Best Plants for a Balcony or Patio

Not all of us have a green thumb, and that’s okay! If you have a busy life but would still like to have some pretty green things providing bonus oxygen for your living space, you have more than a few good choices. Reynoldsburg, Ohio resides in the 6a plant hardiness zone, with a growing season from around mid-March to mid-November. These hardy house plants are perfect for a Reynoldsburg apartment balcony or patio: 


  • Lavender, sage, mint, and basil make terrific potted plants, and mint especially can survive a lot of abuse. You can dry them out to use in food and drinks or simply water and prune as needed to enjoy the fresh scent of live herbs. 

  • Caladium is known for its heart-shaped leaves and striking green and red shades. It grows to no more than 2 feet and thrives in the shade-- ideal for midwest apartment living. This is a tropical plant that likes warm soil and hot weather, so bring it inside during our cold Reynoldsburg, Ohio winters.

  • Dwarf Hydrangeas, like the ‘Paraplu’, ‘Little Limelight’, and ‘Pee Wee’ varieties can happily produce the same big, beautiful blossoms as their full-size counterparts and never grow more than 3 feet tall. They are easy to care for and offer a multitude of stunning colors.

  • Peperomia, according to the Spruce, is a popular choice for beginners because it requires less watering and care than flowering house plants. Their ornamental foliage with variegated, solid, or marbled features makes them an ideal and less messy houseplant. They can spend summer outdoors and come in for the winter. 


Every townhome at Traditions at Slate Ridge has a patio or balcony just the right size for a variety of hardy plants. Check out our six available floor plans and call (614) 902-4891 to schedule a tour today.

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Traditions at Slate Ridge

1929 Opal Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 741-1208

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