Plants for sunny balconies

There are many plants that you can put on a sunny balcony

What are the plants that can be had on sunny balconies? These small areas allow us to enjoy the outside without leaving the house, but they are also an essential part of the facade, of our facade. For this reason, it is very interesting to personalize it to our liking by putting flowers, shrubs or other types of plants to beautify it.

Of course, we must take into account the climatic conditions that exist in our area, because if it is exposed to the star king for much of the day, we will have to look for crops that are capable of resisting its rays. Thus, We show you a series of plants for sunny balconies, so you just have to choose.

Aladdin (Rhamnus alaternus)

El aladdin It is an evergreen tree that grows between 2 and 8 meters in height. The leaves are lanceolate, green or variegated (green and whitish), and leathery. Its flowers are grouped in small but very dense clusters, and it produces berries that are red at first and then turn black when ripe. Tolerates pruning and drought, as well as frosts of -12ºC.

Bird from paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

The plant known as Bird from paradise It is a herb with rhizomatous roots that grows 1 meter or meter and a half in height at most. It has oval leaves with long petioles (the stem that joins it to the root), with a leathery texture and green in color. From spring to summer it produces its curious flowers in the shape of a tropical bird, although it takes about five years from seeds to bloom for the first time. It is sensitive to frost, although it supports up to -2ºC if they are punctual and of short duration.

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Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

The carnation or carnation is a herbaceous plant that produces what is considered to be the National flower of Spain. It grows between 40 and 60 centimeters in height, and blooms from spring to even fall if no frosts are registered or if these are more typical of winter. It is so easy to care for, that it only needs to be watered occasionally and the flowers removed once they fade. Supports up to -7ºC.

Evonimo (Euonymous japonicus)

El eponymous it is a shrub, rarely a tree, that grows between 2 and 8 meters in height. It has oval leaves, green or variegated (green and yellow) depending on the variety or cultivar. Tolerates pruning very well, which is done at the end of winter, and frosts down to -18ºC.

Geraniums and gypsies (Geranium and Pelargonium)

The geraniums and gypsies They are common plants on Andalusian balconies, wouldn't you like them to be on yours as well? They are bushes that grow over 40-60 centimeters in height on average, and they bloom in spring and until late summer. Its flowers are pink, white, or red. The only downside is that they need geranium fly preventative treatments, but otherwise they are very welcome plants. They support up to -2ºC, but if it is colder in your area you can have them perfect indoors with light.

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Lavender (Lavandula sp)

All lavender species they need to get as many hours of sunshine as possible. These bushes or false shrubs grow around a meter in height, and bloom during the spring. They are aromatic, and they are also very interesting since they resist drought and repel mosquitoes. In addition, they support up to -12ºC on average.

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Plumbago (plumbago auriculata)

Known as plumbago or matchstick, is an evergreen shrub that reaches a height of 1,8 meters. The leaves are green, and are approximately 4-6 centimeters long. It blooms profusely in summer, producing blue or white flowers depending on the variety. And if that was not enough, can be grown as a climbing or hanging plant, since it has quite long stems. Resists up to -7ºC.

China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

El china pink hibiscus It is a shrub that normally behaves like an evergreen, but if the winter is cold it loses its leaves. It grows between 2 and 5 meters tall, and blooms throughout the spring and summer. Its flowers are white, yellow, red, orange or pink, with one or two crowns of petals. and are about 6-7 centimeters long. It needs sun to flourish, but it cannot bear frost below -3ºC.

Rose bush (Rosa sp)

If you want to add aroma to your balcony, do not hesitate to get a rose that produces scented flowers, such as the cultivar 'Peter Asquith', with a white flower with pink reflections; or the 'Heritage', with a pink flower. The latter is a creation of David austin, a famous English rose grower who dedicated a good part of his life to the production of new cultivars. Most of the rose bushes bear well the cold and the frosts of down to -15ºC, But need regular pruning a long the whole year.

Rosary (Senecio rowleyanus)

The plant known as rosary It is a perennial succulent that has the leaves in the form of balls of about 5 millimeters in diameter. In summer it produces white flowers about 1 centimeter in diameter. It can grow creeping or hanging, with stems that are approximately 1 meter long. You have to water it very occasionally, letting the soil dry out between waterings, so you can enjoy it for many years. Of course, the low temperature of -2ºC do not hesitate to put it at home.

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