What plants can you grow in Sweden? Plants are a great way to decorate your space and bring some life into your home! But it can be tricky to figure out what plants can grow in Sweden, especially if you are new to the climate. To help you out, here is a short guide on great plants you can grow in your Swedish house or apartment. Happy planting!
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The Wardrobe flower or Garderobsblomma is a beautiful leafy plant that is very easy to look after. It can survive in minimal light and only needs to sit at room temperature – so you don’t need to worry about it dying in the Swedish winter!
If you want a larger leafy friend, the Monstera or ‘Swiss cheese plant’ is a great option. It is low-maintenance and will add some lovely decoration to your home.
The Oxalis triangularis or ‘false shamrock’ plant is very popular in Swedish homes. The leaves grow in a beautiful shade of purple and open up to the sunlight. Place this plant in a sunny window and it will be your new happy companion.
Herbs are super nice to grow in your Swedish home. There are lots of herbs that can be grown in Sweden year-round. Dill, oregano, sage, and thyme are perfect for growing in your kitchen. Their growth might slow down in the winter, but you can be sure they will be thriving again in the warmer months.
Starting your own herb garden in Sweden is a great way to be somewhat self-sufficient and save some money at the grocery store. You can pick up lots of different herb seeds at great prices at for instance Gardenstore*.
Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables can be a little trickier to grow in Sweden and will take some extra planning. You will have a short window of growing time during summer, so it’s best to start planting in late May-early June. Plants such as tomatoes and chilli peppers are great to grow on your balcony or in a window that gets a lot of sunlight. If you don’t have great natural light in your home, you can use artificial lighting. Plant lights like these ones can give your plants all the light they need, even throughout the dark winters.
Tip: You can get a head start with your fruit and veggies by buying a ready-grown plant instead of seeds. This tomato plant* is perfect for popping out on your balcony or terrace.
Where can I buy gardening supplies in Sweden?
Now that you are feeling inspired to get your green thumb to work, you will need some gardening supplies. Here are some of our recommendations:
Granngården* is great for gardening equipment such as soils, gloves, and shovels. Granngården is a great option if you are looking for a physical store, as they are located all around Sweden.