A review and care guide for houseplants that flower all year

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This website is dedicated to plants that bloom year-round, or almost all year-round. New hybrids and cultivars are continuously being developed to have longer and more generous blooming cycles, amongst other traits, often resulting in plants that can flower non stop. So the list of plants that fall into this category is an ongoing endeavor, and I will keep updating it as I come across new plants. Suggestions are always welcomed at vesi@everbloominghouseplants.com !

List of Everblooming Houseplants

When I’ve specifically looked for everblooming plants, I was never able to find a thorough list that includes interesting and rare plants. It was always the same 10 to 15 plants that are commonly found in stores. It was when I looked for exotic and rare plants, as well as newly developed hybrids and varieties, that I ended up stumbling over quite a long list of everblooming house plants. Granted, not all are suited for growing on your windowsill, but I’ve tried some of them anyway! And so far, none of the plants I’ve tried were impossible to grow. Some were actually extremely forgiving and easy to take care of. 

Most indoor growers seem to shy away from flowering plants, thinking that they are harder to grow, require more light and are more suitable for a greenhouse. It’s true that most flowering plants require higher light, but not all of them do. There are quite a few of them that prefer medium to low light and can be grown next to any low light indoor plant. But even if you don’t have impressive south facing windows, with LED grow lights that are more energy efficient and cheaper than ever, you can effortlessly grow even the most light demanding plants. I have had citrus trees flowering and fruiting under led lights. The possibilities of what you can grow indoors are now almost endless!

Vesi

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11 thoughts on “A review and care guide for houseplants that flower all year

  1. Hi! Fellow plant enthusiast here. This blog is a really cool concept 🙂 Are you very familiar with orchids? There are a couple hybrids/species that are either very free flowering or always in flower, such as the reed-stem Epidendrums.

    1. Hey Ryan,

      I’ve been looking into orchids as well. There is a long discussion on orchid board listing numerous everblooming ones, or close enough. I spent quite a bit of time browsing though it. I need to do a lot more research to compile a fuller list. Orchids are so diverse, not to mention all the hybrids out there.

      I had a period of my life where I was so obsessed with orchids, I think I had more than 200 crammed in a small downtown studio. One of them was a bulbophyllum echinolabium with nine spikes. That plant was everblooming for me with flowers consecutively appearing on each spike. With huge 12″ gorgeous flowers, it was quite a site, but it smelled horrific! Imagine that and in a studio! I had it on the balcony, but it still had to come in for the winter. I also had a few oncidium ad brassia hybrids that generally flowered more than 2-3 times a year, and once they got huge and old there were pretty much never out of a flower spike.

      My dog ate my epidendrums and a large portion of rare angreacoids that were growing really well. :(! I was thinking of re-establishing my collection, and trying out ecuagenera. They seem to have a large collection of orchids, and I haven’t even heard of half of the genera they have! Have you ever ordered from them, or do you have any suggestions of a nursery that offers a lot of interesting and hopefully everblooming varieties?

      1. Well, in terms of orchid experience your seems senior to mine! I’ve only ordered orchids from andysorchids.com. It has a search engine that allows you to look up orchids by their flowering habit. One of the orchids being Haraella retrocalla (synonym H. odorata) is a sequential bloomer that I can easily imagine flowering non-stop when mature. However she seems to be picky about her environment (despite being listed as “easy”!) and drops a leaf or bud here or there. I recently even lost the keiki that came with it :(!!

        Norman’s Orchids (orchids.com) usually has Dendrobiums from the Calyptrochilus group. Flowers from this group can last really long (3 – 6 months depending on species) and in some species can occur any time.

        Andy’s Orchids and Santa Barbara Orchid Estate both offer many Pleurothallid species, of which many are free-flowering.

        Also, your post on Passiflora citrina has opened the door of Passiflora to me, haha. I’m planning on getting a P. citrina and a P. biflora which *might* be everblooming. Information is scarce on the latter.

        1. Oh that’s wonderful! I’ll definitely check those nurseries out. I have killed a few “easy” plants and had a very easy time with other ones labeled as more advanced. I’ve always wanted to try out Pleurothallid, their flowers come out so interestingly. I was convinced they were cold growing and avoided them (I struggle with cold growing orchids), though they seem to have quite a range. I’m currently trying out some masdevallias. I’ve always struggled with those but I think I’m just getting the hang of it.

          As for Passiflora citrina, this plant roots so easily and I always feel bad about throwing cuttings away. I have tons of rooted plants and I can send you some if you’d like. I have another small everblooming passiflora, Passiflora sanguinolenta, and I can send you some of that too. The citrina takes 3-5 months to reach blooming size from a cutting, often less than that, but the sanguinolenta takes a lot longer. The citrina is very easy to grow and flower, and likes to dry out occasionally. The sanguinolenta likes a lot of water, and dries out very fast. They are both smaller leaved varieties.

          Let me know 🙂 (vchifchi@gmail.com)

  2. Hello! It would be nice to have a way to subscribe to your site. Facebook or email newsletter, to keep up to date with your posts. You don’t seem to have this option.

    1. Hi Raluca,

      I’m so happy to hear that you would like to subscribe to my site! I had a ruff year so I pretty much abandoned it for a while.
      I do have a lot of new plants to write about, and I will most certainly be adding a subscribe feature sometime in the next month!

      Thank you!
      Vesi

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