When looking for plants for sunrooms, you should think about more than just what will look good inside your home. Sunrooms provide many environmental benefits for your entire family. Plants that can survive in the climate of a sunroom include some that cannot thrive outside, and some that might not be possible outside. Some of the best plants for sunrooms are below.

Boston ferns

Boston ferns and other tropical plants are excellent for providing a sunny accent in your indoor and outdoor spaces. Some of your favorite indoor plants for sunrooms may include these.

Spider plants

Spider plants are the perfect indoor plants for sunrooms and add to the sunroom decor, if you want a more natural look and feel. They are usually less than a foot tall and come in a large variety of colors. Most of them have a single stem and a rhizome, which allows them to hang from a wall or another support structure with minimal effort. Some varieties grow no taller than 8 feet away, and they only bloom for a few hours per year.

If your sunroom is large enough to accommodate these plants, you may be interested in having a long-stemmed potted version. You should check the height of your sunroom walls to ensure that you do not inadvertently block a view of any nearby trees. Even if your sunroom has an exposed ceiling, there are tropical plants that can thrive even in extreme temperatures. Most Florida-based plants require at least tropical room temperature and will do well in the same climate. Some varieties are so durable that they can withstand freezing temperatures as well.

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Combination of potted plants

If your sunrooms are not located on a porch or other outside support structure, you should consider a combination of potted plants. These can either be purchased as ready-to-grow plants, or you can choose among the various types that you can grow yourself. Mediterranean evergreens are a good choice, as they can thrive best in full sunlight, but are also capable of coping with occasional shade. Other plants, like boxwood, can thrive best in partial to full shade and should be planted in locations away from other outdoor plants.


For additional flair, hanging plants work very well. Sprawling ferns and tropical orchids are popular additions to Florida homes. Both ferns and orchids can add color to the backyard, while also helping to conserve energy. Hanging plants may be more attractive than any other type of planting, as they do not need to be managed like ground cover. Hanging plants typically go unnoticed, and you can easily place them where they are most needed. Spiders, on the other hand, require a great deal more space, so be sure they will not crowd the area.

If you have never decorated indoor plant pots before, you may want to look at this sample session to get a feel for how it is done. The four-hour rule is an important element in decorating indoor plants. A potting shed or container shouldn’t be filled up after four hours, because you need to allow new life to settle in. If you plan to fill a container to the top, however, it is best to leave about one-fourth to one-half inch of space between the top of the potting soil and the bottom of the container.

For an instant visual of this process in action, check out this sentence, which describes the process I am describing. If you read the sentence, you will see that it is written from left to right: You want to plant these in the ground for the following eight hours. After eight hours, take the plants out. In this sentence, you used two separate verbs: “plant” and “use.” The proper way to use words in sentences like this is to use a verb that is conjunction, like “use” “plant,” or “do” “soil.”