12 flowering houseplants to brighten up your home
Photo courtesy of The Sill
With New Yorkers stuck indoors with kids, work from home, and a barrage of ever-changing news, it can seem like even spring is on hold. But adding some flowering houseplants to your space is a great way to enliven it with the colors and energy of spring. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up a collection of potted blooms that will make your home, and your mood, just a little brighter.
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|Dramatic, elegant orchids get plenty of attention.|
|Petite sunset orchid; $75 at The Sill.|
|These dramatic modern blooms will make your decor sizzle.|
|Arriving ready for display in a natural jute pot, purple Spanish lavender is as fragrant as it is vibrant.|
|This amaryllis bulb will add a burst of color to your home (arrives in a dormant state nestled in a gorgeous urn)|
|This delicately-scented classic says spring.|
|This dark pink rose-like flower blooms from February to May.|
|No light? No problem. In fact, the Peace Lily is nicknamed the “closet plant” since too much light can kill it. It needs minimal watering and blooms year-round.|
|Even in an NYC apartment, you can get a little tropical flair.|
|Arriving in a dormant state, three pots bear paperwhite bulbs ready to flower for a fragrant bloom.|
|Known for its rosette shape, this dusky succulent can survive on little more than sunshine. This variety is a dark purple-black hue, potted in your choice of earthenware planter.|
|Add a major pop of color with these red geraniums in a matching red pot.|
If you adore orchids but fear you aren’t up to the task of caring for your own, join The Sill for an Orchid 101 online workshop (tickets, $10) on Monday, April 6th at 7:30PM ET to learn everything you need to know about caring for your orchids at home.