If you're a houseplant enthusiast, you know that getting your plants to bloom can be a bit of a challenge. But with a little care and attention, you can encourage them to produce a second round of beautiful blossoms that will brighten up your home. In this blog, we'll focus on five specific types of plants that can be coaxed into producing another round of blooms: orchids, citrus, bromeliads, anthuriums, and kalanchoes.
Let's start with the queen of houseplants, the orchid. With their delicate petals and intricate shapes, orchids are a favorite of plant lovers worldwide. To encourage reblooming, it's important to give them a proper period of rest after their first blooms have faded. During this time, keep them in a slightly cooler location and reduce watering. Once new growth appears, increase watering and move them to a brighter spot, but not in direct sunlight. Soon enough, you'll be rewarded with a fresh burst of stunning blooms that will brighten up your home.
Next up, we have citrus plants, the perfect way to add a touch of tropical paradise to your home. Citrus plants are known for their fragrant blossoms, which can be coaxed into blooming again with a little bit of care. The key to reblooming citrus plants is to provide plenty of sunlight, adequate watering, and a regular feeding regimen. Make sure to provide your citrus plant with the right amount of moisture, not too much and not too little, and soon you'll be rewarded with a second round of fragrant blossoms to enjoy.
Moving on to bromeliads, these tropical beauties are known for their show-stopping blooms that last for weeks. To encourage a second round of blossoms, keep the soil slightly damp and provide ample humidity through misting. Also, ensure that the plant is getting enough light but avoid placing it in direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. With a little patience, your bromeliad will reward you with a second set of stunning flowers.
Anthurium plants, with their glossy heart-shaped leaves and bold, brightly colored blooms, are another houseplant favorite. To encourage reblooming, anthuriums require bright but indirect light, regular watering, and a balanced fertilizer. Once the flowers have faded, cut them back and wait for the new growth to appear. In no time, you'll have another round of blooms to brighten up your home.
Finally, we have kalanchoe plants, known for their vibrant colors and easy care. To encourage a second round of blooms, keep your kalanchoe in a cool, bright spot and avoid overwatering. Also, be sure to feed your kalanchoes regularly with a balanced indoor plant food. We have plenty of options for you to pick from at our year-round locations. With a little bit of care and attention, your kalanchoe will be in full bloom once again.
With a little bit of creativity, patience, and care, you can bring new life to your houseplants and enjoy their beauty year-round. Whether you're a seasoned plant parent or a newbie, these tips and tricks will help you coax your orchids, citrus, bromeliads, anthuriums, and kalanchoes into re-blooming and brightening up your home. So get out there and get your hands dirty, and before you know it, you'll be surrounded by a riot of colors and blooms that will lift your spirits and warm your heart. To learn more about what’s growing on at our garden center, check out Mike, the Garden Guru, and his webinars with new plants, products, and expert planting advice. To keep inspired and grow with us, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok to dig into the joys of gardening!