12 flowering houseplants to brighten up your home

Posted On Tue, March 31, 2020 By

Posted On Tue, March 31, 2020 By In apartment living 101, Features, Shop

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.

All of these products have been hand-selected by team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publishing. 

Petite Purple Orchid Dramatic, elegant orchids get plenty of attention.

Petite purple orchid, $75 from The Sill.

Petite Sunset Orchid Petite sunset orchid; $75 at The Sill.
Red Anthurium These dramatic modern blooms will make your decor sizzle.

Red Anthurium, small, $65 from The Sill.

Spanish Lavender, Jute Pot Arriving ready for display in a natural jute pot, purple Spanish lavender is as fragrant as it is vibrant.

Spanish lavender in jute pot, $62 at Terrain.

Amaryllis, Metal Urn This amaryllis bulb will add a burst of color to your home (arrives in a dormant state nestled in a gorgeous urn)

Amaryllis, Metal Urn, $58 at Terrain.

Lily of the Valley, Woven Metal Pot This delicately-scented classic says spring.

Lily of the Valley, Woven Metal Pot, $58 at Terrain.

Helleborus 'Frost Kiss Anna's Red' Plant This dark pink rose-like flower blooms from February to May.

Helleborus “Frost Kiss Anna’s Red” Plant; $78 at Terrain.

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.

Costa Farms 3-foot Peace Lily; $41.99 on Amazon.

Even in an NYC apartment, you can get a little tropical flair.

Costa Farms 20-inch blooming Bromeliad; $33.99 at Amazon

Paperwhites Trio, Clay Pots Arriving in a dormant state, three pots bear paperwhite bulbs ready to flower for a fragrant bloom.

Paperwhites trio, clay pots; $58.00 at Terrain.

Echeveria Preta 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.

Echeveria Preta, $55 at The Sill.

Add a major pop of color with these red geraniums in a matching red pot.

14”-18” red geranium, $29.79 at Amazon.

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.


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