Flowering plants liven up any indoor space. Easy flowers don't need a lot of coaxing to bloom. Even better is if the plants flower when color is most needed, such as in the winter. With minimal water, fertilizer during the growing season and proper light, indoor flowering plants can stay beautiful and provide enjoyment all year long.
Hydrangeas are easy to care for. The plant is native to Eastern Asia. The plant is a compact shrub with many branches, according to "The Indoor Plant Bible" by Dorte Nissen. The maximum height and width of the hydrangea is 2 feet. The green leaves are oval shaped with serrated edges. The flowers grow in large clusters in colors in purple, white, red and pink. The plant favors cool temperatures but will tolerate warmer areas indoors. Hydrangeas prefer filtered light but will tolerate full sun. During the growing season, add a low nitrogen fertilizer every two weeks. Avoid letting the soil dry out and water regularly during the growing season.
Kalanchoe, also called coral bells, are native to Madagascar. Classified as a succulent, the kalanchoe can tolerate forgetful watering habits. There are several different cultivars with flowers ranging from white, yellow, orange, red, pink and purple. "Wendy" has large, purple tubular flowers. "Mirabella" has small tubular flowers. The plant blooms during the winter, according to "Spectacular Plants" by Byron E. Martin and Laurelynn G. Martin. After the plant blooms, it must be pruned immediately to ensure next winter's flowers. During the plant's rapid growth cycle during the summer, kalanchoe should be watered and fertilized regularly for winter blooming. The minimum temperature range the plant can tolerate is 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fuchsias grow well indoors and will bloom soon after planting in the spring until the late fall, according to the "Encyclopedia of Gardening" by The American Horticultural Society. The flowering ornamental plant averages in height from 1 to 2 feet with an upright to trailing growth habit. There are different cultivars of fuchsias varying in size, shape and flower color. The minimum temperature the plant can tolerate is 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Prune the plant in the late winter or early spring before the growing season. Keep the soil continuously moist during the growing season, tapering off during the winter but not letting the soil dry out. In the summer, the fuchsia can tolerate shade to partial shade. In the winter, the plant can tolerate partial sun to full sun.