7 Low-Maintenance Plants To Grow In Outdoor Planters

Bonasila FRP Outdoor Planters

It is next to impossible for a household to not have outdoor planters. Our love for plants is unmatched and so is our love for convenience. We all have grown up watering plants on Sunday mornings. While we long for those mornings, sometimes it becomes difficult to maintain plants. The first thought we have while planting is, which are the easiest plants to maintain? When it comes to maintaining plants, there are no easy plants, only easy ways to plant.

Planters are easier to maintain compared to grass beds. Planting in a planter is much neater. In order to grow a plant well in an outdoor plant pot, you must know the plant’s requirements and pick a planter that supports it. Pick the shape and depth of the planter accordingly. You can opt for planters that are lightweight and durable.

Let’s look at some low-maintenance outdoor plants for you.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera Tree

Aloe Vera is very easy to maintain. It needs 5-6 hrs of sunlight daily. Watering an aloe vera plant a few times a month is sufficient. The placement of the plant is what requires thought.

An Aloe Vera plant typically grows well in partial shade. Constant exposure to the sun dries the fleshy leaves. These leaves then turn yellow. If you are placing the plant in a sunny spot, water it more often. Make sure the outdoor planters are wide enough to accommodate your Aloe Vera plants.

Aloe vera is one of the most useful plants you can have. It has multiple benefits and is known to be beneficial for skin and hair. Aloe Vera is very easy to maintain.

Tulsi( Holy Basil)

Holy basil as a outdoor plant

Tulsi is one of the most popularly grown outdoor plants in India. It has great cultural value and is an excellent medicinal plant as well. Tulsi grows wherever its seeds fall. These tiny seeds can be pressed gently into the soil and watered to grow a lush plant.

Tulsi plants require 6-8 hours of sunlight and a warmer climate to grow. You can easily move the plant to the sunniest spot when grown in a planter.

The best way to water this delicate plant is through a spray bottle. Tulsi leaves are used in the preparation of tea and also as a medicinal herb.

Rajnigandha ( Tuberose)

Tuberose For Outdoor Gardening

Rajnigandha seeds are sown deep into the soil. Find a pot that has depth and enough space for the plant to grow. It is also very important for the planter to have good drainage. FRP planters are a great choice for growing Rajnigandha.

Rajnigandha needs 5-6 hours of direct sunlight. Water the plant only when the soil appears dry. A healthy Rajnigandha plant will always have flowers. This low-maintenance plant is a perennial flowering plant. Rajnigandha has a very sweet fragrance and will become your favourite in no time.

Sadabahar ( Periwinkle)

Periwinkle AKA Sadabahar Flowers In Garden

Sadabahar or Periwinkle grows throughout the year. That said, these plants are full of flowers during the spring season. You must have seen these plants in many Indian households. They are extremely popular due to their low requirements for growth.

Another quality that makes these plants low-maintenance is their drought tolerance. Watering these outdoor plants is not going to be a headache. You can water them 5-6 times a month and they are good to grow! Avoid planting Periwinkles if you own a pet as they can be toxic to pets.

This plant is not fussy with sunlight either. Periwinkles grow in partial shade, little sunlight and direct sunlight. Long exposure to direct sunlight may cause damage, so avoid doing that.


mint plant for home garden

Mint, the favourite perennial herb of the Indian kitchen grows very easily. Growing mint in an outdoor plant pot is the best way. It has a tendency to spread aggressively. In a pot that can be effectively contained.

Mint needs huge pots with depth in order to grow. You can use big FRP planters to grow your mint in. A planter must typically be 10 -12 inches deep. These plants require proper drainage and good quality soil to give the best results.

Best for your mojitos and tea, mint plants also add a lush green touch to your outdoors. The water requirement for them is the highest amongst all the plants in this list. Mint needs plenty of water to grow.

Desert Rose (Adeniums)

Adeniums plant in outdoor garden

Commonly known as Adenium, the Desert Rose is a beautiful evergreen plant. This drought-resistant plant has swollen stems that help store moisture for a long. Adeniums have attractive tubular flowers.

Adeniums need proper sunlight to thrive. You can place them in a sunny spot for the best results. This plant has flexible water requirements. Make sure to not overwater these plants during winters, as they are fairly inactive in the cold. These sun-loving outdoor plants function and absorb moisture best in higher temperatures.

Fertilize the plant during spring and summer as the plant is the most active during this time. Desert Rose will surely be an exotic addition to your garden.


Orange Hibiscus Flower For Home Garden in an Outdoor Planter

Perfect for the tropical Indian climate, you can never go wrong when it comes to growing hibiscus plants. The vibrant flowers of this plant make it the perfect companion for your outdoor planters.

These plants are easy to maintain due to their adaptive nature to all weather conditions. They grow well in higher temperatures at the same time they withstand the cold when needed.
Similar to most low-maintenance plants, Hibiscus only requires direct or partial sunlight and frequent watering in order to grow well.

When you plant them in your outdoor plant pot make sure the top 1-2 inches of the soil are dry before you water the plant again. Drainage is also key in keeping the plant disease-free.

Who said growing plants have to be a struggle? These plants are no pain, only gain when it comes to planting. With their low requirement and maintenance, these are perfect for your planting endeavours. Given that, maintaining an outdoor garden can turn into a hustle. But that’s not the case with these low-maintenance outdoor plants.

Growing them in a planter can be life-saving since they cut the labour in half. With planters, there is no need to maintain garden beds, grass or even worry about pests. Planters are also very easy to move, and even children can enjoy planting these without leaving the space in a mess. So what are you waiting for? pick what you like and plant away.


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