What Are the Best Kinds of Plants to Grow in a Sunroom?
With their abundance of light, sunrooms are an ideal environment to grown indoor plants. Whether they’re hanging from the ceiling, perched atop a stool, or nestled along a window sill, you’ll be able to fill your sunroom with a plethora of potted greenery, the perfect additions for a room designed to bring homeowners a little closer to nature. But before making your botanical selections, it’s important to do a little research first. After all, not every plant reacts the same way to light levels, humidity, and temperature. A shade-loving philodendron will not tolerate the intense afternoon sun very well. Geraniums, on the other hand, will thrive in direct sunlight, but they prefer low humidity, something to keep in mind if you have a three-season sunroom that is not fully climate controlled.
That being said, there are a few plants that do particularly well in sunrooms and are easy to care for. Those include:
- Boston ferns – What conservatory or garden room would be complete without a big, beautiful Boston fern? Since ferns prefer indirect light, place yours against an interior wall or on a shaded shelf. To keep it lush and healthy, spray your plant twice-weekly with a mister. And make sure to keep the soil moist.
- Begonias – This annual is right at home inside your home, requiring very little in terms of care. With a little light shade, ample water, and a well-drained pot, you’ll enjoy months of colorful blooms.
- Hibiscus – Add a touch of tropical splendor to your sunroom with one or more hibiscus. These sun-loving plants need at least six hours of direct light if they’re to reach their full blooming potential. Hibiscus require daily watering, especially when the weather is warm, and do best in temperatures between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Orchids – With so many varieties available, you’ll never be at a loss to find something that adds the perfect splash of color or interesting contour to a corner, shelf, or tabletop. Orchids need bright but indirect light and high humidity levels to do well. Although sensitive to extreme cold, to bloom properly they need nighttime temperatures to be 15 degrees cooler than daytime temperatures, making them ideal for three-season sunrooms and screened-in porches.
At Pacific Patio, we have been installing beautiful TEMO sunrooms for homeowners in San Diego, CA, and surrounding communities for nearly three decades. Available in a variety of sizes and styles, a new sunroom from Pacific Patio will quickly become a favorite hangout for you and your family. To find out more, contact us today and schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives.