Indoor Flowering Plants Can Benefit Your Health and Home

Create a Bright Space Inside

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add color into your home is the natural element of adding indoor plants.  Decorating your home with houseplants can be as simple as housing a single plant in fresh potting soil. To give your plants a more personal touch, try using a hanging basket near indirect sunlight, or making a beautiful flower arrangement.

Filling your home with a wide range of bright colors and floral scents care just a few of the many benefits of indoor plants.  They make great pieces of interior decoration, and are fun hobby. Even better, indoor houseplants can be wonderful for your well-being.

Boost Your Mood and Productivity

A 2010 Washington State University study stated that indoor flowering plants can improve your indoor air quality, improve your mental health, reduce blood pressure, and increase productivity!  Not only are these plants great for your overall health and well-being, but they are a budget friendly way to improve your home decor, no matter the time of year. Better yet, they only require minimal maintenance.

These plants listed below are all examples of perennials. Perennial plants are flowering plants that can bloom and last for over 1-2 years with good care. Whether you’re just starting out with your new houseplants, or have the greenest of thumbs, here are some of the best indoor blooming plants we recommend for everyone.

Indoor Flowering Plants

African Violets

African Violets are Great House Plants

African Violets are one of the most stunning flowering houseplants – and for good reasons. Not only are they easy to grow and bloom year round, but they also look beautiful in any area of your home.

In addition, they are available in many wonderful shades of purple and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This makes it so easy to pick the variety that best compliments your home décor. They are also best housed in mild temperatures; anywhere from 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit .

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera plants are one of the most low maintenance houseplants. Even better, they have some great healing properties. Place near a window for indirect sunlight, and water only once or twice a week.

Also, if you love to cook or bake, these plants are great to have nearby. For example, if you accidentally cut or burn your skin while cooking, just snip off a small piece and apply the natural gel, located inside the aloe leaves, to the affected area. It’s beautiful, exotic, and very handy.


Also known as urn plants, bromeliads are wonderful indoor plants as they can thrive easily without much care and in low light conditions as well. Bromeliad blooms come in a many shades of red, pink, orange and yellow hues. Their colorful foliage and long-lasting blooms are sure to beautify any home’s interior.

Christmas Cactus is a great houseplantChristmas Cactus

Native to Brazil, these bright flowering houseplants are a popular gift sold primarily around the Christmas season. Yet these cacti have a quite a stunning, bright color to them that are beautiful to have throughout the entire year. Christmas cacti can quickly brighten up any interior with their beautiful, dangling red or pink flowers and unique, paddle-like foliage. If maintained well, they can flower every year.

Flowering Maple

Although not considered common houseplants, flowering maples are bright and colorful plants that are easy to care for and flower all year long. They are a member of the tropical hibiscus family and can be placed in bright indirect light. They too, require little maintenance and are a beautiful addition to decorate your home interior.

Goldfish Plant

Goldfish plants are beautiful indoor perennial flowering plants found in upscale home designs that bloom all year round. These plants get their name because their small orange flowers look very similar to a goldfish. These beautiful plants are perfect for growing indoors as they can flower even in low lighting conditions.

Hibiscus is a beautiful flowering plantHibiscus

Tropical hibiscus plants are low maintenance flowering plants that bloom throughout the year, which makes them great indoor flowering plants. Ideally, you would need to place them next to a sunny window or use a grow light for them to bloom, as they require full sunlight. There are many beautiful species of these plants that come in a wide variety of colors and sizes.


Orchids are undoubtedly one of the most common houseplants. The primary reason for their popularity is that they are available in a dazzling variety of colors and breathtaking foliage that can adorn any interior. Their care is unique, but not difficult. When well taken care of, their flowers can bloom for many months.

Poinsettias are a beautiful symbol of the Christmas season in many homesPoinsettia

Poinsettias are some of the most popular houseplants in the world and are an undeniable, distinct symbol of the Christmas season. Although the gleaming red poinsettia is the most common variety, the plants also come in lovely shades of pink and white flowers. To be extra safe, be sure to keep your poinsettias out of reach from household pets and enjoy the plants from a higher level area such as on a counter, shelf, or mantle.


Similar to Aloe Vera, Succulent plants are very low maintenance and require watering about only once a week. They are a beautiful, natural addition to your home and have grown in popularity over the last several years. These plants have mostly green hues and hints of pretty purples, pinks and peach colors. Succulents are one of the best if you’re just starting out with maintaining your house plants

These are just some of the most popular plants; but there are many other species of flowering houseplants for you to discover as well.  Visit Rustic View Home and Gardens to connect with our customer service associates today. Brighten your day, and your personal space, with beautiful perennial indoor plants.

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