Low maintenance pot-plants for a greenhouse?
CulpabilityBrown Posts: 63
I'm looking to cheer up my currently bare-looking large greenhouse with some ready-made greenery/colour, so I'm looking to purchase a few pot plants to stick in the corners, shelves, to cheer up the place, but I don't want to end up spending all my time monitoring them rather than my seedlings. So, could you please recommend some attractive but low-maintenance pot plants that would sit happily in a cool-greenhouse the year round with minimal fuss?
Also, any good plant websites you'd recommend I should use to purchase them?
In the autumn l pot up various bulbs, crocus, narcissi etc. This gives colour in the Spring, in fact l have crocuses and miniature narcissi in flower at the moment.
Thanks, I'll take a closer look at the gerbera and those scented pelargoniums you linked to, they both look very nice. (btw sorry for the slow correspondence, I'm not often near technology.)
I googled it and RHs had this top five list, but they all seem a bit exotic and high maintenance:
Btw I should have clarified before, but they don't have to flower well, I'll be happy with even a bit of simple greenery if they can happily sit in the greenhouse year round and mostly look after themselves? Someone mentioned palms or cheese plants to me, any suggestions similar to that type of leafy plant?
What about pans of alpines which could go outside in the summer for a holiday baking. At the moment I have a lovely show of cyclamen coum in flower in the garden so think they would enjoy the shelter of a cold greenhouse, cyclamen neapolitaneum is also an easy corm to grow in dry conditions, flowering August to Nov. There are some lovely snowdrops which like some TLC and lots of wonderful alpine perennials.
It is a pretty big greenhouse though, so I could almost get away with a big palm. I'll use the machete to keep visitors out!
Btw The greenhouse is a "cool" greenhouse (ie 5 degrees minimum) rather than a cold greenhouse (ie unheated). But I'll look into alpines, thanks.