Cineraria Plant

Pericallis cruenta

Cineraria plants are beautiful small flowering plants that are available for purchase during the late winter and early spring. The compact Cineraria plant has tight bunches of petite daisy like flowers surrounded by large dark green leaves. Cineraria flowers can be red, white, blue, or purple. Each Cineraria flower has an “eye” in the middle surrounded by a small white ring. Cineraria plants reach a maximum height of 15-20 inches. Cineraria plants are very fragile perennial plants so they are mostly used as outdoor annuals or indoor gift plants that bloom for only about a month. Once the flowers of a Cineraria plant die, it’s time to throw it out or plant it outside. Be sure that there are plenty of  buds when you purchase a Cineraria plant so it can bloom for as long as possible.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants