what small flowers can i grow in tiny pots?

jardin_de_mariaJuly 28, 2010

I have a small shelf by my window. I would like to grow small flowering plants by my window. The pots can't be that huge, maybe 6" wide or smaller. And I have a really tiny one that's maybe 3" wide. They're terra cotta pots. It would be really cute to have plants grow in these tiny things :D

What can I start from seed? It never gets below 70 degrees here, and it's mostly humid. Very near the equator :) But I will be keeping these indoors so it won't be in the scorching sun.

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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

African Violets?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 10:15AM
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ykerzner(9 TX)

Try Sweet Allysum, maybe lobelia.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 11:35AM
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I though about African violets, too, but I'm afraid they won't tolerate that heat.

Maybe some dischidias, like this one of mine. It's being grown in a coconut shell.


    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 8:52AM
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Standard size African Violets would be much too large - the spread on a plant in a 6 inch pot would be about 18". Small standards or semiminiature ones in 2" pots would work depending on the amount of light that comes through. I keep my blinds down during the summer (have a southern exposure) and they do fine.

Alternately, many other Gesneriads like bright light, though not direct sun, and humid environments.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 5:46PM
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Balsom Roses, peppermint, spearmint? You can look into the fairy gardens, most are bonsai type plants, but they have a variety of small plants to choose from, you might even try bonsai instead of planting small plants.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 1:49PM
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