Going Green: Ideas for Indoor Flowering Plants

Do you ever wonder why your indoor plants don’t seem to flower as prolifically or produce as much beautiful scented pollen as their natural counterparts? Or do you ever wonder why your indoor plants don’t seem to produce as much fragrance as you’d like them to? The answer may be as simple as lighting and humidity. If your home is limited to a small space, you may want to think about getting creative and thinking outside the box regarding indoor flowering plants. After all, there’s a lot of beauty in limitation! We’ll explore some ideas for growing indoor flowering plants that are perfect for your home, whether for your enjoyment or to create a natural indoor fragrance source.

1. Start with a Native

Many plants commonly grown indoors and sold in stores are not native to the United States. However, you can grow them indoors (or start them from seed) with much better success by selecting a variety that is native to your area. For example, tomato, pepper, and eggplant seeds will grow well in most United States and produce fruit year after year. Many plants have native applications. Choose a small low, growing plant that can be easily placed in a vase or in an area of your home where it will receive excellent light and airflow.

2. Plan Around the Sun

If your home is located near a window, plan to place your indoor flowering plants near windows to ensure they have enough light each day. If you’re trying to encourage flowering, you’ll need at least 12 hours of direct sunlight daily. 

3. Use Vases to Trick Plants into Thinking They’re in a Different Environment 

Many plants like the look of being in the ground, which is why they can grow and flower successfully. By adding soil to the bottom of a vase, you can make your indoor plants think they live in a garden. When it comes to flowering plants, this is beneficial because they will grow stronger stalks and produce more flowers.

4. Use Natural Light 

If you’re using natural light and it is inadequate, consider installing artificial light. Fluorescent lights work great as long as they are close to the plants. You can even use a few small incandescent lamps combined with some fluorescent lighting because brighter lighting will encourage flowering and help prevent bud drop. Flower Delivery by Pearsons Florist helps you create the perfect floral arrangement for any occasion, including Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Easter.

5. Use Screen or Mesh for Air Flow 

A key element of growing indoor flowering plants is air circulation. Proper airflow around your plants is essential to growing healthy stems, buds, and flowers. If you’re growing hanging plants, place a screen or mesh over the tops of the pots to ensure excellent air circulation. Plastic pots and baskets work well for many flowering plants as long as there are holes for airflow.

6. Use Proper Pots 

When it comes to indoor flowering plants, the pot is just as important as the soil they are planted in. One of the biggest mistakes people make with flowering plants is purchasing pots that are too small. This will cause your plants to grow tall and leggy with blooms that droop down at the ends of long stems.

Conclusion

Flowering plants are fun and rewarding to grow. Create an environment in your home that is natural and nurturing, and enjoy the beauty of these fragrant plants.