Have you felt that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you walk into a room and set your sights on a radiant, orange flower arrangement? Doesn’t it just lift up your spirits and give your life new energy?
That is the healing power of flowers, and especially the color of the flower matters. Orange flowers are known to suggest feelings of enthusiasm and excitement for what lies ahead.
On a slow morning when you can’t seem to get up and function, a look at orange flowers will induce feelings of adventure and spontaneity, renewing your creativity and passion for life.
Maybe you don’t have the time, patience, or know-how to take care of plants, but you would like to create the energy and good vibes brought about by plants with orange flowers. Here’s where succulents come in.
Not only are they beautiful and available in unique shapes and sizes, but they are low maintenance plants that don’t really mind being abandoned for a while. They are fairly inexpensive and difficult (but possible) to kill, plus you have the choice between leafy, pudgy, spiky, furry, delicate or multi-colored succulents.
With that in mind and the will to have orange in your life, how about getting a succulent with orange flowers?
Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana—Flowering Kalanchoe
What can be better than a low-maintenance flowering plant that produces orange blooms from mid-January to June? Nothing!
Meet the Kalanchoe blossfeldiana or Flowering Kalanchoe as it is commonly referred to. This evergreen succulent only needs sunlight and the occasional drink of water to stay alive. Growing between 6 and 12 inches tall, this upright-standing plant produces flower bunches in vivid colors such as yellow, red and magenta, and you can get one that produces bright orange blooms.
The flowers have four petals and grow at the top of thin green stems that open up to small finger-like branches. The bright flowers contrast well with the thick waxy, scalloped-edged leaves of the plant. This dazzling succulent is native to Madagascar and enjoys a sunny spot on the windowsill.
Where to Buy Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana
When shopping for a Flowering Kalanchoe, which you can buy on Amazon here, it is better to pick one that has plenty of unopened buds. Being photoperiodic plants, Kalanchoes bloom in response to the length of day. Let your new Flowering Kalanchoes stand out in these unique wooden planters!
Caring for Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Succulents
There is a trick to help push the bud development of the flower; by simulating 6 weeks of winter lighting conditions. Keep the plant in a naturally dark room for 14 to 16 hours a day, bringing it out for some morning sunshine for about 10 hours. For those without a room dark enough to simulate night time conditions, you could put the plant in a closet.
Do this for about 6 weeks, and when you see the buds popping out of the foliage, your succulent can literally come out of the closet. If you start this process from about early October, you should have beautiful orange flowers in January!
Kalanchoe plants thrive in well-draining, cacti or succulent mix, like this, and should be placed in bright, indirect light. Just like all other succulents, overwatering is the biggest threat to Kalanchoe. The soil should be allowed to dry completely before watering.
Aren’t the Kalanchoes so beautiful? Check out our article on the Kalanchoe Tomentosa— the Panda Plant!
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Lobivia Jajoiana var. Nigrostoma
A proud member of the cacti family, the Lobivia Jajoiana is a small succulent that is originally from the provinces of Salta and Jujuy in Northern Argentina. This cactus has a soft stem that can grow either straight up or bending slightly. It has grey-green to dark green leaves that first appear circular in shape, but lengthen as the plant grows older. To allow this stunning cactus steal the show of your home, place yours in these minimalistic pots! And if minimalistic is your style, check out our article on these additional 12 minimalist planters.
The crown of the plant is slightly pushed down and has a white, wool-like texture. There are about 10 to 14 ribs that run downward with grey-white areoles that have clusters of 3 cm spines sticking out of them.
Lobivia produces stunning flowers from basal tubercles that are located on the top side of the plant. The petals of the flowers can grow up to 7 cm wide and come in an array of intense hues like tomato-red, yellow and, wait for it… orange. Regardless of the color, all flowers have a thick, dark, purple-violet to black ring around the throat, and boast yellow anthers and purple stamens.
Caring for Nigrostoma Succulent
This outdoor succulent requires as much fresh air as possible as it cannot endure stagnant heat. Lobivia need loads of sunshine and light, and should be watered regularly in the summer. This plant is tolerant to most temperatures, with the daytime heat and nighttime cold working well for its health. If kept dry, it can survive frost well, managing temperatures of -5° C. We found these awesome hanging pots that your Lobivia Jajoianas would look great in. Try hanging them on your front porch!
Echinopsis Chamaecereus—Peanut Cactus
What is small, green and looks like a peanut? That’s right, a Peanut Cactus! Scientifically named Echinopsis chamaecereus, the Peanut Cactus is from the mountainous regions of Argentina, and has been spotted growing at elevations of over 1200 meters (4000 feet). This low- growing succulent can mature to 15cm (6 inches) tall and has many cylindrical, finger-like stems that crawl on the surface of the potting soil. Get your own on Amazon, here!
The stems of this succulent appear pale-green in color and are really soft, making this an ideal plant to have around curious children. When the plant is still young, the shoots resemble an unshelled peanut, hence giving it the name Peanut Cactus.
This popular ornamental cactus produces bright orange flowers that are shaped like a funnel and appear pretty large as compared to the size of the plant. The cactus blooms in large numbers all through spring and summer. To keep the peanut theme going, we found these adorable peanut pots to house your Echinopsis Chamaecereus! If not your style, we think these rustic metal pots will look just as good in your home!
How to Care for the Peanut Cactus
The Peanut Cactus flowers easily indoors if kept in the right conditions and does not require a lot of care. It works well when you let the soil dry at least halfway down the pot before you have to water it again. During the winter, the plant may have a red tinge and look shriveled, but by spring time, it will plump up and get back to its normal shape and color. It is advisable to place your Peanut Cactus near a window where it can make the most of the light.
So whether you’re a busy student with odd hours of work and play or a hard-working professional with a demanding schedule, you could still bring the power of orange flowers to your home or office with a succulent.
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If you have already got a succulent in mind that you would like to have, how about taking a look at our guide on How to Successfully Grow Indoor Succulents, along with our list of 6 Indoor Succulents! And for additional succulents to add some more color into your home, check out these 5 Succulents with Red Flowers!
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