Plants That Love Sunny Terrace
- Author: Tanya Sood Published: 6th November, 2019
Did you know that heat from the sun can rot your plants? There are some plants which can not tolerate direct heat. Having a sunny terrace or balcony can be a problem too. Which is why it is important to know sun-loving plants. Sun Loving plants are easy-going and thrive just fine in the heat. Best plants for sunny balcony or a sunny terrace are the ones who are native to areas with high light levels and low rainfall. They some basic characteristics like the capacity of storing water effectively.
Here is a List of Terrace Garden Plants that love sun:
Native to moist subtropical and tropical climates, begonia is a sun-loving plant. The plant is grown in cool regions as well, but indoors. The plant has many species, out of which wax begonias love sun the most. They are super easy to grow and bloom right through summer and winter.
Commonly known as stonecrops, sedum plants are succulents found in Northern Hemisphere, but extending into the southern hemisphere in Africa and South America. They have water-storing leaves, which makes them survive in hot climatic conditions. They have the capacity to survive in super dry conditions and require partial sunlight to thrive, but do best in full sunlight.
Native to native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina, Bougainvillea is a low care vine. They are also known as Booganvel and are recognized with the exuberant clusters of hued flowers, which are actually leaves. If you look closely, there are tiny white flowers that nestle within the bracket. Since they love sunlight, they are perfect to add charm to your terrace garden.
Golden Thryallis Plant
Evergreen shrubs, natives to Brazil and adjacent Paraguay and Bolivia, Golden Thryallis plant is a good choice for a sunny terrace. Although it is a shrub, but is a great option for a potted plant and is drought-tolerant. This beautiful foliage can survive dry spells and produces yellow flowers.
Crape Myrtle Plant
Also known as Lagerstroemia, crape myrtle is native to the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, northern Australia, and parts of Oceania. This plant is commonly cultivated in the warmer regions of the world and can survive direct sunlight. The plant blooms in spring and summer, showing clusters of flowers in colours ranging from white to pale pink and deep magenta to red. This is an amazing terrace garden plant.
Belong to the family of Arecaceae, Adonidia is a palm plant which is also known as Manila palm or Christmas palm. The potted Adonidia plant thrives well in full sun. If you wish to add a little foliage to your terrace garden, adonidia plant is the perfect choice.
Cherry Tomato Plant
A perfect choice for your terrace garden, cherry tomato plant grows well in full light. In fact, the plant requires at least 8 hours of direct sunlight in a day for healthy growth. It is a botanical variety of cultivated berry which is believed to be cultivated first by Aztecs in Mexico.
The beautiful flowers peonies are an excellent choice for a sunny terrace. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. The shrubby plant has a glossy dark green foliage, and flowers in late spring. They are perfect to decorate your terrace garden.
The best plants for a sunny terrace are succulents. They not only enjoy the sun but are quite low maintenance as most succulents have the capacity to store water. The aesthetic look of succulents makes them a perfect choice for your terrace garden. You can choose from several options like hoya plant, moon cactus, haworthia plant, jade plant and much more.
These are a few plants which thrive well in full sunlight and are a perfect choice if you have a sunny terrace or balcony.