Conservatories are perfect for relaxing whilst enjoying the beauty of your garden from indoors, but why not bring nature inside too? People often worry that their conservatory will be too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter to successfully cultivate plants, but as long as you choose the right plants and ensure you have a well insulated, solid conservatory roof installed, there’s no reason not to use it as a growing space. Not sure what to grow in your conservatory? Here are 3 of the best plants to consider:
1. A Beautiful Orchid
One of the most important aspects of growing plants in your conservatory is the aesthetic effect this will have on the space. Of course, you want your conservatory to be a place of beauty and serenity. A gorgeous orchid, with strikingly coloured flowers and gently curving leaves, adds instant glamour to any space. What’s more, they originate in rainforests, which means that they take most of their water from the air and cope well with varying temperatures. While you can feed the plants to extend their blooming phases, they require little maintenance.
Growing plants in your conservatory can also be a great way to ensure that you have fresh food throughout the year. Salad leaves like lettuce or rocket will grow particularly well in your light and bright conservatory all year round. When the leaves have grown tall enough, simply snip them off with scissors for a simple salad. Keep the plants well watered in a pot with good drainage and you’ll find they soon grow back again, giving you a steady source of healthy leaves.
3. Air-Purifying Plants
Not just a source of nutrition, plants grown in your conservatory can be beneficial for you and your home environment in other ways. Spider plants or peace lilies, typically low maintenance, are known to remove impurities from the air as they photosynthesise. They also absorb moisture from the air, naturally controlling humidity.
Still not sure if your conservatory is well enough insulated? Contact us today to find out how we can help.