Summer is finally here! It’s the time of the year when you’d enjoy sunny days, sipping strawberry limeade, butterflies fluttering in your lush backyard and so much more. Clearly, summer is the time to feel alive, to be agile and up for any adventure.
One of the best things that summer brings along with itself is colours, whether they are on your clothes or in your garden. Well, we know your style sense is all amped up to welcome the season, but is your home garden prepped up too? If you are seeking some flowering plants for your indoor garden, we have a low-down on 7 indoor flowering plants for summer that is sure to add a pop of colour to your home. Take the guide:
Peace lily is a boon for indoor plant lovers. The plant looks beautiful with glossy, oval leaves and hooded creamy white flowers. The plant is quite forgiving as it requires less watering, indirect sunlight or shade and is confirmed in NASA Clean Air Study to make indoor environment cleaner by removing benzene and formaldehyde from air.
Lipstick plant is a vine with waxy, pointed leaves, arching stems and dark maroon buds resembling the lipstick tube. The interestingly named plant grows upto 12 to 14 inches and looks amazing in hanging baskets with clusters of flowers cascading beautifully.
Bromeliad is known for its distinctive absorbing scaly stems that give the plant its exceptional colour. These permeable scales appear in grooves on the epidermis and help the plant absorb water droplets coming their way. The flowers appear in shades of purple, yellow, orange or red. The 3 feet tall plant prefers to sit on your bright window sill.
Geranium is an easy to maintain indoor plant with showy blooms that need bright light. One of the important characteristics of the plant are their scalloped leaves that emit a distinctive smell when rubbed or pressed. The flowering indoor plant grows upto 3 feet tall under favourable conditions.
Christmas cactus is different from its cactus species as it has green, flattened leaves that are an extension of the stem. The plant is best for extreme summers, especially if you are living in North India. You can pick this low maintenance green from a plant nursery in Delhi or any other cities or order one online as this plant prefers a shady, cool corner of your house and light watering and misting while rewarding you with exotic flowers.
Jasmine is an extremely popular vining indoor plant that is known for their white, pink or yellow tubular flowers that are fragrant enough to fill your room with a pleasant aura. The plant requires bright light and moist soil to grow.
Anthuriums respond well in medium to bright light and evenly moist soil. The plant has large, glossy, leathery leaves and bears heart-shaped flowers all year round. Also known as flamingo flower or tail flower, the plant responds well to 25° C to 28°C and is also one of the effective air-purifying plants combating formaldehyde, ammonia, and volatile organic gases.
So, this summer, enjoy not just the pretty leaves but also some extra colours and fill your home with positivity and productivity.