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20 Best Balcony Plants for Hot Weather Conditions

    Hot Weather Plants welcome the season of bright, sunny weather and humid climate. There are various plants that thrive in the scorching heat of the sun and survive it with phenomenal beauty, enchanting fragrance and elegance. These succulents can survive even excessive temperatures.

    Top 20 Hot Weather Balcony Plants

    Many species of hot weather flowering and non flowering plants are cultivated by people in their home gardens.

    Some of the hot weather plants are as follows:

    1. Angel’s Trumpet

    Angel’s Trumpet

    Angel’s Trumpet is named so because of its trumpet shaped flowers that grow around 1 or more feet.It requires full sun and moist but well drained soil to grow.

    Growth Dimensions: It can grow up to a height of 6 feet or more.

    Specialty: Angel’s Trumpet is known for its strong fragrance.

    2. Agave

    Agave

    Agave has vast varieties of different shades of green and blue. It requires full sun and well drained soil to grow. The leaf tips of the plant are quite sharp.

    Growth Dimensions: It grows up to a height of 4 feet or more.

    Specialty: It’s size differs on the basis of its varieties.

    3. Rose

    Rose

    Rose is often known as the king of flowers, it is one of the most beautiful flowers that exists.. A symbol of love, it has got nearly 100 species. It has been regarded as one of the best Summer flowers that blooms even in the scorching heat of the sun. It has the ability to withstand excessive heat and temperature. It requires a little extra care and attention.

    Growth Dimensions: The smaller size grows with an average height of o.5 inches and the larger size grows with an average height of 7 inches.

    Specialty: It is consumed by people at some places as it is believed to have healing effects for certain diseases. It is also used for making scents and perfumes. It is also prescribed to the patients suffering from the problems of gastrointestinal disorders.

    Benefits: It heals the problems related to stomach issues and ulcers. It is one of those flowers that helps relieve stress.

    4. Marigold

    Marigold

    Marigold flowers are one the most popularly grown flowers in India. If we talk about home gardening, this is most widely noticed at most of the houses. It’s color varies from very light yellow to very dark orange or golden brown.

    The most important reason for this being common is because it doesn’t require too much of an attention or care. It needs lot of sunlight and can survive extreme temperature and too much care is required.Water should be given time to time.

    Growth Dimensions: It takes about 8 weeks to grow and the average size is 1 inch to 1 and a half inch.

    Specialty: These possess the ability to avoid pests. It’s bug repellent capability helps to keep unnecessary pests away from it.

    Benefits:

    • It has the capability to heal various diseases.
    • It is used for the purpose of decorations in various occasions.
    • It is bug repellent.

    5. Bougainvillea

    Bougainvillea

    Bougainvillea is a climber and grows anywhere in the form of trees, bushes or vines. Its growth rate is rapid.It requires well drained soil and they hate excessive moisture. It requires trimming at regular intervals and has a very sharp thorn.

    Growth Dimensions: It can even grow more than 36 inches.

    Benefits:Bougainvillea is anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. It also acts as an anti tumor and anti bacterial.

    6. Sunflower

    Sunflower

    It is a well known grown summer flower that faces towards the sun. It has a color of vibrant yellow. It requires direct sunlight for its growth. Precautions regarding the quality of soil and balanced amount of water has to be given and no over watering should be done.

    Growth Dimensions: It grows to about 140-175 centimeters high in 85-100 days .

    Specialty: It withstands high temperatures. It’s seeds are used in the industries for the extraction of oil.

    7. Dahlias

    Dahlias

    Dahlias are bushy and tuberous perennial herbs which is native to Mexico. Dahlias are the national flower of Mexico. It generally grows in the mid July with a temperature of summer in addition to the rain. 

    Growth Dimensions: These can grow from 5 to 6 feet tall.

    Specialty: It does not require much care.

    Benefits: No extra effort needed being a low maintenance flower.

    8. Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera is one of the most common succulents found in many houses. Aloe Vera is popularly known for its medicinal properties. Being a tropical plant, it possesses innumerable health benefits. Not only is it used for the treatment of various stomach disorders but also for treating skin defects.Excessive watering may lead to its exhaustion.

    Growth Dimensions: When matured, they can grow up to a height of 1 to 2 feet.

    Benefits: The aloe Vera gel is used to make medicines for curing indigestion issues. The gel, if applied on the face, gives a glow and helps alleviate acne and pimples. Aloe Vera plants require moderate temperature. They get damaged if exposed to a lot of sunlight.

    9. Ball Cactus 

    Ball Cactus

    Ball Cactus resembles the shape of a ball that has got spikes externally. These usually produce flowers in yellow color.

    Growth Dimensions: Their average height ranges between 1 to 2 feet.

    Specialty: Unlike its appearance of that of a hot air balloon, it has sharp surfaces rather than soft.

    10. Hibiscus

    Hibiscus

    Hibiscus is one of the most common summer flowers that requires a large area due to its size. It has big petals. It needs direct sunlight and is in red, peach ,purple, and white colors. 

    Growth Dimensions: It grows for about 3-7 feet tall. 

    Benefits: It has the ability to enhance hair growth. It is believed to cure high blood pressure.

    11. Lilies

    Lilies

    Lilies are comparatively rarer annual flowers. Adapting the natural sunlight and heat, it grows in various colors.  

    Growth Dimensions: It grows for about 2 to 4 feet tall.

    Benefits: Used for heart problems including heart failure and irregular heartbeat. Also used for breakdown of kidney stones.

    12. Daffodils

    Daffodils

    Daffodils are considered as one of the most important summer flowers, it is perennial in nature.

    Growth Dimensions: The depth of the flower is 6 to 8 inches.

    Benefits: It is a medicinal plant that can treat wounds and joint pain.

    13. Zinnia

    Zinnia

    Zinnias have easy plantations and can be even grown by beginners.It can withstand high temperatures.

    Growth Dimensions: It can grow to even 3 feet tall.

    Benefits: It is a bug repellent. It attracts pollinators and butterflies.

    14. Pineapple Lily

    Pineapple Lily

    Pineapple Lily belongs to the asparagus family.

    Growth Dimensions: It can grow to almost 2 feet.

    Specialty: It’s appearance resembles that of a pineapple. No fertilizer is required.

    15. Gloriosa Lily

    Gloriosa Lily

    Gloriosa Lily can grow very rapidly and in containers too. It is a climber.

    Growth Dimensions: It is usually 13 to 20 centimeters long.

    Specialty: It takes space, being a climber, grows very rapidly.

    16. Peonies

    Peonies

    Peonies are well known for their beauty and smell, they do not require any extra care to grow. It can withstand winter and frost conditions too. It is said to have a long life and can even survive for 100 years.

    Growth Dimensions: It grows for about 2 to 4 feet height.

    Benefits: Peony is used for gout, osteoarthritis, fever, respiratory tract illnesses, and cough.

    17. Lantana

    Lantana

    Lantana is a plant with around 150 species. It is one among those plants belonging to tropical regions and is native to America and Africa.

    Growth Dimensions: Lantanas are shrubs with 0.5 to 2 meters tall.

    Specialty: Being available in red, orange, blue and yellow florets these are one of the most widely cultivated plants and are toxic as well.

    18. Hydrangea

     Hydrangea

    Hydrangeas are flowering plants with around 70 to 75 species. It is native to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Himalayas.

    Growth Dimensions: The average height of the shrubs are 1 to 3 meter tall.

    Specialty: Hydrangeas are ornamental plants and change their color from blue to pink and vice versa depending upon the seasons.

    19. Panda Plant

    Panda Plant

    Panda plants have comparatively smaller leaves that have a velvety texture. The edges of these plants have a red dotted kind of appearance. It requires a temperature between 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. It may be poisonous for pets including dogs and cats.

    Growth Dimensions: It usually grows till around 1.5 feet.

    Specialty: It can be grown indoors without too much care.

    20. Snake Plant

    Snake Plant

    Snake Plants are low maintenance plants that do not require much care and attention.As most of the succulents, it can survive with less water indoors.

    Growth Dimensions: Snake plants can grow around 8 inches to 12 feet tall.

    Specialty: It can tolerate drought conditions.

    Benefits: It functions as an air purifier and can easily adapt the climatic conditions that they are in.

    CONCLUSION:

    Although most of these summer flowers have sheen appearance, they require to save themselves from excessive sunlight and moisture. Inclusion of such plants in the balcony garden would definitely contribute in enhancing the beauty of the house.