Houseplants With White Flowers (10 Varieties To Try)


If the winter cold and darkness is getting to you, houseplants can brighten things up – especially those with colorful flowers! Some houseplants flower during part or all of the year – and one color you can find is white.

So, which houseplants have white flowers?  Houseplants with white flowers include Arabian Jasmine, Baby’s Toes, Gardenia, Inch Plant, Meyer Lemon, Oyster Plant, Queen Of The Night, Rhipsalis, Shamrock, and Spider Plant.  Some of these plants have other variations that produce flower colors other than white.

Of course, some of these plants can live outdoors in a warm climate.  Others will need to come inside for the winter and go back outside in summer.

In this article, we’ll look at 10 houseplants with white flowers.  We’ll also discuss what they need for care in terms of water, light, and other important factors.

Let’s get started.

Houseplants With White Flowers

There are many houseplants with white flowers available, but here is a list of 10 to get you started:

  • Arabian Jasmine
  • Baby’s Toes
  • Gardenia
  • Inch Plant
  • Meyer Lemon
  • Oyster Plant
  • Queen Of The Night
  • Rhipsalis
  • Shamrock
  • Spider Plant

Let’s start off with Arabian Jasmine.

Arabian Jasmine

Arabian Jasmine (Jasminum sambac) is a houseplant that produces fragrant 1 to 2 inch white flowers from late spring to early fall.  This evergreen vine has a taproot underground.

Arabian Jasmine white flower
Arabian Jasmine is an evergreen vine with a taproot underground. It produces fragrant white flowers.

Arabian Jasmine needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Arabian Jasmine is a warm weather 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).

Arabian Jasmine 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 height of 4 to 5 feet indoors and a height of 12 feet or more in nature.

You can propagate Arabian Jasmine by layering or with stem cuttings.

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

You can find Arabian Jasmine from Plant Vine.

Baby’s Toes

Baby’s Toes (Fenestraria rhopalophylla) is a houseplant that produces 1 to 2 inch white flowers.  This perennial succulent tolerates poor soil.

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Baby’s Toes is a succulent that tolerates poor soil and produces white flowers.
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Baby’s Toes needs a dry environment with low moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Baby’s Toes is a warm weather plant that likes full sun.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 2 inches and a width of 8 inches.

You can propagate Baby’s Toes by offsets.

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

You can find Baby’s Toes from Etsy.

Gardenia

Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides ‘Frostproof’) is a houseplant that produces 2 to 4 inch white flowers from spring to early fall.  This evergreen shrub has many species, some of which have scented flowers.

Gardenia white flower
Gardenia is an evergreen shrub that produces white flowers.

Gardenia needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Gardenia likes full sun but tolerates partial shade and humidity.  It also resists deer if outside.  It prefers a strongly acidic to slightly acid soil (pH of 5.1 to 6.5).

Gardenia is a tropical plant and so it prefers warm temperatures.

This plant grows to a height of 4 to 5 feet with a width of 4 feet.  In nature, some Gardenia species can grow to a height of 50 feet tall!

You can propagate Gardenia by layering, tip cuttings, or stem cuttings.

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

You can find Gardenia from Annie’s Annuals & Perennials.

Inch Plant

Inch Plant (Tradescantia fluminensis) is a houseplant that produces small (less than 1 inch) white flowers from spring to summer.  This evergreen succulent is perennial and has oval leaves.

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Inch plant is an evergreen succulent that produces small white flowers.
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Inch Plant needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Inch Plant likes partial to full shade and tolerates humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Inch Plant prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant it is hardy to Zone 9b (temperatures as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 10 to 18 inches with a width of 18 to 36 inches.

You can propagate Inch Plant by stem cuttings.

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

You can find Inch Plants from Etsy.

Meyer Lemon

Meyer Lemon (Citrus meyeri) is a houseplant that produces 1 to 2 inch white flowers from late winter to spring.  This perennial has fragrant evergreen leaves.

Meyer Lemon
A meyer lemon tree will produce white flowers and eventually fruit!
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Meyer Lemon needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Meyer Lemon likes full sun and tolerates humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

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

This plant grows to a height of 10 to 15 feet with a width of 6 to 10 feet (a smaller container will limit its growth).

You can propagate Meyer Lemon by stem cuttings.

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

You can find Meyer Lemons from Stark Brothers.

Oyster Plant

Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea) is a houseplant that produces small (less than 1 inch) white flowers throughout the year.  This perennial has long leaves that are dark green on top and purple underneath.

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Oyster Plant has long leaves that are purple on the bottom. It produces tiny white flowers.
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Oyster Plant needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Oyster Plant likes full sun but tolerates partial shade and humidity.  It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

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

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 12 inches with a width of 12 to 24 inches.

You can propagate Oyster Plant by division or by stem cuttings.

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

You can find Oyster Plants from House Plant Shop.

Queen Of The Night

Queen Of The Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) is a houseplant that produces 4 to 5 inch white flowers from late spring to summer.  This perennial succulent has evergreen leaves and blooms only during the night.

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Queen of the night is an epiphyte (it grwos on other plants) that produces large white flowers at night.
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It is epiphytic, meaning it climbs and grows on other plants.

Queen Of The Night needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Queen Of The Night likes partial shade and tolerates humidity.

Queen Of The Night prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant it is hardy to Zone 10b (temperatures as cold as 35 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 20 feet in nature! (a smaller container will limit its growth).

You can propagate Queen Of The Night by stem cuttings.

Check out my article on Queen of the Night here.

You can learn more about Queen Of The Night from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Queen Of The Nights from Logee’s Plants.

Rhipsalis

Rhipsalis (Rhipsalis pilocarpa) is a houseplant that produces small (less than 1 inch) white flowers from fall to early winter.  This perennial succulent (in fact a cactus) is evergreen.

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Rhpisalis is a perennial cactus that produces tiny white flowers.
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It is epiphytic, meaning it climbs and grows on other plants.

Rhipsalis needs low moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Rhipsalis likes full sun but tolerates partial shade and can withstand both humidity and drought.

Rhipsalis prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant it is hardy to Zone 9b (temperatures as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 12 inches and a width of 24 to 36 inches.

You can propagate Rhipsalis by stem cuttings.

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

You can find Rhipsalis from Etsy.

Shamrock

Shamrock (Oxalis) is a houseplant that produces 1 to 2 inch white flowers throughout the year.  This perennial herb has unusual foliage and contains oxalic acid, which is a toxin.

Oxalis white flower Shamrock
Shamrock (Oxalis) is a perennial plant that produces small white flowers.
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Shamrock needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Shamrock likes partial shade and can withstand cooler temperatures.  As an outdoor plant it is hardy to Zone 8a (temperatures as cold as 10 degrees Fahrenheit or -12 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches.

You can propagate Shamrock by division, offsets, or bulbs.

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

You can find Shamrocks from Proven Winners.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a houseplant that produces small (less than 1 inch) white flowers from late spring to summer.  This perennial grass-like plant has underground rhizomes.

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Spider Plant is a grass-like houseplant that produces tiny white flowers
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Spider Plant needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Spider Plant likes full sun but tolerates partial shade humidity.

Spider Plant can withstand some cold temperatures.  As an outdoor plant it is hardy to Zone 8b (temperatures as cold as 15 degrees Fahrenheit or -9 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 14 inches.

You can propagate Spider Plant by division, offsets, or stolons and runners.

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

You can find Spider Plants from Plant Vine.

Conclusion

Now you know about 10 houseplants with majestic white flowers.  You also know the basics of how to care for them so you can get started with growing them at home.

If you are doing some landscaping, you might want to read my article on white ground cover plants or read my article on trees with white flowers.

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

If you are a teacher, you can learn more about plants for the classroom in my article here.

If you love white flowers, you might want to check out my article on vines with white flowers.

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

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

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