Thinking of how to adorn your residence? Vibrant and easy to care for, these flowers might do the trick!
TOP 1 Orchid
Orchid is Singapore’s national flower, hence it goes without saying that it thrives in the local climate. There are many different breeds of orchids, each in their distinctive colour and style. If you are spoilt for choice, the Phalaenopsis orchid is one of the easiest breeds to grow at home as it requires minimal care and can bloom for months or even years. Place it at a spot with bright and indirect sunlight and water once every few days to keep the soil damp. Avoid overwatering as it may cause root rot.
TOP 2 Sunflower
Sunflower is another flower that can be easily grown. The sight of the blooming sunflowers will surely brighten up your abode. True to its name, the sunflower thrives with full sunlight and grows towards the sunlight. You can grow sunflowers from seeds. Place it outdoors or beside a window where it will be able to get access to sunlight. Water it daily to keep the soil moist, and soon you’ll see sunflowers sprouting out! Interesting fact: sunflowers also come in red, orange, maroon and brown colours!
TOP 3 Peace Lily
The peace lily is one of few flowers that can bloom indoors without direct sunlight. Not only that, their elegant form also makes them a choice indoor plant. The slender green leaves and the white petals are sure to lend a grandiose feel to your abode. Place them at a vacant spot by the window or balcony where there’s partial sunlight and water once a week or when the soil feels dry. The peace lily might start to droop a little when it hasn’t been watered for too long, so that is an indication to watch out for.
TOP 4 Guzmania
The Guzmania is a common sight in many landscaping works and commercial and industrial properties. Its vibrant petals and lush green leaves brighten up a dull space instantly and adds to a celebratory atmosphere. The flowers come in shades of red, orange, pink and yellow, and unique arrangements can be made according to colours to create a captivating sight. One plus point is the Guzmania is a low maintenance plant which requires watering every few days or when the soil is dry. It can be placed in an area with indirect sunlight. Use well-drained soil and avoid overwatering.
TOP 5 Anthurium
You’ve probably seen the Anthurium in a hotel lobby or a convention hall. Also known as the Flamingo Lily, the Anthurium flower is characterized by eye-catching red bracts that wrap around the yellow stalks which are the actual flowers. The Anthurium prefers moderate sunlight and watering. It can be placed at an area with indirect sunlight and watered weekly or when the soil dries out. It is preferable for the soil to dry out completely before watering.
TOP 6 African Violet
The African Violet produces bunches of beautiful flowers in various colours depending on the hybrid or cultivar. You can expect to see colours such as purple, blue, red, white and yellow, with succulent leaves that are dark green and covered with short bristles of white hairs. It thrives in soil with good drainage, partial sunlight and moderate watering.
TOP 7 Christmas Cactus
The Christmas Cactus originated from Brazil. It is characterized by soft stems resembling cactus leaves that look like they are weighed down by the flowers. The flowers come in shades of red, white, pink or coral. They grow well with moderate light (partial shade) as full sunlight may hinder blooming. Water every few days when the soil dries out.
TOP 8 Wishbone Flower
The Wishbone flower grows on a small plant that’s no taller than 50 cm. It thrives in areas with partial sunlight or shady areas. As such, it is suitable as a potted plant on a windowsill or a table to spruce up the space. The flowers come in various colours such as purple, blue, pink, magenta and yellow. Use well-drained soil and water every few days or when the soil is dry.
TOP 9 Rose
Never thought roses could grow in sunny Singapore? You’ll be surprised to learn that there are heat tolerant varieties which can thrive in this weather! As such, it is not a dream to have pots of fresh roses at your balcony or to have roses growing on your window frame. However, roses are more fussy and requires more attention and care than the other flowers on this list, so you’ll need to find out the optimal conditions for its growth.
TOP 10 Hibiscus
Hibiscus is a diverse flower with lots of different varieties, each with their own style and colour(s). As the national flower of Malaysia, the Hibiscus grows well in the tropical climate. The flower has 5 soft and thin petals that are vibrant in colour to attract pollinators. These petals are even used as sources of natural dyes. The Hibiscus grows well in a sunny area with daily watering.
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