Now that the sun is shining and the birds are singing… It's about time to start decking out your deck, patio, or balcony with some outdoor plants! While some green amigos prefer the cozy nooks of your bedroom or office, other house plants can thrive in your outdoor space all season long. Ready to dive into summer and the world of patio plants? We’re here to help!
Margaux | French Lavender
Bonjour Margaux! This flowering plant is an ornamental staple in any home, garden, or small balcony. She thrives in direct sun and her purple flowers release a pleasant, rosemary-like aroma that will attract any and all to your humble abode. Unlike the other plants on this list, Margaux can be left outside throughout the winter (in temps as low as -10 celsius) and can grow up to 60 cm tall! Easy care and tres magnifique!
Goku | Caladium
Cala-cala-cala-cala-Calaaadium, you come and go, you come and gooooo. And it’s true! Caladiums unfurl their showstopping foliage in spring and drop their leaves by fall. A seasonal plant family, Caladiums love spending their time outdoors in a shaded area - direct sun might scorch their papery-thin leaves.. Once the weather cools down a bit and the leaves start to drop, bring your buddy indoors until next season.
Juliet | String of Hearts
In need of some fun & fresh balcony ideas? Picture this: a hanging basket for your balcony railing, blooming with heart-shaped foliage! If you like what you see… Juliet the String of Hearts is the perfect green amigo for you. Juliet is native to South Africa where she thrives bright, indirect light indoors or part shade outdoors. Let Juliet’s soil dry out between waterings - she stores h2o in her leaves and is happy with a biweekly watering!
Olivia | Olive Tree
Talk about a plant that loves to take her top off and go sunbathing in Mykonos! Olivia is a minimalist and really elevates the look of any home. She’s quite easy to grow and loves full sun. If you’re a real green thumb and want a chance at her growing some olives, make sure to place her in the brightest spot of your balcony, patio or garden and keep her there all summer long!
Cranerys | Bird of Paradise
If you can’t go to the tropics, why not bring the tropics to you? Cranerys is an absolutely essential tropical plant this summer as her big, majestic leaves love to soak up those sweet summer rays. Just make sure to bring her back into your living room in time for autumn - she really hates being cold!
That's all for now folks! If you have any questions about bringing your green amigos outdoors this spring, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to help!