5 May 2015
As the days get longer, brighter and warmer you might find that you migrate from the living room to your conservatory, to make the most out your garden views. This is extremely true in my house.
But with this often comes the want to buy plants to try and bring the outside in or add a hint of the tropics to your conservatory. But how do you know which house plants are suitable for your conservatory? Here are our top 5 conservatory plants -
The Hibiscus is my personal favourite conservatory plant as it flowers from spring to autumn. An exotic flowering plant which loves nothing more than to be placed in a bright, sunny and well ventilated conservatory. The Hibiscus likes to be well watered during growing season and won’t appreciate being left to dehydrate. For the best flowering results deadhead wilting flowers to encourage new growth.
The Bougainvillea is a leafy, shabby climber commonly available in pink or white flower, pink is my personal favourite. The Bougainvillea is a half-hardy plant that will thrive when positioned in a bright sunny position but make sure it is protected from direct sunlight. The Bougainvillea flowers from spring to summer and likes to be well watered. They are prone to whitefly so keep those spray guns at hand to treat weekly. The Bougainvillea is a beautiful bright flowering plant and if you’ve ever visited the Canary Islands you would have noticed them growing wildly.
A mini orange tree to you or me not only looks stunning but also smells amazing. The Mini Calamondin is easy to look after, even for a novice and loves nothing more than being placed in a bright sunny location, making it perfect for your conservatory. If cared for correctly this exotic plant will flower up to four times a year. Like most conservatory plants the mini orange tree likes to be well watered however it prefers to be thoroughly dried between watering. Great for those who live a busy life or are a bit forgetful!
The Venus flytrap is not only great to look at but is even easier to look after. This insect eating plant is a great conversation started for any visitor but it is also a great way to educate your children or grandchild on gardening. This plant will thrive in a conservatory next to a window and likes to be well watered and will not appreciate being neglected.
The Yucca plant is the ideal plant for any conservatory and will look amazing positioned in any corner. This is a low maintenance plant which loves plenty of sunlight and again likes to be well watered. The yucca likes to be well watered and failing to do this will result in your yucca getting a much said looking appearance with droopy leaves. My top tip for keeping your yucca leaves nice and health looking is to damp them down with milk every so often. My Nanna always did this and I’ve continued her routine and her yucca is fast approaching its 15 birthday.