Houseplants That Have White Flowers

Houseplants come in a wise variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They add beauty to your home decor. They can also make your environment healthier by adding oxygen to the air. White flowering houseplants go with any decor and look clean. Different plants require different levels of care, so be sure you know the requirements before you bring them home. You can ask your local nursery manager or local county extension agent.

Paper White

The paper white flower (Narcissus papyraceus) is an annual bulb flower that blooms from December to March. The flowers are often forced to grow around Christmas by placing the bulbs in a pan filled with 2 to 3 inches of soil and watering them well. The fragrant flowers will bloom four to eight weeks after they have been potted. The flowers will grow to 16 to 18 inches tall. They only bloom once so they must be thrown away once the flowers have died.

White Orchid

Orchids (Orchidaceae) are a very common houseplant. They are not as fussy as many people think they are. They can adapt well to most any environment and come in a wide variety of sizes and colors, including white. Orchids grow from a few inches to over 18 feet tall. Houseplants are generally only a few feet tall. They prefer bright, indirect light for at least six hours of the day and should be watered when the soil becomes dry.

Peace Lily

The peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is an evergreen, herbaceous, perennial, foliage plant that is native to the tropical areas of the Americas and Southeast Asia. The plant is a hardy indoor plant that can tolerate neglect. It does not require a lot of light or frequent watering to survive. Most peace lilies grow from 1 to 4 feet tall and wide, though some species can get as tall as 6 feet. The plant prefers bright, filtered light and moist soils. The leaves should be washed or wiped with a damp cloth to remove dust.

Downy Jasmine

The downy jasmine flower is (Jasminum multiflorum) is a perennial, evergreen vine that can be grown as a shrub indoors. The plant usually grows 5 to 10 feet tall and just as wide. It spreads quickly and has star-shaped, white flowers that bloom from spring to summer. It prefers full sun to partial shade and dry soil. It can tolerate moderate drought conditions. The plant can also be propagated by its stems in summer or fall.

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Melody Dawn has been writing since 2004. Her work has appeared in the "Gainesville Times" and her writing focuses on topics about gardening, business and education. She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists. Dawn holds a Master of Business and is working on a Master of Journalism from the University of Tennessee.