The Q&A Archives: Plants for Sunroom

Question: We will be building a sunroom which will be attached to the east side of our house. What kinds of plants can I grow and are there any flowering plants that would do well with all morning sun? (Something leafy and lush - no cactus.)

Answer: Your new sunroom should allow you to grow many types of plants including numerous flowering plants (I am assuming it will be heated in the winter time.) For the best results you may want to evaluate not only the growing conditions you'll be able to offer but also how much time you are willing to spend on maintaining these plants. Certainly you will do well with the old standbys such as ivy and pothos, but you might also consider other relatively easy plants for moderate to bright light including African violets, angelwing begonias, and even parlor palms. To help you with your choices, you might try a basic book or two about houseplants. One I particularly like is "Houseplants for Dummies" by Larry Hodson ISBN 0-7645-5102-7. Enjoy that new plant space!

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