10 Beautiful Blooming Houseplants

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10 Beautiful Blooming Houseplants
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Every interior designer will tell you the same thing: incorporating plant life into your home adds a refreshing touch -- and pop of color -- to any room. Choosing the right blooming houseplant for your home is a matter of personal taste and existing aesthetic. In addition to choosing a plant based on visual appeal, make sure you know how to properly care for it. For example, a plant that needs direct sunlight thrives best in a window, while a plant that requires shade can dwell in the less sunny corners of a room. Check out these 10 beautiful blooming houseplants and find out which one is right for your home.

Poinsettia
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Poinsettia

While typically considered a Christmas plant, the poinsettia is appropriate for year-round decor. In addition to the traditional red blooms, poinsettias also come in pink, white and variegated colors. They can be difficult to take care of, but their beautiful blooms are worth the extra attention.

African Violet
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African Violet

The African Violet is a favorite among home owners because it's particularly easy to care for. It blooms throughout the year and comes in various forms. They do best when nestled near a bright, warm window. Don't let water touch the leaves when watering; doing so will cause brown spots.

Blooming Cactus
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Blooming Cactus

Deserts get a reputation for being boring and brown, but a desert in bloom is quite breathtaking. Bring some desert charm into your home with a blooming cactus. Not only are they gorgeous, they're very easy to care for. Cacti require sunlight, warmth and little water.

Anthurium
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Anthurium

Anthuriums get quite large (up to three feet tall and two feet wide), making them an ideal choice if you're looking to fill a large space. Its dark green foliage is beautiful, as are its blooms that come in red, pink, lavender or white. Keep them in medium to bright light and in a room between 65 and 80 degrees.

Kalanchoe
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Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe is a succulent and is therefore quite easy to grow and care for. It blooms in small clusters of upright flowers and does particularly well in the spring and early summer. Keep it in bright, warm locations and water moderately.

Geranium
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Geranium

Even those without a green thumb will have success with hardy geraniums. This blooming flower comes in various forms, but all are fragrant and beautiful. Geraniums require bright to intense light and their soil should remain somewhat dry.

Lillies
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Lillies

Lilies come in a variety of forms and colors and are a favorite option both in bouquets and as houseplants. Each type of lily requires different care. For example, some need full sun while others thrive in the shade. For best results, do your research on the species you buy.

Jasmine
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Jasmine

Jasmine is a beloved blooming houseplant not only for its pretty buds, but also for the lovely fragrance it emits. It's a vining plant, so it requires a stake to grow on. They do best in bright to intense light and their soil should remain moist.

Orchid
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Orchid

With over 30,000 different species and even more hybrid versions, the orchid is one of the largest groups of plants. While orchids aren't the easiest plants to care for and can be expensive, they have an exotic aesthetic that appeals to many people.

Gloxinia
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Gloxinia

Gloxinia is a relative to the African Violet and is also quite easy to tend to. Its blooms are larger than the violet's and are bell-like in shape. It requires medium to bright light and blooms in the late winter or early spring.

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