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Flowering Houseplants to Cure Winter Doldrums

MORE Winter Flowering Houseplants Colorful winter flowering houseplants are a gardener’s balm in the dead of winter, at least for those gazing out on brown or white landscapes. In addition to commonly grown *Cyclamen, African Violets and Christmas Cactus, here are a few more winter blues-busters:

Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus) Wonderful for low light areas. To learn more about growing these beauties, visit Logee’s Plants for Home and Garden’s web page. (right)

*Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) Crown of thorns is one tough plant for sunny spots. It tolerates almost blind neglect. For small spaces and windowsills, check out ‘Spendens’ , offered by Logee’s.

Hardy Gloxinia (Sinningia) These generally require the same care as African Violets. Sinningia ‘Prudence Risley’ (pictured) has long red tubular flowers that will stop you in your tracks. (right)

* Toxic to cats and dogs – toxicity levels vary