Balcony plants

Balcony plants

Balcony plants

Being outdoor plants, they are rather robust plants, which are well adapted to temperature variations and which do not require particular attention.

Depending on the size of the balcony in which you intend to house the plants, some aspects must be considered:

- number and size of the vessels

- constituent material of the containers

- climatic conditions (humidity, wind, heat and cold)

- type of exposure (according to the cardinal points)

- number of hours of light

- coexistence with other plants


Aporocactus

It is commonly called: '' Mouse tail ''.

It is a bushy and succulent plant with a very pleasant appearance.

It has a thin and elongated stem, with a fleshy consistency, with a light green color covered with sharp and leathery, yellowish thorns.

The very showy flowers develop at the base of the stem and are characterized by extremely bright colors that turn from pink to red.

The rather small fruits have a rounded shape and contain a considerable amount of black seeds.

They require loose, well drained soil, possibly enriched with sand, peat and perlite; and it is advisable to use terracotta pots to favor the transpiration of the plant.

It prefers very bright places, although it is preferable not to expose it directly to sunlight.

It lives well in temperate climates: it adapts to variations in temperature, unless they are extreme, and in any case never below 5 degrees.

During the warm months, also in relation to the location of the balcony, the plant requires regular and abundant watering, always avoiding the accumulation of water in the under pots.

Fertilization should be done at least once a month, with liquid fertilizers.

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Surfinia

It is commonly called: petunia.

It is a herbaceous plant with a drooping habit that has thin and soft stems of medium length.

The leaves are covered with a patina of down, have an ovoid shape with a continuous margin.

They have a color ranging from light green to bright green, and have a sticky consistency.

The flowers have a funnel shape: narrow at the base and then open with 5 lobes towards the apical portion, they are characterized by very intense colors ranging from pink to red to blue to purple.

The blooms follow one another numerous throughout the spring and summer.

It requires a soft, well-drained, non-calcareous soil, possibly enriched with organic material, sand and chopped bark.

It prefers sunny places, without being exposed directly to sunlight, as it fears extreme heat; but it is also very afraid of the wind which could easily damage its delicate flowers.

It requires abundant and regular watering (every 2 days) during the hot months; in autumn and winter the quantity of water must be reduced to avoid very harmful stagnation.

It is advisable to fertilize twice a month with liquid fertilizers.


Thumbergia

It is commonly called: `` Susanna with the black eyes ''

It is a climbing plant that develops quickly, covering large surfaces (up to 3 meters in extension) in a relatively short time.

It has a thin and flexible herbaceous stem, brownish green in color, with a falling trend.

The leaves are oval, with a continuous margin and a bright green color.

The flowers have a corolla with 5 orange-yellow lobes with a very evident black spot in the center.

It requires a soft, light and well drained soil, possibly enriched with peat and humus.

It prefers sunny exposures, even if it fears excessive heat and direct sunlight.

It lives well in dry environments as it is damaged by high humidity.

In summer it is necessary to water the plant regularly and abundantly, waiting for the soil to dry before carrying out a subsequent watering.

Fertilization is recommended at least twice a month, in spring and summer


Torenia

It is an annual herbaceous plant with a drooping pattern, used for ornamental purposes if inserted in suspended pots.

It has herbaceous stems, thin, fleshy, very branched, with an intense green color.

The leaves are oval with serrated edges, bright green in color.

The flowers have a shape similar to that of a small trumpet, extremely showy due to the intense colors ranging from pink, to red, to purple, to blue, often two-colored.

They require a soft, well-drained soil, rich in organic material, possibly enriched with peat and river sand.

They prefer bright and warm places, although it would be preferable to limit direct exposure to the sun's rays.

The plant is very afraid of the cold and does not live at temperatures below 10 degrees, which is why it would be advisable to shelter it during the cold months.

Regular and abundant watering is recommended during the hot months (twice a week), and then thin out when the outside temperature tends to decrease.

It is advisable to fertilize the plant at least once a month, using specific granular fertilizers for flowers, slow release

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