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Most species of flowering plants produce yellow flowers. They grow in most climatic conditions across the world. That does not mean that you can grow any yellow flower bearing plant indoors. However, some tropical plants do grow and flower in indoor garden if right climatic conditions are provided using temperature control and grow light.

Common Yellow flowers

Allamanda is the name that springs to the minds of florists when thinking of yellow flowers. This plant is native to the American continent and belongs to the family Apocynaceae. The official flower plant of the Kuching North city hall is named after the life scientist Frederic Louis Allamand.

The sunny and cheerful color comes in numerous shades. Experienced florists and gardeners consider all hues ranging between deep gold and pale lemon to be yellow. This characteristic provides yellow flowering plants high versatility to match with other colors to be a part of artistic natural garden designs. The combinations can be to be a part of a distinct border for a flower bed or to contrast well with very differently colored flowers.

Let us now take a peek at other ornamental plants that can be grown indoors to produce yellow flowers.

Canna the Tropical Yellow Flower

The name ‘tropical yellow’ is due to the lush thick foliage of the plants. The plants need more water and are grown from bulbs. Canna plant will grow in a pot but needs great care to nurture indoors.

Geum Attracts Insects

This genus also known as ‘custard tart’ flowers and need a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight every day. Many people grow the plant indoors using grow lights. It is commonly put into use as a cut yellow flower. Insects won’t attack the plant if it is grown indoors.

Fennel- An Ornamental Border Yellow Flower

It needs partial shade and so is a good indoor plant. Requirement for regular watering in the early stages should be well attended to for growing the plant indoors. However, it consumes much lesser water after growing fully. The leaves of Fennel are an ingredient of Mediterranean diets.

The Cotswold Queen or Verbascum

The purple-pink eye of the flower makes it unique among yellow flowers. It flowers throughout summer. Experienced growers cut off old stems to extend the duration. Indoor germinating time can take up to two to four weeks after planting the seeds.

Rudbeckia with Flaming yellow Flowers

The plant flowers in the months from August till October. Its well defined brownish black centers give the yellow flowers a cute appearance. It is best to grow them with ornamental turf indoors. For growing indoors, the seeds should be refrigerated for four weeks.

Yarrow the Cloth of God

A typical Yarrow bed reminds the viewer of an intricately woven fabric and so the popular reference to God’s cloth. Use a well drained flower bed for growing indoors. To accelerate germination, cover the top soil with a thin plastic sheet after planting the seeds. Make it a point to remove the cover after the plants emerge.

The Feminine Calla Lily

These yellow flowers plant need s regular watering to keep the plant bed moist. Although they are native to Southern Africa, the plant is a favorite indoor variety in most countries. Their normal flowering season is the months of June and July. Indoor plants will bloom from spring and well into fall due to the proper artificial lighting.

Warning: Eating the plant parts or flowers are lethal to cats and dogs. Keep your other pets as well away from Calla Lily plants.

Gorgeous Yellow Butterfly Bush

The yellow flowers of the plant has a strong aroma that attracts butterflies and hence the name. Bees and humming birds are other species that flock towards this garden beauty. The leaves that look like lances remind us of wild bushes. During winter, the plant needs good nourishment for survival. The common species of the plant are of invasive nature. So it is best to grow them indoors.

The Lively Sunflower

The reason for the name will easily strike you if you watch a huge array of sun flowers in the open. The flowers keep looking at the sun as it moves towards the west through the sky. In the morning they face east and by sunset all the flowers will be facing west.

These bright yellow flowers are grown indoors using a well drained potting mix kept in fairly big containers. The containers should have good drainage. They are best placed indoors near an east or west facing window.

Black Eyed Susan

The chocolate center fashioned like a huge eye makes it resemble a sunflower. The wide positioning of petals is the sole feature that distinguishes it from a sunflower. These bright yellow flowers are a common presence for graduation ceremonies.

Tip: They are brought indoors at nights when the temperature drops below 500 F. During day time they should be put outdoors to get as much sun as possible.

Yellow Roses

No garden is complete without the presence of a rose plant. We can add elegance to our indoor garden by including a yellow rose that needs no further explanation. Usually a rose bears feelings of romance, passion, and love. A yellow rose conveys appreciation, devotion, and spring. Almost all types of roses are grown indoors. Home owners place the plants near windows for good sun. However, artificial lighting too gives the same effect as the sun.

Yellow Tulips

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The most beautiful species of flowers in the world are tulips. In almost all cultures see these beautiful flowers as symbols of love and warmth. Writers of romantic literature have always epitomized the flowers to mean sunshine and happiness. Tulip bulbs that you plant in autumn need to be chilled for three to four months to bloom in winter. If you plant the bulbs in the middle of winter, the potting time is eight to ten weeks. The pots should have enough drainage holes.

Peonies for Wealth

These beautiful yellow flowers are native to North West America, Asia, and Southern Europe. Many cultures believe that they bring happiness, luck, and wealth. Florists use flowers from the plant to symbolize elegance. For indoor cultivation, the seeds need to be soaked in water for four days before planting them in humid potting soil.

Strelitzia- the Bird of Paradise

A fully bloomed Strelizia flower looks like a bird from out of this world with multiple wings and a long beak. This beautiful flower greatly resembles the Pacific Islands’ bird of the paradise. Florists love to use this flower for many an extravaganza. Experienced gardeners grow this plant indoors by providing as much direct sun as possible. They employ the trick of planting them in containers that can be easily moved outside into sunlight and moved back inside.

Tip: The plant flowers only after reaching an age of four or five years. The plant can be toxic to some pets if ingested.


Native to the mountainous terrain of West Asia, the flower takes after the Goddess of rainbow. The species boasts of more than a hundred varieties of yellow flowers. It was very common during the Victorian era to propose with Iris flowers. Florists use the flowers where an abundant display of passion is required. The seeds should be frozen before planting and kept in a location that don’t get much light. The plants will sprout in about two months. Then they should be moved to another area that has good light.

Tip: The plant needs very less water enough to keep the soil moist. Over water will cause the roots to rot.

Yellow Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a tropical plant that is most commonly seen in the garlands used for receiving guests by islanders. The plants can grow into mini trees outside. They can be grown indoors with right care. The trick lies in planting them in a slightly acidic soil and giving plenty of water. The water should be mixed with plant nutrients every time you water the plants. Botanists suggest watering the plants twice every day in the mornings and evenings.

The Freesias with Heavenly Scent

There is tradition of using yellow flowers from the Freesia family for the seventh wedding anniversary. The flower has a unique distinction of lasting for a long time in comparison with most ornamental flowers. This is one of the favorite plants of many indoor gardeners. The pot needs good drainage and loose potting. The plants are grown from stems by sticking them into the loose soil to help the roots grow. The pot should be moved to a more brightly lit area after two months of the shoots appearing.

The Common Caring Hacks for Indoor Plants

There are some common techniques for maintaining a good indoor garden. The most important caring mantra is, ‘use everything moderately.’ The lighting, water, and even nutrients should be used moderately or as the specific caring instructions for the genus demand. Take extra care to understand the nature of soil that best suits your plant. Next comes the seeding part. Learn about the basics of freezing them before planting or soaking as the characteristic of the plants need. Using the right amount of watering is the most important factor. Pruning old leaves and withering flowers need to be done at the right time. Take good care of your indoor plants, and they will brighten up your home.