How to Care for Flowering Houseplants

Care and How To

Most flowering houseplants require direct or bright, indirect light at levels well above those required for most foliage plants. Many have a limited season of bloom and often need a rest period before re-blooming. Flowering houseplants benefit from moderate fertilization and high humidity. For long-term success of flowering houseplants, supplemental light can be used if sufficient natural light is not available.

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Information on the Care of Flowering Houseplants

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How to Care for Florist's Plants



Aaron Steil Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist

Aaron Steil is the consumer horticulture extension specialist at Iowa State University where he works with county Extension offices across the state to answer home gardening questions for all Iowans.  This includes information related to trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, herbs, perennials, ...

Last Reviewed: 
November, 2023