Not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a large garden where you can grow all kinds of plants and trees. For many city people, having a terrace is a privilege that should not be missed.
A small environment where you can use plants adapted to the terrace and turn that small space into a pleasant environment where you can have breakfast, drink the cool or enjoy the urban environment with friends.
Therefore, we wanted to group the plants for terrace that best adapt and are easy to care for. We do not mention many trees for logical reasons, but today you have many options of this type of ornamentals grown in pots, so the limits are almost marked by the imagination.
How to give life to the terrace
Although there are many options of urban furniture, it seems that it remains somewhat naked if we do not combine it properly with all the options of plants for the terrace Available.
Depending on the space you have, you can even cover large spaces with large planters where you can introduce species adapted to the urban environment, such as bamboo, citrus or even climbing trees such as jasmine.
In the same way, you not only have the resource of the usual plastic pots. Nowadays you have wooden cultivation tables, planters with automatic irrigation, hanging containers and a long etcetera that you can adapt with the chosen furniture.
Combine plants and flowers
The perfect combination for the terrace is to mix flowering ornamentals and green leafy plants. The flowers usually have a specific period (practically spring and summer) where they show all their splendor, but we also appreciate perennials that give greenery and improve the feeling of humidity and freshness of the environment.
You also have the option, for terraces and small balconies, to use vertical elements to hang your pots, and to be able to mix, for example, ornamentals such as geranium or petunias with vegetables of low or creeping size and aromatic plants (rosemary, basil, oregano, etc.).
Of course, we also recommend the option of growing your main plants from the beginning, through seeds or cuttings.
To do this, you will need a germinator and a good substrate. With the arrival of spring the main seeds germinate (and in a very short time), which little by little you can transplant to its corresponding pot or growing table.
Interesting plants for terrace
we are going to give you a list of the plants that best adapt to the environment of a terrace, both for their size, their ease of care and the aroma that some of them can emit in the spring nights.
Lavender is a plant for the terrace of easy care and quite resistant. We are interested in your spectacular flowering and for its imposing flowering. It will make your terrace a stay from which you will never want to escape for the comfort it will offer you.
As we have said, their care is quite simple. Choose a good substrate and a pot of suitable diameter. Water 2 or 3 times in spring and summer and 1 time in winter. During flowering you can take the opportunity to add an NPK fertilizer with microelements.
We come from ornamental plants without flowering and we move on to the azaleas, which stand out mainly for that. Giving it a touch of color we chose for our terrace a plant of small size, suitable for all types of pots, but with a spectacular flowering.
Its pink color fits perfectly with all types of furniture and with perennial ornamentals such as yours, bamboo or different shrubs.
It requires a cool environment, with some humidity, so you will have to program the risks 3 times a week in hot periods, allowing the substrate to always be humid.
Looking for a climbing plant, we mainly chose jasmine.
Jasmine adapts perfectly to the terrace of an urban environment, choosing a wall where we can install a lattice and enjoy watching how its branches are slowly developing on it.
In addition, you have to count on its pleasant white flowering, emitting many flowers in spring and with a delicious aroma that you will enjoy in the summer nights.
You can plant jasmine in meIt is grown, plantered or even in pots, but it is necessary to have an element so that its stems can climb.
Before the start of flowering, it is important to provide NPK fertilizer with microelements, following the instructions and doses recommended by the manufacturer.
Although we can imagine yours as a large hedge (it can exceed 2 meters in height), the large terraces of skyscrapers in the main cities use it as an ornamental grown in pot.
In this way, and through pruning, you can master its size and give it the design you want.
The most characteristic shape for the terraces is in a rounded or cylindrical shape, with raised pots of ceramic or wood. Its growth is very slow and you can forget about the transplant for a while.
We chose yours for its “evergreen” effect and the feeling of warmth offered by this type of plant for its color.
A suitable plant for your terrace that offers a good rusticity and adaptation to the environment is the coleo. Its size is small and fits perfectly with groups of pots in planters.
You have many varieties within the genre Solenostemon. Green, red, green and yellow leaves on the edges, and a long etcetera.
With small care you can keep it for a long time and combine it with other types of plants, since its adaptation is very good.
Petunias have the great advantage that they do not need great care and are drought tolerant.
They can be developed throughout the year and you have, as in the case of oil, a wide variety of colors and sizes. You can choose between yellow, red, white, pink flowering, etc.
Even if you have it on the terrace, it is important to protect it from the direct sun, at least in the summer months. Look for a shaded environment on your balcony or terrace for your petunias.
You can not miss a plant for your terrace as the gerbera. Suitable for the warm months, from spring, it will fill the entire environment with light and color and you can group them in different colors, since, as in the previous case, they also have many color options.
They tolerate direct sun, so you will not have major problems when it comes to locating this type of plant on your terrace.
An indispensable of the spring months. Who has not ever enjoyed the charm of geraniums and their portentous smell.
Its multiplication is simple and can be easily done by cuttings, so, in most cases, you can ask a family member or friend and reproduce your own geranium from scratch.
It is resistant to the Sun, like the gerbera, so you can combine it together and enjoy its spectacular flowering.
As you already know, geranium is a pretty rustic plant. Substrate always moist (but with good drainage) and granulated or liquid fertilizer in the spring months, to enhance its flowering.
Cultivation table with aromatics
An alternative to this type of ornamental plants, if you like to sow and take care of this type of crops, is to be able to enjoy a cultivation table with different aromatic species.
You have a wide variety of options, such as rosemary (a plant that can grow without problems in all kinds of environments), basil, rosemary, oregano, herb, etc.
They are spectacular for your terrace because at night, with the friction or the impulse of the wind, they emit an unparalleled fragrance. In addition, you can also take advantage of its leaves for your favorite dishes.
If you enjoy the classic, rose bushes are also a good option, since you can currently find in nurseries a large number of different varieties.
Of small size or heights that exceed the meter, you have all kinds of rose bushes with white, pink, yellow, orange flowers, etc.
They adapt without problems to the cultivation in pots. They have the handicap that most of them have punctures, especially you should avoid it with small children or pets.