When it’s warm outside, show your interior plants some love by giving them a little freedom! Try mixing indoor plants with your exterior annuals, and building them into your container designs! This happy cocophany of color and texture is a montage of interior and exterior leafy greens.
- Spider Plant
- Zebra Striped Wandering Jew, Zebrina pendula
- Purple Heart Wandering Jew
- Red and Green Coleus
- Deep Purple Coleus
- Moss Rose, Portulaca Grandiflora
- White Begonia
If you own most of these, try them together in a large container in a partially or fully shaded area. If you don’t own some of these indoor tropicals, pick up some of the Purple Heart, Zebra Wandering Jew, or Spider Plant, at your local home and garden store, and plan to move them indoors for the winter if necessary. Using your indoor plants outside is a great way to check their root systems, and clean out their containers at the same time for fresh usage when it gets cool again!
And remember, Caladium bulbs can be cleaned and stored indoors for use next year if you expect a snowy winter. Check out my article on getting more usage out of your Caladium plants.