Houseplants can be arranged in so many different ways! Use your beautiful indoor plants to complete or perfect your interior design! As with all décor, use restraint and imagination, plants will give every room adaptable charm. A pleasant plant arrangement lends natural beauty and a breath of life to any room.
Once you Find Your Perfect Houseplant, use these ideas to find the perfect presentation, and location, for your new housemate!
Miniature (Fairy) Garden
A miniature, or fairy, garden uses miniature plants and recreates garden features on a small scale. Paths, pools, moss, windmills and furniture are all used to add to the scene. Cacti and succulents can definitely be included in your miniature garden, they need different conditions than other plants, be sure to pot accordingly. Use a variety of different pots, or whatever inspires, to house your miniature garden. Here are some simple representations of miniature gardens, however the possibilities are endless!
A Bottle Garden
A traditional bottle garden is made in a large carboy. But, they can be made in a variety of glass containers. Indoor bottle gardens are immune to droughts and dry room air. After initially planting a bottle garden it will not require any attention for several months.
Fill the bottom quarter of a bottle with ready-to-use soilless compost using a paper funnel. Choose small, slow growing, plants with different growth habits, and colors. Avoid flowering plants and cacti for bottle gardens. Five to six plants are plenty for a large carboy. Knock the plants from its pot and remove all of the excess soil from around the roots. Start planting around the outer edge, add the upright plants before the trailing plants. Use two spoons, attached to bamboo skewers or kabob, for planting and then water from a long spouted can. Done!
A trough is perfect for displaying foliage houseplants! You don’t need to make it a garden. just group pots together within the trough. A pleasing contrast of color, shape, growth habit, and size , make a pleasing and striking presentation. Add flowering plants for touches of bright color. Change out the pots every now and then, for variety. Check out these troughs for some inspiration!
A Plant Window
A plant window is one of the most spectacular ways to display houseplants! There are so many diverse ways to use a window as a display for indoor plants. Try this, use a trough to run the length of a large picture window, place a variety of flowering and foliage plants in the trough for an eclectic display. Use your two largest specimens (or climbing plants) to frame the window for a dramatic effect. Here are some fantastic examples for some inspiration!
Unique climbing houseplant displays frame a window, or a doorway, decorate a wall or act as a living wall. For a dense, lush variety of houseplants to use as a shade or room divider, choose Chestnut Vine or Kangaroo Vine. For a more delicate, decorative vine choose a small leaved climber such as climbing fig or Chicago Ivy. Check out these absolutely beautiful climbing displays.
Get creative! Use these fantastic ways for arranging houseplants for some inspiration. Your indoor garden is a representation of the gardener, you need to love you choices. 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 displaying your indoor plant, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you’ve got!
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