Easy To Grow Blooming Houseplants | 12 Best Blooming Indoor Plants

Check out these easy to grow blooming houseplants. In selecting these plants. We use two criteria. First they had to be easy to grow. Second they had to produce blooms. We came up a list of the 12 Best Blooming indoor plants.

Do you enjoy easy to care for houseplants? Would you like to see some nice blooms or flowers on occasion?

If so this article is for you. Let’s get right to business; here are the 12 blooming indoor houseplants we have selected:

Here are 12 easy to grow blooming houseplants:

1 .Aechmea Fasciata – Silver Vase Plant, Urn Plant.
2. Billbergia Nutrans – Friendship Plant, Queen’s Tears.
3. Crassula Ovata (Aka C. Argetea) – Jade Plant. Money Plant
4. Dendranthema Morifolium (Chrysnthemum Morifolium) – Chrysanthemums
5. Euphorbia Milii Hybrids – Crown Of Thorns, Silverthorn, Christ’s Thorn
6. Faucaria Tigrina (F.Felina) – Tiger’s Jaws
7. Guzmania Lingulata ( + Hybrids) – Scarlet Star.
8. Lilium Longiflourum – Easter Lily
9. Phalaenopsis (Species + Hybrids) Moth Orchids
10. Plectranthus (Species + Hybrids) – Swedish Ivy, Creeping Charlie
11. Sanseveria Trifasciata – Snake Plant, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue
12. Tillandsia ( + Hybrids) – Sky Plant, Air Plant

When I first got interested in houseplants, I had a black thumb. Given any particular plant I could kill it. I remember doing Google searches for “indestructible houseplants”, “bulletproof houseplants”, and “idiot proof houseplants”.

Ease of care is very important. I’ve gotten somewhat better at keeping my house plants alive. When in doubt however, I always go for plants that are listed as being easy to care for and have some flowers.

The trouble is most flowering plants do not do well indoors and require quite a bit of attention. We’ve done the footwork for you and researched 12 indoor houseplants plants that produce flowers, are easy to care for, in grow well indoors.

There is a section of this post on the care, tips for growing and maintenance of each of the 12 plants.

1. Easy To Grow – Silver Vase Plant, Urn Plant  (Aechmea Fasciata)

Aechmea Fasciata

 

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

2. Easy To Grow Blooming Houseplant – Freindship plant, Queens tears  (Billbergia Nutrans)

2. Billbergia Nutrans – Friendship Plant, Queen’s Tears

 

The friendship Plant or Queen’s tears, is one of the easiest to grow and most popular bromeliads. It is sometimes called Queens tears because the flowers produce a little bit of nectar that occasionally drips, simulating tears.

It is also called the friendship Plant because it produces a lot of offsets, which can be shared among your friends.

It has green leaves that are deep green or olive in hue. The leaves are tough, have toothed edges, and are like little straps. They can reach a length of up to 16 inches they tend to grow up words and then droop over.

The flowers bloom after the plant has matured to an age of two or three years old. The blooms appear in the late spring and can be shaded with pink, yellow, blue emerging from pink bracts.

A display hint is to have them at eye level in hanging containers so you can appreciate the flowers.

They tolerate dry indoor air in winter much better than most bromeliads. Like most bromeliads, they can still benefit from a misting of water on occasion.

Common NameFriendship Plant or Queen’s Tears Plant
LightIf you summer the plant outdoors, partial shade. Inside, near a sunny windoe, preferably placed in an east or west window.
WaterWater moderately alll year round. Keep water in the resivoir of the plant at all times.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerFeed with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer, also as a spray on leaves.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps and humidity, Outside they can tolerate temps as low As 40°F for brief periods.
PropagationThese plants produce a lot of offsets. With a sharp knife cut off the offset when it is about half the size of the parent plant. Dry the cut surface for a day or two before repotting.
CommentsThis plant is under-rated in terma of appearance and popularity. It is one of the easiest bromeliadsto care for and propagate is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsBillbergia ’Candy’, Billbergia ’Court Jester’

3. Jade Plant. Money Plant – Crassula Ovata (Aka C. Argetea)

3. Crassula Ovata (Aka C. Argetea) – Jade Plant. Money Plant

 

Jade Plants (Crassula’s) generally resemble small bushy shrubs, or small trees. It is a succulent plant in is very easy to grow indoors. It is a popular plan to have in offices and homes.

The leaves are dark green and glossy with a spoon shaped to them they grow from the trunk of the plant. Indoors, and potted, they can grow to a height of 2 feet. In really good growing conditions outside they can reach a height of 4 feet.As the picture above indicates, when they do flower they burst into many small blooms.

They do really well in a dry, heated, indoor environment, so they grow nicely during the winter indoors.

If the leaves of the plant tend to look a little light in faded more light some additional fertilizer will usually fix that.

The Jade tree is a slow-growing plant and will generally last for years with good care.

Common NameJade Plant or Money Plant
LightThese plants do not need direct sunlight although they can tolerate some. They do well with filtered light. indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterWater twice a week but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Do not allow them to stay dry for long.
SoilThese plants do well in the soil-based potting mix with some perlite or sand added. A good ratio is three-part soil to one part perlite. African violet soil also works well.
FertilizerIn all seasons except winter feed them every two weeks with a high potash fertilizer.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps.This plan is known for being able to withstand high temperatures. They appreciate a cool "rest". If you can provide it in the winter with temperatures about 60°F .
PropagationYou can root individual leaves or cuttings (3 inches) in the sand in Pete mixture.
Comments. Check stems and roots frequently for bugs. The plant can be summered outside.
VariationsThere are hybrids available which can offer variegated or tinted leaves. Another plant to consider is the closely related money plant.

4. Chrysanthemums – Dendranthema Morifolium (Chrysnthemum Morifolium)

Chrysanthemums

 

Chrysanthemums are delightful short-term flowering plant. They are available in a wider range of hybrids and colors. The most popular colors are yellow, white, cream, pink, orange, and red.

They are very affordable plant which is a good thing because they are also a very short lived plant. They are available year-round because growers “force” the flowering of these plants which is dependent on the number of hours of light they receive.

Commercial growers also use chemicals to dwarf the plant and keep it a compact, low growing plant.

When kept indoors the water should be kept moist on a consistent basis with cool temperatures and have moderate to bright sunlight to extend the life of the blooms.

If they are kept properly they can last for 6 to 8 weeks, before needing replacing. Most people simply discard the plant after it blooms. It can, however, be transplanted outdoors and you may get another season out of it.

Common NameChrysanthemums
LightModerately bright light without being baked in the sun.
WaterThe plant should be kept moist at all times. If the plant has extensive routes you will need to be water daily.
SoilJust leave the plant in the potting soil in which you bought it. If the plan is loosely packed you might tighten it up by adding some additional potting soil.
FertilizerFertilizer is not required for this plant.
TemprtatureThe plant rise in cool indoor temperature conditions. Too high a temperature may cause it to lose its blooms prematurely.
PropagationChrysanthemums are relatively easy to propagate by taking soft stem cuttings to produce outdoor garden plants.
CommentsPlants with double blooms are very popular. They are a nice addition to houseplants such as Ivy orPythos to add some color.
VariationsThere are tons of variations hybrids, you will probably be selecting what the florist has to offer.

5. Crown Of Thorns, Silverthorn, – Euphorbia Milii Hybrids

Crown Of Thorns, Silverthorn

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

6. Tiger’s Jaws, – Faucaria Tigrina (F.Felina)

Tiger’s Jaws

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

7. Scarlet Star, – Guzmania Lingulata ( + Hybrids)

Scarlet Star

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

8. Easter Lily, – Lilium Longiflourum

Easter Lily

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

9. Moth Orchids – Phalaenopsis (Species + Hybrids)

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

10. Swedish Ivy, Creeping Charlie – Plectranthus (Species + Hybrids)

Swedish Ivy, Creeping Charlie

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

11. Snake Plant, Mother-in-Laws Tongue –Sanseveria Trifasciata

Snake Plant, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

12. Sky Plant, Air Plant –Tillandsia ( + Hybrids)

The leaves of this plant are arching, leathery, strap -shaped and have a waxy finish. The shape of these leaves allow it to gather water and drive it to the central vase or urn shaped core of the plant.

The individual leaves can reach a length of 12 to 15 inches and the plant can grow to be 20 inches in height.

These plants originated on the jungle floor where they were watered primarily by drippings from the tree canopy above. That central vase or urn shaped cup should never be allowed to dry out.

The central flower of the plant will emerge in mature plants generally three years old or older. If the flower does not appear try placing it in a position where it seemed receives more light. After the plot has flowered it will produce two or three pups.

Common NameSilver Vase Plant, Urn Plant
LightModerate direct or indirect sunlight. Ideally, the plant should be placed in an East or West sindow.
WaterKeep at least 1 inch of water in the cup of the plant at all times. Water roots weekly.
SoilUse a bomeliad potting soil, good drainage is essential. Orchid potting soil works also.
FertilizerMist the leaves with a weak (1/2 strength) fertilizer in spring and summer. In winter, fertilize every 2nd month.
TemprtatureIn winter normal household temps - minimum 55°F. In growing season 80°F is ideal. These plants do well outside in the spring and summer.
PropagationWhen the offsets have grown to 6 inches and therefore to six months old they can be divided.
CommentsAlthough this plant looks very exotic, is actually quite easy to care for. The critical factor is the water in the well of the soil never dries out.
VariationsAechmea fascita ‘Purpurea’ – has very attractive maroon leaves. Aechmea fascita ‘Variegata’ have pale yellow stripes that run along the length of the leaves.

Conclusion:

Okay, let sum things up. We tackled two major questions in this article and provided some detailed answers. Let’s really make it short and sweet. Here are the two questions and their answers.

Question #1: Which herbs are suitable for indoor growing with artificial light?

Answer: Just about all of them, with one or two exceptions.

Question #1: Which grow light system is best for beginners?

Answer: We recommend LED grow lights. They are easy, simple, and produce great results. Their technology has improved drastically.

There are also some grow light kits available which are recommended for beginners and are shown below.

We hope you enjoyed – “Grow Herbs Indoors With Artificial Light | The Basics”, and picked up some valuable information, tips and tricks.

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