit room and away from drafts. It is very sensitive to cold and excess water.

Vervain (hybrid verbena)

The Verbena plant produces small flowers

La hybrid vervain It is a short-lived perennial herb that reaches a maximum height of 50 centimeters if it is upright, or up to 25 centimeters if it is prostrate. The latter is especially interesting to have in hanging pots. The flowers of these plants bloom in spring and summer, and can be of very different colors.: white, red, pink, orange, blue, etc.

Like all plants that are kept indoors, is very sensitive to drafts which dry their leaves. Therefore, it should not be placed near the fan, air conditioner or any other device that generates such currents.

African Violet (Saintpaulia)

African violet needs a lot of light

La african violet It is a perennial herb native to tropical Africa that reaches a height of 15 centimeters by 30 centimeters wide. It has fleshy, velvety, dark green leaves, as well as small but very numerous flowers that measure between 2 and 3 centimeters wide. These are white, blue or purple, and appear during the summer.

It is a plant very, very sensitive to waterloggingthat is why we recommend planting it in a pot with a mixture of peat and perlite in equal parts, and watering it a couple of times a week in summer and less the rest of the year.

Which of these ornamental flowers for interiors did you like the most?

10 ornamental flowers to have indoors

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