7 Yellow Flowering Houseplants

Yellow flowering indoor plants are great for brightening up your home and there are many different houseplants with beautiful yellow flowers that you can add to your indoor garden.

Here are 7 bright and cheerful indoor plants with yellow flowers.

Some of these plants can also be planted outdoors.

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1. Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe is a type of succulent with beautiful bright, long lasting flowers.

The flowers can be yellow, orange, pink, red or white and you can often get a second bloom by cutting back the spent flowers.

Kalanchoes are very easy to care for and they grow well in direct sunlight or partial shade.

yellow kalanchoe plant

2. Bromeliad

Bromeliads are tropical plants that are perfect for humid climates.

If you don’t live in a tropical climate you can use a small humidifier to increase the humidity in your home or place them in the bathroom where the humidity level is a bit higher.

Bromeliads have long lasting flowers that are actually modified leaves called bracts.

They’re low maintenance houseplants, but just remember to keep them away from direct sunlight as it can burn their leaves.

yellow bromeliad flower

3. Lollipop plant (Pachystachys Lutea)

Lollipop plants, also known as golden shrimp plants, have large cone shaped bracts that are yellow in color.

They can grow 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm) tall indoors and up to 4 feet (120 cm) tall outdoors.

Lollipop plants need bright, indirect light and they should be pruned each year to keep them to a manageable size.

4. Orchid

Orchids are stunning indoor plants with long stalks and multiple flowers that can be yellow, pink, purple or white.

They need some humidity so the bathroom is a great spot for orchids.

If the air in your home is very dry from air conditioning or heating then you may need a humidifier to keep your orchids happy.

yellow orchid flowers

5. Hibiscus

Hibiscus, also known as Rose Mallow, is a stunning flowering plant that thrives in tropical areas. [1]

They’re most commonly grown outdoors but they’ll also grow well indoors in a sunroom or near a big window.

Yellow flowering hibiscus are my favorite but they also come in other colors including orange, pink, purple, red and white.

yellow hibiscus flower

6. Cactus

There are many different types of cacti with yellow flowers but the most common one is the prickly pear cactus.

Cacti are very low maintenance houseplants and will grow well as long as they get plenty of light and the occasional watering.

Be sure to let the soil dry out before waterings.

yellow cactus flower

7. Bird of paradise

The last yellow flowering houseplant on this list is the bird of paradise.

It has brightly colored flowers that can be yellow or orange and they look like flying birds.

Bird of paradise can be planted in containers and overwintered indoors or you can grow them indoors year round as long as they get plenty of light.

yellow bird of paradise flower

So there are 7 stunning houseplants with yellow flowers to add to your plant collection.

These gorgeous yellow flowering indoor plants are ideal for bringing color and interest to a room.


Which of these yellow flowering houseplants do you like best? Let me know in the comments below.

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Kelly Martin

Hi, I'm Kelly Martin, a landscape gardener and designer with over 10 years experience. I have a passion for small space gardening and I love designing and creating beautiful outdoor spaces that maximize the potential of small urban gardens. Read more

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Kat

    These all look really gorgeous! I have a few cacti already, but none of them have ever flowered. Maybe I should add a prickly pear one to give the room some colour.

  2. Steven Morrissette

    You have a nice selection of yellow house plants to choose from. I think that flowers are beautiful and enhance our mood and the ambiance of the house.

  3. Subhashish Roy

    Wow feeling refreshed again. Yellow as a color stands out and so good to see your collection. Each better than the other. Wish I too had a garden where I could plant these.

  4. Erica (The Prepping Wife)

    I always want to run out and buy flowers after I read your blog! Yellow flowers indoors add a really bright spot to any room and it just feels happier. Yellow is definitely a happy color, so I think those flowers are a perfect addition to any indoor space. I would pick orchids for my yellow flower because I’ve always enjoyed them.

  5. Debra Roberts

    I love yellow, and I love houseplants! I have to be careful, though, as we have four Savannah cats, and many of the fun and colorful plants are toxic to them. I’m going to sift through your plant list and cross-reference for the best ones I can add to my indoor plant collection! I’m also building an indoor greenhouse area in our new home next year where I can house my favorites and keep them safe from the cat’s clenches!

  6. Luna S

    That Lollipop plant looks quite interesting! I personally love Orchids, the various colors are so gorgeous. Great post.

  7. Doris Jean

    You truly have a gift for gardening. I’m trying to get more into planting. These plants are gorgeous 😍

  8. Britt K

    I absolutely love the unique appearance of the bromeliad. Reading that it requires a more tropical climate, I would have written it off as not being an option here in Canada. I never would have considered that placing it in the bathroom could give that humid atmosphere that it requires. That being said, it makes sense! I might just have to try my hand at bringing one into our house!

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