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Evergreen balcony plants
There are many ideas for furnishing your balcony, but surely finding the right evergreens is what many would like, given the excellent resistance to any season. With an evergreen plant there is no need for a too accurate maintenance, or in any case a daily one, it is not necessary to follow too precise rules, or anyway to check every day that the plant has not undergone alterations. Compared to other types of plants, they are very simple, and for this reason they are preferred for decorating outdoor spaces. Generally for evergreen plants it also means perennials, and this type of plant needs a lot of soil and space to grow. It is therefore advisable to look first of all at what space is actually available, because the evergreen plants they are generally shrubby, and grow as the months pass, so they need rather large spaces. However, there is also a good choice for small shrubs, for example we talk about dwarf plants, which have characteristics similar to those of larger dimensions, but which require much less space to grow, and are therefore much more suitable for small spaces. When we talk about the balcony we must therefore see first of all how much space we actually have to grow plants, because it is one of the most relevant elements for deciding. Each country and each city has different climatic characteristics, so giving rules and general indications is useful, but in some areas they are not worth, given the very hot or very cold weather. Certainly in the high mountains or, on the contrary, in a country with a Mediterranean climate, the same conditions will not apply.
Pervinca and Lewisia cotyledon
Among the various evergreens we can find, for example, the Vinca minor, called jargon periwinkle, a resistant plant, which from May, and generally until August, is adorned with flowers, which can be pink, white or blue.
Another very popular plant for decorating the balconies is the Lewisia cotyledon, which requires a rocky terrain, therefore a small flower bed or a specially designed vase. The beauty of this plant is its extension in terms of size: this is why we must avoid making it grow too fast, so as to let it express in all its beauty. It prefers the sun, then place it in a suitable area, and water it moderately.
Rhodiola rosea and fussy herb
But among the evergreens we also find a succulent plant, which resists very well in the cold, and which, despite its name, produces beautiful yellow flowers: Rhodiola rosea. Also in this case the ideal is a rock garden, so it is advisable to set up the ground on purpose. In summer it is possible to admire the flowers of this plant, which is also used to facilitate learning and memory, but in the part of the roots.
Among the most widespread evergreens we find then the fussy Grass, one of the many qualities of Sedum, which grows on any terrain, even rocky, and is resistant to every season. Planting nearby different Sedum varieties will produce a fantastic visual effect. The rocky terrain is ideal for this plant, which still grows well on other types of land. Expose the sunny place, or in partial shade, so as to allow the plant to grow at its best.
Lavender and Potos
How can we forget Lavender, one of the most well-known plants, which is used both to decorate gardens and to decorate balconies and terraces. Technically called Lavandula Angustifolia, it needs a lot of space, because in a short time it becomes a hedge. It prefers sunny places, and grows well even if planted in combination with other plants, such as roses. Potos is then one of the most well-known plants for decorating closed or non-natural environments, as can be the balcony, but also the room of an apartment. It also reaches elevated heights, reaching 8 meters, but, if grown in the apartment, does not usually exceed 2 meters. The plant is equipped with medium-sized leaves, curved and very resistant even to the touch. It produces very small flowers every year, and is well suited for cultivation in hanging baskets, given its nature of climbing.
Space is also needed to cultivate Bambщ, which could potentially reach over 40 meters. Belonging to the grass family, this type of plant can be planted in a garden as well as in a vase, thanks to its roots, which can take root on different types of soil, and its flexible stem, which is well suited to changes. The bamboo does not bloom, or rather, when it blooms generally it happens that after a short time it dies. Smaller, and therefore more suitable for small spaces, is Colocasia, with very large leaves, which can even reach 60 cm, but a relatively small structure. Every year it produces light flowers, similar to those of the calla lilies.Fotinia and Pittosforo for privacy on the balcony
Two ideal evergreen plants also to have a great privacy effect on the balcony of the house are without a doubt the fotinia and the pittosforo. The photinia is a plant widely used for the realization of hedges which however can also be ideal for the balcony. In the tanks and in the pots the photinia grows very well indeed and can be positioned as separates in areas where you want to get some privacy from the neighbors or you want to create a small relaxing corner.
The photinia is a plant much appreciated for the rapid growth of its jets, for the density of its foliage and for its unique color: this plant in fact at the beginning of the beautiful season emits a jet of new leaves with an intense red color. The chromatic effect of contrast with the opaque green of the leaves is remarkable and this is one of the most interesting aspects of this plant.
Speaking of the pittosforo instead, this plant does not have any particular colors but gives an excellent covering effect and for this reason it is ideal for terraces and balconies in border areas. The habit of the pittosforo is tidy and compact and with a pruning performed in the right period it will be possible to obtain exceptional results in a few years. Another interesting aspect of the pittosforo is its characteristic scent that makes it a very pleasant plant.