I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a green thumb at all. Every plant I try to own and keep care of dies, and pretty quickly at that. Even my aloe vera gel plant.

But there is something really great about having a home full of fresh (and alive) plants. Even better are the ones that with beautiful flowers.

Here are our top favorites:

African Violets

African violets are gorgeous, compact, and free flowering plants that have a wide variety of flower forms and colors. It needs specific watering, high humidity and bright, indirect light to thrive.


Pretty popular, and especially around the holidays, poinsettias are one of the most common plants available. Though we are most familiar with the standard red hue, other growers have introduced pink, white, and versions of the two.


There are over 30,000 known types of orchids and thousands of hybrids, making themĀ  the largest group of plants in the world. They come in a large variety of colors and shapes. The most common type is the moth orchid, which is known for its purplish-pink hue.


Though begonias are often thought of as outdoor plants, they also are perfect for the indoors. Since they don’t need a lot of maintenace, they are great for those who aren’t the best with keeping care of plants. Plus, you can always easily move it outside.

Desert Cacti

You wouldn’t believe it, but desert cacti can be one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. There are many types available, and for a beautiful bloom they just need lots of sunlight.


The amaryllis’ large, deeply colored flowers adorn tall stalks, and are most commonly sold as potted flowering plants or naked bulbs. Though they come in many colors, they are most commonly available in red, dark pink, light pink, and orange. At the end of its growth cycle, the bulbs can be removed from the soil and stored in a cool, dry place for six to eight weeks. They then can be replanted and brought to bloom again.

Christmas Cactus

These subtropical forest cacti have vibrant, drooping red or pink flowers on unique, paddle-like foliage, and are easy to take care of.


One of the most popular tropical flowers, these are availabe in two types: single forms and double forms. Both of these are available in a wide vareity of colours. Some of them are huge (up to 12 inches in diameter), with bright, multicolored flowers. It is difficult to keep in bloom, and requires a lot of warmth, light, humidity. It can also become fussy, as they are prone to bugs.

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