Conservatory plants: 14 sun-loving options for garden rooms
Conservatory plants offer the perfect way to bring a lush, leafy look to conservatories and garden rooms. Where the bright light and warmth from spring to early fall provide an ideal home for many sun-loving species.
But choosing plants for a conservatory isn’t as simple as picking any old houseplant. They need to be tough plants that will cope with the conditions in a glass-roofed room where strong sunlight may raise summer temperatures to over 86˚F (30˚C). Meanwhile a lack of insulation means that conservatories are colder than the rest of the house in winter.
Not only that but conservatories can experience marked differences between day and night-time temperatures, but the good news is that many houseplants are adapted to these variations and will be able to sail through the seasons unscathed.
When choosing conservatory plants, also check the type of glazing used before you buy. Neutral glass with high light-transmittance allows the full spectrum of light through, offering the right conditions for the best indoor plants that like bright sun. Tinted and solar-controlled glass both help to lower temperatures in summer, but they will also reduce the level of UV rays passing through, creating conditions more suited to plants that prefer light shade.
Whether you go for low light indoor plants for spaces with solar-control glass or ones that will thrive in the summer heat of a garden room, the following list has plenty of great options which will help you to create stunning indoor garden ideas in your conservatory.
By Zia Allaway