Are you tired of the bleak landscape of winter? Looking at dead plants and grey skies can be depressing - but it doesn't have to be that way.
Did you know that while some flowers can't stand up to cold temperatures, there are still a few brave varieties that will pop up in winter? These hearty blooms give color and brightness throughout the darkest months and add beauty even when everything else is going dormant.
Winter flowers in India
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.
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.
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.
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, and red.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Botanical Name: Impatiens
Balsam is a small annual plant with red or pink flowers. The stem is translucent with reddish streaks.
Botanical Name: Barleria
It is known as December Flower as it blooms in December and is normally strung into garlands of flowers for women to wear in their hair.
Dr. Vandana K.