Breeding indoor plants
A pot group is a collection of plants, breeding of house flowers planted in separate pots, but located close to each other. However, it is by no means a spontaneous cluster of flower pots. At the heart of the pot group are the basic principles of grouping, allowing you to create a harmonious composition.
Compared to single placement, the pot group has a number of advantages:
– interesting appearance (a kind of green oasis in the middle of the desert of frozen furniture);
– lightweight plant care “(mainly regarding watering);
– creating an environment with high humidity, allowing you to grow gentle tropical plants.
To create a standard one-sided pot group, 4-12 flower pots with plants that have similar requirements to the conditions of maintenance (light, temperature and air humidity, watering) are selected. The bulk of the group is formed by decorative leaves, which are grouped in such a way as to obtain a certain decorative effect. In the foreground or among an array of green foliage, they put 1-2 pots with decorative flowering plants. In the background are usually placed the tallest specimens with darker or larger leaves. For lack of such, background plants are recommended to be placed on supports that increase their height. In potted groups, ampelous plants can also be used, which are usually placed in the middle part of the group and allow flexible hanging stems to beautifully frame their own and the adjacent pots. Group composition does not have to be horizontal. In some cases, the vertical arrangement of plants, which is possible thanks to special stands, is more appropriate. Be sure to use at least one ampel plant or creeper to create a vertical group. Vertical compositions are usually used to decorate the corners of a room or to divide a room into two parts.
The group composition can be successfully used in the design of the windowsill.
In a kindergarten, plants can be planted in one common container, either directly or in flower pots, placed in a container filled with soil mixture. As a rule, in a kindergarten plants feel more comfortable than in pot groups. But on the other hand, this composition has its drawbacks, which include:
– poor ventilation;
– the danger of disease or pest damage to a large number of plants at the same time.
The position of the plants in the indoor garden can be improved by timely thinning so that the plants do not interfere with each other’s growth. In order to avoid the appearance of pests and diseases, the kindergarten should be inspected regularly. Rotted shoots and flowers are removed in a timely manner.
All plants in a kindergarten should be varied in height, shape, and color of leaves. In this case, it is necessary to take into account the correspondence of plant sizes to the container dimensions. The overall height of the composition is determined by the height of the largest plant. In this case, too high instances should be avoided. The main mass of the kindergarten is made up of decorative plants, against which beautiful floral specimens are planted. At the same time, it is necessary to place a pot with a shade-tolerant plant in the center of the container, since it will account for less light than the proportion of plants planted at the edges. To soften the angular contours of the container, it is recommended to plant an ampoule plant or a vine (ivy, tradescantia, dwarf ficus, zebrina) in the kindergarten.