12 Ideal Plants for a Window Flower Box
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You’ve got the window flower box, now it’s time to fill it!
So you’ve either built a new window flower box or purchased one that caught your eye and now you’re looking for the ideal flowers to begin filling it up, but you don’t want just any ole flower, you want to pick something that will thrive and look fabulous!
Here’s our list of 12 ideal plants for your window flower box.
African violets are flowering plants that come in different varieties. These plants need a humid climate. You can plant them during summers but take special care and water them well. They are an evergreen variety that gives flowers throughout the year.
Anthuriums are very attractive and they are always in demand. They are of different colors and varieties. They need a humid atmosphere, bright sunlight, and good moisture. They also need rich soil so make sure that you mix some organic fertilizer with the soil when you plant this variety.
Begonias are a perfect plant for places that are less sunny. They come in different types. You can find bushy begonias as well as trailing ones. Their flowers are very attractive. They do not require much fertilizer. All they need is water. So water them every day and they will make your flower boxes quite admirable.
Orchids are one of the most popular plant varieties that are perfect for flower boxes as well as gardens. Moth orchid is one of the popular varieties that you can plant in your flower boxes or pots. You can find this orchid quite easily in your locality. This orchid comes in different varieties and the color of the flowers varies for each of them. Orchids can be easily grown in a flower pot and they give lots of flowers. Their flowers last for 2 to 3 months and they bloom only twice a year.
Vanda Orchids are quite popular. They come in different varieties. The most popular ones give pink and purple flowers. They give flowers every 2 to 3 months and their flowers last nearly for a month. You need not water these plants daily. They require less water. Water them thrice in a week and they can easily flourish.
Basil is one of the greatest herbs known to mankind. This amazing plant has very tiny flowers. They smell great and their leaves have rare and rich medicinal values. You can use the leaves for treating insect bites and skin allergies and to treat coughs and colds. Eating raw basil leaves is also a good remedy for anxiety disorder. Basil is an evergreen plant and all it requires is water. Basil comes in two different varieties.
Aloe Vera is a popular herb which forms the base for 80% of the cosmetics available in the market. You can plant Aloe Vera in your flower box. They do not have a stem and the leaves start growing directly from the roots. You can use Aloe Vera for making face packs and scrubs. They contain lots of essential elements that are good for your skin and scalp. You can use Aloe Vera jell for washing your hair. Aloe Vera can stop hair fall and increase the volume of your hair.
Evergreen is a great variety of creeper which has beautiful leaves that spread all over. Their leaves are used everywhere for making bouquets and flower baskets. Their leaves remain green throughout the year and hence they are known as Evergreen. Different species of evergreens are available and you should buy the ones that you like most.
Blue Star (Amsonia) is an amazing creeper that gives little, blue, star-shaped flowers in abundance. It blossoms during the summer months. In the springtime, the plant doesn’t bloom but the leaves remain intact. Include this amazing variety of creepers in your flower box if you wish to create a great sight for the onlookers.
Lilies are always a great choice for your flower boxes. They require four to five-inch of soil and they easily survive in different weather conditions. Lilies come in different colors and the orange ones are quite beautiful.
Hibiscus is a flowering plant that comes in different types. Common hibiscus gives red-colored flowers but there are other species that give a rose and white-colored flowers. Hibiscus is also an herb that can be used as a natural hair conditioner. You can crush its leaves and flower and apply it on your hair for getting smooth and silky hair.
Bougainvillaea is an amazing flowering plant that gives plenty of colorful flowers. It grows well if you plant it in your garden. However, if you plant it in a flower box it would still grow and give flowers but the size would be a bit smaller. They come in different varieties and the popular types are the ones that give pink and white flowers.
Now it’s time to pick your plants!
As you see there are endless varieties of flowering plants and creepers that you can grow in your window flower box garden. All that is required is some patience so that you can wait until your plants start giving flowers. Wherever you place your window flower box, the health of your plants depends on the kind of care and attention you give.