White indoor plants are extremely popular for the home, especially when it comes to adding interest, fragrance, and embellishment to shady corners, as lighter shades tend to show up especially well against a darker backdrop. Their luminescent blooms are also the most visible at dusk.
In addition to this, white blooms can be used to create the perfect backdrop for other flowers of virtually any colour.
White-flowered plants are plentiful in both natures and in cultivation. This is great news for those wishing to add an injection of white or cream into the home.
Here we’ve listed a few of our favourite white indoor plants, and as an added bonus, many of these are extremely easy to grow…
These blooms have got to be one of the most renowned plants brandishing white flowers. The picture-perfect white flowers ensure the brighter days of spring are well and truly on their way. They are somewhat varied in height, bloom size, shape and hue, which also makes them a versatile option.
When provided with the right environment and when cared for in the correct manner, these blooms have a lengthy vase life.
There are a number of white-flowered Anemones to choose from, including the likes of Anemone branda ‘white splendor’, Anemone nemorosa and Anemonella thalictroides.
All are woodland plants that thrive in rich, moist, but well-drained soil. They also make great white indoor plants and are relatively simple to source.
These half-hardy annuals are extremely easy to grow from seed and look equally as good as fresh-cut flowers or white indoor plants.
For best results and to prolong their lifespan, it is important to prune them on a regular basis, removing any dead heads or any dying blooms.
Daisies or Bellis perennis is a common European species of plant, which comes from the family Asteraceae. It is often considered the archetypal species of its name.
This species of plant makes a great houseplant for those looking for something simple, cutesy and fun in style.
These white flowers are bold and useful in equal measure. Their bushy, informal growth makes them the perfect option to choose if you wish to fill gaps in bouquet displays.
They also boast a lengthy flowering season, which usually lasts from spring up until autumn.
Celebrated for their bold, showy and beautiful blooms, hydrangeas have been successfully grown as indoor houseplants for many years now. Their flowers are the size and shape of a football and measure between five and six inches in diameter.
The double-flowered styles produce an impressive mass of colour, including some crisp, fresh white varieties.
Their bloom hue can vary dramatically, with the white shades being the most sophisticated in style. Asides from their blooms, Hydrangea leaves are also usually extremely large in size, with an attractive texture and dark green colour.
They add both elegance and vibrancy to the household, although be watchful as they can grow to be fairly substantial.
Pansies are hugely popular everywhere in the world, mainly because they are easy to grow both indoors and outside. They also come in a huge range of colours, including white, and boast five soft petals and many varieties can be bi- or tri-hued.
You may wish to invest in a variety that is solid white or one that has two other colours running through it. Regardless of what you pick, you’ll end up with an impressive centerpiece or a set of flowers that breathe life into shady indoor spaces.
White roses are romantic, sophisticated and frothy in style and there are also an abundance of styles and shades to choose from, including Claire Austin, Iceberg Roses, Commonwealth Glory, Rose Susan, Rose Tranquility, Tall Story, Snowcap, Parfum de Provence and Rambling Rector to name just a few.
A white rose plant is a great option for those looking for a timeless shrub that will add a certain elegance to any room in the household, be it the entranceway, study, kitchen, dining room or bedroom. These white indoor plants require a good level of sunlight and you should make sure the soil does not completely dry out.
Peace lilies make idyllic houseplants for both the home and office. These beautiful plants brighten up an array of interior spaces and in addition, purify the air. Traditionally, these plants boast rich green leaves and pretty white flowers.
For best results, position them in a place that enjoys medium to low light. Peace lilies that are placed in more light tend to showcase more blooms than those in shadier spots though – just ensure that they are not in direct sunlight.
Orchids are another great addition to the home or office and are a plant that can last for many years when cared for correctly. To care for them properly, ensure they have ample water whilst still allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
One way to check your orchid has too little or too much water is to press your finger about an inch into the soil. If it’s dry, add more water; otherwise, let it be. Indoor orchid plants also require adequate humidity, so keep this in mind when choosing a spot for them.
This bold and beautiful twining climber boasts wonderfully scented blooms, and when grown in the home, can be trained onto the support. The main draw of this flower is its jasmine-like perfume, which can last for several weeks.
As it grows it develops speedy, climbing stems that are embellished with glossy evergreen leaves. Although it is a popular houseplant, this species can be moved outside during the warmer months.
Throughout the summer it is important to always keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. In the colder months waterless, just giving it a drink when the soil gets a little dry. Mist the leaves with water, particularly if you have chosen to position them near central heating and avoid any sudden changes in temperature.
Sources: gardenersworld.com, gardeningknowhow.com
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