Best Plants to Beautify Your Balcony Space

Balcony spaces are often small, and this is particularly true if you live in a town apartment. These spaces receive adequate natural light making them perfect for growing ornamental plants. With the proper selection of plants, your dull balcony space can feel cozy and charming.  

However, the small sizes of most balconies can be limiting when choosing the best plants for decorating such spaces. Luckily, there are varieties of plants that will perfectly beautify your patio without taking up much space. Let’s dive into the best plants for any sized balcony.


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Do you desire to have a tropical experience on your balcony? Hibiscus flowers are the best option. These plants grow well in containers and bear large flowers with a lovely scent. The flowers come in different colors like red, pink, and orange, which will make your balcony colorful.

Hibiscus flowers are easy to grow and maintain. To keep them healthy, place them where they will get enough sunlight. They love moist but not soggy soil, so avoid overwatering them.


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This is a flowering plant that does well in hanging baskets. The long drooping flowers come in shades of white, pink, purple, and red, producing a fantastic scent. You will love them being on your balcony! Their wide variety of colors makes them excellent choices for adding some color and beauty to any balcony space.

Fuchsia thrive when they receive enough sun but avoid too much sun on them, or else it will scorch the leaves. Similarly, avoid too much shade as it will stop the blooming. Frequent watering is essential when the soil feels dry. However, ensure the soil is not waterlogged as it can lead to root rot.


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Strawberries are among the best edible plants you can grow on your balcony. You can grow strawberries in hanging baskets, pots, or containers, and they will reward you with small edible fruits. The berries start as green and later turn red or pinkish as they become ready for picking.

Strawberries grow best in well-draining sandy loam soil with high organic matter levels. Place the planting container in a spot that receives full sunlight. During the fruit-bearing season, they require regular watering. 


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Succulents come in different shapes and sizes, making them great plants for any balcony space. They are also the best option for people who forget to water their plants. Succulents are relatively effortless to care for, and they do well in most conditions.

Besides adding beauty and elegance to your balcony, some varieties have medicinal properties. Do not water your succulents frequently. Instead, water them when the soil feels dry to touch. You can plant them on their own or mix them with other plants for a more striking look.


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If you are looking for low-maintenance additions to a balcony, you should consider growing herbs. Most herbs such as basil, rosemary, mint, and parsley are easily grown in small containers and hanging baskets. 

Rosemary, chives, and basil are good options if your balcony receives full sunlight. At the same time, parsley and mint are perfect for shadier balconies. They will thrive in partial to full sunlight conditions. So, before introducing any herbs to your porch, check out their sun requirements. 

Besides being ornamental, herbs are perfect additions to your kitchen. You can snip off a few leaves for cooking your favorite meal.


Do you have a boring balcony space? Stop filling it with unused house items and introduce balcony plants to make it lively. Any of the plants above makes an excellent addition to any balcony space. So which is your favorite? Subscribe to our blog for more gardening tips. 

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