Indoor plants create a unique microclimate, comfort and mood in the house. Nowadays it is very popular to decorate the house with plant compositions. The main condition is to compose compositions from plants that are comfortable with the same growing conditions – lighting, soil composition, moisture.
Flower arrangement on the windowsill
It is also necessary to take into account the growth rate of plants, because the fast-growing ones will take over the entire area and stifle the slow-growing plants. These fast-growing aggressors include the usual Tradescantia.
It is best to plant plants from the same genus or family in one container. For example, dieffenbachia with large leaves, curly scindapsus and spectacular anthurium get along well; spathiphyllum, dieffenbachia and ivy (Hedera).
So, the group planting of orchids looks spectacular, several varieties of geraniums get along well in one pot, violets peacefully coexist with miniature varieties of orchids, cacti are well combined with succulents.
There is no limit to the flight of imagination! Compositions can be planted in hanging pots, wide-necked ceramic mugs, wide bowls for bonsai trees, clay pots, dishes that are no longer used in the kitchen, but it’s a pity to throw them away, glass containers, etc.
To compose a composition from indoor plants, it is not at all necessary to plant them in one common container. Original compositions are obtained by using plants of different heights and planted in pots of appropriate sizes, but of the same style (the same shape, or the same color, decorated with drawings in the same theme, etc.)
In spacious rooms, you can decorate the entire wall with a vertical composition of decorative leafy climbing plants. For this purpose, ivy, tradescantia, scindapsus are suitable.
Joint planting of various types of succulents in one pot looks very original. Succulents are plants that can store moisture in their leaves or stems and can survive in arid climates. These include most of the cacti, varieties of bastard, haworthia, variegated crassula, echeveria, stonecrop, aeonium, pachyphytum and others.
For a composition of succulents, you will need a container of your choice for planting, expanded clay for drainage, which is poured onto ⅔ of the pot and peat soil mixed with river sand and vermiculite. The soil for succulents should be crumbly and light. The planting can be quite dense, then the plants will begin to grow and the soil will not be visible at all. If there are not very many plants, you can decorate the distances between them with decorative pebbles, shells, colored sand, and ceramic figurines.
There can be many options for compositions:
- a tall plant is placed in the middle of the composition, around it are low or ampelous plants;
- tall plants are planted in the background, low ones in the foreground;
- a decorative figurine surrounded by plants becomes the center of the composition;
- the composition can be multi-tiered;
To compose a multi-tiered composition, you will need 2-3 ceramic dishes or flower pots of various sizes, preferably in the same color scheme. Fill the largest dish with a layer of expanded clay for a drainage effect, then with a layer of soil, mark the location of the second tier, plant the plants in the free space.
If the composition of succulents is placed on a stand, then ampelous plants can be planted on the lower tier, i.e. those that have a hanging or creeping shape. Stonecrop (sedum), pachyphytum belong to ampelous succulents.
Having finished with the design of the lower tier, install the second tier, repeat all the manipulations with the marking and planting of plants. Install the third tier, fill it with soil, not forgetting about drainage, and here you can already give free rein to the imagination of a landscape designer! On the upper tier, you can recreate a mini-copy of a Japanese or Chinese garden, an alpine slide, a lush flower bed, lay out paths of decorative stones between the plants, put a dollhouse among the plants, make lighting from an LED garland, and much more that you will like!
A composition of mini-orchids and ampelous violets will look very elegant in a tureen tureen standing idle for a long time or in a round glass aquarium. The conditions for keeping violets and orchids are similar, but they require different soil. In such cases, each plant can be placed in a separate pot, compose a composition of them in a larger planter, and decorate the distances between the pots with decorative details such as colored sand, pebbles, sisal, etc.
In one wide pot, you can plant several geranium bushes of different varieties and colors, including ampelous (ivy-leaved pelargonium), you get an elegant composition that saturates the room with essential oils. It is better not to combine geranium with other plants, because many of them do not tolerate such a neighborhood.
Indoor roses get along well with a variety of plants, except carnations, provided that other plants do not shade them.
Compositions of blooming clivias and primroses of different colors will make any windowsill elegant. The clivia can be positioned in the background of the composition, as a taller plant, and the primrose in the foreground.
In an enameled saucepan with a cheerful pattern, you can plant and grow several types of herbs at once on the kitchen windowsill – basil, parsley, cilantro. Juicy greens will delight the eye, and they can also be added to dishes “right from the garden”.
Creating a flower arrangement is a creative and fun process that will appeal to both adults and children. Even novice florists are able to create a real masterpiece in their apartment.