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Winter in Central Europe is a test of strength for many plants and ensures that only a few plants develop decorative flowers. However, the month has many advantages over January, as it is slowly getting warmer and lighter, which gives many heralds of spring the opportunity to bloom. The classics of February include pansies and of course daffodils, which like to sprout when there is enough sun. In addition to the species that only bloom in February, there are some plants that flower in mid-winter, such as Christmas roses.

The flowering plants have one thing in common and that is a great desire for sufficient sunlight. The combination of sunlight and nutrients in the soil ensures effective bud formation, which in most cases doesn't even require great winter protection. If you are looking for a suitable flowering plant for February, this list will help you.

Plants from A-Z

  • Sweetheart Flower, Anthurium clarinervium: Care A-Z

    With its heart-shaped, whitish-green veined leaves and slightly wavy edges, the sweetheart flower immediately catches the eye. They are the greatest ornament of this attractive ornamental foliage plant.

  • Indoor begonias, Begonia elatior hybrids: care

    The indoor begonia can be a wonderful addition to the interior, but it also requires some care. You can find out what to look out for here.

  • Leaf begonia, Begonia rex: Care from A-Z

    Do you want to design your home with indoor plants, but you lack the green thumb? Choose leafy begonias! Attractive varieties with brightly colored foliage are available. We give tips on care.

  • African violets, Saintpaulia ionantha: care and location

    African violets have been popular houseplants for decades due to their abundance of flowers. The classic flower colors of the plants are dark purple, white and pink. Today there are around 2,000 hybrid varieties, so that no wish is left unfulfilled when it comes to selection. The flower color today ranges from white to dark violet, with the most diverse shades being offered. You can also choose between simple and double flowers. The growth height of the plants, including the flower, is 10 to 40 centimetres.

  • Zimmerlinde, Sparmannia africana: Care from A-Z | Is she poisonous?

    The name Zimmerlinde is deceptive. What reminds us of a native linden tree with its light green, heart-shaped, hairy and almost translucent leaves is actually an African tree. Indoors, its growth remains modest but can still reach the ceiling. This linden tree improves the room climate and, according to Far Eastern Feng Shui, also the flow of energy. If it is well cared for in this country, this immigrant tree even contributes a few enchanting flowers.

  • Flaming Katy, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana - care from A-Z

    Flaming Katy is a robust plant that does not require much care. Originally, the little beauty from Madagascar was only available with red flowers, but now it also delights us with yellow, pink, white and purple flowers. However, in order for these to develop, a little trick is required.

  • Snow banana, Ensete glaucum - care from A-Z

    The snow banana is a robust banana tree from the genus Ensete, which impresses with its rapid growth and impressive stature. It not only grows up to five meters high, but also forms leaves that can reach a length of two meters. Only with a lot of luck does it form fruits that are inedible to humans but contain seeds. These are used to propagate Ensete glaucum because other methods do not work.

  • Corkscrew hazel, Corylus avellana 'Contorta' - care and cutting

    The corkscrew hazel, botanically Corylus avellana Contorta, impresses with its spirally twisted branches. In early spring, the shrub produces male catkins, which bring the first dashes of color into the garden with their golden yellow color. Corylus avellana is not very demanding when it comes to care, but allergy sufferers should do without the non-toxic ornamental shrub, as the pollen can trigger hay fever.

  • Spit palm, Euphorbia leuconeura: Care from A-Z | Is she poisonous?

    The spit palm, also known as the spring palm or simply spit plant, is a spurge that disperses seeds via a special type. The plant opens the capsule fruits and shoots the seeds over a range of several meters, earning it the name spit palm. In addition, the palm tree is popular with many gardeners because it blends decoratively into the ambience due to its tropical character. You just have to watch out for their toxicity when keeping them.

  • Poinsettia: care and pruning of the winter plant from A-Z

    Every year it turns up in numerous specialist shops and even supermarkets. We are talking about the poinsettia, botanically also called Euphorbia pulcherrima, which enjoys great popularity year after year during the Christmas season. But what kind of care does the spurge plant actually need?

  • Cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum - care from A-Z

    The cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) is one of the most popular and most widespread pot flowers in Germany. When nature loses its color in autumn, brightly colored blossoms ensure a good mood during the gray season until spring.

  • Date palm, phoenix palm - care from A-Z and wintering

    With a touch of the Caribbean, the date palm fills rooms and decorates gardens. It has low maintenance requirements and is considered a frugal plant that, depending on the species, can even overwinter outdoors if properly prepared. You can read about what it is and what else you should know about the phoenix palm at Plantopedia.

  • Citron, Buddha's hand, Citrus medica - care of the lemon

    The citron 'Buddha's Hand' is probably the most unusual form of Citrus medica. It comes from Southeast Asia and is mainly used to make lemon peel. Her scent is sweet. The flowering period is all year round. The approx. 10-20cm long fruits are reminiscent of hands and fingers: hence the name 'Buddha's hand'. In Buddhism, it is used as an offering in temples.

  • Phalaenopsis, Butterfly Orchid - Care & Repotting

    The Phalaenopsis is one of the front runners among house plants and the most popular of all orchids. The shapely and flowering plants are available in countless color variations. Even if orchids are often decried as little divas, the Phalaenopsis tolerates minor care mistakes, so that even beginners can try them out. With the right care, they impress with their breathtaking blooms for many weeks of the year.

  • Tillandsia, Tillandsia - Types & Care Guide

    With over 550 species, the plant genus Tillandsia is considered to be the most species-rich within the bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae). Due to their easy care and their attractive leaves, tillandsias have been enjoying increasing popularity as houseplants for years. The shape and color of the plant, which is also often referred to as an air plant, amazes many. The following care instructions show how it grows and thrives optimally.

  • Camellias, Camellia japonica - varieties, care and wintering

    Fascinating and exotic - these two words describe Camellia japonica. The camellias, which come from Asia, have been very popular among passionate hobby gardeners for decades. Completely wrongly, the tea plant is said to require complex and difficult care. With the right tips and patience, it is easy to cultivate the distinctive plants and encourage them to flower in winter.

  • Calla, Zantedeschia, Zimmercalla - plants and care instructions

    The calla or room calla is originally at home in the South African swamps. As her name suggests, she should generally be cultivated in a room. But there is nothing wrong with allowing the graceful beauty to enjoy the fresh air outside in summer, if the appropriate warmth allows it. But with its yellow, purple, white or pink flowers, it also captivates on every windowsill.

  • Hibiscus - care instructions as a garden and houseplant

    As a houseplant, the hibiscus needs a little more care than in the garden. This is normal, because the conditions in the tub are different from those in the field. Nevertheless, it is worth taking a look at the care instructions, because the so-called Chinese room hibiscus feels very comfortable indoors and spoils its owners with beautiful flowers.

  • Christmas rose, snow rose, Helleborus niger - location & care

    Snow rose, Christmas rose, Hellebore - behind these terms hides a plant with an extraordinary flowering time. In the cold winter months, Helleborus niger brings color to the bare garden landscape. The evergreen plants are resilient and undemanding. Only a few points have to be fulfilled in terms of care and location so that the winter bloomers feel comfortable.

  • Anthurium, anthurium, flamingo flowers - care and propagation

    Everyone knows them, the bright red flamingo flower. With rich green leaves and the beautiful red bracts, it sets accents in private homes or in business premises. In our special care instructions for the flamingo flower, we explain how anthuriums are cared for, because that is what these originally tropical plants are called.

  • Cyclamen, cyclamen, cyclamen - care

    Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) has been decorating Europe's rooms since the 1960s, filling them with fresh color, especially on gray winter days. Numerous varieties offer a wide range of colors. The cyclamen, primrose plant, can be cultivated for up to 30 years with good care. Find out in professional care instructions how you too can enjoy your indoor cyclamen for a long time with the right care.

  • Amaryllis, knight star - wintering and care after flowering

    With its large, intensely colored flowers, the knight's star illuminates the gloomy winter. The hippeastrum is particularly popular as a pot plant and cut flower during the Advent and Christmas season. Since it needs different conditions in each of its growth phases, the care is demanding. The instructions will give you the knowledge you need to care for the amaryllis in a species-appropriate manner.

  • Cymbidium Orchid: Care from A-Z - Getting Cymbidium to bloom

    The Cymbidium orchid owes its name to the shape of its decorative flowers. Because these are reminiscent of a boat with the arched, punt-like lips, which means "kymbos" in Greek. The beauty is mainly at home in Thailand, Burma and northern India, as well as in Australia and Indonesia. In the local latitudes, hybrids are offered in the trade, which are particularly suitable for indoor culture due to their crossing. With the right care, the Cymbidium blooms in the most beautiful colors.

  • Lady's slipper orchid, Venus' slipper, Paphiopedilum - care from A-Z

    One of the most popular types of orchids on the local window sills is the lady's slipper orchid, also known here as the Venus slipper. Due to its origin from Thailand, the Philippines or Borneo and Sumatra, it is used to subtropical climates and is therefore also very sensitive to cold. Cultivation in a bucket is therefore essential. Caring for the lady's slipper orchid is a bit time-consuming, but if you give it the right care, it will thank you with many beautiful flowers and a long life.

  • Bulrush cactus, Rhipsalis baccifera - care, tips & tricks

    The rush cactus, Rhipsalis baccifera, is a low-maintenance and easy-to-keep cactus that needs a suitable location. It is not hardy, but can be kept outdoors during the summer months. In terms of growth, the rush cactus is not reminiscent of classic cacti, as it almost always grows overhanging and also has no spines. Nevertheless, it belongs to the cactus family.

  • Rod cactus, Rhipsalis pilocarpa - care, tips & tricks

    Ripsalis pilocarpa is a cactus from the genus Rhipsalis. Its homeland is the Brazilian rainforests. The rod cactus is an easy-care plant that needs little watering and a permeable substrate. The cactus can be cultivated indoors all year round and develops white flowers in spring and red berries as fruits after flowering. In summer, Ripsalis pilocarpa is happy about an outdoor location, it does not need a special winter quarters.

  • Coral cactus, Rhipsalis cassutha - care, tips & tricks

    The coral cactus, botanically Rhipsalis cassutha, is an extremely easy-care plant that is also ideal for beginners. With its long shoots, it is particularly suitable as a traffic light plant. The flowering time of the cactus is in November. Rhipsalis cassutha can be cultivated indoors all year round.

  • Coral cactus, rush cactus, Rhipsalis cereuscula - care, tips & tricks

    The coral cactus, also known as the rush cactus, is an easy-care houseplant. The term cactus is a bit misleading here, because even if it belongs to the cacti genus, it does not have the typical appearance. It has many green shoots with round white fruits that create an impressive picture. Spines do not form on the decorative cactus, to the delight of many hobby gardeners. The plant, which mainly comes from Brazil, is also ideal for beginners due to its easy care.

  • Indoor azalea - Care & overwintering of azaleas as indoor plants

    Indoor azaleas are often referred to as "potted bouquets". This is due to her profuse flowering, which delights us during the gray and gloomy winter months. Unfortunately, the plants are often discarded after flowering. The indoor azalea grows very old and, if cared for properly, will also develop many flowers in the following year.

  • Dendrobium nobile - care, pruning and propagation of the orchid

    Dendrobium nobile is also known in Germany as a grape orchid, since the numerous flowers are almost clustered together like vines and, in contrast to the moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), are formed directly on the stem. The East Asian orchid species enchants blooming during the cold season and enchants with a pleasantly intense scent, which unfolds in all living rooms with the right care thanks to the numerous flowers.

  • Brunfelsie, Brunfelsia uniflora - care instructions

    The flora of the tropics has a lot to offer. In addition to orchids, the fragrant flowers of the Brunfelsia are intoxicating with their aroma and appealing colors. In addition to Brunfelsia americana and Brunfelsia lactea, Brunfelsia uniflora, also known as Manaka, is a real eye-catcher over the winter. Once the blue flowers bloom in all their glory, the dreary winter will be over. For this, only the care of the poisonous drop plant has to be right.

  • Christ's thorn, Euphorbia milii - care and propagation by offshoots

    The Christ's Thorn, botanically Euphorbia milii, is a pretty and ornamental plant with red, white or yellow flowers. In addition, the plant is extremely robust and easy to care for and can also be cultivated by beginners without any problems. Unfortunately, the innocent-looking plant is very poisonous and should only be handled with gloves: so be careful when caring for it!

  • Crocus, Crocus - plants and care - info on flowering and toxicity

    When the first crocuses push their closed calyxes out of the ground at the beginning of March, plant lovers know that spring has arrived. With around 100 species, the iris family characterizes the gardens and meadows of Germany and inspires with the variety of colors that are presented magnificently at low altitudes. Due to the easy planting over bulbs, the crocus is one of the simplest garden plants and is easy to care for even in the pot.

  • Winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum - care from A-Z

    The winter jasmine, botanically called Jasminum nudiflorum, is one of the special features among the flowering shrubs, because the yellow flowers appear on the wood at a time when there is not much color to be found in our gardens. With a flowering period between December and March, the winter jasmine is a real winter bloomer that sets bright yellow splashes of color with its numerous flowers. Unfortunately, unlike many other types of jasmine, winter jasmine does not have a scent.

  • Clivie, Clivia - care from A-Z - make clivia bloom properly

    The clivia is one of the loveliest flowering plants available in Germany. The older it gets, the more magnificently it thrives, provided it is properly cared for and the plant is optimally prepared for the flowering season. The plant expert has detailed care instructions with tips on what to look out for.

  • Crested Lily, Pineapple Flower, Eucomis - Care - Instructions

    Thanks to its imposing shape, the crested lily is known as the pineapple flower.It is a pretty and easy to care for garden plant for the summer, but can also be kept as a houseplant. It should be noted that it has a special scent that does not appeal to everyone. In nature, this serves to attract insects for pollination. The botanical name Eucomis means "beautifully coiffed" and describes the extravagant wreath of leaves at the top of the inflorescence.

  • Laurel snowball, Mediterranean snowball, Viburnum tinus - care & pruning

    Laurel snowball inspires as a feast for the senses. The gently shimmering, evergreen foliage banishes the sadness from the wintry garden. In late winter, the dainty, white flowers with a seductive scent awaken the anticipation of spring, only to transform into black and blue fruit decorations in summer. These instructions will guide you practically through the professional care program for the Viburnum tinus. Read here how you can skilfully cut the floral gem and hibernate it safely.

  • Echeveria derenbergii - profile, care and wintering

    Echeveria derenbergii is a frugal houseplant that doesn't take much time to care for. Therefore, the plant is also ideal for people without green thumbs or experience. If the few necessary factors are taken into account when cultivating the plant, it will reward the effort with a decorative and exotic flower - and of all things in winter.

  • Milk star, Ornithogalum dubium - care of the flower as a houseplant

    Star of milk, Ornithogalum dubium, gardener's fright or even gardener's death - the South African plant has many names and some special features. As a decorative and exotic flower, it can not only adorn bouquets, the plant also makes a good impression as a houseplant. In addition, the milk star can even be cultivated by newcomers to plant care without any problems. For this, however, a minimum of knowledge about the orange blooming exotic is required.

  • Mishchenko Squill, Scilla mischchenkoana - Care Info + Pictures

    The squill lives up to its name. The beautiful bloom in bright blue and white adorns garden paths and flower borders. Known botanically as Scilla mishchenkoana, it not only enchants garden lovers with its enchanting flowers, but also with a striking sweet honey scent. We describe how to care for squills in our care instructions. Luckily, the Scilla mischtschenkoana is a very easy-care spring bloomer that will bring you a lot of joy with its pretty flowers.

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