If you turned into a plant parent while on quarantine, you’re definitely not alone.
Because we have so much free time at home, we need something to keep our hands busy. Moreover, gardening is actually good for one’s mental health because it reduces stress, helps with concentration, boosts our mood, and promotes mindfulness. (Read: 5 Plants You Should Never Buy From Stores)
Aside from health benefits, plants are obviously an easy way to decorate our home. Having something green in your home easily brightens up a room and gives it character. But who says you have to stick to the green palette? After all, the good thing about plants is that you can play with colors!
To help you step out of your comfort zone and add more color to your plantita or plantito home, My Pope lists our top picks for the best flowering plants to grow indoors!
Indoor Flowering Plants: Kalachuchi
Not only is kalachuchi a sweet-smelling plant, but it can also bloom into different hues like yellow, red, pink, and white. In order to maintain its beauty, a kalachuci plant needs to be placed in a pot and put near a window where sunlight directly comes in. This plant can also thrive on minimal hydration—you just have to inspect if the soil is fully dry before watering it again. (Read: 3 Easy Tips to Having Well-Maintained Dried Flowers)
Indoor Flowering Plants: Begonia
Begonias are a favorite houseplant for many indoor plant parents. What many people love about them is that they require little care and can bloom to beautiful and colorful hues. Another good thing about begonias is that they have over a thousand varieties to choose from in terms of size, color, and shape. No wonder they are a crowd favorite!
Indoor Flowering Plants: Gumamela
A gumamela or hibiscus plant is the easiest way to give your space a tropical vibe. And because it blooms in different colors, it serves as a great contrast to your green indoor garden. (Read: The fascinating plants and animals endemic to the Philippines)
The Philippine climate is also perfect for gumamela plants as they need about six hours of sunlight to help them bloom. They also need to be watered daily—except during the rainy season, where too much water can kill your gumamela.
Indoor Flowering Plants: Anthurium
The best houseplants are those showstoppers that require as little effort to maintain as possible—and the anthurium is the best example of this! With minimal effort, an anthurium plant’s large, heart-shaped flowers can bloom all year round, making it a great choice if you need to prettify a room and impress guests. (Read: 3 Tips to Starting Your Own Herb Garden)
Indoor Flowering Plants: Poinsettia
Now that the Christmas season is just around the corner, you might want to consider having this holiday favorite that is best known for its large red leaves—they can also come in pink and white, in case you find red too overwhelming. However, contrary to what most people know, the poinsettia which is so famous during the holidays is actually a tropical plant that hates the cold. Ironic, huh?