The Rise in Popularity of Flowering Plants - The Horti House

The Rise in Popularity of Flowering Plants

Flowering plants have seen a remarkable surge in popularity over the past few years. As more people seek to bring a touch of nature into their homes, flowering plants have emerged as a top choice.

These plants not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of indoor spaces but also offer numerous health benefits.

Studies have shown that plants, including flowering varieties, are linked to reduced stress levels, improved mood and increased productivity. As more people become aware of these benefits, incorporating flowering plants into living and working spaces has become a natural choice.

Let’s delve into three beloved flowering plants – Chrysanthemum, Kalanchoe and Streptocarpus.

Also know as Mums, the Chrysanthemum are traditionally known as outdoor staples but they make excellent indoor plants as well. With their lush, colourful blooms available in an array of colours, these bold flowers can brighten up any space. In recent years, the humble Chrysanthemum has been made more exciting, with double flower, firework and bloom varieties.

Caring for indoor chrysanthemums is straightforward. They thrive in bright, indirect sunlight and require moderate watering. It's important to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged and regular deadheading encourages new blooms, prolonging the flowering period.

Kalanchoe, a genus of Succulent plants, has gained popularity for its vibrant, long-lasting flowers and easy-care requirements. Featuring clusters of small flowers, Kalanchoe are available in a wide range of varieties including single and double heads and anywhere from bright bi-colours to soft pastels.

As a low maintenance and resilient plant, Kalanchoe are ideal for indoor settings and for those with busy lifestyles or new to houseplants. They flourish in bright, indirect light and only require infrequent watering due to their tropical origin. To prevent root rot, make sure the soil is fully dry between waterings. 

Commonly known as Cape Primrose, the Streptocarpus is another flowering plant that has become popular with plant lovers in recent years. Known for their delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers, they are come in an array of blues, whites, purples and pinks, some with intricate patterns.

Whilst they are relatively easy to care for, these plants prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. One of the Streptocarpus’ best features is its ability to bloom for a long period under the right conditions, providing a constant splash of colour throughout the year.

The rise in popularity of indoor flowering plants like Chrysanthemum, Kalanchoe and Streptocarpus reflects our growing desire to incorporate nature into our living spaces. These plants not only enhance the visual appeal of our homes but also offer a range of benefits, from improving air quality to providing a sense of calm and well-being. Whether it’s the vibrant blooms of Chrysanthemums, the hardy Kalanchoe, or the continuous flowering of Streptocarpus, these plants offer something for everyone.

Check out our British grown flowering collection here.

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