Foliage Plants | Flowering Plants
Hippeastrum makes a good house plant
Flowering house plants can be very short-lived – in some cases they just one step up from cut flowers – or they can be quite long-lived. Some types, such as cineraria and primula are disposed of after flowering finishes.
Others, such as begonia and cyclamen, have a bulb or tuber that is retained to flower again; and some such as geranium and azalea that stay green and leafy after flowering, are grown on as foliage plants until they flower again.