Which plants flower in winter?

Which plants flower in winter?

Here are some flowering houseplants that can bloom during winter months. They bring a dash of color into your home!

Plants that bloom in winter: 

1. Poinsettias

Botanical name: Euphorbia pulcherrima

Poinsettias are plants that are a symbol of the festive season. They're easy to grow indoors during the cold months too. With their bright colors, they bring a splash of freshness indoors.

2. Begonias

Botanical Name: Begonia

You can use Begonias to brighten up your home during the cold season. They can bloom even when temperatures drop. Both wax begonias and angle-winged begonia can be grown indoors.


3. Adenium

Botanical Name:Adenium obesum

Grow this attractive succulent indoors during the cold months and let you enjoy the beauty of the blooms. The lovely miniature tree form of the plant and its rose-like flowers add beauty wherever they grow.

4. Moth Orchid

Botanical Name:Phalaenopsis

Grow moth orchids indoors for their lovely blooms during the cold months. These orchids require 4-5 hours of indirect sunlight. They look spectacular with their large pure white flowers.


5. Ixora

Botanical Name: Ixora coccinea

Keep these plants in a warm, bright place. The big blooms come in various colors like orange, red and yellow, which can add brightness to the indoors.

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6. Anthurium

Botanical Name:Anthurium

Anthuriums can bloom in winter, too, if 5-6 hours of sunlight is available. Their glossy leaves and flowers add a sparkling hue to your indoors. Long-lasting flowers of anthurium are an added advantage.

7. Crown of Thorns

Botanical Name:Euphorbia milii

As long as you're not bothered by its thorns, add this plant to your indoor garden for flowers in winter. Pretty little flowers bloom in clusters adding colors to indoors. Keep it out of reach of children and animals, as sharp spines could injure them.

8. Dianthus

Botanical Name:Dianthus caryophyllus

Dianthus is a herbaceous biennial or perennial flowering shrub. It has become a popular ornamental garden plant. They're easy to grow and come in a range of colors.

9. Flowering Maple

Botanical Name:Abutilon

The leaves of this plant are similar to that of a maple tree, therefore the name flowering maple. It is a shrub with blooms identical to hibiscus flowers. They need full sunlight and nutrient-rich soil to grow well.

10. Christmas Cactus

Botanical Name:Schlumbergera

Christmas cacti have dark green, flat and segmented stems. This plant blooms in winter during Christmas, therefore the name. The flowers come in different colors, including white, pink, yellow,red.

11. Calendula

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis

Calendula is a beautiful plant with bright orange-yellow flowers that bloom during winter. They can be placed near a window since they require bright sunlight.

12. Oxalis

Botanical Name: Oxalis

Oxalis is also known as the shamrock plant. The plant has heart-shaped, purple color leaves and whitish blooms. They do not prefer long hours of sunlight and therefore are best as indoor plants.

13. Petunia

Botanical Name:Petunia

These annual plants come in a variety of colors. Different colored flowers are grown together to enhance the beauty of the garden. They are easy to grow. Petunias need adequate sunlight and well-draining soil to thrive.

14. Impatiens

Botanical Name: Impatiens

Impatiens are a great addition to your winter gardens. Their vibrant blooms can brighten up any space. In addition, they do not require much water, and adding adequate fertilizers will increase the blooms.


15. Kalanchoe

Botanical Name:Kalanchoe

The Kalanchoe is a succulent houseplant with gorgeous and long-lasting blooms. The glossy green leaves also add beauty to the plant. Its flowers come in vivid shades, including pink, yellow, red, and more.

16. Salvia

The flower spikes bear tubular bright scarlet flowers above the leaves. Salvia is ideal for flower beds, borders, and shrubbery. They are suited to grow in semi-shaded places.

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Extra reading

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Happy Gardening!

Dr. Vandana K.