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Video:Top Container Plants for Sun

with Elaine Weslowski

Sunlight is essential for plants but some have different gardening needs. Watch this About.com video to see which container plants are best for sunlit areas.See Transcript

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Transcript:Top Container Plants for Sun

Hi, I'm Elaine Weslowski here at Michaels Nursery in Boynton Beach, FL, for About.com and we're going to talk about the top container plants for high light or sunlight. 

Container Plant: Adonidia Palm

To get started, the first plant is Adonidia Palm. They are great palms for container or to be planted directly into the ground. They can be put on your patio or in the winter time they can be brought inside in front of a window.

A few things to keep in mind are that Adonidia Palms do not do well in colder temperatures. They have a tendency to get spider mites and they don't like to dry out, so keep the soil moist, but don't let the roots sit in water. 

Container Plant: Podocarpus Gracilior Bush

Next we have, beautiful Podocarpus Gracilior Bush. They are terrific for your exterior, full-sun garden container. They love to stay bushy. There are tons of different variations and people just love the weeping aspect of this tree. However, Podocarpus Gracilior needs a lot of light, does not like to dry out, and does not like to be in cold climates. 

Container Plant: Schefflera Amates 

Schefflera Amates are great container plants because they are columns and they are easy to squeeze into corners. They are easy to take care of and they look beautiful indoors or outdoors. A few cons about this plant are it likes to be in high light. If you put it in lower light, it will drop its leaves. It does like to have a lot of moisture and it needs to be trimmed or it can get extremely tall. 

Container Plant: Ficus Lyrata

Everyone loves a Ficus Lyrata. It comes in lots of different shapes and sizes, standards or a bush. It's great for containers, indoors or outdoors. It's a high light plant, it like to be moist, don't keep it dry and watch it grow. 

Thanks so very much for watching. For more information, go to: homegarden.about.com. 

 

 

 

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