Gardening

Houseplants: flowers in winter


Delicate or extravagant, flowering plants bring colors and exoticism to our interiors.

Selection of three beautiful plants that come from afar:

  • Guzmania
  • Dendrobium
  • Calla lily

To cultivate at home, indoors and in winter, they give color and pleasantly decorate the rooms of the house.

Guzmania, graphic

With its yellow, red, or bright orange flower surrounded by rosette leaves, the guzmania is damn original. From the rainforests of South America, this close relative of pineapple is a bromeliad.

Like all varieties of this family, it absorbs moisture in the air : its leaves capture drops of water in suspension.

Install it in a hot and humid place (kitchen, bathroom), sheltered from the sun.

During its flowering, which lasts up to three months, water by pouring a little water into the rosette. It is best to keep it from having its roots in water.

On the other hand, you need a green thumb and a lot of patience to make a guzmania bloom again.

Dendrobium, sensual

Originating in a triangle formed by the Himalayas, southern Japan and New Zealand, dendrobium is a epiphytic orchid. We love its elegant flowers with yellow, white or pink petals surrounding a lip of different hues. He is an easy roommate who requires little care.

Install it in a airy and bright place, out of direct sunlight.

Like all orchids, it cannot stand stagnant water: submerge its roots or spray them with water.

After flowering, put it to rest six to eight weeks in the fridge, without fertilizer and with little water. It is only when the new pimples begin to hatch that normal maintenance can resume.

Calla lilies, modern

Soft as velvet, the chalice of calla lily (also called calla or arum) is available in white, yellow, orange, or purple. In addition to its decorative qualities, this plant, native to southern Africa, helps purify the air in the house.

Calla lilies love the light, place it in a well-exposed place and be sure to keep the moist potting soil thanks to regular watering.

In autumn stop watering and store in a cool place, away from frost. In spring, wake up the plant by watering it and placing it in a warm place.


Mathilde Dubois

Visual credits: OHF

Video: How to Prep Plants to Come Indoors for Winter! Bring Houseplants Indoors to Overwinter (October 2020).