Experts and BHG readers answer.
West-Facing Container Plants
Thanks for writing. Some of the best heat-loving plants include:
So you might give those a try. If your containers are right up against your porch, you might also check and see if you can move them away from the wall a little bit. If there's a ton of heat that builds up and radiates off the wall onto your plants, you might not have much luck with anything except succulents that are adapted to those extreme temperatures.
Also make sure your plants get plenty of water. Plants in a hot spot usually dry out faster than ones that get the same amount of sun but don't have extra heat radiating on them.
I hope this helps! Good luck!
---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com