House Plants That Bloom With White Flowers

Updated April 17, 2017

Houseplants are grown indoors. They come in a variety of colours, including white. Use white houseplants creatively to decorate a home or to create a certain ambience. Some of white houseplants, like the Arabian jasmine (Jasminum sambac) have scents that create a pleasant atmosphere. There are several varieties of houseplants that bloom with white flowers.

Paperwhite Narcissus

The paperwhite narcissus is native to Asia and Europe. These houseplants bloom with a cluster of white flowers. The flowers have a fragrance that many people find quite pleasing. The paperwhite narcissus is a member of the daffodil family, and it is also the most fragrant. The double paperwhites, ziva, Jerusalem and Galilee all produce pure white blooms. The Galilee has stems that grow 12 to 14 inches tall, while the Jerusalem grows to between 16 and 20 inches. Paperwhites grow from bulbs and require well drained so to thrive. The paperwhite narcissus blooms very early, usually in time for thanksgiving and Christmas, while the narcissus tazetta grand primo blooms between early February and early March.

Arabian Jasmine

The Arabian jasmine (Jasminum sambac) is an ornamental with origins in India with sweet-smelling flowers. It is an evergreen shrub requiring regular watering and partial exposure to sunlight. The Arabian jasmine produces white flowers, which are used to flavour jasmine tea. There are several varieties, like the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Maid of Orleans and the Belle of India. The Arabian jasmine blooms from June to September.


The gardenia is native to Africa, Australia and Asia. It is an evergreen shrub with broad, dark-green, glossy leaves and flowers, which have colours ranging in variety from pale yellow to creamy white. The gardenia blooms between midspring and midsummer. Some common varieties include the gardenia nitida, gardenia radicans floreplena and the gardenia thunbergia, which is also known as the star gardenia.


Orchids belong to the family orchidacae, which happen to be the second highest family of flowering plants, right behind the asteraceae. There are many hybrids, which outnumber the species but are generally better adapted for easy growth under normal home conditions. Some of the more common varieties include the cymbidium, oncidium, dendrobium and laelia.

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