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10 Low-Maintenance Flowering Plants For Your Home

Flowering plants help us experience twice the joy and satisfaction from the flowers we grow at home. Not only does it brings beauty to our garden, but it also brings amazing benefits both in physical and mental health. I have enumerated some benefits of having, seeing, or growing flowering plants below:

The Wonderful Benefits of Flowers

While many will consider home gardening as a hobby or a way to kill time, there are actually huge benefits associated with flowers. So whether you received it from someone or you grow your own flowers at home, it’s good to take note of its overall effects.

Therapeutic Effects

Flowers have therapeutic effects. Those who grow their flowers feel a sense of satisfaction at the thought of being able to nurture life and doing your part in its growth. 

On the other hand, flowers are among the popular get well soon gifts as the mere sight of flowers promotes happiness and improves the person's well-being.

Mood Enhancement

Flowers can boost a person’s mood amidst stress and anxiety. It can instantly put a person in a good mood because of its tranquil effects and the happiness felt upon the sight of flowers.

Overall Wellness

As a whole, flowers help improve overall wellness. It helps relax the nerves, lowers heart rate, and promotes mind and body balance. The beauty of flowers brings psychological benefits and also boosts a person’s self-esteem.

However, if you lack the knowledge in caring for these plants or if you don’t have the time to maintain your flower garden, you will most likely fail in growing your flowering plants.

Fortunately, I have listed 10 flowering plants that are super low-maintenance which can thrive and grow in neglect. Choose from the huge selection of flowers that are suited for all occasions in the list below.

1) Dahlia

These lovely flowers can grow up to 6 feet in height and are available in different colors including purple, red, orange, pink, yellow, and white. They also vary in shape. You can choose from single, double, pompom, spiky, and anemone.

Plant Care:

  • Plant in well-drained and sandy soil
  • Keep away from hot and humid areas
  • 2 to 3 deep waterings per week required after growth

Fun Fact: During the Victorian era, dahlias are recognized as a symbol of commitment and an everlasting union. Later on, it also became one of the most common wedding flowers.

2) Begonias

They are available in various shades like red, pink, yellow, purple, and white. It can grow up to two feet and is known as one of the easy to grow plants you can have at home. In fact, it can thrive even if you don’t have a sunny garden as it loves to be in the shade.

Plant Care:

  • Grow in moist but well-drained soil
  • Ideal to be in the shade
  • Drought tolerant
  • Regular watering is essential

3) Lavender

These pretty blooms can grow up to 2 feet in height. Lavenders are actually a kind of an herb. They are typically available in purple and lavender shades. What a lot of people don't know is that there are also white and pink varieties of lavenders, too. 

Plant Care:

  • Plant in well-drained soil
  • Drought tolerant so infrequent but deep watering can be done.
  • Ideal to grow under full sun exposure 

Fun Fact: The scent of lavender repels mosquitoes, flies, mice, and other types of pests away!

4) Geranium

These low-maintenance flowers can grow up to 3 feet. Color variants include red, pink, magenta, rose, white, purple, and lavender. Geraniums are also among the edible plants as their leaves and petals can be eaten.

Plant Care:

  • Prefers rich and well-drained soil
  • Regular watering when the topsoil is dry
  • Thrives in hot climates
  • Expose in full sun/afternoon shade 

5) Sweet Peas

These highly fragrant flowers can grow up to 8 feet. They are well-loved for their scent which aside from being fragrant, can also drive the flies away! Its color varieties include red, pink, white, blue, and purple.

Plant Care:

  • Thrives in loamy and well-drained soil
  • Water at the base must be kept moist
  • Put under full sun
  • For support, grow near fences

6) Sunflowers

Known as the "happy flowers" as they make the perfect "lift me up" gifts. Aside from tracking the sun, these flowers can also grow up to 16 feet! It also attracts bees, birds, and butterflies. They are available in vibrant colors of yellows, browns, and a combination of both. 

Plant Care:

  • Drought and heat tolerant
  • Thrives in full sun
  • Can thrive in almost all soil types except water-logged
  • Add support to prevent breakage when fully grown

Fun Fact: The world’s tallest sunflower extends up to 30 feet and 1 inch!

7) Marigolds

These flowers can grow from seeds and are known as insect-repelling plants. They grow up to 3 feet and come in different shades such as red, gold, yellow, and are made more beautiful with their petals that overlap. It is important to know that Marigolds are monocarpic. This means that the plant will die once its flower season is over.

Plant Care:

  • Thrives well in dry and sandy gardens
  • Requires frequent watering (NOTE: allow to dry between waterings)
  • Must be planted where full sun is available

8) Petunias

Petunias are small flowers with blooms that grow about an inch. Although inferior in size as compared to others, petunias can easily survive varying conditions and take little maintenance. They also come in a variety of colors including red, yellow, white, pink, and purple.

Plant Care:

  • Can be exposed to full and partial sun
  • Ideally, expose the plant to sunlight for at least 5 hrs per day
  • Water once a week 
  • Thrives in well-drained and fertile soil

9) Zinnia

A genus of the sunflower and daisy family, zinnias come in a variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, pink, and white. They reach up to 2 feet in height and are known to attract butterflies, too! Zinnias are also among the favorite flowers to give as they symbolize lasting friendship, goodness, and remembrance.

Plant Care:

  • Likes rich, well-drained soil
  • Has moderate water requirements
  • Grows best in full sun


10) Hibiscus

Growing hibiscus is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for hibiscus plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely flowers. Hibiscus is available in single or double blooms in colors that include salmon, peach, orange or yellow.

Plant Care:

  • Grows best in full sun
  • Can thrive in almost all soil types
  • Water only when the topsoil is dry


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