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If you're faced with limited space, poor soil quality, or a desire to add beauty to your front porch, container gardens offer a great solution. They allow you to elevate your landscape and work around common gardening difficulties. Although many plants can be grown in containers, some species are better suited to this particular growing environment. Below, we'll highlight the best plants that not only thrive in containers, but also contribute to the aesthetics of your outdoor landscape.

1. Coleus

Coleus plants are known for their vibrant foliage in a variety of colors and patterns. They thrive in partial shade and are relatively low maintenance. Coleus is perfect for containers because of its compact size and colorful foliage, which is why it's a great choice for adding visual interest to patios and balconies.

2. Succulent

Succulents have thick, fleshy leaves that store water, are drought tolerant and easy to maintain. Succulents thrive well in containers because their shallow root systems are best suited for small pots. They add texture and variety to container gardens.

3. Begonias

Begonias have colorful flowers and foliage, making them a popular choice for adding color to gardens. They prefer partial shade and moderate temperatures. You should plant these beautiful flowers in well-drained soil and keep the soil evenly moist, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

4. Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny is a low-growing perennial with vibrant green foliage that drapes over the edges of containers. It grows in moist soil and partial shade. It adds texture and visual interest to hanging baskets and container gardens.

5. Canna Lily

Canna lilies are tall, tropical plants known for their large, colorful flowers and lush foliage. They will be happy if planted in well-draining soil and in full sun. Additionally, you should water regularly during the growing season to evenly moisten the soil and fertilize monthly.

6. Dracaena

Dracaenas are versatile houseplants with long, sword-shaped leaves that come in a variety of colors and shapes. They are air-purifying plants, improving indoor air quality.

7. Fountain grass

Fountain grass is a beautiful ornamental grass with curved leaves and feathery plumes that resemble water flowing from a fountain. It is an excellent candidate for easily controlled containers.

8. Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a tropical shrub known for its large, showy flowers in a variety of colors. These tropical beauties require regular watering and fertilizing to thrive in containers.

9. Petunia

Petunias are great container plants, adding a burst of color to patio and garden containers. They are low maintenance and bloom profusely throughout the growing season.

10. Spider plants

Spider plants are easy-to-grow houseplants with long, curved leaves and small, spider-like plants that hang from stems. They're perfect for containers, hanging baskets and indoor displays, adding greenery and air-purifying benefits to any space.

11. Coral bells

Coral bells are perennial plants with colorful leaves and delicate bell-shaped flowers. Planting your coral beads in well-drained soil and placing them in partial shade will help create beautiful container accents on patios and decks.

12. Geraniums

Geraniums are another popular annual or perennial flower known for their colorful flowers and fragrant foliage. They are low maintenance and bloom profusely throughout the growing season.

13. Caladium

Caladiums are tropical plants prized for their colorful, heart-shaped leaves. Although beautiful foliage, these plants should be kept away from pets and children because they contain insoluble calcium oxalates, which are toxic if ingested.

The best container plants not only thrive in confined spaces, but also add joy and color to your home or garden. Finally, after scrolling through the list, we hope you've found the right options to boost your curb appeal. So, which plants have you found the most attractive to grow in containers?