Make Your Balcony Feel More Secluded With These Potted Plants

These houseplants are low-maintenance, too!

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These days, many have been giving their balconies a makeover. After all, who doesn’t crave some outdoor time after months of being cooped up at home? 


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If you live in a condo or an aparment and you feel a bit too ‘exposed’ to relax in your balcony, you might want to add some houseplants to this area! Aside from giving you a feel of the outdoors, it can also help make your blacony feel more secluded. 

Don’t know where to begin? Check out these low-maintenance, sunlight-loving plants below:  

Snake plant from Spruce Plant Shop

Snake plants can help provide a bit of privacy to your open space, thanks to their long, stiff leaves. Known for being hard-to-kill, they’re perfect for busy or forgetful plant parents—you don’t need to water them every day


Yucca plant from The Unfurling Nest

This tree-like plant with sword-shaped leaves thrives in full sunlight so it’s perfect for a sunny balcony. Interestingly, yucca plants are striking but they require little maintenance. Wait for their soil to dry out before watering! 

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Ponytail palm from Shopleaf Plant Studio

This potted plant that looks like a mini palm tree is happy under full sun or bright, indirect light. Like a yucca plant, a ponytail palm doesn’t need a lot of watering. As it has a bulbous trunk, it has the ability to store moisture in its base



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Sansevieria bacularis from Shopleaf Plant Studio

If you’re looking for a smaller plant, a sansevieria bacularis might be for you. When placed along railings, these potted plants with stiff leaves can help add some privacy to your outdoor space. According to plant store Shopleaf Plant Studio, “[they] only need water every 10 to 14 days.” 


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