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You want to have plants in your garden but don't know what kinds of plants will do well indoors and outdoors. It can be hard to find plants that thrive in both indoor and outdoor settings. 

Most plants can only be grown in one or the other environment, so you might feel like you're limited in your options.

By growing indoor-outdoor plants, you can have the best of both worlds. You can enjoy your garden all year round, without having to worry about moving your plants back and forth between inside and outside. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about growing these versatile plants.

Aspidistra or Cast Iron Plant

Cast iron plants are a great option for indoor-outdoor plants. They thrive in both environments and don't require a lot of care. Cast iron plants can easily grow and tolerate low light levels and dry soil.

Aspidistra or Cast Iron Plant
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They also have beautiful green leaves that add a touch of life to any setting. They'll tolerate almost any unfavorable conditions. Shade and dryness are what Aspidistra needs if they're planted outside.


Many herbs, including basil, chives, parsley, lemongrass, and rosemary, can be successfully grown indoors. They add a touch of freshness to any setting and are perfect for people who like to cook. Herbs are easy to grow and don't require much care. They can thrive in sunny and shady locations and tolerate dry soil.

Most herbs also have a strong aroma that adds flavor to food. Perennials like lemongrass and rosemary can be potted and brought back and forth from the outdoor herb garden indoors. Trim and use your herbs to keep them bushy and tall. Take a look at some herbs and vegetables to grow in July for your indoor and outdoor garden.


Begonias are a beautiful addition to any garden, and they can also be grown indoors.  Begonias are more popular with plant breeders, and many varieties make excellent indoor foliage plants. For example, Rex Begonias, with their unusual colors, patterns, and textures, make nice houseplants. They can be difficult to grow indoors because they prefer high humidity, but growing them on a pebble tray helps.

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Geraniums are another great choice for indoor plants. Most geraniums are shade tolerant, so they must be grown indoors or in a greenhouse during the winter. There are, however, some hardy geraniums that can be grown outdoors in cold climates.

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You can allow them to go dormant until spring, but if you have a bright, south facing window, you can have repeat blooms all winter. Bring them in before frost and give the plants a light trim. This outdoor plant will also bloom in winter and do not overwater, as you allow the soil to dry out between watering.

Abutilon or Flowering Maple

This is a beautiful, flowering plant that does well indoors. It prefers bright light but not direct sunlight. The soil should be kept moist but not wet. It's often grown in containers or beds as an annual, but it's a tropical shrub.

It should be kept indoors in bright light, from a south or west facing window, and warm temperatures of 65 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Avoid drafts and feed every other week with a water-soluble fertilizer. Your abutilon can be pruned lightly in the fall to maintain its size and shape and will often bloom early to mid-spring.


This brightly colored annual does well indoors in shaded areas. If your plants are too large to bring in, coleus roots quickly from cuttings. They like to be warm but tolerate cooler nights and temperatures down to about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you pinch off any flowers as they appear to keep the plants from going to seed. Coleus prefers indirect bright light, keeps the soil moist, and feeds monthly. Coleus is among the houseplants you can grow in water.

Tropical Hibiscus

The tropical hibiscus is a showy evergreen perennial that can grow quite large, making it ideal for the outdoors. Bring it in before the first frost and place it in bright light with temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. بوكر حقيقي على النت Hibiscus likes rich soil and plenty of water.

You can trim the plants to shape them, but hibiscus grows slowly in winter, and you may not see any growth. Place your plants in a very sunny window and if you don't have that, opt for a cool spot with average light and let them drop their leaves and go dormant.

Hot Peppers

Peppers are perennial tropicals and can grow and produce for several years. Smaller hot peppers are the easiest to bring inside, but any pepper is worth trying. Watch for aphids and fungus gnats. Peppers prefer bright direct light, so consider adding artificial light as peppers need 12 to 16 hours of light to continue producing fruit.


Fuchsias are beautiful, flowering plants that can be kept as perennials in zones 9 to 11. In cooler climates, they can be brought indoors as houseplants and will do well in a sunny window. Fuchsias love humidity, so Mist them daily and keep the soil moist but not wet.

This plant benefits from a winter rest, so do not expect a lot of flowers during winter. Bring the plants indoors before frost and trim them to about six inches. Place it in a cool spot with low light. In the spring, move the plant back into a sunny spot and resume watering regularly.


Impatiens are a great choice for a sunny indoor spot. These plants like moist soil, so water them regularly and keep the soil evenly moist. Impatiens flower throughout the summer but give them a winter rest. Reduce watering in the fall and move the plant to a cooler spot with low light. In late winter or early spring, move the plant back to a sunny spot and resume watering.


Shade tolerant chives are a great choice for an indoor herb garden. Chives like moist soil, so water them regularly and keep the soil evenly moist. They grow outdoors, so find a patch, dig it up and bring it indoors. Add a few snips of chives in scrambled eggs, cheesy potato recipes, and salads.


Rosemary is another indoor plant that is easy to grow and tolerant of dry conditions. It does well in sunny or shady spots. Snip off a few leaves for use in chicken dishes, roasted veggies, and bread recipes. Rosemary is among the best evergreen flowering plants to grow indoor and outdoor.

Ferns as Houseplants and Garden Plants

Although you'll see them for sale as indoor plants and outdoor nurseries, they are not the same plants. Ferns don't like direct sunlight and should be kept in a shady spot outdoors. Indoors, water them when the top of the soil feels dry to the touch and fertilize them every other month with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.


Philodendron is a popular houseplant because it's easy to care for and tolerant of low light levels. It does well in moist and dry soil and can be propagated by stem cutting. They need a little more water than the thicker, fleshier-leaved plants.

Fatsia Japonica

Fatsia Japonica can be kept inside as a house plant. However, you'll need to keep them away from heat sources such as fire or radiators as they don't like the heat. 888 They do well in bright indirect light and like moist soil but not soggy. They don't like bright sunlight, but they're shade tolerant.


Cacti are one of the most popular plants to grow indoors. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and they're easy to care for. They need very little water and don't like to be over-watered. Cacti can handle a wide range of light levels, from direct sunlight to low light. Bright south facing windowsill is ideal for your cacti. Make sure you know the difference between cacti and succulents so you know which one to plant.

FAQs on Top Outdoor Garden Plants that Thrive Indoors

What is the difference between indoor and outdoor plants?

Generally, indoor plants are those that are best suited for living in a pot and being brought inside when the weather gets cold, while outdoor plants can tolerate colder temperatures and are meant to be planted in the ground outside. However, there are some plants that can thrive in both environments- it just depends on the individual plant's needs.

What characteristics allow plants to grow indoors?

Indoor plants have features that allow them to live in an artificial environment, such as light, water, and nutrients. They may also be smaller in size or have a shorter flowering season to still look attractive when grown indoors. There are a few houseplants that can grow in water to add beauty to your house

Final Thought on Top Outdoor Garden Plants that Thrive Indoors

There you have it. Indoor-outdoor plants are so many that you only need to know how to care for them and give them the specific requirements they need to thrive. You should also note that most plants will grow better if placed near a window where they can get natural sunlight. العاب مربحة على النت So, get creative with your indoor garden and mix in a few outdoor plants to make it more interesting.



Ben James

Ben James

Ben is an experienced content writer with a passion for kitchen remodeling. He loves writing about latest kitchen designs & trends so that he can educate our readers make the best decisions possible when it comes to kitchens.

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