Homes in high-rise buildings are becoming more common in Klang Valley as land becomes scarcer and prices of landed property increase. Most high-rise units do not have spacious outdoor areas and some of them do not at all as the unit does not come with a balcony. Apart from that, some buildings might only have one small balcony with tiny spaces. However, even if you are living in a condo, you should be able to grow plants and have a small garden in the sky.
If you have a tiny balcony, it's easy to make your private sky garden dream come true. All that’s necessary is choosing the right plants and understanding the sunlight direction. Here are four suggestions for balcony-friendly plant options that can be found around town.
There's no better way to spice up your balcony than with some fresh herbs! Just ensure that you have a small pot, plenty of sunlight and water, plus the right soil. You can get started by planting basil, chives, rosemary, or sage in a small pot because they're easy enough for even beginners like many of you out there. All these are edible plants! They taste great added to dishes at mealtimes too.
Try growing some vegetables on your balcony. Lettuce and choy sum are easy crops that can be grown in Malaysia's tropical humidity — just ensure your balcony gets plenty of sunlight every day. Bean sprouts may also grow well even if your balcony receives less light exposure.
3. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
Snake plants are very popular nowadays and it is one of the most tolerant plants that can be placed indoors or outdoors. The most common type of snake plant that you can find in Malaysia’s high-rise balconies is the mother in law's tongue. It has dark green leaves and tall stems, making it perfect for protecting privacy when your balcony is facing your neighbour.
What better way to brighten up your balcony than with a garden full of colourful flowers? With so many different types that are suitable for windy and sunny balconies, you’re sure to find just what you need. Try roses, petunias or morning glories— they make an unforgettable sight!
We hope you should have obtained some ideas to start planning your balcony garden. Best wishes in all your future adventures!
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