Great Plants for Shady Balconies

Living in an apartment removes you from nature and you want to have some close by.  It may seem like an impossible task to create a beautiful garden on a shady balcony.  Not only are a you dealing with a small space, but you also have to contend with the lack of sun and cool temperatures caused from the shade.  If you have a shady balcony, don’t fret!  There are many varieties of plants and flowers that actually prefer those conditions.  By choosing any of the plants below, you’ll be sure to have a successful and gorgeous balcony garden.

  • Hostas
  • Peace Lily
  • Spider Plants
  • English Ivy
  • Impatiens
  • Coleus
  • Boston Ferns
  • Pothos

Hopefully, this will give you some ideas to fill your balcony with nature when you live in the city!


Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.