palram nature series hybrid greenhouse reviews

The Palram Hybrid greenhouse is part of the Palram Nature series. It’s one of the most popular hobby greenhouses, due to its great price quality ratio. In this review we’ll cover the assembly, durability, temperature and recommended accessories. If you’re impatient, feel free to jump right to the conclusion.

Th Palram Hybrid greenhouse has a rectangular shape and comes in 6 different sizes and 3 different structure colors. The smallest Palram Hybrid greenhouse measures 6’x4’, while the largest one is as big as 6’x14’.

As most Palram greenhouses, this greenhouse consists of two types of glazing for balanced light exposure. The panels are made out of polycarbonate, the most popular greenhouse material, mostly because it’s very strong and still an affordable option. It has clear glass panels to maximize the amount of sunlight and an aluminum structure that comes in green, grey or silver.

With its built in gutter and roof vent, this budget friendly greenhouse offers the most important functionalities for a good price. The panels are 100% UV protected and will not discolor, fracture or shatter. It will also diffuse the sun beams so there’s no risk of plant burns.

Palram Nature Hybrid Greenhouse Review

Greenhouse assembly

First things first: if possible, make sure you have a helper to assemble this greenhouse. While it’s technically possible to do it by yourself, it will be much easier to do so with someone else. The assembly of this greenhouse is very doable when you follow the instructions. All it takes is a clear head and good common sense.

In most cases the assembly will take between 5 and 8 hours (with 2 persons). Also, don’t start building this greenhouse on a windy day, it will be hard to steady the pieces as long as they aren’t anchored. If you do get stuck on this greenhouse, you can contact Palram customer support and they will walk you through it.

You’ll find Palram greenhouse assembly instructions right here on the Palram Applications website and here’s a quick video on how to set it up.

Greenhouse durability

This is a strong greenhouse. It has been reviewed to survive heavy hail storms, strong winds and heavy rains. Your plants will be protected and safe during any winter or summer storms and this greenhouse should last you many years.

Greenhouse temperature

The Palram Hybrid greenhouse can become a little hot, especially when it’s in full sunlight. To prevent the greenhouse from overheating, make sure you use the vent to let in some fresh. When you worry about your plants or it’s very hot inside, you can use a shade cloth to lower the temperature. This is something that can be useful with any type of greenhouse during summer, so not only for the Palram Hybrid!

Greenhouse accessories

The Palram Hybrid greenhouse is frequently bought together with 10 plant hangers, very useful for hanging baskets or to attach shade cloths on the inside. There are no shelves included in the assembly package. You can buy the shelving separately or you can build them yourself.

Palram Hybrid greenhouse: to sum it up

This is a strong, affordable and reliable greenhouse. Most reviews are very positive and people are loving their homegrown vegetables. It’s durable and can resist weather conditions. Before you buy your greenhouse, think about the size you’ll need. Take a look at our greenhouse size article to help you decide!

Palram HG5508 Hybrid Hobby Greenhouse, 6' x 8' x 7', Silver
  • Virtually unbreakable 4 mm twin-wall polycarbonate roof panels block up to 99.9% of UV rays and diffuse sun light eliminating the risk of plant burn and shade areas
  • Crystal clear polycarbonate side panels provide 90% light transmission
  • Rust resistant aluminum frame with 48 sq. feet of growing space
  • Includes adjustable roof vent, rain gutters, lockable door handle with magnetic door catch and a galvanized steel base for structural support
  • 5 year limited warranty and US based customer support

Looking for accessories to accompany your greenhouse? Check out our favourite Palram greenhouse accessories here.