Transform your space one plant at a time with these colorful and hard-as-nails balcony plants.
When you first move into your apartment, everything is a blank canvas, including your balcony or patio. Depending on the location of your apartment balcony, whether it’s on the ground floor or 15 stories up, adding colorful and lush balcony plants can make your space feel cozy and full of life! From fragrant flowers, herbs to tough indoor plants, there are so many choices to make your sky-high garden come true. However, what balcony plants you grow depends on how much sun your space gets since different flowers and plants require different levels of sunlight to thrive. Before we continue with our collection of balcony plants, here are important points to consider before you create a balcony garden.
Balcony Size: You can grow any balcony plants as long as you have the available space.
Outdoor Environment: The selection of your balcony plants depends on the outdoor conditions, such as the level of sunlight, location of your apartment balcony, temperature, and wind.
Types of Containers: If you have a windy balcony, we recommend using heavier containers like stoneware and terra cotta.
Best Balcony Herbs In the Sun:
If you have a balcony that gets a lot of direct light, we recommend balcony plants like Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme. These are sun-loving herbs that require plenty of water to balance out all the bright, direct light.
Sunlight: Most herbs grow best in full sun. Provide your herbs at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight every day.
Water: A good rule of thumb for most herbs is to water them once a week. During summer, water your herbs twice a week in the morning, between 6 AM to 10 AM.
Best Balcony Herbs In the Shade:
If you have a balcony that is more in the shade zone, we recommend balcony plants like Chives, Dill, Mint, and Parsley. Although these are also sun-loving herbs, they can also thrive in the shade.
Best Balcony Flowers in the Sun:
There are a lot of sun-loving flowers that are perfect for sunny and warm balconies like Geraniums, Marigolds, Mums, and Petunias.
Sunlight: Provide your flowers bright, indirect sunlight.
Water: A good rule of thumb for most flowers is to water them once or twice a week. It depends on the amount of sunlight they are getting.
Best Balcony Flowers in the Shade:
While there are sun-loving flowers for sunny and warm balconies, there are also beautiful, colorful flowers that can thrive in the shade like Hydrangeas, Impatiens, Pansies, and Primroses.
Best Balcony Houseplants
There are plenty of popular easy-to-grow balcony plants that can do well in any type of light, as long as it’s not direct sun because they could burn! Some of these popular balcony plants are Golden Pothos, Peace Lily, Snake Plant, and Spider Plant.
Sunlight: Provide your houseplants bright, indirect sunlight.
Water: A good rule of thumb for most houseplants is to allow the soil to dry out before watering.
Help your houseplants get back in shape with these spring gardening tips from our favorite green thumbs! Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
Whatever houseplant you choose to transform your home into a lively oasis, you’ll definitely need a stylish planter to display your plant baby in. No matter what your style, there’s an Omysa planter that will be perfect with your garden and home’s décor. From ceramics to fiberstone, check out Omysa’s Shop and add it to your cart!