In winter, so lacking bright colors and magnificent colors! But if you can’t change the weather, then the mood in the house, perhaps, depends only on us. One of the most cheerful accents for a seasonal interior is flowering indoor plants. They seem to be shining and perfect stars, surprise and subdue with their fragile beauty. Although growing such crops is not an easy task. Bright or pastel, romantic and modern, daring and touching - winter flowers still deserve any effort, giving only pleasure.Winter flowering houseplants
Many "pluses" and one, but a big disadvantage of flowering plants in winter
Any flowering plant in winter is a precious accent. It attracts the eyes like a magnet and always surprises. Flowers in winter have been and remain, despite a wide range of the most vibrant crops, an exception to the rule. Even those plants that are easy to get lost in spring or summer turn into real stars in winter.
Most plants capable of blooming in cold weather come from a climate “opposite” to ours: tropical and subtropical plants from countries in which summer falls on our winter. But there are exceptions: the plants we know are also able to bloom in winter, but only thanks to artificial stimulation and a shift in the phases of their development.
Indoor plants blooming in winter are real color therapists and optimists. They compensate for any seasonal spleen and energize. Among plants, even decorative foliage cannot bring such bright colors into the interior, they do not have such a talent to attract eyes and radiate optimism.
Unfortunately, not a single winter-flowering plant can be classified as simple to grow. Such crops need a dormant phase that does not coincide with most houseplants, and unusual rules for leaving in the summer. In order for the plants to bloom in winter, they need to recreate lighting, temperature and humidity conditions close to natural ones.Winter flowering houseplants
Almost all plants prefer to be cool, in the warmth they have reduced flowering time, and sometimes buds can not bloom. Difficulties are associated not only with temperatures, but also with air humidity: the operation of heating systems affects humidity indicators, which leads to the need to take measures to normalize the environment. And a short daylight is also not very favorable for flowering crops, which need light for flowering.
Optimum conditions for winter flowering are created on bright verandas, loggias, in winter gardens or during illumination, which increases the duration of daylight hours to 10-12 hours. But when choosing the brightest place in the house with protection from direct sunlight, winter-flowering plants can be successfully grown in indoor conditions.
No matter how scrupulous care winter-flowering plants require, they are worth our effort. Beauty requires care and loves attention. And from the care of blooming beauties you always feel only pride and pleasure. Bright colors or touching forms - only you can choose. Let's get acquainted with the blossoming favorites of the winter season.
For a list of the best indoor plants blooming in winter, see the next page.