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18 Houseplants that Bloom Year-Around

As much as we enjoy our houseplants, it can feel like a truly momentous occasion when flowers appear. However, some plants bloom year-around. Here are some of our favorites for adding extra color and even fragrance to your garden all year long.

Houseplants that bloom year-around.

While flowering plants are some of the most beautiful plants in the world, many plants only produce flowers for a few months of the year. Thankfully, if you choose the right plants and keep them indoors, you can enjoy flowers all year! 

Which houseplants bloom year-round? If you’re searching for indoor plants that bloom from January to September, you’ll want to give these plants a closer look. 

1. African Violets (Streptocarpus sect. Saintpaulia)

African Violets plant in pot.

Sun Needs: Moderate

Water Needs: Moderate

African violets are easy to care for and come in all kinds of varieties, including plants with magenta and deep purple flowers. They’re a beautiful, colorful plant that can thrive inside any home. 

As long as this plant’s needs are being met, it’s capable of blooming throughout the year. To prevent root rot, you’ll want to keep your violets in a pot with excellent root rot. While it’s okay to mist your plant’s leaves, you should avoid pouring water on the leaves or blossom when watering your plant. 

2. Anthurium (Anthurium spp.)

Anthurium with red flowers in pot.

Sun Needs: Moderate

Water Needs: Moderate

An anthurium plant won’t constantly produce flowers, but it is capable of blooming year round, typically in three-month intervals. Once the plant loses its blooms, there will be a short period of rest. After that, you’ll see the plant’s vibrant flowers start to re-appear! 

Since this plant is native to the tropics, it thrives in humid weather. If you live in an area that sees dry seasons, you can keep your plant healthy by occasionally misting its leaves. You can also try placing a humidifier near your plant when the weather is very dry. 

3. Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus Radicans)

A beautiful Lipstick plant.

Sun Needs: Moderate

Water Needs: Moderate

While this plant has the most blooms during the fall season, you can see flowers bloom throughout the year. Although the flowers are lovely to look at, they have a mild scent that some people find to be unpleasant. Some varieties have bright orange flowers, but most have red blooms. 

Even when the plant isn’t blooming, it has a distinctive appearance thanks to its cascading leaves. To maximize the number of flowers that appear, make sure you prune the plant’s stems from time to time. Regular pruning encourages new growth and can keep the plant looking healthy.

4. Flowering Maple (Abutilon x hybridum)

A Flowering maple plant with blooming flowers.

Sun Needs: Moderate

Water Needs: Moderate

This tree takes its name from the maple tree, but the two plants aren’t related. In fact, it’s actually a small shrub. The plant’s leaves look similar to the leaves you’ll find on maple trees, but it also produces delicate, crepe-like flowers that come in shades of white, yellow, and red. 

While the flowering maple traditionally blooms during the summer and fall, there are many newer varieties of the plant that have been cultivated to bloom all year. To encourage your plant to bloom constantly, make sure it’s kept at a warm temperature and that it’s exposed to plenty of indirect sunlight throughout the day. 

5. Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum)

Jasmine plant with cute white flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Moderate

While jasmine plants produce beautiful flowers, this plant is best known for its sweet fragrance. It’s commonly grown on a vine outdoors, but it can also thrive in a pot indoors, especially if the plant is kept moist throughout the year. There are many varieties of jasmine, but jasminum polyanthum is the type that’s usually used for houseplants.

White jasmine usually blooms from the spring to the fall, but pink jasmine can bloom all year. You can encourage your plant to bloom by bringing it outdoors for part of the day when the weather is warm. The right fertilizer can also encourage your plant to flower. 

6. Crown-of-Thorns (Euphorbia milii)

A lively Crown-of-Thorns plant with red flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Low

Even though its name is slightly intimidating, crown-of-thorns is actually a lovely plant that produces delicate blooms in a variety of colors. Flowers can be pink, yellow, white, orange, or red. It can develop into a shrub when grown outdoors, but as a houseplant, it usually won’t grow beyond 24 inches.

In suitable conditions, this succulent is capable of blooming throughout the year. To maximize blooms, make sure your plant receives a minimum of three hours of direct sunlight each day. Try to prune your plant at the end of each season to encourage it to keep blooming. 

7. Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus gregarious)

A Goldfish plant with yellow unique flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Moderate

It’s easy to see where this plant gets its name! On the goldfish plant, you’ll find bright orange blooms that bear a striking similarity to a goldfish. As long as this plant gets an ample amount of sunlight, it can easily bloom all year. 

While the goldfish plant does best when it’s watered regularly, it’s designed to be drought-resistant, which means it can survive even if it’s not watered for stretches of time. Even though this is a tropical plant, it’s best to keep the plant at a moderate room temperature when it’s being grown indoors. 

8. Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum spp.)

Peace Lilies plant with white flowers.

Sun Needs: Moderate

Water Needs: Low

The peace lily is a low-maintenance plant that has gorgeous, long-lasting flowers. Although these flowers are traditionally white the plant has many hybrids, including varieties with flowers in a golden shade. Some varieties have just one bloom at a time, while others, like the starlight variety, can have up to 20 flowers on one plant.

Peace lilies won’t always have flowers, but the plant will bloom throughout the year as long as it’s kept under the right conditions. You may want to prune the plant after it loses its flowers to help encourage new growth. The plant doesn’t need a ton of water, but it does do best when kept in a humid environment.

9. Ixora (Ixora coccinea)

Ixora plant with beautiful yellow flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Lots

Native to Asia, the ixora plant is known for its bold, eye-catching flowers. While it can be difficult to care for ixora when it’s kept indoors, it’s capable of blooming all year as long as it receives enough sunlight and water. The plant should be kept in a humid environment with good air circulation. 

When growing ixora indoors, you may want to keep it in your kitchen or your bathroom so that it’s naturally exposed to more moisture. The plant grows very slowly, but it can eventually become very large, especially if it’s re-potted as it grows. The appearance and color of the flowers vary greatly based on the variety you choose, so it’s a good idea to look at different types of plants before bringing ixora into your home. 

10. Bromelaid (Bromeliaceae genera)

Bromelaid plant with large pink flower.

Sun Needs: Moderate

Water Needs: Moderate

You’ll have to be patient if you want to grow bromeliad indoors. This is a slow-growing plant that could take as long as three years to mature. When the plant is fully grown, it will produce stunning, bright-colored flowers. 

Bromelaid plants only bloom once, but after the plant flowers, those blooms can last for a very long time. It’s not unusual for blooms to last for more than a year. The plant is also capable of blooming at any time of year. 

11. Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)

Kalanchoe plant with beautiful pink flowers.

Sun Needs: Moderate

Water Needs: Low

While kalanchoe naturally blooms across the year when it’s grown outdoors, it will take a little more effort to get it to bloom all year as a houseplant. Outdoors, there’s a period six weeks in the winter where the plant gets 12 hours of darkness per day. If you’re able to replicate this period of winter darkness indoors, you can get the plant to bloom like it would if it was kept outside. 

Outside this period, you’ll want to make sure your plant gets plenty of bright, natural light. Try to keep your plant out of direct sunlight if possible. Too much direct sunlight can burn your plant’s leaves, which can keep it from blooming.

12. Chenille Plant (Acalypha hispid)

Chenille plant with hanging flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Moderate

The chenille plant is known for its fuzzy flowers that resemble caterpillars. You’ll see more blooms during the month of June, but this plant flowers all year long, especially when it gets plenty of sunlight. Chenille plant tends to grow very quickly, which means you may need to prune your plant to keep it looking its best. 

While it’s common to see red flowers on a chenille plant, there are also several varieties with white flowers. The best variety to grow indoors is Acalypha hispid, a brightly-flowered plant that usually won’t grow taller than five inches.

13. Eternal Flame Plant (Calathea Crocata)

Eternal Flame plant with beautiful red flowers.

Sun Needs: Moderate

Water Needs: Moderate

This plant is named for its bold and bright flowers, which bear a close resemblance to a flickering flame. While you’ll see the most blooms on this plant during the summer, it typically flowers off and on all year. Once it blooms, the flowers usually last around two to three months. 

While sunlight can encourage this plant to bloom, it’s best to keep it out of direct sunlight. The plant’s leaves, which have a mixture of green and purple hues, will fade and lose color in the sun. If you live in a drier climate, you may need to use a humidifier to keep your plant healthy. 

14. Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea plant with pink and white flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Moderate

When bougainvillea is flowering, the plant will be scattered in colors like purple, pink, red, and orange. Surprisingly, these bright-colored blooms aren’t the plant’s flowers. Instead, they’re petals that cover the plant’s actual flowers, which are yellow or white. 

Bougainvillea is capable of blooming throughout the year, but there will be periods when the plant is dormant. To maximize the number of flowers you see, expose your plant to plenty of direct sunlight and rotate it throughout the day. 

15. Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea)

Golden Shrimp plant with lively yellow flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Moderate

This plant gets its name from its unusually shaped flowers, which are typically a bright yellow color. The plant blooms the most during the spring and the summer, but when it’s kept indoors, it’s capable of producing flowers in every season. You’ll see more blooms if you prune your plant and remove dead branches. 

Although this plant needs lots of sun, it’s best to keep it out of direct sunlight during midday so that the leaves of the plant aren’t damaged. The plant naturally grows in a humid environment, and you can replicate those conditions by misting its leaves indoors.

16. Latana (Latana Camera)

Latana plant with beautiful flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Moderate

Lantanas have beautiful colors of brightly-colored flowers, but the plant blooms annually in climates with cold winters. Thankfully, you can get around this by growing lantana plants indoors. This plant loves heat, and if you keep it warm, you’ll be able to enjoy its flowers throughout the year.  

This plant is a type of shrub and can grow to be six feet wide outdoors. When kept as a houseplant, however, lantana will adapt to the size of its pot. It will need lots of water when it’s initially planted, but once the plant is settled into its pot, it can be watered less frequently. 

17. Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus)

Snapdragons plant with beautiful parade of flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Moderate

Even though snapdragons are typically grown outdoors, they can actually thrive as a houseplant. If the plant gets at least six hours of direct sunlight each day, it can also bloom throughout the year. It’s best to choose a dwarf variety of snapdragon when you’re keeping it as a houseplant, since these plants can grow comfortable in smaller pots. 

The flowers on snapdragon plants come in all kinds of colors, including pink, yellow, red, and white. It’s fairly easy to grow this plant from seeds, but it will usually take between two and three months for the plant to bloom. 

18. Princess Flower (Tibouchina urvilleana)

Princess Flower plant with purple flowers.

Sun Needs: Lots

Water Needs: Moderate

While princess flower is usually grown as a shrub, it can thrive indoors as a houseplant. If the plant is kept inside, you can expect it to grow to around two to three feet tall. You’ll see the most blooms on princess flower between the end of spring and early winter, but when the plant’s needs are met, it flowers all year long. 

This plant needs a minimum of five hours of direct sunlight each day, but as long as it gets plenty of sunlight, it can tolerate time in the shade. Princess flower should be watered regularly, but because the plant has been bred to be drought tolerate, it will stay healthy even if it’s not watered for a week or two.