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What Flowers Grow Best Indoors?

By Emma Lee ; Updated September 21, 2017
What Flowers Grow Best Indoors?

Not everyone is gifted with a green thumb, but there are some flowers that are more forgiving to the care they get than others. Once you find your soul mate, you can share a colorful home together.


Poinsettias take the honor of being the most popular houseplant in the world. Colors range from red, pink, white and variegated. Poinsettias take dedication to produce flowers in the second year.

African violets

Violets like high humidity and bright indirect light. Violets come in a range of colors and variety. They are compact and will fit nicely on window sills.


There are more than 30,000 species of orchids but most growers stick with the basic varieties. Although they are considered to be difficult to bloom, a careful grower can have success.


Begonias are easy to grow and will yield an array of blooms. You can choose from a bushy variety or trailing. Begonias are normally considered to be an outdoor plant but they do wonderfully indoors as well.

Desert cacti

Cacti do not need much water and love the sun. They will bloom in the spring and summer.


The hibiscus flower is not one for beginners. They like warmth, plenty of light and humidity. Their downfall would be that there are several varieties of bugs that are attracted to them.


About the Author


Emma Lee owns a photography website and also works as a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, animals and photography. Her work can be found on various websites. Lee attended Charles County Community College located in Maryland.