Houseplants With Orange Flowers (10 Varieties To Try)


If winter seems too long, houseplants can make your home brighter – especially ones that have vibrant colors in their leaves and flowers! Some houseplants produce flowers under the right conditions – and you can find lots of colors, including dazzling shades of orange.

So, which houseplants have orange flowers?  Houseplants with orange flowers include Basket Vine, Christmas Cactus, Eternal Flame, Florist Kalanchoe, Golden Brush, Goldfish Plant, Hippeastrum, Parrot’s Beak, Trailing Jade, and Woolly Rose. Some of these plants have other variations that produce flower colors other than orange.

Of course, some of these plants can stay outdoors if you live in a warm climate.  If not, you can bring them inside for the winter and back outside in summer.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at 10 houseplants with orange flowers.  We’ll also get into what they need for water, light, and other important factors.

Let’s begin.

Houseplants With Orange Flowers

There are lots of houseplants with orange flowers out there, but here is a list of 10 to get you going:

  • Basket Vine
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Eternal Flame
  • Florist Kalanchoe
  • Golden Brush
  • Goldfish Plant
  • Hippeastrum
  • Parrot’s Beak
  • Trailing Jade
  • Woolly Rose

Let’s start off with Amaryllis.

Basket Vine

Basket Vine (Aeschyanthus speciousus) is a houseplant that produces 3 to 4 inch orange flowers from late spring to summer.  The leaves are evergreen, and the plant grows as an epiphyte (it grows or climbs on trees in nature).

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Basket Vine is an epiphyte that produces 3 to 4 inch orange flowers
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Basket Vine needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Basket Vine is a tropical plant that likes partial shade and tolerates humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Basket Vine prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10b (as cold as 35 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 12 inches, with a width of 12 to 18 inches.

You can propagate Basket Vine by tip cuttings.

You can learn more about Basket Vine from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Basket Vine plants from Pernell Gerver.

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) is a houseplant that produces orange flowers in spring or fall.  This perennial cactus has no leaves, but rather stems that perform photosynthesis.

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Christmas cactus is a perennial that has orange flowers but no leaves. It produces energy with its stems via photosynthesis.

The plant grows as an epiphyte shrub (it grows or climbs on trees in nature).

Christmas Cactus needs moderate moisture levels, but tolerates drought better than other houseplants.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Christmas Cactus likes partial shade and humidity, and it tolerates poor soil.

Christmas Cactus prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degree Celsius).

Some species of Schlumbergera can grow to a height of 4 feet.

You can propagate Christmas Cactus by layering or stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Christmas Cactus from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Christmas Cactus plants from Etsy.

Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame (Goeppertia crocata or Calathea crocata) is a houseplant that produces 1 to 2 inch orange flowers from late spring to summer.  The leaves are evergreen, and they fold up at night.

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Eternal flame is a tropical plant that produces orange flowers.
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Eternal Flame needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Eternal Flame is a tropical plant that likes partial shade and tolerates humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Eternal Flame prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 13 (as cold as 60 degrees Fahrenheit or 16 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches, with a width of 8 to 12 inches.

You can propagate Eternal Flame by division

You can learn more about Eternal Flame from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Eternal Flame plants from Etsy.

Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe (Kalancoe blossfeldiana) is a houseplant that produces orange flowers after 4 months of exposure to 14-hour nights for 6 weeks.  The leaves of this perennial succulent are evergreen.

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Florist Kalanchoe is an evergreen succulent that produces orange flowers.
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Florist Kalanchoe needs moderate moisture levels and excellent drainage when kept in a pot.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Florist Kalanchoe is a plant that likes full sun to partial shade and tolerates humidity

Florist Kalanchoe prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 18 inches, with a width of 18 inches.

You can propagate Florist Kalanchoe by stem or tip cuttings

You can learn more about Florist Kalanchoe from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Florist Kalanchoe plants from Etsy.

Golden Brush

Golden Brush (Burbidgea schizocheila) is a houseplant that produces 2 to 3 inch orange flowers year round.  The leaves are evergreen, and the plant is native to Borneo.

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Golden Brush is an evergreen that is native to Borneo. It can produce orange flowers year round.
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Golden Brush needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Golden Brush is a perennial plant that likes partial shade and tolerates humidity.

Golden Brush prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches.

You can learn more about Golden Brush from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Golden Brush plants from Bonanza.

Goldfish Plant

Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus ‘Black Gold’) is a houseplant that produces small (under 1 inch) orange flowers from late spring to early fall.  The leaves are evergreen, and the plant grows as an epiphyte (it grows or climbs on trees in nature).

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Goldfish plant produces small orange flowers that look like goldfish!
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Goldfish Plant needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Goldfish Plant is a perennial plant that likes partial shade and tolerates humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Goldfish Plant prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10b (as cold as 35 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 8 inches, with a width of 12 to 18 inches.

You can propagate Goldfish Plant by stem cuttings

You can learn more about Goldfish Plant from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Goldfish Plant from Etsy.

Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum (Hippeastrum striatum) is a houseplant that produces 2 to 3 inch orange flowers in late winter or early spring.  The leaves are long and green, and the plant grows in Brazil and Tanzania.

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Hippeastrum is a plant from Brazil and Tanzania that produces orange flowers.

Hippeastrum needs moderate moisture levels, but will tolerate drought.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Hippeastrum is a tropical plant that likes full sun but tolerates partial shade and humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Hippeastrum prefers warm temperatures.  This plant grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches.

You can propagate Hippeastrum by division or by bulbs.

You can learn more about Hippeastrum from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Hippeastrum plants from Etsy.

Parrot’s Beak

Parrot’s Beak (Heliconia psittacorum) is a houseplant that produces 3 to 5 inch orange flowers from summer to fall.  The leaves are evergreen, and the plant has rhizomes underground.

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Parrot’s Beak is an evergreen that produces orange flowers and has rhizomes underground.
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Parrot’s Beak needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Parrot’s Beak is a tropical plant that likes full sun but tolerates partial shade and humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Parrot’s Beak prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 2 to 5 feet.

You can propagate Parrot’s Beak by root cuttings, division, or by stolons and runners.

You can learn more about Parrot’s Beak from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Parrot’s Beak plants from Etsy.

Trailing Jade

Trailing Jade (Kleniia petraea) is a houseplant that produces small (under 1 inch) orange flowers.  The leaves of this perennial plant are evergreen.

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Trailing jade is a type of cactus that produces tiny orange flowers.
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Trailing Jade is a type of cactus, so it needs little water.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Trailing Jade is a tropical plant that likes full sun, but tolerates partial shade and humidity.

Trailing Jade prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 inches, with a width of 15 to 20 inches.

You can propagate Trailing Jade by stem or leaf cuttings.

You can learn more about Trailing Jade from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Trailing Jade plants from Etsy.

Woolly Rose

Woolly Rose (Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’) is a houseplant that produces small (under 1 inch) orange flowers from late spring to early summer.  The leaves of this succulent are evergreen.

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Woolly Rose is a succulent that produces small orange flowers.
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As a succulent, Woolly Rose needs little water.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Woolly Rose is a native of desert areas and likes full sun but tolerates partial shade.  It prefers a moderately acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 5.6 to 7.8).

Woolly Rose prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9a (as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a width of 8 inches or more.

You can propagate Woolly Rose by offsets or leaf cuttings.

You can learn more about Woolly Rose from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Woolly Rose plants from Etsy.

Conclusion

Now you know have a list of 10 houseplants with dazzling orange flowers.  You also know the basics of care so you can get started with growing them at home.

You might also be interested in reading my article about houseplants with yellow flowers, my article on houseplants with blue flowers, my article on houseplants with white flowers, or my article on houseplants with purple flowers.

If your house gets cold in the winter, check out my article on cold tolerant houseplants.

If you are interested in colorful foliage, check out my article on houseplants with pink leaves.

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~Jonathon

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