Indoor Blooms

6 plants to brighten your home.

By Carolyn Szczepanski


Jasmine is a popular winter blooming plant for indoorsJasmine
Complement the scent of holiday conifers with the subtle sweetness of winter-blooming Jasmine (Jasminum spp.). Given bright light during the day and cool nighttime temperatures, J. polyanthum produces a blizzard of white flowers that train easily around a hoop. For warmer locations and bushy growth, choose J. sambac 'Maid of Orleans', with blossoms that turn purple before fading. If you stimulate branching with regular pruning and keep the soil moist, jasmine flowers will ensure you have a white Christmas even in Zone 10.