7 Amazing Patio Plants That Will Transform Your Outdoor Space
Now that the weather is getting warmer, we are all looking forward to spending more time outside. So, it’s understandable why the patio seems so enticing. Just imagine relaxing on your favorite patio chair, soaking up the sun and enjoying the surrounding nature. Ah, sounds like paradise. And a great to make your patio seem even more like paradise is by adding some beautiful patio plants. This will help add color, fragrance, and beauty to your beloved relaxation spot. You can grow a variety of plants on your patio – flowers, herbs, edibles, and more. However, with such a huge variety, deciding what to get can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve picked out some of our favorite plants for inspiration and to help you out with your choice. So, let’s check out what are some of the best patio plants.
You can grow a variety of plants on your patio – flowers, herbs, edibles, and more
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The Best Patio Plants
Before deciding on what you plants you want for your patio, you first need to figure out what conditions your patio offers. Is it sunny or shady? When does the sun shine? How high do the temperatures get? Does it rain a lot? And so on. Once you figure that out, you can choose your plants accordingly. On the bright side, different plants need different conditions to thrive, so there is always something you can pick. We’ve chosen out a variety of plants for you today. Some that are low-maintenance, some that prefer full sun, some that are small and others that are big. There is something for every need.
You first need to figure out what conditions your patio offers
If you are looking for a plant that won’t be too much of a hassle but will still reward you with lush foliage, then the dracaena is just what you need. Also known as the Madagascar dragon tree, the dracaena like bright, indirect light but also has no problem tolerating lower light areas. This plant has wonderful sword-like green leaves that are covered with a purple or red edge. It has a unique look and makes a great addition to your patio. These plants do like to grow tall, but before they reach their larger size, you can display them on your patio table in a smaller pot. Once bigger, move them to your patio floor.
Also known as the Madagascar dragon tree, the dracaena like bright, indirect light
Looking for something fun to add to your patio? Then why not grow your very own strawberries plant and enjoy these fresh fruits all summer long. This edible perennial is a wonderful addition to any home. Newer strawberry varieties sport small berries that are super cute and yummy. You can easily grow them in containers on your patio. Just make sure to keep them in taller pots as to prevent wildlife from munching on them. Oh, and this fruit does enjoy full sun and requires it in order to thrive.
Why not grow your very own strawberries plant and enjoy these fresh fruits all summer long ?
Oh, what a beautiful plant! The million bells give you all the good showy tubular blooms of the petunia but without its bothersome diseases. This plant loves high temperatures and if it has its needs met it will reward you with a show of beautiful flowers. The million bells plant comes in a variety of colors you can choose from – pink, blue, purple, red, magenta, orange, yellow, white, and coral. However, if your climate is really dry, it can benefit from a good misting once the sun has finally set. Position this flower on the edge of your patio or in a hanging basket, so it can trail and cascade over the sides.
The million bells give you all the good showy tubular blooms of the petunia but without its bothersome diseases
We love lavender for patios. This flower is a joy to have growing in your patio. It’s beautiful purple flowers and silvery foliage alongside the wonderful smell makes it a great addition to any home. It’s also pollinator-friendly, so you can expect many wildlife visitors, especially the friendly bee. A great thing about lavender is that once it has established it becomes super drought tolerant. This means you don’t have to worry about missing the occasional watering. All this plant needs is full sun and it will thrive. We recommend placing it near your seating areas, so you can get the most out of its enchanting aroma.
o. It’s beautiful purple flowers and silvery foliage alongside its wonderful smell makes it a great addition to any home
If you are a fan of succulents, then the kalanchoe is a remarkable patio plant choice. These plants bloom for long periods, so they will be decorating your patio for quite some time. Not only that but they are also super easy to grow and look after. If you have an open-air patio that gets plenty of natural bright light, then the kalanchoe is just for you. You choose one color or make a mix of a couple as this plant comes in red, orange, yellow, and white.
If you are a fan of succulents, then the kalanchoe is a remarkable patio plant choice
Who said you require a big garden to enjoy some freshly homegrown fruits and veggies? You can easily add some cherry tomato plants to your patio to get this wonderful sensation. Just imagine as you are chilling, you can easily pop a cherry tomato off the vine and have a little snack. Yummy! These plants smell delightful and they look beautiful. There are a ton of newer varieties that say pretty compact and have no problem growing in containers. Just make sure your tomatoes get full sun and plenty of water and they will thrive.
Who said you require a big garden to enjoy some freshly homegrown fruits and veggies?
Do you want your patio to smell like a sweet cherry-vanilla dream? If the answer is yes, then you need to add the beautiful heliotrope. This plant has gorgeous clusters of small purple flowers. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your outdoor area and a great aroma. And that’s not the best thing about the heliotrope. This plant is also super low-maintenance and easy to take care of. It does great in a container and isn’t prone to any serious diseases. The heliotrope does like full sun and moist (but not waterlogged!) soil.
This plant has gorgeous clusters of small purple flowers and smells of cherry and vanilla
These were our top picks for the best patio plants. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can choose your favorites and transform your patio into the lush paradise of your dreams!
What was your favorite patio plant from our list?
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