Flowers for Gardening

Flowers you should have it in your Garden


rex begonias

Begonias are becoming more popular with plant breeders and many varieties make excellent indoor foliage plants. In particular, rex begonias, with their unusual colors, patterns, and textures, will make nice houseplants. They can be difficult to grow indoors​ because they prefer high humidity, but growing them on a pebble tray helps.

  • Light: Partial or dappled sun
  • Water: Allow to dry out between waterings
  • Color varieties: Pink flowers;  green, red, pink, purple, silver, or brown foliage


    fuchsia as a houseplantFuchsias look very tropical, but they actually enjoy cool temperatures in the 60 to 70 F range. This plant benefits from a winter rest, so do not expect a lot of flowers during winter. Bring the plants indoors before frost and trim them to about 6 inches. Place it a cool spot (45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit) with low light. In spring, move the plant back into a sunny spot and resume watering regularly. New growth should start soon. Repot with fresh soil and begin feeding every other week.
    • Light: Full sun except in winter
    • Water: Water lightly when soil is dry
    • Color varieties: White, pink, red, purple or various combinations
  • Geraniums (Pelargonium)

    geraniumsGardeners have been overwintering geranium plants for years. You can allow them to go dormant until spring, but if you have a bright south-facing window, you can have repeat blooms all winter. Geraniums that have been growing outdoors in pots make the best candidates​ because their roots will not be disturbed. Bring them in before frost and give the plants a light trim.
    • Light: Full sun
    • Water: Allow to dry out between waterings
    • Color varieties: Pink, red, and white flowers
  • Abutilon (Flowering Maple)

    Abutilon, the flowering or parlor maple, is often grown in containers or beds as an annual, but it is actually a tropical shrub. Abutilon like bright light, from a south- or west-facing window, and warm temperatures of 65 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Avoid drafts and feed every other week with a water-soluble fertilizer. Your abutilon can be pruned lightly in the fall, to maintain its size and shape, and will often bloom in early to mid-spring. Keep an eye out for pests.
    • Light: Full to partial sun
    • Water: Allow to dry out between waterings
    • Color varieties: White to pale yellow to deep coral and red flowers
  • Caladium

    caladiumThe same Caladium plants sold as tubers are potted and sold at a much higher price as houseplants. Caladiums do not like to be cold, preferring temperatures ranging from 60 to 85 F. If the leaves start to yellow and the plant is struggling, allow it to die back and rest until spring. Store it in a cool, dry spot and repot it in February or March.
    • Light: Indirect
    • Water: Keep moist but not wet
    • Color varieties: Green, white, cream, pink and red foliage
  • Boxwood and Myrtle (Buxus sempervirens, Myrtus)

    Buxus sempervirensSmall potted evergreen boxwood and myrtle make easy-going houseplants and nice winter decorations. Turning the pot every few days will keep them growing evenly on all sides. Humidity is crucial to evergreen houseplants and misting is necessary. Water when the soil feels dry and feed monthly. Keep watch for spider mites.
    • Light: Bright, direct sun
    • Water: Only when the soil feels dry

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