Arranging houseplants is an art! Add beauty to your indoor garden, and your home décor, with some easy choices and creative inspiration for houseplant arrangements. Choose simple, beautiful, containers. Display your plants in an expressive way. And you’ll have natural beauty and a breath of life in your home.
First, Find Your Perfect Houseplant, then use these creative suggestions to find the perfect presentation, and location, for your new housemate!
Don’t want, or have room, to put a plant on a surface, hang it! There are so many types of wall mounted plant containers you can make or buy. Be sure it has strong construction, is simple, and elegant, with a large enough basin for your chosen plant. Be aware, it is not easy to create moist environments, regular feeding can be difficult with small hanging planters, and it is difficult to determine when the plant needs water in a high mounted arrangement. Use small varieties of climbing, hanging or flowering plants for a dramatic effect!
Bark & Log Display
Use bark and log display, for a natural and attractive way of growing a number of house plants. Choose plants that grow in trees in their natural environments. Knock the plant out of its pot and wrap the roots in sphagnum moss. Tie the moss bound roots to the bark covered log. If you are using a large plant, attach two nails to the log to add support until it is well rooted. See the finished product with these examples.
Pot-et-Fleur arrangements are an indoor container garden with one, or more, glass tubes sunk into the soil for displaying cut flowers. Use Pot-et-Fleur arrangements to display cut flowers, from the garden or florist, with your house plants for an ever-changing and fantastic display. Decorate using seasonal displays; holly and poinsettia for Christmas or daffodils and primrose in Spring, with a permanent background of living plants. Check out these lovely examples, then add a glass tube to a container and begin a pot-et-fleur.
Single pots have a definite place in indoor plant arrangement. A single flowering plant can add a dramatic, vivid splash of color. While large foliage plants provide and lovely focal point. Any pots with drainage should be stood on a saucer to prevent water running onto the surface beneath. Pots without drainage should be given a bottom layer of charcoal and pebbles. Try not to overwater pots without drainage.
Hide not so pretty pots with pot hiders and create a dramatic houseplant arrangement. These handy containers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and forms and are made in a variety of materials. Or, choose ordinary household objects, recycled receptacles or reused, repurposed, bowls or pans. The best one to choose is based on the size you need and your personal taste. Remember, the plant is the star of the show, and the pot hider should complement the plant, not take away from it. Pick a container that is simple in shape and just taller than the pot it contains. Fill the space between the two pots with damp peat moss. Here are some cool pot hiders to make your house plant arrangements beautiful and individualistic.
Indoor Container Garden
An indoor garden is a collection of house plants that are grouped together in a single container and make great house plant arrangements. Plant houseplants, all together, within the same pot, unlike toughs or jardinière. Choose plants with care, they must all have approximately the same environmental requirements. There should be a distinct difference in shape, size, color, and growth habit. Here are some great examples of how diverse an indoor garden can be!
Get creative! Use these dramatic displays for arranging houseplants for some inspiration. An indoor garden is a representation of the gardener, you need to love you choices, and go for it! Decorating with plants is easy, fun, creative and adaptable, as long as you are having fun, you are doing it right!
Your turn! If you have any suggestions for your houseplant arrangements, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you’ve got!
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