12 months flowering plants in india

12 months flowering plants in india

Flowering plants are beautiful additions to any home or office. They add color, fragrance, and beauty to our lives. The trick is to grow them successfully. If you want to grow flowers indoors, you should consider buying a houseplant.

There are several ways to grow flowering plants indoors. Some require little maintenance, while others take much effort. For example, you can plant seeds directly into the soil or start from cuttings.

Flowering plants require specific conditions to thrive. The ideal growing environment has adequate light, water, nutrients, and airflow. Seedlings also need warmth, humidity, and darkness.

Flowering plants require little maintenance and can thrive in almost any environment. In addition to being attractive, they also provide important benefits for our health. 

Growing flowering plants is easy, but you need to know how to care for them properly. The first step is to choose the right plant for your needs. Next, you should water the soil regularly and fertilize the plants when they start growing. Finally, you must prune the plants to keep them healthy. Growing flowering plants is easy, and you don't need any special equipment. All you need is a pot, soil, fertilizer, and water. The best way to start growing flowers is from seed, which takes about 4 weeks. After that, you should plant them into bigger pots.

Here are some flowering plants that will bloom all 12 months of the year 

Flowering plants are generally associated with the summer season which is filled with bright colors of beautiful blooms and their sweet fragrance. But did you know that there are plants that flower throughout the year and not just during the summer months? Here are some plants for you to consider growing for you to enjoy their beauty throughout the year.

Ixora Flower Plant

The Ixora flower plant has been used for centuries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. This beautiful flowering shrub produces large white, red, orange flowers. The leaves of the Ixora flower plant are used in herbal medicine.Ixora Flower Plant

Peace lilies

The peace lily is a lovely flower that grows in tropical climates. They are also known as "snowdrops" because they look like snowflakes because of the white blooms. The name "peace lily" comes from the belief that these plants bring peace to those who visit them. It is commonly used as an ornamental plant.Peace lilies

Hibiscus plant

The hibiscus plant has been used for centuries in South America and Africa. These perennial flowers are used to produce tea, jam, and wine. The green leaves are also used to treat stomach ailments. There are a wide variety of colors like white, pink, red in the native varieties and orange, yellow flowers as well in the hybrid varieties.

Hibiscus plant

Desert Rose

The desert rose has beautiful pink flowers and they grow in dry areas. It can also be grown as bonsai plants.

Desert Rose

Rose Periwinkle

The rose periwinkle is a perennial plant native to Europe and Asia. It has been used for centuries as a dye for clothing and medicine.

Rose Periwinkle

Jatropha

Jatropha is a plant native to India, which has been used for centuries to produce oil. The seeds contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Jatropha is also known as "the tree of life" because it produces a wide range of other useful products such as food, medicine, biofuel, fertilizer, animal feed, and cosmetics. The beautiful red flowers are butterfly attractants. 

Jatropha

Rose 

Rose is a beautiful flower that symbolizes love, beauty, and happiness. The rose has been used throughout history for medicinal purposes, such as treating depression and anxiety. Roses also symbolize friendship and romance.

Rose 

Spatika

The pink, white and purple color flowers are used for pooja offerings. This evergreen perennial shrub is native to India and Southeast Asia.

Spatika

Butterfly milkweed

Butterflies use the milkweed plant for food. The butterfly larvae feed on the leaves of the plant. Butterfly milkweed is a plant native to North America. The butterfly milkweed has been used for centuries by Native Americans to treat various ailments. Today, scientists are studying the medicinal properties of the plant and discovering new uses for it.

Butterfly milkweed

Bridal bouquet

Clematis is a flowering vine native to Europe and Asia. The plant has been cultivated for thousands of years, and was used in ancient Greece and Rome to create garlands and wreaths. Today, clematis is still widely grown for their beautiful fragrant flower, which blooms from spring through fall throughout the year.

Bridal bouquet

Steps to grow your flowering plants:

1) Choose your location

Before starting any gardening project, make sure that you have enough space. You will need room for your plants to grow and plenty of sunlight and direct light. A sunny spot and warm climates are good to grow flowers and vegetables. Understand the light requirements of different types of plants and place them accordingly. Most flowering plants will require 6-8 hours of sunlight.

2) Prepare the ground or your containers

Before planting anything, prepare the ground by digging out weeds and removing rocks and debris. This step is very important because if you do not prepare the soil properly, you may end up with a lot of problems later on down the road. Healthy soil will give you healthy plants. If you are growing plants in pots, you will need the right potting soil which should be well-draining soil. The soil surface should be loose and aerated for the proper growth of the roots. The soil should be mixed with manure and prepared so that the rich soil, the fertile soil has the required nutrients for the plant to grow well. 

3) Start with seeds or seedlings

Starting plants from seed is an easy way to grow the plants that you require. Seeds can be sown in seedling trays for beginners in gardening. For advanced gardeners, seeds can be started in any containers or plastic bottles as well. The seeds should be sown at the right depth for germination (generally a few inches below the top layer of soil). With the right conditions like adequate light, warm temperatures, and water, these seeds will sprout into baby plants. Initially, these baby plants can be lightly sprayed with water with the help of a spray bottle to not damage the plant. When they have grown about 3-4 inches tall they can be transplanted to a bigger container.

If you decide to buy seeds, be sure to purchase organic ones. Also, make sure that you use the proper type of seed. Make sure that you know what kind of seed you are buying before you begin. Generally, the seed packet will have the instructions to sow the seeds.

4) Water and feed

After you have planted your seeds, water them regularly so they can grow into healthy plants. Be sure to keep the soil moist but not wet. Moist soil is required for the germination process. 

Plants require rich, well-drained soil whether it is in containers or the ground. You can water your plants either during early mornings or late evenings. This will promote better growth as watering during the daytime with peak sun will cause heat stress due to higher day temperatures.

5) Caring for your plant 

Care for your plant will depend on the type of plant you are growing. Indoor plants will require indirect sunlight while flowering plants and vegetable plants require bright light and direct sunlight. Some of the indoor plants with green foliage with less light requirements are Jade plants, Snake plants, Spider plants, Cast iron plants, dumb cane. A full-sun spot will be appreciated by fragrant flowers and veggies which require lots of sunlight. 

6) Prune

After your plants have grown, it is time to prune them. Remove all dead leaves and branches. This helps the plant to stay strong and healthy and grow new green leaves. Repotting your plants is important as well. Generally repotting can be done once a year when they have grown into larger plants or when the plant root has overgrown the container that they are in. 

7) Fertilize

Fertilizing your plants is essential to their growth. Use an organic fertilizer that contains both nitrogen and phosphorous. Jeevamrutha is a liquid fertilizer that is very good for the well-being of your plants. These nutrients help your plants to grow bigger and stronger.

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Happy gardening!

Dr. Vandana K.