Aphid/Spider mite- resistant /shade-loving plants

shadiahApril 15, 2008

I have a 4x3-ish balcony that faces NE. It gets filtered sun for about 3-4 hours or so. The big problem is that the tree that filters the balcony dumps loads of aphids and spider mites onto the balcony. I've had to bring any herbs inside to an east facing window to save them -- and only just barely after lots of spraying with water/soapy water.

We want to plant some nice hedges or trailing plants along the railing to provide more privacy to our second floor balcony, but given the aphid/spider mite problem -- not to mention the limited light -- I'm not sure what to plant. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks so much!

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greenhouser(Middle TN Zone 6)

A row of tall snake-plants? I've had mine since the 1950s and never an insect pest.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 9:42PM
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Good idea! I have snake plants in my windows instead of curtains! The work great for a screen. BigK had them fairly cheap last year.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 6:35PM
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