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TOP 7 Low Light Flowering Indoor Plants

Flowering houseplants bring beauty and color to your home, provide a great conversation piece for visitors, and bring joy no matter what season it is outside. Although many flowering houseplants require a lot of light, there are quite a few low light flowering indoor plants that will grow and thrive even in low light homes. 
There is no flowering houseplant you can grow in complete darkness; however, there are some that will blossom even in half shade and poorly lit conditions; these are often tropical plants that grow under the canopies of forests, like Phalaenopsis, Anthurium, bromeliads and Brazilian fireworks.
We shall see 7 great flowering plants that you can grow in your home or office even if you can’t offer them good light exposure.

wax plant 

wax plant

Original and lesser known wax plant will give you star shaped white flowers in clusters and large and shiny leaves to bring light even where sunlight is very scarce in your indoor spaces.
Also known as porcelain flower, Hoya carnosa is an exotic plant from Australia and Eastern Asia whose flowers are not just beautiful; they also have a wonderful scent to perfume your room.
Wax Plants cannot stand the direct sunlight because in their natural habitat they live forests between treetops where they are living in a shady light. Direct sunlight can burn their leaves.
You don’t need to repot your Wax Plant yearly, so, this makes it even easier to care for.
Before watering, check the plant’s soil, because this likes to dry out more than most plants. However, when watering, make sure you water its soil thoroughly.

 Flamingo Flower

 Flamingo Flower

Flamingo Flower, also known as Anthurium, is a tropical plant as well, which loves humidity and heat. So, maintaining a humidity level of around 80% and keeping its soil moisturized, but not too wet, would be perfect for your plant to thrive and bloom.

These plants grow best when indoor temperatures are kept between 68°F (20°C) and 86°F (30°C), but in a minimum of 60°F (16°C) would still survive. Bellow that, the plant would suffer from the cold.

Flamingo Flower is not a heavy feeder plant; therefore, this doesn’t need too much fertilizing. If you are fertilizing your Flamingo Plant, is enough to do it every two months during the spring and summer period, but stop fertilizing during the fall and winter as the plant is in the dormant phase (growth slows).

To encourage the plant to produce flowers, but to prevent foliage to burn, place the plant in a medium to bright, but indirect light.

Flamingo Flower does not tolerate direct sunlight, because its natural habitat is beneath tree canopies where this is protected from the direct rays of the sun.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cyclamens blooms resemble shooting stars with their windswept appearance, hovering over a base of thick variegated leaves. These sweet and beautiful plants will bloom for several months under the right conditions, then die back and go dormant until they are ready to grow and bloom again.

Cyclamens don’t like to overheat, so the cooler temperatures of a home will work just fine. While these plants prefer bright, indirect light during the winter growing season, they can do fine with just a little ambient lighting in a brighter room. However, once the plant goes dormant for the summer, it will be just fine in a dim space until it is ready to grow again.

Water cyclamens carefully. They don’t like to sit in water, but they do like slightly moist soil that does not dry out completely. Avoid getting water on the leaves and flowers, and water only the soil, instead.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily

Peace Lily is easy to care for and this makes it a very popular plant among indoor plants.

In their natural habitat, Peace Lilies grow on the tropical forest floor, where they don’t get too much light, but they do have consistent moisture.

These are evergreen plants and providing the right condition for them, these will produce white to off-white flowers, usually, in the early summer and will bloom through the whole year.

As I said, Peace Lilies are not difficult to care for, however, they still need some of your time.

You should keep its soil constantly moisturized because it cannot tolerate dry soil for too long. Also, you should avoid overwatering it, as it can cause rotting.

Filtered and room-temperature water is best to use when watering because Peace Lilies are sensitive to the chemicals from the tap water.

You can mist these plants because they love high humidity, but you should fertilize them only occasionally.

As Peace Lilies are tropical plants, these will not do well in a cold environment, so the temperature should be a minimum of 60°F (16°C) and the best temperature is upwards of 70°F (21°C).

Clivia

Clivia

Clivia is a flowering houseplant that can add a touch of warm light to your room: with beautiful, long leaves and inflorescence with tubular flowers that range from light yellow to red, Clivia has become a popular houseplant, and it adapts very well to low light conditions.

This genus of flowering plants comes from the forests of South Africa and Swaziland, where you can find it in the undergrowth, where light is scarce.

 African Violets

 African Violets

African Violets have fuzzy leaves and produce flowers in white, blue, purple, red or pink colors.

African Violets are susceptible to rot, so, you should keep their soil slightly moist and water them below the leaves without getting them wet.

This plant can get sunburn if you place it in direct sunlight, so medium to bright indirect sunlight is best.

Fertilizing can be done every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) and make sure you don’t over-fertilize as this can cause problems as well.

Usually, African Violets are grown best in temperatures over 65°F/ 18°C, but some of them can tolerate a cooler environment.

Guzmania Bromeliads

Guzmania Bromeliads

This gorgeous epiphyte is a great choice for low light offices and homes. It will happily bloom in low light, fluorescent light, or any other type of indoor lighting. However, these bromeliads do not tolerate direct sunlight at all. While these plants will be just fine in low light, the blooms will not last as long as they would if you put them in a brighter room.

These brightly colored blooms can be orange, yellow, red, pink, or even a deep purple with thin dark green leaves growing at the base.  Water the plant at its base, or cup, replacing the water frequently so it does not stagnate and grow bacteria. Since these plants like a little bit of humidity, you may want to place the plant on a pebble tray in order to increase the humidity around it.

These plants are popular because of their ease of care and lower light needs. However, eventually, the plant will stop blooming and the mother plant will die, hopefully leaving behind some baby plants, called pups, which will grow into new plants that will provide more stunning blooms for you to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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