Have you been scratching your head lately to find out the perfect plants for terrace garden?
And choosing the best terrace garden plants from the lot, plays an important role and is quite overwhelming at times.
But not anymore.
Today, I will share with you the most amazing rooftop garden plants.
…and before we move on,
I just want you to know that these are not some random plants that I am sharing, these are exactly the plant that we personally have on our terrace.
If you are short in time & were to ask my 5 absolute favorite terrace garden plants then here you go:
For your convenience I have further divided this post into different section, so you can look at the one that excites you the most
- Flowering Plants For Rooftop Garden
- Fruit Plants For Rooftop Garden In India
- Attractive Non Flowering Plants
- Vegetable Plants
Flowering Plants for Terrace Garden
Aparajita is one of the most beautiful flowering plants for terrace garden and is also very easy to grow and care for.
This is actually a creeper so; you will have to provide it with some support to let it grow to its full potential.
Its attractive blue flower will surely become an eye catcher.
If you would like to add a very funky looking flowering plant to your garden then Spider lily will enlarge your pupils.
It has got everything that no other flower has.
If you want to add varieties to your garden then you should obviously get this plant.
When you talk about flowering plants for terrace garden and there is no mention of Rose, it’s like you are committing some kind of sin.
Earlier, I used to think that rose is very hard to grow and maintain, seeing its popularity and prices.
I guess that’s just because of how beautiful this flower is.
Because, contrary to my belief, it’s quite an easy to grow and care for.
If you want your terrace garden to smell like heaven (if there is one), Rajnigandha is a must have for you.
Our very own Rajnigandha plant just flowered a few days back and the evening trips to the terrace have increased multifold.
I just can’t describe the sweet pleasant fragrance it has, that you just can’t have enough of it.
Once the sun sets, the fragrance gets stronger.
Rajnigandha is one of the tough to kill plants I can suggest you, and totally worth it.
One plant that won’t ask for your much attention and will still keep flowering flawlessly all year.
This is what makes hibiscus the top choice for terrace garden plants for gardeners.
Keep this is plant in a location which receives morning sunlight for 4-5 hours and then stays under shade for the rest of the day.
When it comes to the most gorgeous flowering plant for terrace garden.
I would rate Peace Lily at the top.
My god, its white flower popping out of the contrasty dark green colored leaves is a sight that I can’t get out of my head.
If you are looking for a flowering plant that is easy to care after and looks amazing Peace Lily is the one.
Get is ASAP.
Known by many names like Vinca, Periwinkle this flowering plant is a must for your terrace garden.
You must be wondering…why?
Because, this is one of those plant which flowers almost all time of the year and is the easiest to care for.
So, it will keep the colors game on for your garden even during the winter season when most of the plants will go into dormancy.
The “Desert Rose”, one of the most unique plant that you will ever come across.
The stem of this plant looks like someone’s fist buried under the soil.
This bald looking plant will surprise you with its beautiful flowers all-round the year.
But I wouldn’t suggest it to people who are just starting with gardening, once you have developed your green thumb then you can bring this beauty to your addition.
Most important thing you need to care for Adenium is while watering it.
It loves to stay in dry conditions, and is very prone to root rot if there is overwatering.
So, make sure you water it just enough and keep the potting soil fast draining.
Adding more to the color game of your terrace garden, marigold will come very handy.
This plant requires very less space, a small pot will be enough for it thrive.
Just provide it with good sunlight and it will keep blessing you with beautiful flowers.
Fruit Plants For Rooftop Garden
One of the easiest fruit plants you can grow on Terrace is Papaya.
For this you will need a large grow bag as this plant grows quite big.
Put this plant in a location that receives good amount of sunlight.
One of the most loved fruit plants to grow on terrace garden, which is quite easy to grow but tricky to maintain.
Watering a tomato plant needs to be taken care of with precision, otherwise it can spoil all your hard work.
That is why you should read this awesome guide on growing tomatoes at home.
I was surprised to see pomegranate hanging on a small tree on our terrace garden.
The plant is only around 3 ft but there were quite a few fruits hanging on it.
You will surely love to have this healthy fruit plant on your rooftop.
Chilly find its use in almost everyday life in Indian kitchen at least (don’t know about other country).
Lots of sun and regular watering will give you good amount of chilly in 2-3 months period.
A perfect fruit plant for terrace garden that doesn’t involve much looking after.
Learn to:- Grow Green Chilly Plant At Home
Apart from the lemon fruit, the fresh fragrance this plant provides can be the sole reason to grow it around you.
Lemon plant takes quite a time to bear fruit so you may need to care for it patiently.
If there is any plant which can beat the most beautiful flowering plant with just its leaves is Bougainvillea.
Its pink and white paper like leaves are just breathtaking to look at.
Bougainvillea is a must have terrace garden plant which will multiply the beauty of your garden.
Attractive Terrace Garden Plants (Non Flowering)
These cute little succulents are perfect for a sunny spot on your terrace garden.
And the only thing you need to be careful about them is watering them.
Grow them in a fast-draining potting soil, and water only when it gets dry.
If low maintenance and aesthetic looking plants is what you are looking for your terrace garden then Snake plant should be on the top of your list.
This is the reason why I have given them the top position in the easiest indoor plants to grow at home.
These plants grow very well in low light conditions as well.
The most exciting plant that we have at our home is Spider plant.
Just looking at this plant gives you that positive exciting vibes.
One of the easiest plants to grow as well as to maintain, this is perfect for anyone who is just starting with gardening and haven’t developed a green thumb yet.
I don’t know what is it about Areca Palm but this plant has the most appealing looks.
Also, it removes a lot of toxins from the environment and cleanse the air for you.
So, looks and purification it does both for you.
Undoubtedly, one of the most grown houseplants of all time is Aloe Vera.
And why not…!!!
This juicy looking plant has plethora of benefits right from purifying air to skin cleansing.
Just make sure you read the Succulent Care Guide to not kill it.
Useful Plant to Grow on Rooftop Garden
Lastly, these are the plants which you can grow on your rooftop garden according to your uses and preferences.
But one important thing which I shared in “16 useful home gardening tips” is noteworthy, that vegetable plant attracts more bugs that any other plant.
And if you are not ready to tackle these then grow only 1-2 vegetable plant at a time and be ready with your organic pesticide to get rid of them.
Otherwise your terrace garden will turn into a mess in no time.
Here is a list of vegetable plants you can grow on terrace:
I hope this guide will help you decide which plants you want to bring for your rooftop garden. If you face any problem then you can always contact me through comment section or contact page.