Sometimes you just want a particular plant for a particular spot. It’s like sometimes I get an idea stuck in my head for a particular print for a gallery wall or a certain pattern for a new shirt.
There’s one particular spot that would be perfect for a houseplant with big green leaves and white flowers, but which one?
And what is it called?
Houseplant names can be impossible to remember.
Well, if it happens to be a houseplant with big green leaves and white flowers that you’re looking for, this is the list for you.
7 Houseplants with Big Green Leaves and White Flowers to Fill That One Empty Spot
It can be a little tricky to have an indoor plant that flowers and you probably shouldn’t expect the plant to have flowers all the time.
But that kind of makes it more special when the plant is actually blooming, right? Here are some of the prettiest houseplants with big green leaves and white flowers.
#1. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Unlike a lot of the other plants on this list, the Peace Lily is known to be a houseplant with big green leaves and white flowers that is actually not very difficult to care for.
The pretty white blooms happen in the spring and can last for a couple of months. Then you’ll be left with just the pretty foliage.
Don’t feel bad when the blooms go away. The plant just needs to rest.
Water: Peace lily is a plant that will tell you when it needs watering! You’ll see it start to droop and that’s when you know to water.
Light: Partial shade or indirect light. The Peace Lily does not like bright light.
#2. Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
If you like more a challenge in your plants, then a pretty white orchid might be for you.
Orchids are beautiful if you go for that sculptural, contemporary look.
But they are a bit fussy. They need special soil and they have preferences for temperature, too. If you orchids are for you, I’d suggest this article on how to care for them.
Water: Allow to dry out almost completely between waterings. They also need adequate humidity.
Light: Bright, indirect light. They don’t like direct light, so if you’ve got a window to put your orchid near, consider a sheer curtain to filter light.
#3. Poinsettia (Euphorbia)
Poinsettias can have pretty white flowers. Theses are the plants that you usually see at Christmas time.
You might think that the Poinsettia only flowers once. At Christmas and then you toss it when the flowers are gone.
But they actually can flower again and again if you want to keep them around year after year. It’s not easy to achieve though.
In order to flower again, a year later, the plant needs 12 hours of pitch dark a night and at least two months of bright light during the day.
Water: Allow your Poinsettia to dry out between waterings and you can keep it on top of a tray of pebbles and water to keep the humidity up.
Light: Bright indirect light while in bloom.
#4. Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum)
If you’re going to go for a flower houseplant, you might as well get one that smells amazing.
The pretty little white blossoms happen in winter.
Water: The soil should remain moist.
Light: Bright direct sunlight up to four hours a day. You can eve bring Jasmine outside in the summer.
#5. Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum)
You might think of those waxy red flowers when you think of Anthurium, but they do come in white, too.
Like an orchid, Anthurium has a contemporary feel to it. It definitely belongs in a particular type of decor.
Your Anthurium needs a rest between blooming, usually about six weeks.
Water: Water when the top two inches of soil are dry.
Light: Bright indirect light. Direct light will scorch the leaves.
#6. Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
Amaryllis give some seriously impressive blooms. I mean, just look at those flowers.
They grow from a bulb and will usually flower in winter, but they can bloom more than once.
If you plant your Amaryllis bulb around mid-November, you should have a flowering plant around Christmas time.
Water: Until the plant has grown a few inches, you can water sparingly. Then you’ll want to water more regularly so that the soil
Light: Bright indirect light and you can rotate the pot regularly to help the plant grow straight.
#7. Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Did you know you can grow dainty little Lily of the Valley indoors? Well, you can.
They’ll be happy in a pot and they’ll grow a lot, too, so be prepared to divide them for even more Lily of the Valley.
Oh and they smell delightful!
Water: The soil should be evenly moist, but not soggy.
Light: Bright indirect filtered light
Did You Find Your Houseplant with Big Green Leaves and White Flowers?
I hope you did. I bet it was the Peace Lily, wasn’t it?
If it was, I wonder if any of the others on this list changed your mind about which pretty plant you really wanted?