Even the most unprepossessing and dull room will be greatly transformed if several indoor plants are placed in its interior. And indeed, flowers have an amazing attractive force. They bring warmth and comfort to our house, create a positive mood, help overcome the negative and the tension that has accumulated in us for the day.
The art of phytodesign (ennobling rooms with indoor plants and natural materials) is very popular today. Not only the house, but also the office rarely does without a couple of spectacular representatives of the flora. Plants are able not only to soften corners and revitalize boring lines of office furniture, but also to defuse the tense atmosphere of enclosed space with their positive energy.
Today everyone can try himself in the art of decorating his home with indoor plants, without recourse to specialists, there would be a desire! But for this you need to know some rules. The first and very important is the correct selection of your green pets in terms of their content. No light-loving plant will feel good in a poorly lit room, and vice versa, the shadow-loving on the southern window will lose the ornamentality of the leaves and may even die.
Before buying a flower, learn as much as possible about what conditions it prefers, loves light or shadow, whether it requires a high humidity (then the plant must often be sprinkled) or adapts to the dry microclimate of your apartment without problems. How often to water the plant, you can determine already in the process of caring for it. It is enough to observe how quickly the earth dries up in the pot. Any flower should be watered better when the soil is already dry.
If you want to pick up plants for your sunny windowsill, you can safely buy cacti, geraniums, and koleus. In a bright place, where the sun only looks a few hours a day, the beautiful fuchsia, monster, chlorophytum, sansevieria will get accustomed. In a cool and shady room, a fern, a marantha, a philodendron will feel comfortable. This is just a small part of the variegated variety of representatives of the realm of the flora, the most popular of its representatives. I’m sure, for almost any room, you can pick up plants (unless it’s a dusty and dark warehouse, of course) that will feel fine and please others with their splendor.
Let’s say you have already decided on the choice of plants for your home. How to place them so that your composition would not simply boil down to a series of symmetrically arranged pots on the windowsill, but would be a bright addition to the interior of the apartment? Manufacturers of accessories for room floriculture supply today on the market a wide variety of racks, supports, shelves made of wood, metal, rattan, glass of various colors and to any, even the most refined, taste. We will not dwell on this now, but will we try to find out what else we can think of?
For those who are looking for an exclusive solution for placing plants and are not afraid of some difficulties, you can advise you to go to the forest! Yes, yes, into the forest, in search of an interesting natural material. For example, the root of a fallen tree with a part of the trunk can be used under a stand, where the roots are legs, and the plane is asleep – by its top. A bizarre snag can be attached to the wall and already on it to place several containers with plants. In this case, it is better to use plastic pots to avoid weighting the structure.
But you can do without pots! Some plants of the tropics due to the struggle for a sunny place in the impenetrable jungle have adapted to live on trees, clinging their roots to the wood. These are epiphyte plants. They are not parasites, trees serve them only as a support.These include ferns, some orchids, and bromeliads (guzmania, vriesia, ehmeya, thillandsia) stand out among them with their luxurious bright rosettes, and the latter are becoming increasingly popular and very often found in stores for sale. They can be used to create a “bromeliad tree”.
It’s not so difficult to make it. Select the tree trunk or the snag you like, and with gypsum or cement, fix it in any container either vertically or with a slight slope. At the foot of the tree (driftwood) you can plant climbing plants that will braid the trunk from below. The roots of those plants that you will “settle” on the trunk, wrap in a slightly damp moss, and then, with the help of a wire, attach them. All! How to water? Yes, very simple – in the center of the rosette of leaves! This is how these plants exist in natural conditions, accumulating moisture in the leaves and using it as needed.
You can come up with a lot of interesting options that are limited only by our imagination! The same, who has a limitless imagination – GOOD LUCK!