Before making a choice, it is advisable to analyze some conditions that can be limiting for the correct development and growth of plants:
- extension of the balcony
- exposure of the balcony
- types of containers and their dimensions
- types of terrain
- weather conditions
- coexistence between different species
Generally it is advisable to go towards herbaceous plants with small dimensions or towards flowering plants, with decorative purposes.
Climbing plants that have a vertical development and occupy limited spaces may also be suitable.
It is a succulent, flowery and ornamental plant.
It is used to fill pots on windowsills, terraces or balconies, as it has small dimensions and lives well outdoors.
It has a succulent, erect stem with a height between 25 and 40 cm. bright green color.
The leaves are oval and rounded, with a continuous margin, of a fleshy consistency, of a bright green or reddish color depending on the variety.
They are edible for humans and are used to flavor salads.
It has inconspicuous female buds, while male ones are more showy and with colors that vary between white, pink and red.
The fruit is a triangular capsule with a leathery consistency.
It requires a soft and well-drained soil, rich in organic material and enriched with humus.
It must be positioned in sunny and bright places, but not in the direct rays of the sun which could cause the foliage to wither.
It prefers temperate and mild climates and fears the cold, which is why it is recommended to repair the plant in the greenhouse during the winter season.
You need to water it frequently, without drenching the soil, and fertilize monthly with liquid fertilizers.