Top Ten Porch Plants to Liven Up Your Front Porch!
Your front porch isn’t just a front porch, it is the first impression your friends and family receive of your home. That is why front porch décor is so important for our Matterly fam! We know you already have your Matterly mat in place in front of your door but now you need help adding some accents to give your entrance the perfect mix of class and color!
Here are some great front porch plants for the green thumbs and the not-so-green thumbs:
Ferns - View Link
Whether you prefer a potted or a hanging (or both) plant, Ferns are a classic front porch staple. With some indirect sunlight and regular watering, these luscious green plants add the perfect touch to any porch.
Begonoias - View Link
There may be many different types of Begonias, but no matter which you choose, you will be adding a beautiful pop of color to your front porch! Begonias thrive in shady environments and while they need sun, they do best when they are not in direct sunlight.
Lantanas- View Link
Is your porch exposed to a lot of direct sunlight? Then Lantanas are a great plant for you! According to expert gardener, David Bates, of Bates Nursery and Garden Center on Whites Creek Pike these colorful plants are “great for a hot spot.”
Marigolds - View Link
With their many varieties, marigolds are a classic beauty that add gorgeous color to any porch or garden.
Succulents - View Link
Succulents are easy to care for and aesthetically pleasing. They love direct sunlight and warm temperatures, so be careful if you live in an area with freezing temperatures.
Tropicals - View Link
Tropical plants such as Hybiscus and Mandevilla are great plants to decorate your front porch. They provide a lot of color and easy to maintain! They do very well in the sun and low maintenance. Keep them watered and you’re good to go!
English Ivy - View Link
English Ivy is a unique choice for your front porch. Whether you plan to hang it or let it trail upwards, it is a great choice for a shady entrance.
Petunias - View Link
Petunias are another great option if you enjoy trailing plants. These look beautiful in a pot, hanging planter, or window box. If your entrance gets a lot of sun, then petunias are the perfect plant for you.
Tradescantia Zebrina - View Link
This unique options adds gorgeous color and another trailing option for your front porch. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this plant is low maintenance but is best for a shadier spot.
Caladium - View Link
These colorful heart-shaped leaves spread nicely and will brighten up your entrance. Like the Tradescantia Zebrina, the Caladium do well in shadier spots.
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