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The Best Plants for an Apartment Balcony or Patio

Spring is finally here! There’s no better time to invest in plants for your balcony or patio. Before you begin, it’s essential to consider a few factors like the amount of space you have, the amount of sunlight your balcony receives, and how often you’d like to water your plants. We have pulled together a list of some of the best plants for an apartment balcony or patio, depending on the amount of light your space receives.

Bring Out the Blooms

Perhaps you’d like to create a tropical oasis on your porch or balcony. Fill your space with colorful flowers! If your balcony receives more shade than sunlight, perhaps the following flowers would be best for your area:

On the other hand, if your balcony or patio receives a lot of sunlight, you might consider the following:

Go Green

Perhaps you’d like to fill your balcony or patio with greenery like ferns, palms, or other beautiful plants. Luckily, there are a variety of green plants that are perfect for smaller spaces! Perhaps you can get some hanging ferns to line the ceiling of your balcony. Or, if you have trouble remembering to water plants, succulents are the perfect option for you. If your balcony is mainly in the shade, you might like:

If you have a sunny balcony, you might opt for plants like:

Grow Your Ingredients

Have you ever considered growing your own herbs? It doesn’t get much fresher than that! While it seems like a daunting task, with a little bit of research, focus, and practice, you’ll find that it’s not as bad as it seems. Since herbs are typically so small, it makes them the perfect plant for apartment balconies and patios. For a shady spot, try growing:

For a sunny balcony or patio, try growing:

Whether you’d like to add a pop of color to your space with blooms, create a greenery oasis, or grow your own herbs, plenty of plants are suitable for an apartment balcony or patio! Consider the specific environment you’re in and the look you’d like to go for, and begin. If you have pets, keep in mind to look for plants that are not harmful to animals or ensure they won’t be out on your balcony unsupervised. Happy planting!

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