Houseplants With Yellow Flowers (10 Varieties To Try)


If you have the winter blues, houseplants can always cheer you up – especially if they have colorful leaves and flowers! Some houseplants produce flowers under the right conditions – and you can find lots of colors, including shades of bright and cheerful yellow.

So, which houseplants have yellow flowers?  Houseplants with yellow flowers include Adenocalymma, Angel Trumpet, Belgian Mum, Brazilian Oxalis, Conophytum, Episcia, Faucaria, Gardenia, Nematanthus, and Trichocentrum.

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

In this article, we’ll take a look at 10 houseplants that have yellow flowers.  We’ll also discuss their preferences in terms of water, light, and other important factors.

Let’s get started.

Houseplants With Yellow Flowers

There are plenty of different houseplants with yellow flowers out there, but here are 10 to get you started:

  • Adenocalymma
  • Angel Trumpet
  • Belgian Mum
  • Brazilian Oxalis
  • Conophytum
  • Episcia
  • Faucaria
  • Gardenia
  • Nematanthus
  • Trichocentrum

Let’s start off with Adenocalymma.

Adenocalymma

Adenocalymma (Adenocalymma comosum) is a houseplant that produces 2 to 3 inch yellow flowers from late winter through summer.  The leaves are evergreen, and the plant grows as a vine.

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Adenocalymna is an evergreen houseplant that produces 2 to 3 inch yellow flowers.
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Adenocalymma needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Adenocalymma likes full sun, but can survive in partial shade.  It tolerates humidity.

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

You can propagate Adenocalymma by layering.

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

You can find Adenocalymma plants from Kartuz Greenhouses.

Angel Trumpet

Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia Angel’s Summer Dream) is a houseplant that produces fragrant 5 to 6 inch yellow flowers (possibly with some orange color) from spring to summer.

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Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia) produces yellow flowers, in addition to other colors.
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According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension, Angel Trumpet will continue to flower year-round with enough light and temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius).

The leaves are green, but most will fall off in cooler temperatures.

The plant can grow 3 to 4 feet tall in the first season and will continue growing.  Its size may be restricted as a houseplant.

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

Angel Trumpet likes full sun, but can survive in partial shade.  It tolerates humidity.

As a small tropical tree, Angel Trumpet prefers warm temperatures.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 8a (as cold as 10 degrees Fahrenheit or -12 degrees Celsius).

You can propagate Angel’s Trumpet from stem cuttings.

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

You can find yellow Angel’s Trumpet from Florida Seeds.

Belgian Mum

Belgian Mum (Chrysanthemum Allegra Yellow) is a houseplant that produces yellow flowers in late summer to fall.

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Belgian Mums (a type of chrysanthemum) produce yellow flowers.
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According to Clemson University, a Belgian Mum can grow 18 to 36 inches tall, with a similar width.  It prefers full sun and slightly acidic soil (with a pH of 6.1 to 6.5).

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

The plant is cold tolerant.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 5a (as cold as -20 degrees Fahrenheit or -29 degree Celsius).

You can propagate Belgian Mums by division or from stem cuttings.

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

You can find yellow Belgian Mums from Grow Joy.

Brazilian Oxalis

Brazilian Oxalis (Oxalis ‘Silver and Gold’) is a houseplant that produces small (under 1 inch) yellow flowers throughout the year.

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Brazilian Oxalis produces small yellow flowers that are under 1 inch in diameter.
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The plant is compact and only grows to a height of less than 12 inches.

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

Brazilian Oxalis is cold tolerant.  It can tolerate temperatures down to 25 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees Celsius).

You can propagate Brazilian Oxalis by division or offsets.

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

Conophytum

Conophytum (Conophytum meyeri) is an evergreen cactus with succulent globes (no leaves!).  It produces yellow flowers.

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Conophytum meyeri is an evergreen cactus that produces yellow flowers.
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The plant is compact and grows to a height of only 2 to 4 inches, with a width of 4 to 6 inches.

Conophytum is suitable for xeriscaping, since it needs low moisture levels and excellent drainage.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Conophytum is sensitive to cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius).

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

You can find Conophytum meyeri from Giromagi.

Episcia

Episcia (Episcia xantha) is a houseplant in the African Violet family.  It produces yellow flowers in spring.

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

Episcia is native to tropical regions of Central and South America.  As such, it must be kept as a houseplant in colder climates, or brought indoors in winter.

You can propagate Episcia by stolons or runners.

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

Faucaria

Faucaria is a perennial evergreen cactus (succulent) that produces 1 to 2 inch yellow flowers.  The light green leaves may turn purple in strong sunlight.

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Faucaria is another evergreen cactus that produces yellow flowers. Its leaves can turn purple in strong sunlight!

Faucaria is drought tolerant and needs excellent drainage if kept in a pot.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Faucaria likes full sun, but can survive in partial shade.

It is subtropical, so it prefers warmer temperatures.  Bring it inside in the winter in cool climates.

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

You can find Faucaria from Succulents Depot.

Gardenia

Gardenia (Gardenia carinata) is a tropical evergreen shrub in the coffee family.  It produces 2 to 5 inch yellow flowers from spring to fall.

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Gardenia carinata is a shrub in the coffee family that produces yellow flowers.
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The plant can grow to a height of 8 to 12 feet!

Gardenia can tolerate humidity and moderately wet soil.  It prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade.

It can survive in a range of soils, from pH 5.6 up to 7.8.

As a tropical plant, Gardenia should be brought inside to avoid cold weather.

You can propagate Gardenia with stem cuttings.

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

Nematanthus

Nematanthus (Nematanthus brasiliensis) is a perennial plant with small, succulent, evergreen leave.  It produces 1 to 2 inch yellow flowers.

The plant can grow to a height of 6 to 8 inches, with a width of 24 to 36 inches.  It is epiphytic, meaning that it will climb up other plants and use them for support as it grows.

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

Nematanthus prefers partial shade.  It can grow in soil with a pH of 6.1 to 7.3.

Nematanthus is somewhat cold tolerant, but cannot tolerate frost.  It can tolerate temperatures down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius).

However, it does best at temperatures from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 29 degrees Celsius).

You can propagate Nematanthus by stem cuttings.

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

You can find Nematanthus brasiliensis from Kartuz Greenhouses.

Trichocentrum

Trichocentrum (Trichocentrum splendidum) is a perennial orchid with evergreen leaves.  It produces 1 to 2 inch yellow flowers in fall, winter, or spring.

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Trichoceuntrum splendidum is an orchid that produces magnificent yellow flowers
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It is epiphytic, meaning that it will climb up other plants and use them for support as it grows.

Trichocentrum tolerates humidity and needs moderate moisture levels with good drainage.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Trichocentrum prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade.

Trichocentrum is somewhat cold tolerant, but cannot tolerate frost.  It is hardy to Zone 10b and can tolerate temperatures down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius).

You can propagate Trichocentrum by division.

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

You can find Trichocentrum splendidum from Palmer Orchids.

Conclusion

Now you know have a list of 10 brilliant houseplants with yellow leaves so that you can get started with growing them at home.

You might also be interested in reading my article on 10 houseplants with orange flowers, article on houseplants with blue flowers, my article on houseplants with white flowers, or my article on 10 houseplants with purple flowers.

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

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