Propagating plants is the process of growing new plants from seeds, cuttings, or pieces of other plants. Cacti and succulents are excellent candidates for propagation because they’re pretty hardy and many species regrow quite willingly from cuttings. Whether you want to grow a larger number of plants or create the beginnings of a new garden for a friend, there are a few ways you can go about propagating your cacti and succulents.
A vertical garden, or living wall, is one of the most breathtaking ways you can use plants in home decor. They can take a little work to construct but you could turn an entire wall into an absolutely stunning display of nature. A vertical garden can be achieved on any scale, whether you want to line an entire hallway or simply have a small strip of greenery to fill up some empty wall space.
Vertical walls can be achieved with the use of a trellis, vertical wall planters, or a custom made framework of nutrients and irrigation. When choosing a spot for your vertical garden, consider how much light your plants will need. If that location does not receive a good deal of natural light you can either select a variety of plants that thrive in low light or use grow lights as part of your garden’s design.
Constructing an indoor garden in your bathroom is the perfect way to transform your bathing space into a tropical oasis. For anyone who enjoys relaxing in a long hot bath, there is nothing more calming than surrounding yourself with a lush jungle of vegetation. The warm, moist atmosphere created by steamy baths and showers is ideal for any tropical species who crave humidity. This type of design is certainly not appropriate for any species of plants that are sensitive to moisture and prefer more arid climates.
If you’re low on space, wall planters can provide you with all the room you need to grow a full, lucious indoor garden. Wall planters can be found in any type of style, allowing you to match your indoor garden theme to your current decor. Rustic farmhouse style planters are always popular, as well as the completely minimalistic look. For a unique approach you can even grow your plants hydroponically using glass planters.
Terrarium gardening allows you to create tiny, contained worlds within a small glass environment. These types of mini gardens can be absolutely enchanting but it’s important to consider what you’ll be growing in your terrarium and decide if an enclosed glass case is the correct environment for your plants. Terrariums often do not have any drainage holes so keep this in mind if you’re growing a type of plant that doesn’t like to sit in stagnant, wet soil. If you’re precise enough with your watering skills you may be able to avoid any issues that come with a lack of adequate drainage. There are many beautifully made terrariums that can act as an elegant home to your indoor plants.
If you’re a results oriented type of person and enjoy seeing plenty of thick, gorgeous foliage, a hydroponic grow system might be perfect for you. Hydroponic gardens are incredibly efficient and provide maximum growth in the shortest amount of time. With the right set up you can create a massive garden of strong, healthy plants while also enjoying a visually pleasing display of lush, green leaves and vegetation. A hydroponic system is especially ideal for an indoor vegetable garden and it can look wonderful with thick bunches of fresh lettuce, cabbage, or basil.
Living pictures are an interesting way to display your plants, especially your succulents. You can purchase a premade frame and simply fill it with the plants of your choosing or you can build your own DIY living frame and customize it to the perfect size, shape, and design. If you’re handy with a hammer you can build a shallow box, cover it with a wire screen, and attach any old picture frame. You can then fill the box with peat moss and soil and plant your succulents into the wire frame. Using a variety of different species will create a colorful tapestry of many different shapes, sizes, and textures.
Hanging baskets can be a great way to display your plants if you want to keep your floors and counters clear. They also work as an excellent accent to an established indoor garden if you want to create a floor to ceiling presence of nature. It’s important to choose hanging baskets that don’t have drainage holes, or at least have drainage plugs, if you’re using them indoors in order to prevent excess water dripping onto your floors. You can hang glass terrariums, basic black planters, or use macrame hangers to hang any style pot you choose.
Growing a windowsill herb garden in your kitchen can be as functional as it is refreshing. The delicate green leaves of many different herbs lining your windowsill can be incredibly beautiful. It can also be delightful to have fresh herbs only an arms length away when you’re preparing your homemade specialties. With enough sunlight and windowsill space you can even grow some tomatoes or chilli peppers in your indoor garden.
Whether you go with plain white, terra cotta, or an array of wacky colors, planting a ton of different plants in matching planters and arranging them throughout a room can look fantastic. Choose a set of pots that all share the same design but come in a range of different sizes to create a visually intriguing theme throughout any room. You could try different colors in the same style or different styles but of all the same color. Placing your plants close together and tying your whole indoor garden together with one matching element can create a very attractive display.
Cacti come in every shape and size, from thick and round to long, thin, and creeping. They can bloom magnificent flowers or sport the strangest hairs and spikes. An indoor garden filled with an array of different cacti species will create an exotic environment of a desert oasis. Cacti don’t need to be watered very often and some species can even survive in low light, making them an excellent, low maintenance choice to grow indoors.
Indoor gardens can create an atmosphere of tranquility and beauty. With the right plants and a creative design you can achieve any sort of environment, be it rustic, tropical, or completely zen. Having a couple of plants in your home can really brighten up a room but arranging them with a specific style in mind can utterly transform your decor. Think about what you can do with your space, decide what types of plants you like the best, and redecorate your home with some vibrant greens and gorgeous foliage.