Top 5 balcony plants for the Maltese spring

Get your green thumb going.

We’re waving goodbye to the cold weather and saying hello to the best time of the year. There are flowers everywhere, so why shouldn’t you fill your own balcony with some plants? Not sure where to start? I’ve got you covered.


A definite staple for any Mediterranean balcony, these flowers offer vivid colours and are super resilient, meaning they can withstand the unpredictable spring weather in Malta. Be it rain, thunderstorms, or heatwaves, they’ll always show off their bright reds, pinks, whites, or purples.


These flowers are known for their bright colours and their ability to bloom throughout the spring and summer. You can use these as hanging plants to watch their cascading flowers fill your balcony with blues, pinks, and reds.


This fragrant flower enjoys well-drained soil, making it perfect for a Maltese balcony. The plant has healing properties too, meaning you can dry the leaves and make tea or turn it into essential oils. Bonus: Mosquitos hate it.


No Maltese balcony garden would be complete without a basil plant. Whether for tasty pasta sauces, a fresh pesto dish, or to garnish a homemade Margherita pizza, this herb is a must-have. 

Succulents and Cacti

If you’re after low-maintenance plants, succulents and cacti are the way to go. These plants require minimal attention and are strong enough to weather the harsh Maltese summer. Their unique shapes will also give your balcony an exotic vibe.

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