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house plants
flowering house plants
AFRICAN VIOLET Saintpaulia ionantha
Name Botanical Name Comments
Light Watering
Many varieties available in many colours; single or double flowers
AZALEA Rhododendron spp. Bright filtered light
Keep soil moist
Many varieties of woody plants with a large selection of flower shapes & colours; winter & spring flowers
BEGONIA Begonia spp. Bright indirect sunlight
Allow soil to dry somewhat before watering
Many colours of flowers on long stems, with various colours of attractive foliage
BIRD OF PARADISE Strelitzia reginae Bright direct light
Allow soil to dry before watering
Large leaves on long stalks; large, colourful, orange and blue flowers, in spring
BOUGAINVILLEA Bougainvillea buttiana Direct light
Allow soil to dry out before watering.
Climbing plant with woody stems, tiny flowers are surrounded by colorful, papery bracts
CINERARIA Senecio cruentus hybrids Bright indirect light Keep soil moist
Many forms of daisy-like flowers with a large choice of colours; winter blooming
CYCLAMEN Cyclamen persicum Bright indirect light Keep soil moist
Many varieties of graceful flowers in a variety of forms and colours; winter blooming
FLAME OF THE WOODS Ixora coccinea Bright indirect light Keep soil moist
Flaming red tubular flowers above glossy oval leaves, summer flowers
FLOWERING MAPLE Abutilon hybrids Bright indirect light Keep soil moist
Papery, lantern-shaped flowers available in various colours; maple-like leaves
GARDENIA Gardenia jasminoides Bright indirect light Keep soil moist
Glossy green leaves and sweet scented white flowers; semi-double or double flowers
GERBERA DAISY Gerbera jamesonii Bright indirect light
Allow soil to dry out before watering
Large multipetaled flowers, on long stems, in a wide variety of colours
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Bright filtered light
Allow soil to dry out before watering


































































































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