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10 Amazing Plants to Brighten Up Your Summer

10 Amazing Plants to Brighten Up Your Summer

Summer is THE BEST time to bring some vibrant greenery into your home. The right houseplants can thrive in the warm, sunny conditions of summer while adding beauty and freshness to your space. So let's get going, and list out 10 plants that are perfect for the summer, each chosen for their unique characteristics and ease of care.

1. Passionflower 

Passionflower is an exotic, fast-growing vine known for its intricate and stunning flowers. This climbing plant thrives in bright, indirect light and warm temperatures, making it ideal for summer. Passionflower can be trained to grow on a trellis or other support, creating a striking vertical display.

In addition to its beauty, Passionflower is known for its calming properties and is often used in herbal teas. It requires regular watering to keep the soil moist and benefits from occasional misting to maintain humidity.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Keep soil consistently moist.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Prefers high humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 60-80°F (16-27°C).

2. Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata)

The Black-Eyed Susan Vine is a fun and fast-growing climber that produces an enormous amount of yellow or orange flowers with dark centers. This plant is perfect for summer as it enjoys warm weather and bright, indirect light. It can be grown indoors on a trellis or allowed to cascade from hanging baskets.

This vine is relatively easy to care for, requiring regular watering and occasional fertilizers to promote that beautiful blooming look you always want your plants to have. Its vibrant flowers and expansive growth make it a delightful addition to any garden.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Water regularly to keep soil evenly moist.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Average to high humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 60-75°F (16-24°C).

3. Hoyas

This one needs absolutely no introduction. But we're gonna give it to you anyways. Hoya, is a popular climbing plant known for its thick, waxy leaves and clusters of star-shaped flowers. Hoyas are definitely well-suited for summer as they thrive in bright, indirect light and warm temperatures. They can be trained to climb up a trellis or a bendable pole, such as our Original Bendable Coir Pole™.

We love Hoyas so much, that we went all the way down to Miami, and shot an entire music video about our love for these tropical beauties. Watch it here!

Hoya plants are relatively low-maintenance, requiring watering only when the soil dries out. They also enjoy high humidity, making them perfect for the summer months.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Allow soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Prefers high humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 60-85°F (16-29°C).

4. Philodendron Brasil (Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil')

Philodendron Brasil is a striking variety of philodendron with variegated green and yellow leaves. This climbing plant thrives in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate lower light levels, making it perfect for summer. Its vibrant foliage can add a touch of tropical beauty to your home.

Philodendron Brasil is easy to care for, requiring regular watering and occasional misting to keep its leaves looking their best. It grows well on a trellis or allowed to trail from a shelf or hanging basket.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light; tolerates lower light.
  • Water: Keep soil evenly moist.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Average humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C).

5. String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)

The String of Hearts is a delicate and charming climbing plant known for its heart-shaped leaves and trailing stems. It thrives in bright, indirect light and warm temperatures, making it an excellent choice for summer. This plant looks stunning when allowed to cascade from a hanging basket or trained to climb a small trellis.

The String of Hearts is relatively low-maintenance, requiring watering only when the soil is dry. It also benefits from occasional misting to maintain humidity.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Allow soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Prefers moderate humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 60-75°F (16-24°C).

6. Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila)

Creeping Fig is a fast-growing climbing plant with small, dense leaves that create a lush, green carpet. It thrives in bright, indirect light and warm temperatures, making it ideal for summer. This plant can be trained to climb walls, trellises, or other supports, adding a touch of greenery to your indoor space.

Creeping Fig is easy to care for, requiring regular watering to keep the soil moist. It also enjoys high humidity, making it a great choice for the summer months.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Keep soil consistently moist.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Prefers high humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C).

7. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Golden Pothos is a versatile and easy-to-care-for climbing plant known for its heart-shaped leaves with yellow variegation. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate lower light conditions, making it an excellent choice for summer. Golden Pothos can be trained to climb trellises or allowed to trail from shelves or hanging baskets.

This plant is highly adaptable and can tolerate occasional neglect, making it perfect for those busy summer months. It also has air-purifying properties, making it a healthy addition to your home.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light; tolerates lower light.
  • Water: Allow soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Average humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C).

8. Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a vibrant and hardy climbing plant known for its brilliant bracts that come in various colors, including pink, purple, red, and orange. It thrives in bright, direct sunlight and warm temperatures, making it perfect for the summer. Bougainvillea can be trained to climb trellises, fences, or arbors, adding a burst of color to your indoor garden.

This plant is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering once established. It benefits from occasional fertilization to encourage blooming.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, direct sunlight.
  • Water: Allow soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Low to average humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 60-95°F (16-35°C).

9. Mandevilla

Mandevilla is a stunning climbing plant known for its large, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in various shades of pink, red, and white. It thrives in bright, indirect light and warm temperatures, making it ideal for summer. Mandevilla can be trained to climb trellises or allowed to trail from hanging baskets.

This plant requires regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist and benefits from occasional fertilization to promote blooming. Its showy flowers and vigorous growth make it a delightful addition to any indoor garden.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Keep soil evenly moist.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Average to high humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).

10. Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor)

Morning Glory is a fast-growing climbing plant known for its vibrant, trumpet-shaped flowers that open in the morning and close by afternoon. It thrives in bright, direct sunlight and warm temperatures, making it perfect for summer. Morning Glory can be trained to climb trellises, fences, or other supports, adding a splash of color to your indoor garden.

This plant requires regular watering to keep the soil moist and benefits from occasional fertilization to encourage blooming. Its striking flowers and vigorous growth make it a favorite among gardeners.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Bright, direct sunlight.
  • Water: Keep soil consistently moist.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Humidity: Average humidity.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 60-85°F (16-29°C).

These plants are not only perfect for the summer months but also provide year-round beauty and benefits. Whether you're looking to improve air quality, add a touch of green, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature indoors, these plants are excellent choices. Remember to consider the light and watering needs of each plant to ensure they thrive in your home.

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