bloom up: list of homegrown flowers you can plant

The act of starting a garden, may it be big or small, can bring so many benefits from having health benefits from the physical activities you do in planting to the point when it gives you seasonal vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Growing flowers is an excellent idea since it cleanses the air, and the natural world benefits from it.

If you want to be at least a little problem-free? Try planting some beautiful flowers in your garden, as they reduce the likelihood of stress-related depression and are ideal to be an ornamental plant to increase your levels of energy. Having flowers blooming in your home offers a significant improvement in your moods, overall health, and environment.

Flowers such as peace lilies and bromeliads can help remove harmful toxins from the air and improve a well night’s rest because they give off large amounts of oxygen. Who wouldn’t want fresh air and a newer looking area with blooming flowers, right? Hence, we’ve gathered some flowers you could begin planting at home:

Tulips

If you have ever been to an 11th wedding anniversary celebration, then you must have already seen tulips. Tulips are a classic flower known to be a symbol of perfect and deep love; that’s why they are the flowers attached to the meaning of the word love. They are best grown outdoors, but they could adapt well into being an indoor plant only if their bulbs are thoroughly grown under the right conditions.

Tulips are known for their large, almost symmetrical shape and colors-generally red, pink, white, and yellow. The blossoms of a tulip usually have three petals and three sepals, but these sepals look somehow similar in size and shape to the flower petals of a tulip, making them appear to have six petals in a bulb.

Growing a tulip at home is relatively easy. There is no need for a watering schedule as well as complicated fertilization processes. But, you have to place it in a sunny area that has good drainage. Additionally, tulip flowers are a great medication or poultice for insect bites, burn, and rashes on the skin but only for quick relief. To start, Gardener’s Path explains how you could begin to homegrown your tulips.

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana

Kalanchoe is a popular succulent houseplant that blooms for quite a long time, and they are easy to grow. It does not require much attention, especially that it only needs fairly-low maintenance. It is usually called Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe, or Flaming Katy and is readily available in nurseries, grocery stores, gardens, and flower shops. 

A Kalanchoe’s flowers have a diverse range of colors from bright oranges, yellow, red, pink, and white, and can grow up to 6-12 inches. The best thing about this flowering plant is that it could last several months and is usually grown indoors. It’s possible for it to grow outdoors but only in regions with warm or mild winters. Planting is ideal to be a landscaping design.

Begonia

Like an aloe vera plant and the kalanchoe, the begonias also need their soil to dry out before watering again. A good idea to check is to stick your finger in the soil, and if it is dry, then it’s time to water it, but avoid overwatering it. Begonias come in colors such as bright red, pink, white, yellow, and orange.

Begonia plants must be regularly taken care of by keeping them in a place with full or partial morning sunlight to encourage them to bloom and produce more flowers. But remember to avoid placing it in direct sunlight. If you’re working from home during this pandemic, having begonias at home and in your office is a good option since it responds well to fluorescent light.

Cyclamen

The Cyclamen plant is known as a petite flowering house plant and for its sweet scent. They prefer to grow in cool, humid environments and be landscaped in the colder region. Unfortunately, they die during summer but regrows quickly each fall, which means it is a perennial plant.

This beautiful flower comes in different shades such as pink, purple, white, and red, and its heart-shaped leaves are very attractive. You have to make sure if you plant one of these plants, you don’t have pets at home because when any part of the plant is chewed or ingested by your pet, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Takeaway

When you decorate your home with homegrown plants, you just made it a better environment. Flowers are a good pick in beautifying your house but always choose the type suitable in your area to make sure it blooms and survives. The flowers stated above are some of the many homegrown plants that could transform your home into a plant paradise in no time.

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