There’s nothing like a container garden to dress up a porch or patio to make it feel like an oasis. But if your outdoor space is covered, you might wonder what you can grow there when it’s shady most of the time. Don’t flowers and plants need more sunshine? Not necessarily! If you’re looking for container gardening ideas for your favorite shady spot, here are the best plants for your shady container garden.
1. Rice Cactus
This stringy-looking succulent looks awesome in container gardens in mild climates. It requires full shade to at least part shade, along with well drained soil and even moisture during warm weather. It goes dormant in the winter, which means you can cut back on watering then just to keep it from shriveling. It does well outside in any temperature of 60 degrees or above.