How to Bring Flowering Plants Indoors

Flowering plants aren't just for your outdoor garden. Simply host Haley Cairo shows you how to help them thrive inside.
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Cut flowers only last for a week or two—but using potted flowering plants in your decor could help you keep blooming for months. The key is to choose flowers—like hydrangeas or calandiva—that can do well potted indoors.

When you're at the nursery, seek out healthy-looking plants that don't have signs of damage and have moist soil that indicates a level of care. (And don't be afraid to ask the nursery workers for their suggestions for what might work best for your space.)

Choose pots that work with your decor—you might want to pick ones that don't have a drainage hole, and "plant" your new plant into them while still in the plastic pot from the nursery to allow drainage without risking creating a mess.

If you tend to kill plants, using a self-watering stake—or choosing plants like the calandiva, which doesn't need frequent watering—will help you ensure your plants thrive in your home.

Earthy Ceramic Jar Planter
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Earthy Ceramic Jar Planter

$42; shopterrain.com

Looking for a serene vibe? Opt for earth-toned ceramic planters that add a touch of zen—and let the plants within them shine.

Rattan Taper Basket Pot
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Rattan Taper Basket Pot

$52; shopterrain.com

A pretty rattan basket can help hide a basic planter, and its plastic liner helps prevent leakage indoors. 

Beech Wood Handle Watering Can
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Beech Wood Handle Watering Can

$26; shopterrain.com

Make watering your plants a bit more stylish with this pretty watering pot that makes it easy to direct the water right to the roots. 

self-watering bulbs

Self Watering Bulbs

$9; lowes.com

Heading off to vacation? Add self-watering bulbs to your plants to tend to them while you're gone.