6 Indoor Container Houseplants that Love Full Sun & Heat
Grow these six houseplants if you live in a place that’s hot and gets a seemingly-endless amount of sun. The leaves of these plants won’t burn easily in full sun conditions.
What’s better then growing your own herbs that can be harvested later for cooking? Sweet basil is an easy maintenance plant that needs at least six to eight hours of sunlight. Grow sweet basil in large pots to prevent them from drying out too quickly.
While one or two basil plants isn’t like to have too strong of an effect, basil is known to have pest-repelling properties and may help repel insects like mosquitoes and flies.
It doesn’t get much simpler than Aloe Vera. These plants require very little watering because they can’t tolerate standing water. They thrive in well-drained soil. For best results, use an organic cactus potting mix.
Once the plants mature, harvest the leaves to make your own fresh Aloe Vera gel. The gel can be used for many different home remedies such as soothing sunburns.
The braided trunks add a lot of visual appeal to this small tree. Money trees can be grown both indoors and outdoors. When grown indoors, money trees prefer to be placed in bright, sunny locations. They also prefer areas with moderate humidity.
Snake plant care is very straightforward. They’ll be fine even if you neglect them for a week or two. They are also one of several plants that have air-purifying qualities.
As a succulent, they don’t require much water. A small bit of water every two to three weeks should be enough for the snake plant to prosper.
The Ponytail Palm is one of the most unique-looking plants you can grow indoors. Like the snake plant, they thrive even when neglected.
Ponytail Palms prefer well-drained soil (use a succulent potting mix) and areas that receive plenty of sunlight. Over-watering may lead to conditions like stem rot so be careful with your watering habits.
These succulent houseplants require more than 4 hours of sunlight every day in order to thrive. They also prefer moist soil conditions so make sure you only water the plant when the top inches of the soil start to feel very dry.
Jade plants may bloom small white flowers under the right conditions. To increase the chances of it blooming, you’ll need to move the plant to a dry location and make sure it is exposed to cooler temperatures at night.
Who would have thought there are many plants out there (aside from cactus) that can survive the heat and sun with minimal amount of water? Start growing these plants today and turn your home into a gardening oasis.
How to Grow these Indoor Plants
If you have yet to start your indoor gardening journey then we highly recommend getting a ‘smart’ grow kit. The Click & Grow gardening kit is a great for those who want to grow herbs indoors. You also don’t have to deal with the common hassles associated with gardening because the kit comes with lighting and plant pods.