Dreaming about something blooming this winter? Look no further. Here are 3 winter blooming house plants that will brighten your home, office or shop. You're in luck winter blooming plants come in all shapes and colors and are just as pretty and delightful as those of the other seasons even though they bloom during the shortest days of the year.
The Reason for the Season. What Is It That Makes These Plants Bloom In The Winter?
Even though you may not think of plants flowering in the winter months since most plants go dormant during cold weather. There are a few that do! Some plants rely on the drafts of window sills and the light of shorter days to get their blooms going.
Peace Lilies are a winter-blooming house plant that everybody must have! These have always been the most popular plants in our flower shop as they are sent for everything from births to funerals. They make wonderful houseplant friends because their blooms last a long time, up to 2 months. Their white spathes stand stand tall above long, glossy, dark green leaves. Some varieties will bloom throughout the year.
Amaryllis bulbs are traditionally sold and shared during the holidays. They are fragrant and have big trumpet-like blooms during the winter. They can be "forced" by using water on their roots. Normally, it takes about 6 weeks to see the blooms upon planting the bulb. The best thing about Amaryllis is that you can store them and plant again next year.
An Anthurium plant is one of my favorite cut flowers and house plants because it is stunning. It's a winter-bloom staple that is eye-catching and comes in all kinds of colors from pink to red to purple to yellow, brown or orange. These blooms are a spate like the Peace Lily as they stand up above the leaves. We use the red ones in the shop most often because not only are they a superstar that can last up to two months.
What winter-blooming houseplants are you dreaming about this year? Share some of your favorite or unusual finds with us in the comments, or tag us @colonialhouseofflowers on Instagram!