Using Indoor Plants in Outdoor Containers
Posted by Jessie Jacobson on May 13th 2021
Yep! We made it. It’s finally warm enough to get out and garden with greenhouse grown annuals and tropical plants. Just so you know, you have our permission to use indoor plants outdoors as a focal point on the patio or in mixed in container gardens.
Getting your houseplants outdoors for the growing season is a great way to juice up your plants with real sun energy and maximum their growth potential. Just make sure to monitor for pests and fertilize on the regular.
Most indoor plants are going to thrive in a shady location. Remember outdoor light is different than indoor light. Full sun is likely to scorch and burn big tropical leaves. A bit of morning sun and diffused light is the key to success.
Our beloved Davy, the Thai Constellation Monstera made his way to my house this week. I expect him to really put out this summer. 5 leaves at least! Davy will bask in bright morning sun each day and be shaded from the heat of the day in the afternoon. As he feels the wind blowing through his fenestrations and as the rain trickles down his petioles, he will be living his best life – I promise!
Here are a few planter combinations for a shady or morning sun location to get you inspired to mix and match annuals and indoor plants. And yes, we love alllll the begonias!
Fox Tail Fern (substitute Asparagus fern if not available)
Coleus Dipt in WineCroton
Hiemalis Begonia Nadine Yellow s 2Trailing Begonia Bossa Nova Orange
Mahogany Fern (hard to see, but tucked in back)
As you are planning your container gardens, make sure to pick up a bag of Tonka Terra Potting soil.
Mega bonus. At the end of the season, you will have happy houseplant to bring indoors to keep you company for the long winter months ahead.
See you at Tonkadale!