Plants Suitable for Tall Narrow Pots

A potted garden is perfect if you have a small garden or want to revamp the aesthetic appeal of your concrete patch. However, there is an art to making your plants look beautiful in those tall, narrow pots.

A small growing herb or plant in an oversized pot will be swamped by the size of the pot and look out of place. Whereas a large, tall plant in a shallow and small pot won’t live for very long and can be very unstable. Don’t despair; we have prepared a list of 4 plants suitable for tall, narrow pots:

Plants Suitable for Tall Narrow Pots: Amaranth (Amaranthus)

Plants Suitable for Tall Narrow Pots

Amaranth or pigweeds are a popular plant for small pots. Native to North and Central America, this bushy plant can grow up to 6 feet tall and need a deep enough pot for the roots to grow into it. The leaves are attractive and can be used in salads or as a garnish for your main dish.

Amaranth is relatively easy to grow from seed, but you can also buy young plants from nurseries or garden centers.

The best way to add amaranth to your potted garden is by planting it in the middle of your pot so that its leaves can spread out and cover the whole pot.

Color Varieties: Red, Purples, and green foliage

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Moderate to occasionally soak the soil

Zones: 3-10.

It can be grown as an annual in colder climates.

Plants Suitable for Tall Narrow Pots: Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)

This is one of the easiest plants to grow in a pot since it requires very little maintenance. The plant looks a little like rubbery roses with fleshy, thick pads arranged in rosettes. It is a succulent plant that can tolerate temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius. The best thing about Hen and chickens is that it comes in a variety of striking colors from red to green with yellow veins, which makes them look beautiful in any pot.

The best way to grow them is by planting them in groups to spread out throughout the pot and cover its surface. They can grow up to 6 inches tall and spread out to about a foot diameter. The rosettes may wither in the fall and winter but come back to life in the spring.

Flower Color: Red/purple, Pale pink

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Height: 4″ – 6″ (10cm – 15cm)

Water: Moderate to occasionally soak the soil.

Plant Type: Cactus – Succulents, evergreen perennial perfect for xeriscaping

Bamboo (Bambusoideae)

Plants Suitable for Tall Narrow Pots

The common name Bamboo is applied to thousands of plant species. Some of the bamboo species can grow to heights of about 50 feet or more in the wild. However, it’s possible to grow certain types of bamboo in pots and even indoors. This fast-growing plant can be grown in a pot for 3-7 years, depending on plant(s) selection, type of container, and growing conditions.

The stems are hollow and filled with air, making them very lightweight and easy to move around. The best time to plant bamboo is in the spring since it will take a while for it to grow.

Scientific name: Bambusoideae

Color: Red/purple, Yellow/Orange

Soil: Water Well-drained soil

Sun Exposure: Full Sun or partial shade

Water: At least once a week

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 Camellia Japonica

Camellia Japonica

Commonly called Japanese camellia, Camellia japonica is a hardy evergreen shrub that can reach heights of up to 1 meter tall and 3 meters wide. It has long, thin leaves and can spread out so much that it’ll fill up a pot. However, excess sun, shade, or cold can reduce flowering. Besides, this plant requires slightly acidic soil (pH 5.5 to 6.5), and yellow leaves can be a sign of too little acidity in the soil.

Camellia japonicas are a beautiful addition to your potted garden because they have a long bloom season. They look great in pots and add a pop of color. They also attract butterflies and bees, which can be very beneficial to gardeners who are trying to grow vegetables or fruits. The plant is easy to grow since it requires little care and can be grown in almost any soil type. The best thing about this plant is that it has a beautiful creamy white flower that will bloom in the spring and summer months.

Common Name(s): Japonica, Camellia, Camellia Peony, Camellia Japanese, Camellia Thea,

Flower Color: White/Cream, Pink

Soil: Well-drained soils that are high in organic matter

Sun Exposure: prefer shade to partial shade

Water: Moderate to occasionally soak the soil.