How to Flower Spring House Plants

Overview

Growing houseplants is an effective way to incorporate natural focal points into the interior's decor. You can create designated garden areas to decorate rooms with living design elements. Springtime ushers in the beginning of the growing season with a host of blooming flowers. Plant spring flowering plants like cyclamen, amaryllis and azaleas. By meeting the growing requirements of your houseplants, you are able to enjoy a tapestry of flowers contributing splashes of color and textures to your home.

Step 1

Research your houseplants to find out which ones bloom in the spring. Houseplants go into dormancy in the wintertime. To bring them out of dormancy, you should make sure they are getting enough light, food and water based on their growing requirements.

Step 2

Place houseplants that need full sunlight or at least six hours of light a day near south-facing windows. For houseplants that need partial sunlight, hang a shear curtain in front of the window. Plants that need full shade can be placed several feet away from the window or under a growing light for two hours a day.

Step 3

Fertilize your houseplant to give it enough nutrition to produce blooms. Depending on the type of houseplant, you will need to provide a fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. An all-purpose fertilizer with an NPK amount of 8-8-8 works with numerous types of plants.

Step 4

Give your houseplant enough water to produce buds. Press your fingers into the first three inches of top soil to check if it is moist. Top soil should be kept moist but not saturated. Lift the plant over a sink and water at the base. Allow the water to drain from the container's draining holes before placing back on a saucer.

Step 5

Prune away dead or diseased portions of the plant with bypass shears, so it can focus its energies on creating spring blooms. Cut off wilted leaves, dead stems and any disfigured buds.

Tips and Warnings

  • Clean off your bypass shears with denatured alcohol to prevent spreading fungal diseases.

Things You'll Need

  • Curtain
  • Container
  • Saucer
  • Fertilizer
  • Bypass shears
  • Denatured alcohol

References

  • Texas A&M: House Plants
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