How to Bring Flowering Plants Indoors

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Cut flowers only last for a week or two—but using potted flowering plants in your decor could help you keep blooming for months. The key is to choose flowers—like hydrangeas or calandiva—that can do well potted indoors.

When you're at the nursery, seek out healthy-looking plants that don't have signs of damage and have moist soil that indicates a level of care. (And don't be afraid to ask the nursery workers for their suggestions for what might work best for your space.)

Choose pots that work with your decor—you might want to pick ones that don't have a drainage hole, and "plant" your new plant into them while still in the plastic pot from the nursery to allow drainage without risking creating a mess.

If you tend to kill plants, using a self-watering stake—or choosing plants like the calandiva, which doesn't need frequent watering—will help you ensure your plants thrive in your home.

RELATED: How to Care for Hydrangeas to Get the Most Beautiful Blooms on the Block

Earthy Ceramic Jar Planter

Looking for a serene vibe? Opt for earth-toned ceramic planters that add a touch of zen—and let the plants within them shine.

Earthy Ceramic Jar Planter
Earthy Ceramic Jar Planter

Rattan Taper Basket Pot

A pretty rattan basket can help hide a basic planter, and its plastic liner helps prevent leakage indoors.

Rattan Taper Basket Pot
Rattan Taper Basket Pot

Beech Wood Handle Watering Can

Make watering your plants a bit more stylish with this pretty watering pot that makes it easy to direct the water right to the roots.

Beech Wood Handle Watering Can
Beech Wood Handle Watering Can

Self Watering Bulbs

Heading off to vacation? Add self-watering bulbs to your plants to tend to them while you're gone.

self-watering bulbs
self-watering bulbs

Related: 10 Indoor Flowering Plants to Add Color to Your Home