Is your house looking a little dark? Lackluster? Beige? Sometimes we get busy and choose things for our house and day-to-day life that are more functional than fashionable, and that’s fine! Function is important. But after a while, things can get stale and you need a little color to brighten up your life or you can get stuck in a rut.
Climbing out of a rut can seem like a monumental task, but it’s all about breaking a habit that got you stuck in the rut in the first place. If you’re in a rut because you haven’t been taking care of your health, you could start making a change by making yourself one, simple, healthy meal. If you’re stuck in a rut dating a bunch of losers, you might sign up for a dating site to try something new. If your home space is stale and you’re bored, why not start with something simple to spice it up, like some colorful houseplants?
Houseplants aren’t just good for spicing things up looks-wise either. They’re also good for your health! They purify the air that you live in and are shown to help deal with stress. So if you’re stuck in a rut, bored with your house, or need a new way to de-stress, you need to find the best indoor plants to add some color into your life.
When you think of chamomile, you probably think of drinking a nice calming cup of tea. Chamomile is an herb with green feathery leaves and white and yellow flowers that humanity has relied on for its healing and anti-inflammatory qualities since the times of the ancient Egyptians. Its scent is often used for perfumes and calming aromatherapy. Everything about chamomile makes it an ideal flowering houseplant to add to your home.
Chamomile Care Tips
- Choose a pot that is around 12 inches in diameter to plant your chamomile in, so they have room to grow. They can also be planted in a smaller pot and repotted later on when they grow.
- Chamomile plants should be near a south-facing window so they get the proper amount of sunlight. Southern windows typically get the most sunlight in the house.
- Water your chamomile about once a week; they should be kept moist but not overly wet.
Geraniums are a popular flowering houseplant for multiple reasons: Geraniums are easy to grow and hard to kill. They come in a variety go shapes, sizes, and colors like pink, purple, red, white, and blue. They do well in pots or hanging planters and will be sure to brighten any room up. If you’re a beginner when it comes to flowering houseplants, look no further than a geranium.
Geranium Care Tips
- Geraniums will do well in moderate to high amounts of sunlight.
- Geraniums should be watered deeply once the soil feels dry on the top.
- Regularly trim your geraniums. Cutting the heads off blooms when they die will help encourage new blooms to grow in their place!
If you’re looking for a colorful houseplant that has green, yellow, orange, cream, and black leaves that come in all shapes and sizes, you’re looking for a croton. Unfortunately, the croton has a reputation of being a finicky little plant that is hard to keep alive, but that’s only if you don’t treat your plant right. The croton is just like you; the better you take care of its health, the more beautifully it will blossom.
Croton Care Tips
- The croton is a tropical plant, so they will need to be misted regularly and kept in warm rooms. They will not like temperatures under 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Crotons should only be watered when their top layer of soil is dry. When you water them, water until the water flows out of the bottom of the container. Make sure the pot has drainage and you empty the water that falls into the tray kept under the pot if you have one.
- The croton does not like to be moved, so do what you can to avoid moving them around. Of course, there will be times where that’s unavoidable like for example when you buy a croton and bring it home. The worse that will happen is it will lose some of their leaves. Do not fret. If you continue to take good care of the plant, its gorgeous leaves will grow back.
Begonias are a popular choice for a colorful houseplant both because they are both beautiful and easy to grow. There are more than 1,700 different kinds of begonias, so there are a wide variety to choose from. They will grow in window boxes, pots, or hanging baskets so they can brighten up any corner, window, or shelf that needs more color in your house!
Begonia Care Tips
- Begonias should be planted in a pot roughly the size of the plant with a neutral indoor potting soil.
- Place begonias where they can get sun at least part of the day.
- Make sure that begonias are kept in a room that doesn’t get colder than 55 degrees Fahrenheit; they will not handle the cold very well.
- Water begonias when the soil of the top of the pot feels dry. Make sure they have good drainage so they don’t drown.
Buy Some Color at Bouqs
If you’re looking for something less time-consuming and just as colorful, why not browse our selection of seasonal Bouqs? Our flowers are cut-to-order and come straight from the farm; the only thing fresher would be growing them yourself. Trust us, our blooms are the next best thing to plucking flowers right from your garden, and they’ll last just as long, too.Shop All