Tips When Moving Houseplants Outside
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have flowering plants during the spring and summer decorating your patio or porch area, and then be able to move them indoors to brighten your home once the weather turns cold? These beautiful plants can do just that, blooming profusely from May-September and continuing to flower throughout the year once brought inside. Just remember to bring them indoors before temperatures dip below 50 degrees. Here are some of my favorites.
Angel Wing Begonia: Angel Wing Begonias have large, “angel wing” shaped, dark green leaves, often with metallic silver specks. The underside of the plant leaf is usually a deep red. Angel Wing Begonias produce hanging clusters of delicate flowers in red, white, orange, or pink.
Begonia: Though many consider Begonias to be an outdoor plant, Begonias make excellent indoor plants that bloom the entire year. The leaves of some, such as the Begonia Rex, have spectacular leaves. Other varieties, such as Reiger Begonias, have beautiful flowers.
Bleeding Heart Vine: Each flower on a Bleeding Heart Vine is made up of an inner group of bright red petals that emerge from within a white outer part of the flower. A Bleeding Heart Vine has twining stems with large attractive dark green leaves.
Bougainvillea: Bougainvillea Plants, with their woody, vines, produce clusters of red, pink, orange, white, yellow, purple, and magenta paper flowers. Once used primarily as an outdoor plant, a Bougainvillea Plant is now commonly used as a spectacular houseplant.
Crown of Thorns: A Crown of Thorns Plant (Euphorbia milii) is an easy- care flowering houseplant that thrives on neglect, blooms throughout the year, and grows indoors or outdoors. The most beautiful part of a Crown of Thorns plant is the bright, colorful flowers in red, yellow, or pink
Desert Rose: This is a type of caudiciform (“fat plant”); all have a thick fat base. The Desert Rose has lovely flowers and small leaves; the fat trunk is partially buried. This is one of my favorite indoor flowering plants because it is so unusual.
Geranium: Geranium Plants come in a variety of colors, leaf patterns (round, segmented, lacy), flower size (single or double bloom), and leaf color (green, green and white, or multicolored). These plants can be an upright plant or a graceful hanging vine.
Goldfish Plant: Goldfish plants have hundreds of small, thick, shiny, dark green leaves and colorful flowers that resemble tiny goldfish. The flowers on a Goldfish Plant may be red, orange, or yellow.
Hoya: Unique Hindu Rope plants, Hoya carnosa compacta, are draping succulent vines that produce clusters of star-shaped waxy flowers. The thick, twisted, curly, cupped leaves of a Hindu Rope plant are why it’s often called Krinkle Kurl.
Kalanchoe: Kalanchoes, a relative of the Jade Plant, are short, bushy, upright plants with thick, oval-shaped scalloped leaves. A Kalanchoe Plant’s long-lasting star-like blooms appear in clusters at the ends of sturdy stems.
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