Indoor plants

7 indoor plants with white flower

The houseplants with white flower are exceptional for several reasons. One of them is because of the color itself: white is one that transmits peace and tranquility, something that undoubtedly comes in handy to start and end the day on the right foot. But in addition, the species to which they belong have a very high ornamental value, so it will be easy for us to have a very special home.

If we talk about its maintenance… here things can get a bit complicated, since there are many that, although they adapt well to living indoors, due to their origin it is necessary to ensure that the environmental humidity is high and, above all, to keep them from the Strong and/ or constant air currents, such as those coming from the air conditioner when it is running for example. Let’s see which are the most interesting.

Eucharis

Image – Flickr/ Scamperdale// Eucharis grandiflora

Eucharis, popularly called Amazon lilies, are perennial and bulbous herbaceous plants native to Central and South America. The leaves are green, 20 to 55 centimeters long by 10 to 20 centimeters wide. It produces flowers similar to those of the narcissus, white and grouped in umbels in spring.

Care

They require a light exposure, and more or less frequent waterings but avoiding waterlogging. It is advisable to water 2-3 times a week in the growing and flowering season, and once a week the rest.

Gardenia

Image – Flickr/ Kai Yan, Joseph Wong// Gardenia jasminoides var. fortuniana

The gardenia is an evergreen shrub native to China that reaches a height of about 2 meters (maximum 3). The most popular species is the Gardenia jasminoides. They develop bright green leaves, and produce highly aromatic white flowers.

Care

This is a plant that needs a lot of light, but not direct light, as well as a substrate for acidophilic plants and irrigation water that is also somewhat acidic (pH between 4 and 6). Water it once or twice a week during the summer, and every 7-10 days the rest.

Jasminum polyanthum

Image – Wikimedia/ KENPEI

The Jasminum polyanthum, known as Chinese or jasmine winter jasmine, is a deciduous or evergreen vine depending on the weather, which reaches a maximum height of 5 meters. The leaves are dark green, and produce highly fragrant white panicle flowers in spring.

Care

It must be placed in a very bright place, and watered 2-3 times a week in summer, and every 6-8 days the rest of the year.

Phalaenopsis

Image – Wikimedia/ PicTrans// Phalaenopsis aphrodite subsp. formosan

The Phalaenopsis, known as the butterfly orchid, is an epiphytic orchid native to Southeast Asia. It develops large, somewhat leathery, dark green leaves that sprout from very thin stems. The roots are silver, and they turn greenish in contact with water since they have chlorophyll, which means that they contribute to the photosynthesis of the plant. Its flowers are yellow, pink, red, or white, and they bloom in spring.

Care

It must be placed in a bright room, and with high humidity. In fact, if you have a toilet or bathroom through which a lot of natural light enters, it will be perfect there; If not, you can put glasses of water around it or buy a humidifier. Water with distilled or rain water whenever you see white roots.

Spathiphyllum

The Spathyphyllum, known as the peace flower, the wind sail, or the spatifilus, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Mexico, tropical America, Malaysia and the western Pacific. It develops large leaves, between 12 and 65 centimeters long by 3 and 4 centimeters wide, and dark green. The flowers arise from a spadix (a kind of spike) surrounded by a spathe (modified leaf) that protects it in spring and summer, and are white, yellow or greenish.

Care

It is a plant that must be in a bright room, and receive about 2 irrigations per week in summer and less the rest of the year.

Stephanotis floribunda

Image – Flickr/ Kai Yan, Joseph Wong

The Stephanotis floribunda, known as Madagascar jasmine, estefanota, stephanotis or stephanotis, is a herbaceous plant native evergreen vine and Madagascar. It can reach a height of up to 6 meters, but as it tolerates pruning well, its growth is well controlled. The leaves are green, leathery in texture, and its flowers, which appear in spring, are white, grouped in bunches and fragrant.

Care

Place in a room with light, as far as possible from doors and windows to keep it protected from drafts. It has to be watered 2-3 times a week in summer, and every 5-7 days the rest of the year.

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Image – Wikimedia/ Salomé Bielsa

The Zantedeschia aethiopica known as calla lily, water lily, duck flower or flower jug, is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant and native to South Africa. It reaches a height of between 60 and 100 centimeters, with bright green sagittate and petiolate leaves. The flowers are grouped in inflorescences called spadices, they are bell-shaped, white and sprout in spring.

Care

It is a plant that needs light to grow, as well as plenty of water. That is why it should be placed in a bright room, and watered frequently, preventing the substrate from drying out completely.

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