Plastic, clay, metal, deep, small.. The diversity of materials and shapes can leave you stunned in front of the stalls, when you have to choose a pot for a plant. We propose you a list of 10 plants to install in clay pots.
10 plants perfect for a clay pot
With its superhero name, this pretty plant has something to seduce you. Particularly resistant to heat and drought, it likes the sun and shows a great adaptability. Its fuchsia pink starry flowers will brighten up in a wink your terrace. Of a height of 8 to 16 inches, it grows in the shape of a ball and has the particularity of being self-cleaning. In short, a true superstar!
Rustic and aesthetic, rosemary has a lavender-like appearance. This is normal, it is a perennial sub-shrub native to the Mediterranean basin. Famous for its virtues on our health (it is used in infusion), it is also aesthetic with its small flowers that bloom from the beginning of the year, and turn from blue to white, through pink. Rosemary is very appreciated by pollinators, a real plus for the protection of the eco-system even in cities.
3. The gazania
Its sunflower yellow, red, brown flowers will instantly illuminate your balcony. Of a height of 10 inches, it loves the sun and will radiate from May to October without you even bringing water. The ideal plant for the raised bed for the Sunday gardeners.
4. The mini bell pepper
Isn’t he just adorable? It will give a modern touch to your balcony, as it is nowadays very trendy to combine flowers and vegetables. Opt for a kit like this one, which mixes mini peppers, mini sweetbaby cherry tomatoes and mini cucumbers. To crunch.
5. The ipomea
Coming straight from Central and South America, the ipomea presents a very large number of species. With its bicolor flowers, here is “Venice carnival” which does not lack originality. Easy to maintain, it has the advantage of being able to climb on a trellis or a pergola.
6. The hydrangea
It is declined in an incredible monochrome of blues or pinks, or simply asserts itself in an immaculate white. The hydrangea is a real bestseller and it is easy to understand why. It is very easy to care for and is ideal for use in a shady or semi-shady setting. It blooms from June to October to the delight of our eyes. It can grow up to 2 meters high, which is ideal to hide from curious eyes. Note however that its foliage is deciduous.
7. The cactus
Resolutely contemporary, the cactus is undoubtedly one of the easiest plants to maintain. Do not hesitate to play on the accumulation effect by adding other species of succulents, which are particularly trendy in recent years. You can even find them in bridal bouquets! You can also treat yourself with pretty clay pots to accentuate the decorative effect.
8. Japanese acers
Particularly graphic and aesthetic, Japanese maple has many qualities. The big advantage of this shrub is that it is not demanding in terms of light and water (it is one of the few shrubs to flourish on north-facing terraces), and resists negative temperatures. Depending on the species (there is a multitude of them!), its leaves turn red, yellow or purple, like the acer palmatum. On this picture, it is a beautiful bloodgood acers that is presented.
You will also certainly appreciate the sango-kaku which has the particularity of having a red branch. In winter, it is therefore very decorative even when it has lost its leaves. The acers grows very slowly and can be contained for a long time in a clay pot, but it can reach several meters in height.
If you want to bring a little “wild” touch to your balcony, opt for heather. They are extremely easy to care for and are ideal for half-shade, half-sun exposure. They can grow in volume and reach up to 20 inches in height.
Their foliage is evergreen, and you can mix the species that bloom in the summer with those that bloom during the winter months, so you will always have a touch of color on your balcony.
10. The geranium
The geranium will sublimate your balcony all summer long. To see it bloom, you will need to water it regularly, especially if it is in full sun. This plant does not resist to the frost, think of bringing it inside in winter in its terra cotta pot directly. There are more than 200 species and varieties but the maintenance remains the same for each one.
When it comes to interior or exterior decoration, plants immediately come to mind. Beautifully arranged in clay pots, they bring a lively and colorful touch to the outside of the house.
However, you must choose the right varieties and take care of them properly to make them last. Here are 10 plants that will fit perfectly in your clay pots.